Early Morning Patterns

Whenever possible, I like to start my mornings by making art.  If I'm in the middle of a painting, I like to jump right into it first thing with a cup or two of coffee.  If I'm not working on a painting, then I usually sketch or make some patterns- or both.  Lately my favorite tools for doodling and sketching are my ipad, stylus and Adobe Ideas.  Here are a few of the designs I've created recently.

Early Morning Patterns by Jenean Morrison
Early Morning Patterns by Jenean Morrison
Early Morning Patterns by Jenean Morrison

This design is available on lots of cool tech accessories over at Gelaskins.

Lift by Jenean Morrison for Gelaskins
Early Morning Patterns by Jenean Morrison

This design is available at Nuvango, also!  I love seeing the work come to life on cute products!

Scribble Flowers by Jenean Morrison for Gelaskins

Pattern and Design Coloring Book!

I am so, so happy to share this with you! This has, without a doubt, been one of the most fun projects I have ever worked on!  And it is available NOW on Amazon!

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This coloring book is filled with 50 designs and patterns-- some florals, geometrics, abstracts and repeat patterns.  I had such an amazing time working on this.  I have been coloring since I was a child, and I know what makes a good coloring book.  I have lots of experience in this area!  I've provided a challenging mix of intricate and simpler designs.  And the backs of the pages have been left blank so that you can use markers.  (By the way, I suggest putting a sheet of paper in between the pages to preven bleed-through).

I've colored a couple of the pages in my proof copy:

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I just can't wait for you to see the whole book!  And even more, I can't wait to see how you guys choose to color these pages!  Please send me your images, post them in the customer images at Amazon.com, or post them to my Facebook page!

I hope you have as much fun coloring in this book as I had designing it!

Downtown Memphis Artwork

I'm so excited to share these photos with you today!  Working with the Downtown Memphis Commission, I've installed 10 pieces of art in windows of the vacant building at Union and Main.  The brilliant minds at the DMC had the idea to feature local artists' works in the empty buildings along Main Street.  I love this idea SO much, and I'm thrilled to be a part of it!

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I chose some of my favorite patterns and designs for this project.  That design on the right below is from my Grand Hotel fabric collection.

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They've been in less than a week, and there has already been a wonderful response!  I've called this the "Union and Main" art collection, and I've made all of these images available for purchase here.  You can buy fine art prints and stretched canvases.  Contact me if you have any questions!

A HUGE thank you to Leslie Gower and the Downtown Memphis Commission for allowing me to be a part of this awesome project!

"Spot Luck"

Urban Outfitters has kindly picked up another of my Society 6 prints!  This has been one of my favorites for a while, so I'm happy they selected it. 

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Laptop skins and iphone cases also available!

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I've been playing around with my art quite a bit lately.  I always want to maintain a consistent style with my work, but I also want to surprise you (and myself) every now and then!  The only way this can happen is if I allow myself plenty of time to experiment and try new things.  Sometimes I will make work where I have a clear and distinct vision, and I execute it precisely.  This work would probably be a good example of that.  I did play around a little with the texture of the dots, but the end result was very close to what I imagined when I started working on it.

On the complete other end of the design process, I had NO idea of how this work below would turn out when I started.

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I think you'd be quite surprised to see this in its early stages.  I transformed the work and pushed the idea until it reached a place where I felt like I had come up with a truly original work of art.  I couldn't be happier with the results!  Here are the accessory products:

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I created this print using the same combination of techniques:

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While I must work with purpose in creating art for my licensing clients, I have to take time to do work like this.  While this particular design may not translate directly to fabric or other products, I learned a lot while working on this.  I discovered new ways to create work, and new techniques to infuse into future work.  Plus, loosening up and playing around is fun!

I wish for you a fun, creative and inspired week!

"Connect More" in the Urban Outfitters Print Shop

I'm excited to let you know I have a new print in the Urban Outfitters Print Shop!  This is from my collection of prints available at Society 6, and it is called "Connect More".

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And, as with all of the work I post at Society 6, iphone cases and laptop skins are available!

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HUGE thanks to Society 6 and Urban Outfitters for making this possible!   And thanks to you guys for stopping by and spending a little time with me today!

NOTE:  This print is no longer available at the UO shop.