Monday, May 30, 2011

Blue Whales :: Pattern Collection

Surface designs © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
Blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) are the largest animals on the planet. This surface design showcases a whimsical interpretation of these incredible creatures swimming in an undulating sea of blues and greens. Original hand-carved illustrations. Ask about alternative colorways and coordinating designs. (Note: Coordinating designs not necessarily to scale. Contact me if you'd like to see larger, to scale collections.)

Eco-Note: Learn how you can adopt a blue whale. NRDC is urgently trying to save beluga whales; please help if you can.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Monarch Butterfly :: Repeat Patterns

Surface designs © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
Monarch butterflies are known for their beauty and their astonishing migration feat — traveling some 2800 miles or more in the fall to their destination in central Mexico. (Original illustrations of butterflies and milkweed flower were carved, printed, scanned and set to repeat.)

Eco-Note: These amazing creatures need your help in restoring their wintering habitat in Mexico; visit: World Wildlife Fund to get involved.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Mute Swan :: Repeat Patterns

Mute Swan Surface Design PatternMute Swan Tiffany Blue
Surface design © Kim Buchheit; licensing and/or purchasing options available.
Swans really do mate for life — and during the mating dance they touch their breasts and beaks together to create a heart shape between themselves. The top design shows the moment just before they touch, and their "reflection" suggests a swan's watery home. Lower pic shows an alternate pattern and 2-color (tone-on-tone) colorway. Original drawing hand-carved.