sketchy sketch

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Please excuse the very roughness of this sketch. I have some a couple of cartoon cats I’m working on. Why? I honestly don’t know. I guess it’s just a thing I feel like doing. I also love cats.

I was going to call this one “Lulu” but I found out there’s already a toy cat named Lulu. I’ll probably end up naming her something similar. When she has color, her fur is going to be an orchid purple and the stripes in her ears will be a lime green color. 

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pattern: Caged Floral

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Hello, all! I have a new pattern today. This one is called Caged Floral. This is the first repeating pattern I’ve done that uses photographic elements. The flowers are from various photographs I’ve taken over the years.

I actually started out with more flowers than this, but  I felt it was important to keep the black space intact. I like the contrast in there. 

caged floral sample

Here we have it in action.

caged floral bag

Want to see more stuff with Caged Floral on it? Here’s a link to the shop: LINK

AvinaLeo Design Art Book 2014

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Guess what. The art book is finished! Celebration time. I am quite pleased with the result. My only sadness is that I couldn’t get larger versions of some of my pictures. 

 It is available for free download at a couple of spots.

Here are some links:

Art Book at Scribd

Art Book at Issuu

catalog cover

color scheme: Lichtenstein

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Here we are! Another color scheme. This one is inspired by Roy Lichtenstein. I love his work. It’s just so colorful and energetic.

Lichtenstein color scheme

pattern: Spiked Floral

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Hey there, netizens! I have another pattern today. This one is called Spiked Floral. It’s a mix of flowers and spikes and crescent moons on a silver background.

spiked floral sample


spiked floral bedding pic





Like it? You can find Spiked Floral on many items in the Zazzle store: HERE and the bedding is at Cafepress: HERE

color scheme: Starry Night

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Welcome to the return of the color scheme posts. I haven’t done one in forever! Well, this one is new and improved with a more Pinterest-like format. I have a color scheme board on there that I love. If you want to follow it, my page can be found here:

For this color scheme, I did a bit of a dissection of Starry Night by Van Gogh.

starry night color scheme

a couple of photos

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Hey there! I hope everyone has had a delightful weekend. Mine was pretty good, exhausting but good. 

I’m currently working on a pattern called Caged Floral. It’s the first one I will have made using photographs or pieces of photographs, at least. I stumbled on a couple of photos that I felt compelled to mess around with. I got some practice fixing overexposure in photoshop. They look pretty cool, I think, so I figured I’d pop them up onto the blog.


I took this first picture at the art museum in Indianapolis. The original was washed out and too bright, so I put it through the photoshop wringer. :)

Cranked up the saturation. Dialed down the exposure and messed with other various knobs and switches.

statue adjusted

I like this second one because it has a kind vintage postcard feel to it. I went a little crazy with the saturation, but that was intentional.