Happy New Year!

Bird Song Image by Rebecca Stoner_1

Happy New Year!  I hope the year has started well for you.  As I've been a little quiet on the blog lately it felt like a good time to update you all about what I've been up to and where I've been!  You might already know that I signed with my wonderful new licensing agent, MHS Licensing, early last year and made my debut with them at Surtex in May … [Read more...]

Surtex – Print and Pattern Feature

Surtex - Print and Pattern Feature_Rebecca Stoner

I was so happy to wake up this morning and find that I've been featured over on the wonderful Print and Pattern Blog!  It's the third time I've been fortunate enough to be featured on there and this time it was for my Surtex debut with my new agent MHS Licensing! Marie featured these three flyers of mine for Surtex..... You … [Read more...]

Weekend Painting

It was a glorious weekend of sunshine here in York and after all the craziness of the last few months preparing for Surtex and working with my new agent I spent the whole time painting and drawing in the garden!   Although I've really enjoyed working with the lovely team at MHS Licensing over the last few months to build my portfolio … [Read more...]

Surtex and Representation!

Finally I can shout about this!! I am so happy to announce that I'm now represented by the lovely team at MHS Licensing  AND my brand new portfolio will be at Surtex in New York in 10 days time!!!  I'm so excited as this is two dreams come true all at once! These have been two of the biggest secrets I've had to keep and it's been so hard not … [Read more...]

Animal Alphabet – Crocodile

Animal Alphabet by Rebecca Stoner

I almost missed week 3 of my Animal Alphabet project so I'm sneaking in at the last minute with a couple of Crocodiles!  I actually did these designs a few weeks ago but have been that busy this week with my tax return that I nearly forgot to post them.  I had so much fun drawing crocodiles that I came up with two different designs.  First up is … [Read more...]

Floral Bird Collection

Floral Bird Collection by Rebecca Stoner

I've been giving my portfolio here on the website a bit of an early Spring clean and thought I'd share my pretty new Floral Bird Collection with you.  I love this mini-collection as it's so bright and cheerful and combines two of my favourite things to draw - flowers and birds!  I started off creating this card design with the main focus being on … [Read more...]

Animal Alphabet

Animal Alphabet by Rebecca Stoner

Happy New Year and firstly...... Hello (you can get this design as a free desktop wallpaper by subscribing to my Newsletter here)!  I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year.  I had a complete break from work and any kind of drawing/painting/creating over the holidays which is quite unusual for me but I just felt I needed it.  However, … [Read more...]

Illustrated Advent 2015 – Day 17

Apologies but I'm a bit behind with my blog postings, so it's a double post for the Illustrated Advent 2015 today!  Day 17's  prompt was Hot Chocolate and I loved drawing this one, in fact I'm really enjoying doing all of these!  I mentioned over on Instagram that I was always an Adobe Illustrator kind of girl but this year I've been using … [Read more...]

Illustrated Advent 2015 – Day 7

It's going to be a double posting today as I'm a little behind with the Illustrated Advent 2015 - Day 7 but I hope you won't be disappointed!  Day 7's prompt was Snowman so I decided to go with a rather dapper looking chap all dressed up and ready to hit the town for his Christmas night out!  I'm also out tonight for my yearly 'self-employed … [Read more...]

Illustrated Advent 2015 – Day 5

Illustrated Advent 2015 day 5 by Rebecca Stoner

Happy weekend! It's day 5 of the Illustrated Advent 2015 and today's prompt was Greeting, so I chose to illustrate the word Joy!  It's starting to gain momentum now and lots of other designers are starting to take part.  You can see all the different designs on Instagram using the hashtag #illustratedadvent2015 or by following each individual … [Read more...]

Illustrated Advent Challenge 2015

Illustrated Advent Challenge day 1 by Rebecca Stoner

It's that time of year again lovely people - time for the Illustrated Advent Challenge 2015!  I look forward to this challenge as it pushes me to design quickly to a brief everyday and I love being able to share what I've done but it also gets me in a state of panic at managing to fit it in alongside all my 'real' work!  For those of you that … [Read more...]

Guest Pinning For Roman Blinds Direct

Winter Pinterest Board for Interior Goods Direct by Rebecca Stoner

I was recently asked by the lovely people at Interior Goods Direct if I would like to collaborate on the launch of their new Winter Collection by guest pinning for their brand Roman Blinds Direct and I jumped at the chance!  As you probably know I'm a bit of a self confessed Pinterest addict, so to have an extra reason to get pinning sounded like … [Read more...]

Summer Meadow Wallpaper Design For York Hospital

Earlier this year I was asked to work on a very special project.  The commission was to create a Summer Meadow wallpaper design for York Hospital which was to be installed in their Oncology waiting area.  The artwork was to be a memorial piece, commissioned by a lady whose husband had been a patient at the unit.  I felt very privileged to have been … [Read more...]

Business Birthday Giveaway!

I'm 10 years old this month!!  Well, my business is actually and to celebrate being here for 10 years I'm having a Business Birthday Giveaway!  I can't believe I've been doing Surface Pattern Design as a business for 10 whole years!  There's been A LOT of hard work, some amazing projects, wonderful clients, some tears, doubt and frustration but … [Read more...]

Free Desktop Calendar For October

October Desktop Calendar by Rebecca Stoner_featured Image

Autumn is officially here and it's looking as pretty as ever so I thought I'd do something a little different with the free desktop calendar for October. Here are some autumnal finds for this months artwork, I hope you like it! If you’d like your own to download then you just need to subscribe to my mailing list by clicking on the image and … [Read more...]

Overcome Creative Block With A Little Art

Overcome Creative Block with A Little Art by Rebecca Stoner www.rebeccastoner.co.uk

Over the last week I've been taking part in a lovely project started by the very talented Victoria Johnson called A Little Art and thought it would be fun to share what I've been creating.  I've been feeling a bit 'stuck' lately and suffering from what you might call creative block.  I had ideas for what I wanted to create but every time I sat down … [Read more...]