My lovely Sasha found this gem. We were on a morning stroll and this telephone pole with rusty decorative nails wedged in it’s crevasses caught our eye. I’m loving the evolution from urban grunge to beautiful order.
This pattern is based off an very old stove that I saw in the Crystal Cove Beach Cottages just north of Laguna Beach, CA. It’s a really cute place and there is a great little bar on the beach!
Loved the salmon pink of the handrails, mixed with the ultra utilitarian yellow paint on the steps of this staircase at Union Station, DTLA.
Another Parker gem. Loved how all these beautiful random vintage vessels were lined up in a perfect row against a solid white wall.
There’s a lot of fun to be had with the great shapes and colors of these pieces. I could see these patterns making nice little cocktail napkins or perhaps kitchen towels.
A trip to The Parker in palm springs fed me with enough design inspiration for daaaays. This pattern is based on a view looking up at a sun umbrella while kickin’ it pool side.
Download,print, and xerox this pattern to make your moleskine awesome.
CLICK HERE to get your pattern
2. Line it up
Place your xerox face down on the surface of your moleskine
3. Apply marker
Hold the xerox very still and begin to color on the back with the colorless blender in small sections
Burnish each section firmly with the metal spoon as you go.
(you can carefully lift the paper up and peek to make sure it’s transferring ok)
5. Full Coverage
Be sure to cover the entire surface with the marker and burnish the entire surface with the spoon
You’re done! Color it. Write on it. Make it your own.
OK. So this one was easy. These manhole covers are all over Los Angeles. BUT, I had a lot of fun with the color interpretations. Imagine if our grates were this colorful!? It’s such a simple geometric pattern, but has so much dimension. I love it. This one is just begging to be made into gift wrap.
I discovered The Last Book Store last weekend. It’s amazing! A new and used book store in the heart of Downtown LA, located in an old bank building. If you are asking yourself if there is a vault, THERE IS!
This image was taken in one of the sections where someone decided to categorize the books in the order of the rainbow! Very impressive. This one made for great pattern making.