Textile Design “Bacara Butterfly”

March 7, 2011

When I am developing textile designs for my fabric creations, my creative process is to blend various graphic, illustration and painterly techniques which I then transform through digital applications. My goal is to develop exciting, contemporary styles that are compatible with current fashion trends.

One example from my Fabrics Portfolio is, “Bacara Butterfly.” This design is inspired by my appreciation of fashion designer, Anna Sui. I’ve always found her designs to be very energizing. She infuses her work with exciting color choices and unique pattern combinations.

The design elements that I selected, wildflowers and monarch butterflies, were the result of time spent at the Bacara Resort, north of Santa Barbara. The hotel is situated just south of the Gavotte coastline, one of the last undeveloped, rural coastlines in California. Soaking up all of the colorful wild flowers at the resort and watching the butterflies flutter around from the nearby Monarch Butterfly Preserve resulted in the design “Barcara Butterfly.” Wherever I travel, I am always thinking about creating unique, dramatic, marketable textile designs.