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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Spoonflower Fabric8 Contest – Semi-finals!

I'm so excited that I made it through to the Spoonflower Fabric8 Contest semi-finals! There were nearly 800 entries so I feel quite proud making it through this far and down to the 100 semi-finalists. The competition is fierce though as there are some beautiful designs, so I am on the scrounge for your help!  Please, please, if you think my design … [Read more...]

Spoonflower Fabric8 Contest

For the first time ever I've decided to enter the annual Spoonflower Fabric8 Contest which this year has the theme of a Botanical Sketchbook.  I thought it would be fun to share how I went about creating the design for my entry and share more of an insight into how I work (just like I did in a previous post From Sketch To Collection) but first I … [Read more...]

Notebook Giveaway – Winner!

Notebook Giveaway Winner by Rebecca Stoner

I've just drawn the two winners of my Notebook Giveaway over on Facebook and Instagram! Thanks to everyone who entered and left such lovely comments, it's much appreciated.  Here are the two lucky winners :-) If you're not one of the lucky winners, don't worry you can still grab yourself one of these notebooks in my shop here! Rebecca … [Read more...]

Notebook Giveaway!

Notebook Giveaway by Rebecca Stoner

Well as promised I'm having a little Giveaway, a notebook giveaway in fact!  To celebrate my new website and shop I'm I'm giving away 2 of my brand new Hello Flower notebooks!  This pretty notebook features one of my latest new designs which has been taken from an original watercolour painting and has been printed onto a gorgeous linen textured … [Read more...]

Sparkly New Website – I’m Back!

Rebecca Stoner Surface Pattern Design_Blog

At last I'm back and even better than that, is that I'm back with my sparkly new website!  It's taken a bit of doing and taken much longer than I'd hoped (and quite a bit of stress but that's a whole other story!) but hey, I'm here now!  I love my new site and really hope you do too.  I really wanted it to feel fresh, inspiring and welcoming, full … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Cards

Father's Day - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

It's been a paperwork and emails kind of week and the creative cold turkey has definitely kicked in! So before I take a break from the computer (at last!) to escape out into the sunshine to draw and paint, I'd thought I'd say a quick hello.  I have lots of things in the pipeline that I can't wait to share with you (including my new sparkly … [Read more...]

From Sketch To Collection

From Sketch To Collection by Rebecca Stoner

I thought it was a good time to write the next blog post in my 'Working In Surface Pattern Design' series so in this post I'll show you how I go from a sketch to collection.  I get a lot of emails from students, graduates and new business start-ups asking me all about my work and how I got started but I think one of the most popular questions is … [Read more...]

Happy May!

Happy May by Rebecca Stoner

Wow, another month has just flown by!  It feels like it's been a really productive month and it's certainly been another busy one as I've gained some lovely new clients and some exciting new projects to work on!  I'm loving how varied the projects are too, for example, a lasercut wood project which I finished the other week (hoping to have photos … [Read more...]

Fashion City York – Pop Up Village

Fashion City York - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  Mine was exciting as I finally got to see the finished Yorkshire Kimono and I really couldn't be happier with the result!  For those of you who have managed to miss out on all my ramblings lately about the wonderful recent collaboration I took part in with the lovely ladies at Smith and Downes, you can read more … [Read more...]

Yorkshire Kimono – Fashion City York

Fashion City York - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

I hope you had a lovely Easter and you're enjoying the Spring sunshine we've been getting lately.  I have some exciting news to share with you about a wonderful project I collaborated on recently.  You may remember a little while ago that I shared a sneaky peek of a fabric design I was working on which featured Whippets and Roses?  Well I can … [Read more...]

Free Desktop Calendar!

April Desktop Calendar - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Hello there! I can't believe another month is almost over.  I'm really looking forward to the warmer weather and longer days, so to celebrate I've put together this pretty downloadable free desktop calendar for the month of April!  The link to download it will be available in tomorrow's Newsletter so all you need to do is make sure you're … [Read more...]

Re-discovering Collage and Planning Ahead

Re-discovering Collage and Planning Ahead - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Last week was a relatively quiet one for me in terms of freelance projects.  A lot of the projects I've had on recently have finished, or are finishing around the same time which has meant that I've had a bit more 'free time' to start thinking about my own work again.  Although I love being busy and that's what I'm working towards all the time, … [Read more...]

Art Daily Project 2015 – Week 10

Art Daily Project Week 10 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

I thought it would be nice to do a round up of last weeks #artdaily2015 drawings on Instagram.  I'm gradually trying to get back into it and managed to share 4 drawings last week.  The project has really gained momentum now and we have gained lots of new followers and also loads of new designers participating and sharing their daily creative … [Read more...]

Art Daily 2015 Project

Art Daily Blog Post by Rebecca Stoner

Happy Friday! Wow, where did this week go?!  For me it was in a blur of packing and sending out Etsy shop orders and working on a new daily project I've started over on Instagram called #artdaily2015  I see it as a way of committing myself to create at least one small piece of creative work each day but without the pressure of working to a brief. … [Read more...]

New Year, New Work

New Year, New Work Blog Post by Rebecca Stoner

Well the New Year has definitely started now and I hope it's been a good start for you all.  Normally I can feel quite deflated in January as it's still cold and dark and Summer seems such a long way off but this year I was really excited to get back into my studio and start work again. I ended the year on such a high with my new Etsy shop doing … [Read more...]

Happy New Year 2015!

Happy New Year Blog Post by Rebecca Stoner

I could't let the end of the year go by without popping on here and wishing you all a very Happy New Year!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish each and every one of you love, health, happiness and success for 2015.  I can't wait to properly get back at my desk (does that make me sad?!) and start putting into action all the exciting … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge – Days 23 & 24

Advent Challenge 23, 24 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

It's Christmas Eve you lovely people! How are you all doing? I finally feel like I've finished for the holiday now. Work all done, presents wrapped and not much more to do now than share my #adventchallenge2014 post for yesterday and today! I've loved taking part in the challenge and how it's pushed me to create a new design a day but what I've … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge – Days 20, 21 and 22!

Advent Challenge 20, 21, 22 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Happy Monday!  I can't believe it's only 3 days to go and I've still been getting orders in my shop and have a little design work still to do!  However,  I am managing to sneak out for a 'works Christmas cuppa' later this morning with my lovely friend who also works for herself.  I'm exhausted and sooo ready to finish for Christmas now.  How are … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 18 & 19

Advent Challenge 18, 19 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Naughty me missed a day and now I'm behind!  I've had a really busy week in my shop which is great but trying to work and pack orders with a bandaged finger has really slowed me down, so I had to let go yesterday (as hard as it was to do!) and not post my design.  So it's two for the price of one today, with both days 18 and 19 in one post.  I've … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 17

Advent Challenge 17 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Day 17 and I'm managing to keep up with the Advent Challenge....just!  Today's theme is 'Frozen' and every time I hear this word I think of my little 2 year old niece singing the Frozen song at the top of her voice and running round the room shouting "let it go, let it go"!  She'd be most disappointed I've not drawn anything to do with the film but … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 16

Advent Challenge 16 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

I loved creating today's design for the Christmas #adventchallenge2014, which is Gingerbread House.  I really had fun with it and although it's not exactly 'Ginger' (a Designer's got to stick with her colour palette right?!) I think it looks quite yummy!  It's a good job I was organised with this one yesterday as we had a bit of a drama last … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 15

Advent Challenge 15 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Monday again and Day 15 already!  I'm starting to struggle to keep up.  I'm busy juggling a big freelance project, Etsy orders and then trying to sneak in some Christmas advent designing......not to mention I still need to write my cards or do any Christmas shopping....just don't tell anyone!  I've done some pretty star Garlands for today's theme - … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 14

Advent Challenge 14 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

I really struggled with today's theme which is Favourite Christmas Colour!  I'm not good at picking my favourite colour at the best of times as I love so many colours and working with them all day makes it really hard to have a favourite....or is that just me?!  So for Day 14 of the Advent Challenge I decided to create a box full of colourful … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 11

Advent Challenge 11 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Day 11 and two weeks today to the big day people!  Don't panic though as I've not even written my cards, bought any pressies or put my tree up!  I know! Although we don't  normally put our tree up until the week before Christmas and I'm usually quite last minute with cards and pressies so it's not so unusual.  I don't actually have that many … [Read more...]

Advent Challenge 2014 – Day 10

Advent Challenge 10 - Blog Post - Rebecca Stoner

Ok, so is anyone getting bored of the Christmas Advent Challenge because we've a long way to go yet! I really hope you're not but please do tell me if you are and I can condense the postings into less blog posts if you prefer.  Hopefully this one will make you smile because today's theme is Christmas Jumper!  I remember my Dad used to have a red … [Read more...]