Weekend Painting

Weekend Painting by Rebecca Stoner

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...]

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

Spoonflower Fabric8 Contest_Rebecca Stoner_Sketchbook

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...]

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...]

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...]

My Journey (so far) in Surface Pattern Design

I often get asked how I started out in Surface Pattern Design, how I get my work, where I get my inspiration from and much, much more.  A lot of the time these questions are asked by students studying Surface Pattern Design or Graduates who have just finished their courses and are stepping out into the industry.  I also get lots of emails and … [Read more...]

Fab Friday Finds – Week 7 – Sketchbooks

This week's Fab Friday Finds is all about Sketchbooks! Who doesn't love a good nosey in someone's sketchbook? I know I do! Opening someone's sketchbook for me is like opening up a secret box of treasure.  They hold so much beauty, creativity and potential. I find it so inspiring and interesting seeing how other designers begin their designs and … [Read more...]

Prairie Sketches

Not long now until my Prairie fabric with Dashwood Studio is on the shelves and I just can't wait!  In the meantime I thought you might like to find out more about how I came up with the actual designs.  I love looking in other designer's sketchbooks so I thought it would be fun to share some images from my own sketchbook! Well I say sketchbook but … [Read more...]

A Peek Inside My Sketchbook…

I thought it would be nice for me to share some pages out of my Sketchbook.  In a recent post about the Dementia Ward project that I worked on, I shared some of the drawings that I created and the design development process that went towards creating the finished designs.  I got such good feedback on this post and a  lot of people seemed to enjoy … [Read more...]