Saturday, April 18, 2009

Turquoise & Coral :: Pattern Collection

Surface pattern designs © Kim Buchheit; licensing or purchasing option available.
I pulled some stone-like (or seed-podish) elements from a painting I completed yesterday, and developed this pattern series. Living in the Southwest, one cannot help but be inspired by the silver-cradled turquoise and coral found in the trading posts' jewelry cabinets. The colors are also reminiscent of Morning Glory Pool in Yellowstone National Park.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Dandelions :: Print Collection

Illustrations and surface designs © Kim Buchheit
Planning our summer vacation brings thoughts of gentle breezes, dandelions, and blowing bubbles.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Birthday Elly on Unicycle :: Repeat Pattern

Surface design © Kim Buchheit
This one is for my sweet, joyful, elephant-loving, twinnie: Happy Birthday, Twin! Now available on fabric by the yard at Spoonflower.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Easter Patterns :: Print Collection

Illustrations and surface design © Kim Buchheit
Pastels, bunnies, dyed eggs, and baskets full of chocolate on the brain these days...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Lilly of the Valley :: Print Collection

Illustration and surface designs © Kim Buchheit
After spending too much time in Photoshop creating my diagonal polka dots for the polka fish pattern, I searched for an easier way using Illustrator. Elaine Polvinen came to my rescue with a fabulous tutorial... thank you, Elaine!