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 […]

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!

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 […]

Inspiration: Christopher Wool & threeASFOUR

Posted on Oct 25, 2013 in art, fashion, inspiration, pattern | No Comments
Inspiration:  Christopher Wool & threeASFOUR

I happened to be in NYC this week and was lucky to pop into the Guggenheim and the Jewish Museum for a shot of inspiration.  Although they were still setting up Christopher Wool’s exhibit at the Guggenheim, his work was large and high contrast black and white so I could see it from the sidelines.  […]

FIND NEW DESIGNERS: An online, global resource of 150+ surface pattern designers

Posted on Oct 10, 2013 in friends, inspiration, pattern, textile | One Comment
FIND NEW DESIGNERS: An online, global resource of 150+ surface pattern designers

Huge thanks must go out to founder, Gill Eggleston, for creating the FIND NEW DESIGNERS online surface pattern designer directory and Little White Book (Second Edition).   It’s an online, global resource of 150+ surface pattern designers.  You can find my work on page 56 of the Little White Book.   Grab a cup of coffee […]

September: School, Skillshare, Shows!

September:  School, Skillshare, Shows!

We are celebrating September with the three S’s here!  School, Skillshare, & Shows!   what?! 1. SCHOOL!  My kids are in pre-school at the SAME TIME which means I get a few precious hours per week of productivity to focus on my art & patterns!  hooray! 2. SKILLSHARE!  I signed up for a really great Skillshare […]

August Already

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 in art, inspiration, linocut, pattern | One Comment
August Already

The summer is flying by and it’s a rainy day here in NY.  I’m procrastinating laundry and my blog needs some lovin!   We have been busy as new homeowners learning how much maintenance a new home requires…and this was a move-in-ready kind of house that was meticulously maintained.  I can’t imagine buying & renovating an […]