Around New York

We´re safe and sound back in Chile. Before it is too late, I decided to put together the pics of what called my attention during the recent trip to New York, mainly pattern related pics. Again, not many words, but images and some visual connections. Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed […]

Patterns in New York

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Colour, pattern, Photography, Tourism | 8 Comments

This is majorly a photo post, focused on the patterns found in New York during the vacation summer time there. Find references after the pics. If no source is mentioned , it’s because I somehow missed it. In case you know a missing credit, please add it to the comments section. Thank you. Hope you […]


When I was fifteen years old I remember visiting a colleague and finding very weird that her brother had massive collections of match boxes and key rings. Many years later, I have to admit that I became a collector myself. Weird? This week’s Make Art That Sells (MATS) class assignment required the students to review […]


Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Art, Colour, COurses, discovery, Learning, pattern, Products | 12 Comments

I was surprised with how I enjoyed making “art” for this week’s Make Art That Sells assignment. First of all, I worked making gel prints (see this previous post on printmaking, if interested in that technique) to use as a raw material for my collages. On the process, I was surprised to see that some […]

Tropical Fusion Blog Hop

This post is part of the blog hop called Tropical Fusion, organized by surface pattern designer Mary Tanana, from Groovity Designs. The beautiful logo was created by artist Lisa Rivas, and the blog hop has the participation of 45 designers. You’re probably arriving here after visiting Ludmilla Adams’ blog. Ludmila is the creator of Fashionchalkboard, where she […]

Updating the blog

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Blog Hop, Colour, pattern | 2 Comments

Without further ado, it’s blog time again. No excuses, except the usual, like every other blogger. News since last post? On the professional side, many things have been happening over here, and believe me, that’s not bad news! In no particular order, here they are: I have signed with a print on demand fabric company, […]


Photo: B. Lima, 2013. Font: Paulinho Pedra Azul, link here You can see here the 8 finalists of the Spoonflower + Robert Kaufman contest. Congratulations to the eight finalists and to all who took part on it. Not this time for me, but thank you each of you who took the trouble to vote for me. Thank […]

Stop and Go

Original, textured, beautiful Efuto, designed by Julie Hamilton, 2013 (front view). Copyright Julie Hamilton. Original, textured, beautiful Efuto, designed by Julie Hamilton, 2013 (back view). Copyright Julie Hamilton. From time to time my blog stays silent. On the blogsphere it is common. I wished I had more time. I wished English writing were easier. But […]