Hello again, my friends! I have re-emerged from my cocoon with a renewed longing for my favorite season, fall. Being in Southern California, I miss having seasons like we did in the midwest. I always loved the crispness in the air and the smell of winter’s edge that marked the end of summer… and let’s not forget the overwhelming beauty of the multi-colored leaves that dot the landscapes.
I took a Bob Ross’ Joy of Painting class a few weeks ago and it was perfectly fitting to my longing for fall. This was my finished painting:
In the spirit of this dwindling season (much sympathy to my friends in “the middle” who have already started receiving snowfall) I bring you some leafy love printables. Enjoy!
Happy Friday! Welcome to a long-awaited edition of Freebie Friday; it’s good to be back.
I was playing around with some shapes and created this guy by accident. I want to flush out the bat/dot concept a little further sometime in the future, but in the mean time I do believe these could work as patterned paper. Enjoy!
I was playing around and came up with this pattern, which I kinda liked, so I share it here with you. Enjoy!
I was suddenly inspired to create this little guy, and I thought he’d make a cute little hanging decoration for Halloween, so I’m sharing him here with you.
Print. Cut. Hang…. enjoy!
I can’t believe we’re already into October; where has the time gone? It’s amazing to me how quickly the minutes become hours, hours become days, and so on and so forth – especially since I moved to California. Speaking of which, how has it already been 8 years? I am amazed, to say the least.
2014 has not been the most productive year for me; I’ve suffered from a lack of time management, lack of inspiration, and oftentimes a lack of self-worth. I’m slowly realizing, however, that I must take my life into my own hands to craft my future and happiness. That’s a tough one to grasp sometimes, methinks.
During my past few months of self-discovery, I’ve given this little site nary a thought, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. I have high hopes of reclaiming my presence on the web, and using this site as a means for playing, practicing and flushing out some ideas. Of course, that means a continuation of the freebie universe here on the blog, so kick back, relax and prepare to print your brains out!
Thanks for sticking with me this year – I can’t believe how many hits the site’s continued to get. You are awesome! Hopefully I’ll be able to provide you with plenty of reasons to keep coming back.
A note for anyone who sent a request in 2014: I’m sorry that it wasn’t met. I’ll do what I can to catch up as soon as possible.
I whipped up a bunch of new versions of my classic chevron pattern, in different colors and configurations, before I left for vacation. I even uploaded them to the server… and then forgot to come back and schedule a few posts. So much for planning ahead!
I swear, these days I can’t seem to focus on more than one thing at a time, and I’ve got about 10 things that I’m trying to juggle at once. Anyway, here are some new chevron patterns for your downloading pleasure. As always, if you make something cute, send me a pic! I love seeing my downloads in action.
I made this pattern by accident and actually really liked it, so now I’m sharing it with you. Enjoy + have fun! I hope you make something fabulous!
I was playing around with Illustrator this weekend, trying to make a perfect scatter brush in hopes of cutting corners. Well, that didn’t pan out as I’d hoped but it did inspire today’s printable. I’m calling it Solar Circles because it feels kind of space-y. Now go forth and make fun stuff!
Today’s patterns are the cousins of yesterday’s extreme chevrons. I was just playing around with the placement of my repeating triangles and liked the way these looked.
Click the image to go to the pdf download. PDFs can be opened in any design program, or printed directly from Acrobat or Reader.
I’ll have this week’s downloads added to the downloads page within the next week. Enjoy!