SKETCHBOOK STORIES

A little peek inside the sketchbook and mind of artist, Kristie Vargo

DELICATE AND TIMELESS PATTERNS

During the past year I have put a lot of work into illustrating patterns. Thoughtful, delicate, timeless, intricate yet easy patterns. The result is a current, and likely growing, total of five designs and the applications have been limitless. 

THE DESIGNS

ACORNS & LADYBUGS
This pattern is reminiscent of a romantic stroll through the garden in the freshness of spring or the crisp autumn air. Featuring oak tree branches, acorns and ladybugs which symbolize strength, luck and abundance with a touch of elegance and whimsy. It's a modern nod to a more traditional Victorian style design. It is available in soft romantic colors like, blush, soft yellow and cocoa and perfect for anywhere including a baby nursery!

BEES & SNOWDROPS
Delicate snowdrops and buzzing bees brings thoughts of quaint English and French cottages dotted throughout the countryside. Just imagine those warm days and scent of fresh flowers. I can almost taste the sweet honey! These are also in soft summery colors and a great in nearly everywhere.

NAUTICAL KNOTS & ANCHORS
A day by the sea. The beach. The fresh air. The cottage filled with friends and family. The clambakes and fishing from the pier. This pattern of anchors and Celtic knots brings about all those images to mind. Take me to the coast! If you have a beach house or want a beach house, this is the design for you. Bring a little beach living to your everyday with bright seaside colors like classic navy, berry red, and melon orange.

LANTERNS OF MOROCCO
This pattern is like a wander through the markets of Morocco and being enveloped in the bright colors, fragrant spices, and the festivities. Imagine the beautiful lamps lighting up the party and you are feeling this design which is in the rich colors of autumn and vibrant Marrakech.

COME FLY WITH ME
Originally designed after the Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale, The Swan's Nest, it has since become a beautiful tribute to the lifelong partnership of two swans. The adventures they seek together. Rather than a perfect repeating pattern, this image is a single moment captured of two lovers flying high to the next place. The drifting feathers evoke the movement forward in joy and in life.

WHERE TO FIND THEM

In the search for a high-end source for art prints a few years ago, I learned of Society6, an online shop that produces gallery quality framed and unframed giclee prints and stretched canvases, AND found out they also create gorgeous bath, bedding, home decor, tech ware and just added furniture! All of these new patterns are available on all these products. Check them out using these links!

ACORNS & LADYBUGS PATTERN COLLECTION

BEES & SNOWDROPS PATTERN COLLECTION

NAUTICAL KNOTS & ANCHORS PATTERN COLLECTION

LANTERNS OF MOROCCO PATTERN COLLECTION

COME FLY WITH ME PATTERN COLLECTION