Welcome to the 2nd Passion 4 Pattern Blog Hop!

I hope you enjoyed the blog and work of Dawn Clarkson at Nice and Fancy from Turin, Italy. Dawn's pattern designs have a great mid century feel and I love her sketchy illustration work too. My name is Nicky and you're visiting my recently debuted portfolio site of pattern and design. I'm so excited to be included in the wonderfully talented group of participating artists in this season's Blog Hop. For this event I challenged myself to a redesign of a pattern from my Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course that I had not been satisfied with. The assignment called for a wallpaper pattern to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. My first attempt is here, but I'm much happier with this new one. Other pattern work more indicative of my style is also below. You can see my full range of prints and pattern collections here. Thanks for visiting, please sign the mailing list if you'd like to receive periodic updates.

And now, please head over to Femi Ford's blog to view her fabulous pattern work— including her her focus on prints for fashion. I'm a long time admirer of Femi's sophisticated style and technique experimentation!

If you'd like to see the full listing of pattern designers or start at the beginning of the hop, head over to Claire Smillie's Creativity Rocks. Claire has a fresh and diverse style plus tons of designs available for purchase on product!