Find Your Joy

Imaqe: Find Your Joy

Spring has arrived and all the flowers and trees are in bloom.  Our landscapes are turning from drab brown to luscious greens accented with pops of colors from all the beautiful flowers in bloom.  

This has been a super exciting time for me.  On the heels of my Carnivale fabric collection being release and then having a second printing, Lowes Home Improvement has just release a garden flag with my artwork “Find Your Joy”. 

This was one of my first mixed media pieces of art and one that I have always loved.  I was delighted when Lowes wanted to create a garden flag.

Image: Find Your Joy Garden Flag

The flag turned out to be such a beauty!  They created a premium flag by adding embroidery applique around the large leaves and bottom purple flower.

Image: Garden Flag Package

Now you can add a positive reminder to your lawn or garden with gorgeous flag that will remind you to “Find You Joy”.  It is important for us to all know what brings us joy.  It is through that joy that we each find our true happiness.

 

 

 

 

Carnivale Fabric Collection

Image: Carnival Collection Sampler

There is nothing more exciting to me than to see my artwork reproduced on physical products and this one has been particularly exciting for me.  In the fall of last year QT Fabrics created this fabulous fabric collection from my artwork.  It is called “Carnivale”.  This Carnivale Fabric Collection has truly exceeded all of my expectations!  The fabric was produced in October and shipped to stores in November.  By January QT Fabrics was already scheduling a second printing to meet the demand for the fabric.

It has been such a joy working with QT Fabrics!  Everyone there has been so amazing and such a delight.  Creative Manager – Tiffany Meredith Jawor-Smith said, “QT is thrilled with the response to the colorful and vibrant Carnivale collection!  Color is a universal language for quilters, and there are so many wonderful stores to be told – we look forward to seeing inspired projects developed and shared for years to come.”  I totally agree with Tiffany!

Image: Main Carnivale Design

The main design of the collection is a fabulous flowing combination of my whimsical doodle flowers and shapes surrounded by delightful multi-color bubble dots in various sizes.  This main design comes in either a black background or white background.  This is the most popular design in the collection.

Image: Multi-color Carnival Dot

The second most popular design in the collection is the multi-color bubble dot design.  Like the main design this bubble dot design comes in either a black background or white background.

Image: Carnival Fabric Sample Bar

There is a total 14 fabric in all in the collection.

The part that I have enjoyed the most about the collection is seeing what everyone is making with the fabric.  Here are a few photographs that have been sent to me from others of items they have made with the fabric.

Judi Duncan made these pencil bags (of which I could use for a gillion different things).

Image: Judi Duncan Products

Kim Benson made this large bag that would be great for carrying everything you need.  Kim has also made a bottle up bag.

Image: Bag made by Kim BensonImage: Bottle up Bag by Kim Benson

And Stacey Maxwell will always have a festive table when she uses her colorful napkins and table runners.

 Image: Napkins & Table Runner by Stacey Maxwell

Image:  Stacey Maxwell Table Runner #2

I want to say thank you to each of these ladies for sharing the lovely work with me and giving me permission to share the photographs with you.

The second printing of Carnivale is scheduled to be shipped to stores the middle of April.  Hopefully these pictures will give you some ideas of what you can made from the Carnivale Collection.

If you have made something from the Carnivale Fabric Collection that you would like to share with us, we would love to see what you have made.  Please leave a photograph in comments below so that we can all enjoy it.

 

 

 

 

 

Dare to Dream – Artist Spotlight

You may (or may not) have noticed that last month I took a bit of a “blog break”. It wasn’t really intentional on my part, it was just that I was involved in so many different projects all at once that my blogging time just seemed to have vanished in thin air.

One of the things that has happened during this time is the honor that was bestowed on me when Art Licensing Show featured me in their blog in the artist spotlight article. This is a lovely article with more on my background and a little about how I got to where I am today. If you would like to read the article, click here.

Image:  Dare to Dream

Along with all the work I have been doing on my art licensing, I have also been working on my mission and all that consist of. As with any business, mine is always changing and evolving as it grows. Over the next few weeks and months you will probably be seeing some changes to my website along with all the things attached to it.

Something else that is going through some major renovations is my Debi Payne Designs Zazzle Stores. I have been rearranging products, cleaning out old designs and adding new product designs. I will be talking more about this in the future.

Although there are many changes in progress, with even more to come soon, I am happy to say that the only change in my message is that it is becoming even stronger.

Image:  Affirming a positive life day by deyIt seems like when I start thinking about how long my journey has been, I realize that it has just begun. I have experienced many bumps and bruises along with several stall outs and even a couple very ungraceful falls flat on my face. But each time I have managed to somehow pick myself up, dust myself off and take another step forward.

The future is looking very bright for Debi Payne Designs and I hope you will continue to join me on this fabulous, crazy, wild journey and hopefully I will be able to shed a little bit of sunshine on your day.