|Dew Drops © Robin Phillips Studio|
It’s been a warm winter here, almost like spring some days!
Nonetheless, I’m still embracing the slow energy of winter- planning new
business ideas and planting new seeds.
|Japanese Maple, winter|
Our winter rain in the Northwest brings lots of morning dew,
and plants literally shimmer with a crystalline glow. Above is the Japanese Maple in our front yard on a misty, rainy day. Isn’t it stunning? This gorgeous dew is the inspiration
behind my Dew Drops pattern collection! This collection of 10 patterns (each print sized 8×10) is available as a printable design download in the RPS
shop. Use these designs for paper crafts such as scrapbooks, cards or
invites (Note: the design download is for personal use only. Licensing inquiries are welcome.)
|‘Winter Branches’ from Dew Drops © Robin Phillips Studio|
This collection is perfect for winter/early spring cards, new baby announcements or scrapbooks, garden notebooks or whatever you envision 🙂 Try folding a sheet in half and using it as stationery (write on the blank side). Note: I enlarged the size on some of the prints shown here up to 120% using a color copier.
|Rose bush leaf|
Here are some crafty ideas:
Behind the scenes, making Dew Drops in Adobe Illustrator… it’s so fun to play with different colorways and layer pattern designs. Typically, I come up with several options and then narrow it down to shades of two or three colors.
|‘Leaf Fancy’ from Dew Drops © Robin Phillips Studio|
And last but not least, check out the collection of winter/nature art and designs currently in the RPS shop …. 🙂
From the garden…
Winter has been amazingly light this year!
Daffodil shoots (already!)
Camellia (and ‘Christmas Cheer’ Rhododendrons too) are blooming
In the Japanese garden, the Koi are still hibernating…
Winter Fire Dogwood- love the red-orange branches…
And now is the time for lots of pruning and planting fruit trees!
PS. RPS is now on Instagram! Follow me at @robinphillipsstudio