Summer is here get your Energy circle beach towel!

I am so happy after a long winter finally summer is at the corner!

I am getting ready with my abstract beach towel design from my society shop. Once in a while I love drawing abstract I am kind of please with this one 😊 I did a year ago.

This is an OVER SIZE towel.

Get some sun on our oversized, Artist-designed Beach Towels. And if you’re loving the print, it’s also available as a Hand or Bath Towel.

  • One size: 74” x 37”

  • Design printed on polyester-microfiber front

  • White cotton terry back for quick drying

  • Machine washable, tumble dry

Go to my shop:

https://society6.com/product/energy-circle_beach-towel?curator=annecotecreation

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''LILY of the Valley'' I was looking here for VINTAGE, soft, sweet and woodsy! With a nice color palette of soft blue and green and a lot of colleurs pencils ! ....so now I have plenty of little icons ready for next week!😍🌿🌱🌞 

I love the idea of building a collection of icons to help me with any futur projects! I am building my own Bank Images.

#matsmini#makeartthatsells#matsbootcamp2019#makeartthatsellsbootcamp#makeartthatsellsbootcamp2019#homedecor #colorspencils #florals#floralillustration #artdirector#happylife #annecotecreation 
Anne Côté©2019

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For this weekend, I am getting ready!

Finally, no alarm clock for the next 2 weeks! This is so good! Right!😊
This weekend I will eat light to received good food during this special celebration in the coming week.. Pay a visit to family and friends it is always fun but sometimes we eat more then what we want😳

In the mean time I am getting into the spirit and the magical of Christmas and I will think about new fun recipe to draw. Let’s eat healthy this weekend.

Black and White Pattern

Younger I use to draw and paint faces but I have to tell you that I really enjoy my time with Lilla’s Art Recipes: Drawing Faces. #LillasArtRecipes I have drawn faces at slow pace since November and I take it as a fun and relax time for me and really good for my soul! So it came out when playing with my faces drawing I did a pattern with it! Why not! So I end out to use it for the large scale pattern challenge at Spoonflower! I think this wall paper could be really fun for a Hair salon or kid room! What do you think? #wallpaper #homedecor #surfacedesigner #annecotecreation

You can vote for my Black and White Pattern at spoon flower challenge section!

12/04/2018: Public voting ends at 3pm EST to determine top 25 entries

visit my shop and library:

https://www.spoonflower.com/designs/8252116-large-8100-by-annecotedesign

© Anne Côté 2018

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Cool stuff with my society shop!

Check out my Society 6 shop
From home decor to accessory.

Rug, towel, mug, Tray, furniture, shower curtain....

https://society6.com/annecotecreation

I bought for my self the Tray, the wall clock, note book and the Carry-all-pouch and I really love the quality of if! So, glad I have them. Now, I am thinking to by the Wall paper and the mug 😉 🤭

I am still working on my online shop inside my website WOW I am hoping  I can figured this one out soon  Keep going Life is good❤️

Cool gift idea!

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Photographic objects



Today it is Photographic objects 
challenge and the last one for winter 2018 @MakeitinDesign !
  • _This is a lego figurine collections 
  • _Experiment with scale of objects and view
  • _Experiment with the angles you take the photographs from. And have fun 😍
❤️This is a challenge to experiment with photographic and my photoshop just for few minutes...Now it is time to relax after working so much for #winterschool2018 

See you next winter🤩



Currently working on the @MakeitinDesign #winterschool2018 – Having so much fun! #intermediate #photographicobjects https://bit.ly/2gcbNZz

Kabuki’s Kingdom Brief 2 _Challenge

Week 3 @MakeitinDesign Brief #2_Intermediate was really challenging for me, I did turn around and around again! The theme was getting inspired by the theatrical costumes and mood of Kabuki.

Here's my first attempt:








My first sketches I draw from as much Kabuki inspiration to create a design that invokes the Japanese theatre this is our mission at @MakeitinDesign intermediate Brief #2


But I was still not satisfied, so I decided to not give up and do more and here my final result 😍








Finally I am pleased with the result! NEVER GIVE UP 😍


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and here my website:


www.acotecreation.com


Currently working on the @MakeitinDesign
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Fauna cyanotype mockup

I really enjoy to do Fauna cyanotype mockup. 
Doing mockups give us a good idea of how our design will look on real products. Fauna cyanotype is a subject who have give me the opportunity to express  my self by just going with what comes to my mind.
I love that
😄 The challenge is to be inspire by fauna and nature to create a series of silhouetted, transparent, layered and cyanotype influenced motifs and make them into patterns.

Fauna cyanotype:


Since 2015 I keep my self going on with some challenges and community I love. This is #winterschool2018 @MakeitinDesign Having so much fun! againand again 😍 #advanced #faunacyanotype http://bit.ly/2gcbNZz

Fauna cyanotype


What a great theme to work with Fauna cyanotype. I find the subjet give me the opportunity to express my self by just going with what comes to my mind. 
I love that 😄 The challenge is to be inspire by fauna and nature to create a series of silhouetted, transparent, layered and cyanotype influenced motifs and make them into patterns.
Here my 4 variations for Fauna cyanotype:



Since 2015 I keep my self going on with some challenges and community I love. This is #winterschool2018 @MakeitinDesign Having so much fun! againand again 😍 #advanced #faunacyanotype http://bit.ly/2gcbNZz

Week 2 challenge with a creative exercise_DIY Washi Tape

 Week 2 challenge for advanced class  with Makeitindesign it is Washi Tape
This is a fun challenge to relax and enjoy your day with a creative exercise. It is designed to get those creative juices flowing even more. If you wish, you can get your family and friends involved too!


Today fun challenge: DIY Washi Tape




Tools needed:
  • Tissue Paper
  • Watercolour paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Double sided tape
  • Sclalpel scissors) and cutting mat
  • Narrow cardboard tube (for inner of washi tape)


HOW TO:
  • Paint the tissue paper and once the tissue paper is dry turn it over and stick a line of double sided sticky tape along one side. Trim off any excess paper before lining up the tape again on your tissue paper. 
Have Fun :)😁😍💕👍🏻



Have fun on the @MakeitinDesign #winterschool2018 – Having so much fun! #advanced #diywashitape https://bit.ly/2gcbNZz

Back to be creative with winter school 2018!

was a long time I came to my blog, but I have worked on the last couple of months on my new website, new projects and some contracts with clients. But here I am Back to a 2018 creative challenge.


How to keep going with creative challenges? I am Back to be creative with intermediate and advanced Winter school @MakeitinDesign #winterschool2018. 
Since 2015, I have taken those summer school and winter school to keep myself up to date with a new design pattern to add to my portfolio. 
In the last 2 years, I have made new friends @MakeitinDesign community. It is really fun to exchange and share other designers around the world. It even gives me an opportunity to meet some of those new friends 😉 when traveling around our beautiful planet, this really fun! 


Winter School is an exciting global online design challenge 
and this year it is from  January 08 – February 02, 2018 

Here my intermediate challenge -Brief 1- Bright  Blooms






@MakeitinDesign #winterschool2018 Having so much fun! #intermediate #brightblooms http://bit.ly/2gcbNZz @patternbank  #patternbank



Here my Advanced challenge -Brief 1- American Prairie










Currently working on the @MakeitinDesign #winterschool2018 Having so much fun! #advanced #americanprairie http://bit.ly/2gcbNZz  @patternbank  #patternbank

To visit the winter school:
www.makeitindesign.com/winter-school


Please visit my Instagram and new website:
https://www.instagram.com/anne.cote.creation/

www.acotecreation.com

I hope you enjoy reading this post and following me on Instagram 😍



My last Postcards @ Makeitindesign

This is the last day of the Make It In Design Summer School 2017!

This it is the  second and final fun challenge: A Postcard From … Ottawa
This last fun challenge is a creative exercise which is designed to get those creative juices flowing even more.  This is a fun challenge to have your family and friends involved during your day! Those postcard was created at a fast speed. The challenge is ending soon, august is ending too!

Postcard from Ottawa:
3 days ago I was walking around Ottawa with my iPad and I took the back of Parliament Hill for my postcard.  I am still recovering from an injury in my left leg so walking all around to get the front of the Parliament Hill was to much :) But it turn out OK.

↦ So here the pic of Parliament Hill  from Confederation Park




↦ Front of my postcard and back of postcard











Postcard with texture from Ottawa:
When I was walking around Ottawa 




↦ Front of my postcard and back of postcard








Having fun!

Currently working on the @MakeitinDesign #summerschool2017 – Having so much fun! #advanced #postcardfrom http://bit.ly/1mNza7H#summerschool2017  http://bit.ly/1mNza7H

Postcards #3 and #4 of challenge 2 @Makeitindesign

Postcards #3 and #4 of challenge 2 @Makeitindesign

Yes, I am making  more postcard for the challenge. Can not stop...I must be addicted to design :)


Here my postcard #3: 

The Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame 385 promenade Sussex. Build in 1841 and just in front of National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa:


↝ My pic from my iPad :)







↝ A doodle with water colour :)



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↝ The front and back of postcard :)











Postcard #4 of challenge @Makeitindesign

Again with my iPad I took a pic of my city from Ontario province side.Our city is divided in 2 sides and a bridge, 2 provinces and 2 langages!. 
The building in the back is the Museum of History in Québec side :)


↝A quick photo with my iPad:






↝Little doodling of the bridge and the Museum of History






↝The font and the back of my postcard with vectorial drawing!





I hope you enjoy my challenge @MakeitinDesign #summerschool2017 – Having so much fun! #advanced #postcardfrom http://bit.ly/1mNza7H#summerschool2017  http://bit.ly/1mNza7H #postcard  @patternbank#design#creativepeople#happypeople #MakerMentorsCommunity #print #funchallenge #summerproject

Postcard #2 from Ottawa–Gatineau (L'Outaouais)

Having fun here with my second postcard from Ottawa
So with our last challenge with @MakeitinDesign #summerschool201 _ I decided to follow up with another postcard.
For your info:
The National Capital Region of Canada also referred as Ottawa–Gatineau or L'Outaouais.This city is  divided by a river on one side Ontario province and on the other side Québec province (French part of Canada). The city is small and offer a cultural diversity and activities. Just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa–Gatineau you are immersed by the nature and outdoor recreation of Gatineau Park. Also, since 1832, The Rideau Canal is the World's Largest Skating Rink. The National Capital offer the National Art Gallery, the War Museum, the History Museum and also the Byward Market.

Here my pic from the Byward Market (Le marché BY) and a doodling of the old Downtown


:


⇢My digital drawing of Byward Market downtown Ottawa:

⇢Here my postcard front and back for you:







Have fun!
Currently working on the @MakeitinDesign #summerschool2017 – Having so much fun! #advanced #postcardfrom http://bit.ly/1mNza7H#summerschool2017  http://bit.ly/1mNza7H

A Postcard From Ottawa


Here we go Week 4 of the Make It In Design Summer School 2017! Summer is flying at a crazy speed :)
This it is the  second and final fun challenge: A Postcard From …
This last fun challenge is a creative exercise which is designed to get those creative juices flowing even more. Yesterday, during the afternoon I took my son with me to downtown Ottawa for a regular medical appointment. We took advantage going around for a lunch at the Byward market to take some pics with my iPad. This is a fun challenge to have your family and friends involved during your day!

Postcard from Ottawa:
I choose to take my iPad with me for the challenge. Back home I work on my laptop to make a post card :0 I took some old doodling from my sketch book to complete this new challenge!  Actually the subject is perfect to cheer again 150 anniversary in Ottawa.


Here my first picture:


A quick doodling





Here the back of my first postcard ''My city l'Outaouais"






For the front of my postal card I did combine my photo mixed with my digital drawing. One part of the museum is a digital drawing! :)

This is a fast chalenge but I realize there's a lot of potential if I want to work deeply on this project. There we go another great project on my list. 




Have fun!

Currently working on the @MakeitinDesign #summerschool2017 – Having so much fun! #advanced #postcardfrom http://bit.ly/1mNza7H#summerschool2017  http://bit.ly/1mNza7H

Before starting school! Upcycle is always a fun project for summer!

Here a project I did in my backyard  in july, Yep we are already august.

 I have that metal table and chairs in my backyard that I was to throw in garbage. With my little boy we decided to paint it we spray can and we use also my old stencils. Why not! It was fun we did it spontaneously really fast too! It actually made the little corner of backyards more joyful and colored for our short summer. Again, I could not help but see a design pattern on this new table! ;)








Some detail of my table!









Don't forget  to walk around your house you maybe have a little project waiting just for you! :)

 #artlicensing #surfacepatterndesign#patterndesign #surfacepattern#handdrawn #makeitindesign #typografy#graphic #forestpatterns#foliofocus#surfacepattern#makearteveryday #artproject #risedesignandshine#textilepattern #designpattern#designpattern #licensing #freedom@thedesigntip@thetypecollection #floralart #upcycle #tablepaint#spraypaint

Work in progress @ Make it in design


Brief 2 at @makeitinDesign this is my work in progress for PALE GARDEN. I decided to have some soft little birds to my illustration. This illustration is alive, soft, sunny and happy. I have just begun a collection to match my pattern to come :) Will work on some details and mockups this week. For licensing or any illustrations contact me at annecotedesign@gmail.com


⇨ Follow me to see the process of my PALE GARDEN pattern:

https://www.instagram.com/anne.cote.creation/












Brief 2 with Make it in design!

Last Brief for summer 2017! The new challenge is to make a pattern with PALE GARDEN painting. I love the Idea especially on a sunny day. It is a perfect subject to paint in my backyard and then jump in the pool and paint again! 

Wow the perfect summer!

Our Facebook community @makeitindesign help us to stay focused during our challenge and we also make new friends! Some of them are surface design artist I know since a good 2 years. Nice yep!

⇨ Follow me to see the process of my PALE GARDEN pattern:

https://www.instagram.com/anne.cote.creation/








#summerschool2017 Having so much fun! #advanced
#palegarden http://bit.ly/1mNza7H
#patternbank  @patternbank#colourmarker#creativepeople#happypeople #sunnyday #flowers#softness #MakerMentorsCommunity

Busy with Summer School with Make it in design!

Beside all my other busy activities! Again this year I am busy with Summer School with @Makeitindesign it helps me to stay focused on creativity and following up my collections during the year. This year I am focusing on my portfolio and new products! I really enjoy focusing on what I love to do. Inspiration is at Le Rendezvous and the passion is still in the air :)I still draw and paint by hand and then finishing up my work on photoshop or illustrator. 

I love the mixed of traditional with digital it is a good fit for me. and most of the time I try to work by Instinct to stay through to myself.

Brief 1 for advance class the theme was Mystical Tribes!
I was happy to receive a compliment on instagram about this work. The person was telling me it remind her a  decoration tribe in her country :)



Take a look at my instagram :)   to see my work in progress

@anne.cote.creation






Drawing @MakeitinDesign
#summerschool2017 Having so much fun! #advanced
http://bit.ly/1mNza7H
#patternbank  @patternbank#colourmarker#creativepeople#happypeople #sunnyday #flowers#softness #MakerMentorsCommunity