Yay, I'm on the Print & Pattern Blog!

It's exciting to discover that your email was not only read, but answered when you're included on a favorite website or blog. For me, Print & Pattern Blog has long been a source of inspiration, information and pattern-love. Yesterday I opened my browser and refreshed, and saw MY WORK there! Preparing for Surtex has been such a process, and in the many emails to potential clients, and hopes and dreams about who I might connect with in NYC, this is actually one of the brightest spots for me. 

http://printpattern.blogspot.com/2016/05/surtex-2016-courtney-keller.html 

MATS Home Decor

I'm a fan and repeat participant in Lilla Rogers and Margo Tantau's fabulous Home Decor course, which is a super-intensive five week program with each week focusing on a new substrate. I took this course last summer, but wanted to go through it again for several reasons. This time around, I took a different approach: going in, I knew I wanted to come out the other side with a cohesive collection. I also brainstormed for a way to keep my focus, despite all the mountains of information, inspirations, and distractions that come when taking a course like this. Going into it, I decided to approach the collections as though I were designing and illustrating for a dream client: Vuokko Nurmesniemi. I found this approach incredibly helpful and I credit my fellow art collective member Mara Penny with the idea. 

I'm sharing my five weeks' worth of work, and hope you enjoy! I was designing to a mood board for a beach / seaside cabin. I'd love to hear your feedback!