Monday, 17 November 2014

16 Gifts from my 'Islamic' Collection

The reason that we associate most Islamic design with beautifully intricate geometric shapes is because it is based on the 2nd Commandment given to Moses: 

"You shall not make unto you any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them". The 2nd Commandment; Exodus 20:4-6

Within those confines, the Islamic patterns based on circles, squares and polygons, often overlapping, have been developed into an extraordinarily varied and often breath-taking art-form that has always fascinated me as a pattern-maker! The designs in my 'Islamic' collection are all based on an authentic Islamic geometric pattern, to which I added the colour and they range from the bright and funky to the cool and classy!

Whether it's gifts for the home, fashion accessories or cases and sleeves to protect your electronic devices, you'll find plenty to choose from in my Posh & Painterly 'Islamic' collection - and most of them are equally suitable for 'him' or for 'her'.

Here are just a few of them -

Brightly Coloured Islamic Pattern Laptop Bag
Brightly Coloured Islamic Pattern Laptop Bag by poshandpainterly

Check out the full range
 Greeting Cards and Gifts

in the
Posh & Painterly

Islamic Collection

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Ten iPhone 6 Cases Inspired by Traditional Folk Art Embroidery

Just a few weeks ago I made a hand-painted paper collage 'Folk Heart' - a heart shape composed of flowers, inspired by traditional Folk Art embroidery from Eastern Europe.

It didn't take me long to 'create' lots of Folk Heart products for my Zazzle store. Here it is on a cushion/pillow - 
Then I went on to make coordinating patterns digitally and soon the products in my 'Folk Heart' collection were growing into the hundreds, thanks to the new product lines that Zazzle introduce most Fridays!

Finally, I put some of the 'Folk Heart' patterns together to form a border - which immediately found its way onto lots of products, such as this Coffee Mug -
My 'Folk Heart' collection on Zazzle has expanded to more than 500 gifts and greeting cards, so if you fancy a browse through all of them, just click HERE!

I've selected the iPhone 6 cases to showcase the various patterns in the collection here. But most of these patterns are available on other Zazzle products, including iPad and Kindle cases and laptop sleeves. 

And don't forget that many of them are ready for you to personalize:

iPhone 6 Cases
in my
Folk Heart

to browse the whole
Folk Heart Collection
(sorted by price, low-high)