Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tropical Fusion Blog Hop

I'm joining up with 42 other surface designers in a blog hop inspired by the Pantone Color of 2014, Radiant Orchid.
If you are blog hopping you must have arrived here after enjoying the colorful and bold patterns of the talented designer Carrie Tasman. If not, be sure to check them out here!

For my collection Tropical Preppy,
I was inspired by a madras that I found on the internet and adapted for a post over on my fashion blog SpyGirl called Know Your Plaid.
Tropical Fusion Madras © Anne M Bray
I added another plaid
Tropical Fusion Plaid © Anne M Bray
and a conversational of tropical drinks, recolored from a design that I did for my day job.
This was originally used on mens lounge pants for the Michael Morgan line at Fred Meyer -- NOT in this colorway!
Tropical Fusion Libations © Anne M Bray
My muse is Cameron Silver, the owner of Decades in Los Angeles, who I've seen (and sketched) sporting very flamboyant ensembles. I've outfitted him in my collection:
So grab yourself a radiant pink martini and hop on over to see Dawn Clarkson's colorful interpretation of the Tropical Fusion theme on her blog Nice and Fancy.

If you've just joined our blog hop please go to Groovity Designs where you can start from the beginning. The party continues through 1/21 so you have plenty of time to peruse all the designs.
A big thanks to Mary Tanana at Groovity, who did a fantastic job getting us organized and hopping to it!

50 comments:

  1. Nice plaids Anne! great to see on the model!

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  2. Lovely bright colour palette and the cute cocktails are adorable!

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    1. Thank you Emma. I used to do lots of novelty prints for the Fred Meyer account and had fun creating them. (Though my favorite, The Devil Wears Tighty Whities, never made it out of the Art Room - haha).
      Now it's much less exciting, with small geos, plaids, stripes, and camo.

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  3. Whao! What a beautiful use of color, stunning plaids!
    …and I like your muse's dinner jacket, cool. :-)

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    1. Thanks Lisa. Yes, I love color! I've had that madras randomly floating on my computer desktop both at home and at work. I think it seeped into my psyche!

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    1. Thank you, Bethania. It is so fun being part of the blog hop! Next time I'll insist on being put at the end of the queue so that I don't muck up the flow of hopping like I did this time!

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  5. Love the Vibrant Plaid Mix Anne! Very you!

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    1. Yeah, I would wear either of the plaids. The cocktails, not so much. Thanks!

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  6. The plaids are a delicious use of color! The tropical drinks are perfect too!

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    1. Thanks Joni! I wish I'd had more time to more new stuff but was slammed at work the past two weeks.

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  7. Love those happy plaids! I think the fashion illustration is so very cool as well! Now where's my radiant pink martini?!? Well done Anne! ~Mary Tanana~

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    1. Thanks Mary! A huge thanks for all your hard work!

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  8. Beautiful colour palette. I love the cocktails pattern it goes great with the plaid.

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    1. Thank you "Gooseberry"! The mix harkened back to my childhood 4th of July family gatherings, when my preppie uncles would sport their lobster (etc) motif pants mixed with their madras blazers.

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  9. Plaids are great and I love your fashion illustration!

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    1. Thank you LJ. You can see many more of my illustrations over on SpyGirl.

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  10. Love your plaids, very rich color combination!

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  11. Nice plaids and I love the outfit !!!

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  12. I never mentioned that I loved learning the names of the different kinds of plaid. I noticed that a lot of the guys at work wear shirts in the tattersall pattern - so I was able to use that word!

    This post is so colorful and is just what I need after our 7 days of thick fog (and no end in sight. Haha.). I'm going to go look at all of these posts, but I already love your cocktail pattern!

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    1. Ha, thanks Val. Next I'll have you saying... herringbone!

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    1. Mixed drinks being served up on Society6 STAT!

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  14. WOW! You really nailed the designs with the mockup!

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    1. Thanks Virginia. Had fun doing it all!

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  15. Fantastic! Loved the yarn dyed plaid.

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    1. Thanks Deborah. Society6, here they come!

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  16. Love your color choices for plaid and love your Muse.

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    1. Thank you Kim! This blog hop got me going on my personal designs again. I'm concocting up something social to keep myself at it. If it worked with my fashion figure drawing, it'll work here.

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  17. Gorgeous plaids, especially the madras. And thanks for sharing the handy link to Know Your Plaids. I have pinned it to my Pinterest board!

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    1. Thanks Wini. I'll be doing a post on weaves soon. Or rather, "sometime".

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  18. l <3 the madras & colors. nice work.

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  19. The first madras is soooo pretty... And the tropical drinks, yum!

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    1. Thanks Faye. I think it's my old Barbie Doll designing days resurfacing.

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  21. Incredible plaids, love the colors and your muse looks fabulous, head to toe. Great ensemble!

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    1. Thank you Ellie! And thanks for returning to comment!

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    1. Thank you! A nice change of pace from the dour ones I design for mens lounge pants.

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