SOULSHINE Yoga/Music TOUR

Soulshine Music Yoga Tour HeaderThis summer the SOULSHINE tour is making its way around the US. The festival is all about promoting yoga, music, and great organizations that give back to the community. Musical artists Michael Franti & Spearhead, Soja, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall, Sonna Rele will be playing. Top yoga instructors from all over the country will be leading a group yoga session. You can read more about tour dates and attending here: SOULSHINE

I will be attending the NYC July 21 event at Pier 97. Hope to see you there!

Check out this FAB video by yoga instructor Cynthia Joanne Naydani from Ocean Sound Dive & Yoga in Koh To a, Thailand. She is rocking my wave rider legging a Michael Franti tune.

 

 

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Coming Back!!!

 

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So I haven’t posted for a while, but with good reason. I’m pregnant!!  My husband Chris & I are super excited to welcome our baby girl sometime in mid-May. Already trying to design some bedding fabric for baby girl’s room. Unfortunately, I’m not one of those lucky ducks who have no symptoms, hence my not posting. My heart goes out to you Princess Kate (and anyone else who suffered from morning sickness), but things are better now. I hope to have some new posts/inspiration coming soon and some new work coming out before baby girl gets here.

Cheers,

XO

Tanya Brown

PASSION FOR PATTERN BLOG HOP II

MY WORK | Tribal Stripe - Purple

HELLO & WELCOME  to the 2nd Passion for Pattern Blog Hop. It’s the easiest way to take a trip around the  and meet designers from all over!! A big “THANK YOU” to Claire Smillie for organizing! If you are joining in the middle you can start at the beginning at Claire’s blog here: http://clairesmillie.wordpress.com/

Hopefully, you are coming to me from the lovely Liz Smith of Elle Jane Designs. http://www.ellejanedesigns.blogspot.co.uk/

My name is Tanya Brown & I design under the name “Schatzi Brown”. I live on Long Island by  the ocean with my husband, Chris. By day I am an elementary school art teach, by night a pattern & graphic designer. I love to travel, I love the ocean, the beach, and being outdoors. I love working with watercolors and hand drawn motif’s. I love bright colors and that beachy bohemian vibe!!

I have been working hard all summer on some new designs, many of which are making their way onto my Society6 Shop. Below is some of my newer works.

MY WORK | Moonrise – Opal
MY WORK | Tribal Stripe - Purple
MY WORK | Tribal Stripe – Purple

I also worked hard uploading a lot of my designs and made them available on lots of different products on Zazzle. I love Zazzle because they have many different quality products, my favorites include the skateboard decks & doodle speakers! They also offer a few nice textile items like napkins, tea towels, and pillows produced by a company called American MoJo. American MoJo supports single mom’s and helps them get them into the work force! So buying a pretty pillow or towel helps to support two women at once!! Below are my “moonrise” patterns in Decks and some macbook sleeves produced by Rickshaw. I ordered an ipad sleeve in one of my patterns, produced by Rickshaw, and I was very happy with the color & quality. All available at Zazzle!

MY WORK | Skateboard Decks
MY WORK | Skateboard Decks
MY WORK | Laptop Sleeves
MY WORK | Laptop Sleeves

I just got my Envelop store up & running where I posted my “Jungle Fever” pattern to all of the products. Many more patterns to come!!!

MY WORK | Jungle Fever

I  also just signed on with Hunt & Gather Studio to sell some patterns & designs outright!! Very excited about that! You can find my guest blogging with “Pattern Reports” over at Pattern People Blog.

My future plans include lots more designs coming down the line. A lot more florals, tropicals, and ethnically influenced patterns! I am also starting to work on some hand drawn typography, mystical creature illustrations! I also plan to expand my ESTY shop with graphic design services like shop banners & buttons. Please check back at my blog for pattern inspiration, color palettes, artist stories, and more. So stay tuned for sure!!!

Next up on the Blog Hop is the lovely Virginia Kamau over at Njeri Designs:

http://www.njeridesigns.com/

ABPSD Class at PRINTSOURCE

ABPSD group photo at PRINTSOURCE
Rachel Gresham | Mary Tanana |Deborah Velasquez | Helen Billett | Tanya Brown | Femi Ford | Emine Ortega

The first “alumni” of the ABPSD course from Rachael Taylor and Beth Nicholls got a chance to meet up at the summer Printsource textile show in NYC this week. All the ladies above participated in the course and are now starting their careers in the pattern & surface world. We had great time walking the show and meeting in person for the first time. We had a chance to talk about what we have done so far and what we like to do next! Then we walked the streets of New York City to the Indigo textile show, with a few inspirational stops along the way of course! A big THANK YOU to Beth & Rachael, from all of us!!!

Please check out what each of these designers are up to:

Rachel Gresham | www.rachelgreshamdesign.com

Helen Billett | www.meringueinc.ca

Deborah Velasquez | www.deborahvelasquez.blogspot.com

Emine Ortega | www.emineortega.blogspot.com

Mary Tanana | www.groovity.blogspot.com

Femi Ford | www.femiford.com

Tanya Brown (me) | www.schatzibrown.com

Marimekko
Marimekko store NYC

One of our inspirational stops was to the Marimekko Store in NYC , where they were kind enough to let us take some photos.

BLOG HOP

blog hop

On Sunday June 3rd I will be participating in a Blog Hop organized by pattern & surface designer Claire Smillie.  At least twenty other pattern & surface designers will be joining in. All of our blogs and work will be linked together. Visit www.clairesmillie.wordpress.com for more info and come back Sunday for some great designs!!!!!!

blog hop

* image via Claire Smille

On Vacation

Thank you for visiting my blog! I will be on vacation until April 16. Please enjoy the past posts. Don’t forget you can find me on Society6 and you can follow me on Pinterest . I will be pinning while away. Follow my pattern report post’s on Patternpeople. Upcoming post will include more artist stories & pattern stories.

Welcome

Welcome to my blog! My name is Tanya Brown and I am a surface and pattern designer. I am starting this blog to help document inpiration from the pattern world and help promote other indie artists. Future posts will include:

Pattern Story | Featuring pattern thems & finds from all over

Artist Story | Featuring some amazing artists from Etsy, Society6, and other pattern artists

Color Story | color palettes to inspire

Currently, I am guest blogging for PatternPeople. Look for my Pattern Report post on Wednesday’s.

You can also find a small bit of my work at ETSY and SOCIETY6.

Follow me on Pinterest!

Come back soon!!!