summer school

I recently finished up with Make It In Designs Summer School and I had yet another amazing time. I signed up for all 3 tracks (beginner, intermediate & advanced) so I was incredibly busy but it was such a rewarding experience.


Each challenge helped direct me outside of my normal comfort zone. I just love that. It can be so easy to stay within the confines of what works and what you know but I believe it's important to see further than that in order to continue to grow as a designer.


I met some new friends, picked up a few cool techniques and I was able to work on creating more color palettes which is always super fun!


The class was fortunate enough to have our finished pieces entered into a competition with Fashion Formula and there were so many great designs! I was just thrilled that my Botanical Garden piece was chosen for first place!!!


I will be receiving my design printed on my chosen fabric and wrapping paper, I can't wait!

I'm thinking perhaps a fun tea towel for my kitchen...

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Sam began her creative journey as a young child with a love for colorful acrylics and folksy style imagery. Creating whimsical and happy art has since become part of her regular process. Currently exploring watercolor and gouache as mediums, she's always seeking new challenges that will help her grow as an artist.


Sam's illustrations have been featured on Print & Pattern and Swatch & Repeat. They have also been published in both Uppercase and Teen Breathe magazine. 


Books are now available on Amazon! Coming this year you will be able to find a wide variety of journals and creative books for kids!


The one thing that you will find ties all of her work together is her originality and the way that she executes each piece. There's a ton of love and care that goes into it all, down to the very last detail.


Sam finds gratitude in every day that she has another opportunity to make more art and create pretty things for a living. A favorite spot to sit and ponder future projects is her garden. Unless it happens to be winter, in which case you will find her at her desk, wrapped up in a warm sweater, sipping a large cup of tea. 


Besides the creative stuff, Sam loves taking naps, hanging out at the beach and Netflix binging. Currently, she resides in Pitt Meadows, BC with her husband, their three daughters and fur babies, Pepper and Nick.


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