It wasn't until I wanted a new bedspread that I figured out What I Want to be When I Grow Up. I wanted a periwinkle, paisley bedspread. I looked everywhere for such a bedspread. I looked everywhere for such a fabric to sew my own duvet cover. I googled "periwinkle paisley" and found stationery, pictures of periwinkles, quilted purses made by a popular designer but no periwinkle paisley bedpsread. I knew exactly what I wanted and couldn't find it. Sadly, I never did find the perfect fabric but it got me to wishing I could design my own dang fabric. Not wanting to wait any longer, I designed and sewed a periwinkle and white patchwork quilt which I am very proud of. But the neon sign had switched on. It said, "You want to be a Surface Designer!"
I kept drawing. I got myself a set of Prismacolor Markers and colored in those drawings. I posted those drawings on DeviantArt under the name of my first inspiration: PeriwinklePaisley. I opened up a Periwinkle Paisley Etsy Shop to sell those works and had a great response. A friend of my husband's gave us an old, old computer with Photoshop7 already loaded onto it and I learned how to use it. I started scanning my drawings and tinkering around with them to create new designs and then collections of designs. I started sharing my experiences on a blog and then started this blog as a showcase for all of my design collections.
It is my fervent wish that to license my design collections and eventually see my designs on products in stores worldwide.