Monday, August 31, 2015

If Converse Made Bird Shoes...

I decided once again to enter Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search, because what did I have to lose? A professional-level brief, an amazing group of talented artists and the opportunity to push myself and showcase my work.

This year did not disappoint. The Round 1, 22-page brief was full of inspiration from a day in the life of a fictitious character who needed a pair of sneakers. Based on her quirky and sophisticated tastes, what would she want to buy?

I designed her a pair of celestial sneakers. Birds, clouds, sky, constellations. And of course she would wear Converse high-tops!

I had a hard time choosing between the blue and the chocolate patterns I designed.  But in the end, robin's egg blue (her favorite color) won out. Perhaps she would break out the brown for autumn? 

So far, the entires I've seen are simply stunning! So many talented individuals. How she will narrow it down to just 50 is beyond me. Best of luck to all who participated this year! And sneaker manufacturers take note: there are some show-stopping designs out there ready to sell your shoes….

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

'Tis the Season!

A couple of my designs from last year's Advent project made it onto cards for Minted! They're available for sale now if you're super organized and want to get a jump on your holiday shopping.
You can check them out here (snow globe) and here (hot chocolate). Of course, they'll also be available later, if you're like me and don't even want to think about snow yet…