Friday, January 31, 2014

February 2014 Desktop and Mobile Calendar

This month's calendar features my NEW tie dye design! It's available in 3 different trendy color variations: Pink Blush Tie Dye, Indigo Blue Tie Dye, and Radiant Orchid Tie Dye. The one you are seeing on the calendar is "Pink Blush". Did you notice there are 3 calendars this month??? Starting this month, my monthly calendars will be available in 3 different formats rather than just one! There is a wide screen version, standard screen version, and a mobile screen version... Please let me know what you think of this! I've had several requests for the mobile size, so I hope that this is something that lots of you will enjoy :)

To download the calendars, simply click on the image to enlarge it to full size, then copy over to your desktop or mobile device. Please remember that these designs are free for personal use only!

Happy February everyone! Enjoy :) xoxo -bgj

February 2014 Desktop Calendar-Wide Screen (1280x800)
February 2014 Desktop Calendar-Standard Screen (1024x768)
February 2014 Mobile Calendar (320x480)

Check out this tie dye pattern on some of my Society 6 products! Shown here are the iPhone cases, pillows, and tote bags... but this design is available on soooooo many more products such as Samsung cases, iPad cases, Kindle cases, messenger bags, t-shirts, kitchen towels, napkins, plates, lamps, clipboards, journals, and more! This design is available through both Society 6 and Zazzle. It will also be available to purchase as fabric through Spoonflower very soon!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Radiant Orchid Color Palettes

Pantone announced a while back ago that Radiant Orchid was their pick for 2014's color of the year and I was so relieved! I wasn't a fan of their pick for last year-Emerald. I think it was too strong, and quite honestly it felt like an unfriendly color to me. I didn't want to surround myself with it the way I do with Radiant Orchid and all the lovely colors that it can be combined with. But, I understand that everyone has their own personal taste when it comes to color. I have always leaned towards the warmer colors of the spectrum. I rarely use greens and blues in my designs because they are my least favorite hues. So... Thank you Pantone for picking a color I don't mind working with this year :)

I've built a few color palettes to share for inspiration. As you can probably tell, I am a big fan of keeping these Radiant Orchid palettes in an analogous color range. I think the pinks and purples can be very stunning together with tiny hints of whispered down grays. I even threw in a couple of blush tones because they add an interesting dynamic to the palettes. Feel free to use any of these palettes, or play with them and modify them to suit your fancy! Enjoy! xoxo -bgj

Friday, January 10, 2014

Kicking Off 2014 With The Law of Attraction!

I have so many design plans in my head for the coming year that I know I can't possibly accomplish them all in the 12 short months that make up a year... So, I've been sorting through my ideas and prioritizing the possibilities. I don't have... nor have I ever adhered to any strict "business plans" (a trait commonly shared among creatives ;) but I try to always have a clear vision in my head of which direction I want to be heading. I still have a few "catch-up" designs to get converted into fabric for Spoonflower, so that will be one priority over the next few months. But, as far as my brand new designs for 2014, I want to create a few more spiritually inspiring designs as well as try out a few fitness and health inspired designs! I'm thinking maybe water bottles and t-shirts and some inspiring iPod cases to carry with you to the gym or wherever you go to exercise! What do you guys think about that? If you follow me on Pinterest, then you know that I'm a fitness nut and that I love yoga and running :) I think it would be wonderful if I could combine my design passion with my health passion! As far as my patterns go, I will simply try to continue to create the aesthetically pleasing and trendy designs that you guys love! But, for my very official very first design of 2014, I wanted to do something with the Law of Attraction to get me off to the perfect start. I love this quote and I try to remind myself of it often. What better way to remind myself than to incorporate it into one of my designs! I hope you guys love it and find it inspiring for the New Year! Let's all make 2014 AMAZING! xoxo -bgj

Visit my shop on Society 6 to find this new design on art prints, phone cases, iPad cases, pillows, tote bags, coffee mugs, cards, t-shirts, hoodies, and baby onesies!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

New Collaboration With Kess InHouse!

For my very first post of 2014, I'm excited to announce my newest design collaboration! I now have a collection of designs available on some pretty cool products such as duvet covers and shower curtains through Kess InHouse. Kess InHouse is a hip new company that started up last year in San Diego with only a handful of people. They've been growing by leaps and bounds ever since! I am honored to have been selected as one of their design artists and I am looking forward to a great 2014 with Kess InHouse! My designs can be found under my name... Amanda Lane. :)

You can read a little interview with me on the Kess InHouse blog here.

Here is a small sample of designs that are available. Check out my full artist page to see all of my designs that are currently available!