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Collection: Organic Landscapes
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Design by Rhonda W. © 2013. The rich earthy colours of the Australian landscape during a long, parched summer drought are very inspiring.
Queensland Bottle Tree seedpods scattered among the dried leaf-litter in the Australian bush during a harsh summer drought provided the inspiration for this design. It was a great opportunity to use one of my seedpod photos to create the palette for this design An original hand-drawn design by Rhonda W. © 2013.
Palette created using Adobe Kuler:
earth tones (504),
patchwork and quilting (102),
australian landscape (25),
hand drawn nature (7),
leaf litter (3)
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Posted 9 days ago.
Thank you kindly for your fabulous comment, Mare!:-)
Posted 11 months ago.
Who knew that drought could be so inspiring? Lovely colors and the design reminds me that beauty is everywhere. I can think of dozens of decor and clothing projects for this neutral design.
Posted 12 months ago.
This design is based on the earthy colours of the Australian bush during a long dry summer. I am so glad you like the design, Jackie! Thank you very much for your wonderful comment!:-)
Posted over 1 year ago.
Great design and love the earthy color scheme.
Wow! Thank you for the amazing compliment, Carol! Your thoughtful words mean a lot to me!:-)
I love this series. I'm retired now, but taught art for 20 years...I would so have loved to use this series as inspiration for students doing block printing. Altogether they are just spectacular in so many ways.
Thank you kindly for your lovely comment, Alannah!:-)
Really beautiful work & love the inspiration photo!
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, LindaMarie and Pamela! I really appreciate the positive feedback!:-)
Posted almost 2 years ago.
A wonderfully lively organic print! Would be good in so many colorways too.
I love this design--all earth tones, but not in the least dull. This fabric would make a stunning blouse or dress!
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, Magenta and Mary! I am so glad you like the design and really appreciate the positive feedback!:-)
Stunning design love your colours and detailed images.
This is truly awesome Rhonda! I love your seedpod photo and the design is so brilliant, so earthy and true to life.
Thank you very much for your warm words of praise, Rebecca! I am happy to hear that this design has touched your emotion! :-)
This pattern in these colors has such a warm, joyful and yet adventurous feel, it tickles my senses on a variety of levels.
Thank you very much for your marvelous comment, Clemency!:-)
Posted about 2 years ago.
Thank you for your lovely comment, Carole! I really enjoyed reading your poetic description of my design!:-)
oh so neat! Love the browns, the feel of sands at the seashore as well as autumn leaves. Love the wavelike browns...like a modernized play on old-fashioned paisley
Thank you so much for your kind words, Amy! I really appreciate your positive feedback!:-)
Still totally amazing!
Thank you very much for your thoughtful words and positive feedback, Diana! I enjoyed reading your descriptive comment!:-)
Your design makes me see and hear a soft wave advancing to the shore. Love the color scheme.
Thank you very much for your kind compliments, Monique! Australia does have many different kinds of natural beauty and is an endless source of artistic inspiration! You should follow your sister's footsteps and come on Down Under to experience all it has to offer!;-)
Posted over 2 years ago.
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, Angela! Your kind words made my day!:-)
I love the earthy colors of this design. The inspirational photo shows what a complete work of art this is. It makes for a wonderfully diverse fabric that can be used for numerous sewing endeavors.
Thank you for your lovely comment, Sandie! I'm glad you enjoyed my design!:-)
Love the colors and flow of this design! It has so many details that you keep looking to see more each time.
Thank you, Kris! Your kind words are much appreciated!:-)
Wonderful colours - instant fave :)
Thank you for your wonderful comments, Katherine and The Rustic Home!:-)
I love the rich colors in this print! And I really like the fact that it was derived from one of your photos~ Just beautiful!
Your praise means a lot to me, Joan! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet message:-)
Love your way with undulations!
Thank you very much for the wonderful comment, Penny! :-)
Beautiful detail and love the earthy colors Rhonda
I am so glad that you like this design, Lana! It is filled with my memories of a special time and a special place. Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comment! :-)
I love this, I can see it used in home decor, clothing, and quilting. I would never get tired of looking at this design.
Thank you very much, Jill! I really appreciate your fantastic feedback on my design! :-)
This is a very beautiful design and gorgeous palette. It's hypnotic, full of life and bursting with inspiration. It all starts with a seed!
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment, Shelly! :-)
Posted almost 3 years ago.
Thank you for the lovely comment, Moira! The seedpods in the photo are from a Queensland Bottle Tree.
Such texture and movement - love the inspiration too, even though I have no idea what the seed pods are from!
Thank you very much, Julie! It was lovely to read your positive response to my design! :-)
A beautifully illustrated design Rhonda, and I love your photo! Great inspiration for a design!
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words, Jolene! I'm glad that you think the solid earthy colours of my palette have been used with a light touch in the design! Thank you also for your great comment, Rebel! I really appreciate the positive feedback! :-)
Looks wonderful, Rhonda. Great colours and details :)
The colors you chose for your palette could be seen as solid and opaque but you have managed to give them movement in a dynamic design. Can't wait to see the collection you create from this!
Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Wren and Penny! Much appreciated! :-)
I was intrigued by your design; so much to see! The color palate and composition work beautifully together.
Rhonda, The intricacy and continuous flow is so well executed. Beautiful.
Thank you very much, Deborah! I appreciate your kind words and value your opinion! :-)
Beautiful design, Rhonda, and the seedpod photo that inspired you is lovely. Well done.
Thank you very much, Victoria! I value your thoughtful comment! :-)
Lovely Autumn colors and a wonderful, lush design. Beautiful!
Thank you very much for your kind words and lovely compliment, Oksana! :-)
I have not enough words to say - I just admired! Fantastic design! And my favorite color palette ;)
Thank you so much, Tara, for writing such a lovely, thoughtful comment! I really appreciate it! I'm quite taken by the idea that anyone would ever want to see inside my very active imagination and how it generates the creative process! ;-) Thank you very much for stopping by and leaving your kind and positive comment, Susan! :-)
What a wonderful palette. Love the sandy colors.
Rhonda!! This is beautiful! I so love having the opportunity to get to see a beautiful, interesting photo like that inspire you to create such a lovely and detailed design as this! It's like I get to see just a glimpse of how your amazing mind works. You are one talented lady.
Thank you very much for your wonderful, positive comments, Amy and Lynn! I also collect seedpods, Lynn. They are such fascinating things from nature aren't they? :-)
Lovely, flowing, design, Rhonda...love all the interesting shapes and texture. Looks great in the yard view too. Fun to see your palette inspiration...I love (collect) seed pods and those are truly outstanding!
Oh, Rhonda, you have once again worked your landscape magic!!! the attention to detail and the colors are really something else!!! This would be so awesome as upholstery or drapery fabric....so very lovely!
Thank you so much for having such a close look at my design and for writing such a thoughtful and thought-provoking comment, Motyka!
Rhonda, this is stunning! The colors are so rich. For me, the textures and shapes flow and ebb, like a stream of conscious study of life from seeds. It really makes you stop and think about the importance of bottle trees and their seeds in such a harsh land.
Thank you very much for your lovely comments, Victoria, Angela and Lucie! :-)
Beautiful texture and palette!
Great design- so versatile for so many things!
Love this design, Rhonda! The colors and drawings are beautiful!
Thank you so much for your warm and thoughtful comments, Sylvie and Sylvie! :-)
Love this! Soft, gentle, earthy and interesting all at once :-)
Beautifully made, lovely earth tones !
Thank you for the awesome comments, Vicki and Cynthia, Boo, Penney, Sharon and Sigrid! Your lovely messages mean a lot to me! :-)
Great interesting design! Those warm brown colours of the beautiful Boab seed pods combined with the arid earth tones make a wonderful harmonious palette.
just beautiful! I love these earthy tones! best of luck Rhonda! xxx
I love this fabric! It is texturally interesting and has terrific rhythm. I would put this up in my beach house.
Fabulous inspiration and gorgeous execution. I love those seed pods and collect them sometimes as I walk through the carpark near where I work. How delightful to see them in this beautiful design!
Awesome design - the kind you can loose yourself in looking at the detail. Sumptuous colour use too. Well done you! :-)
Thank you very much for the thoughtful comment, Isabella! I really value your opinion! :-)
You have captured the essence of the dry season in the rich, earthy colours and wonderfully textured details of your brilliant, organic design. Masterfully crafted!
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Sabrina and Paula! :-)
So gorgeously earthy and beautiful, lovely pattern!
Love this design!The colors and technique are beautiful!
Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, Jana, Celia, Angel, Su, Arwen, Tina, Jasmin, Lori and Jill! I really appreciate your positive feedback! :-)
Beautiful design, I love where the inspiration came from too... I've never seen a Boab tree. I love those flower- like seed pods!
So pretty Rhonda! I had to look up a Boab tree....what a delightfully curious inspiration. The color palette just works beautifully.
Brilliant. Just love it.
Rhonda I adore this pattern The details and colors are wonderful !
I have been looking for the perfect fabric to make a shirt for myself. I think this may be the one. It's fabulous, Rhonda.
So pretty - and a truly lovely color scheme! And so interesting seeing your inspiration for both!
Really beautiful and fun!
The detail in this print is amazing!
This design is absolutely gorgeous Rhonda! I love all the wonderful textures and the color palette is just perfect for autumn!
Thank you so much for the lovely comments, Sue Ellen, Sannie, Vannina, Ruth, Shelly, Lia and Lisa! Reading them has made my morning!:-)
Rhonda - this is just gorgeous and voluptous! I am so in love with browns, every shade of brown, and this color palette makes me swoon. It seems so very Australian to me! Fantastic job.
Beautiful color palette for the theme, you created amazing textures and an awsome design!
Wow, I love this rich, but subtle design, Rhonda. It has a beautiful, quiet strength about it and I love how I don't immediately see the repeat. Very beautiful.
So rich in details, I love it
Beautiful, Rhonda! I like this composition with the colors of autumn. This would make a lovely skirt.
Wonderful patterns and great details. Love it!
I really like this, and I REALLY admire this skilled repeat! I would happily wear this, or decorate with it, or wrap packages with it, probably with a sky blue accompaniment of some sort, since these wide brown lands usually have a full dome of glorious blue over them.
Thank you very much for the wonderful comments, Alex, Amy, Janiece, Vo, Audra and Ceri! I was thrilled to read such positive feedback! Your observations are spot on, Ceri! That is just what I wanted people to see in this design! :-)
Beautiful Rhonda. Heat, dust, clay, earth, nature. Its all in there!
This would make a beautiful dress! The amount of detail is wonderful -- very rewarding to look at as a swatch.
Totally stellar Rhonda. I love it.
This design is absolutely gorgeous. The repeat is perfect. Reminds me of a real nice vintage piece. Really love this and would wear a frock with this pattern until it fell off me. This would make an awesome blazer type jacket for fall.
Perfect for Autumn!
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