zestt ‘Fractured Light’ now on Nordstrom

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in art, linocut, painting | 4 Comments
zestt ‘Fractured Light’ now on Nordstrom

I am fortunate to be working with, zestt, Home Decor for a Modern World, as described previously here.   They have created a beautiful home accessories website and catalog and work directly with indie artists (like me!) when selecting artwork for their collections.   Currently, zestt features three different color stories including, Mandarin Spice,  Sapphire & […]

Hello! New Linocut

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in art, flowers, illustration, linocut, pattern, printmaking | No Comments
Hello! New Linocut

New print coming soon to my etsy shop!  This was a fun cut!

Jasmine’s new hand-made dress

Posted on May 4, 2014 in craft, fabric, family, fashion, sewing, textile | 2 Comments
Jasmine’s new hand-made dress

I spent a good part of the afternoon attempting to create new clothes for my daughter’s Barbie and Princess dolls.  I finally came upon this great doll clothing tutorial site (scroll down for Barbie dresses).  I decided to use one of the fabrics I designed for Spoonflower.   The pattern was super easy to follow […]

Art Exhibit: Orange County Arts Council Members Show, Pine Island, NY

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 in art, painting | 2 Comments
Art Exhibit: Orange County Arts Council Members Show, Pine Island, NY

This was a great local show with over 50 artists showing their work on March 27-30 in Pine Island, NY.  I’m happy to say that my painting was purchased by a lovely art supporting neighbor who has a wonderful gallery of art in her home.   Thanks to Michael Tobin for the pics below:   […]

Welcome to the Tropical Fusion Bloghop!

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 in art, fashion, pattern, textile | 30 Comments
Welcome to the Tropical Fusion Bloghop!

Hello! I’m Femi Ford, an artist in NY, USA. I love painting, printmaking, and creating patterns for textiles! PREVIOUS ARTIST:  Jennifer Rogers               NEXT ARTIST:  Tina Olssen of FYLLAYTA. BLOGHOP START:  Groovity Surface Design RADIANT RIO is the title I’ve given to my prints inspired by the Tropical Fusion theme and Pantone Color of the year, […]

Tropical Fusion Bloghop: Jan 18-21!

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in inspiration, nature, pattern, textile, trends | No Comments
Tropical Fusion Bloghop:  Jan 18-21!

On Jan 18-21, you are invited to a pattern bloghop featuring close to 50 designers inspired by the theme, “Tropical Fusion” AND the Pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid! Mary Tanana of Groovity Surface Design has graciously organized the bloghop and Lisa Rivas designed the fabulous logo.   So please, either come back here on […]

New Prints at Indigo!

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in pattern, shows, updates | No Comments
New Prints at Indigo!

  Indigo NY, Jan 14 & 15, check out my work at booth 5E12 with hunt+gather and D. Matt Smith!

Gelatin Mini-Prints

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 in art, gelatin, pattern, printmaking | No Comments
Gelatin Mini-Prints

I made these mini-gelatin prints to giveaway as “trades” during the Call of the Wile Soul art retreat last November.  I printed with a bunch of my own stencils, store bought stencils and found objects. Some prints I embellished by hand with paint.  I wrapped them with other scraps of collage paper and trinkets for […]

Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat

Posted on Dec 17, 2013 in art, female, nature, self, updates, vacation | No Comments
Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat

It is now over a month ago that I attended the Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat in Petaluma, CA. I posted an album of photos on my Facebook page which captures the essence of my trip.  This is a small selection.    I am so grateful to the universe for prodding me along […]