Transitions

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in logos, updates | No Comments

Well, I guess two months is long enough to be neglecting the blog! We’ve been busy adapting to new schedules of pre-school, kindergarten, teaching, and balancing new projects.  I’m really excited about this new initiative in our area called, Family Central. It is a grassroots movement that aspires to address the need to safeguard childhood and […]

Art and Education

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 in art, education, family, kids, words | 3 Comments
Art and Education

I was invited to teach an art class at our local pre-school, Kids Club House this year! Both of my kids attended KCH and thrived, so I’m so excited to be part of the KCH family. I can’t wait to have fun with these kids and expose them to different techniques & mediums. I think […]

GTS: Little Terrariums

GTS:  Little Terrariums

999 people entered the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search and only 50 will make it through to the next round! I’m not going to post details of the contest requirements but will share my entry below! I used a combination of collage, gelatin prints, linocut, hand lettering & drawing & painting on this one. I […]

Before & After: Chair Re-upholstered in Ikat Taupe Pattern

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in fabric, pattern, textile | No Comments
Before & After:  Chair Re-upholstered in Ikat Taupe Pattern

I’m so excited to share this project with you!  Back in December, a lovely woman contacted me  to ask whether I would re-color one of my existing patterns she found on Spoonflower.  She wanted to re-upholster a beautiful chair to co-ordinate with her new sofa and rug.  We worked together over email to iron out […]

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 […]