I’ve been playing.
In the darkness of late December I started to think about spring and the plants and flowers that were just a few months away. I’d recently started spending some time at the Spoonflower site where you can upload your own designs for fabric, wallpaper, giftwrap and decal. What kinds of patterns could I make out of my old photos of California native plants?
Here are a few I came up with, and there are a few variants up at eventually I’ll add a few more as time and life permit.
I’ve put these designs up at a little storefront at the Spoonflower site. The cost of these one-off custom prints is steep compared to paper and fabric produced in quantity overseas, but you’re welcome to use these designs if you’d like to make a special pillow or wrap up a special package. And if you do that Spoonflower sends me a little kickback that I can apply to future design and printing projects.
California Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica) on Periwinkle
California Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica) on Black
Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea), version 1
Hummingbird Sage (Salvia spathacea), version 2
Fort Miller Clarkia (Clarkia williamsonii)
Chalk Dudleya (Dudleya pulverulenta), Medium Size–Sepia
Chalk Dudleya (Dudleya pulverulenta), Big Print, Graphic and Gray
Chalk Dudleya (Dudleya pulverulenta), Big Print, Natural Colors