Oh, but what’s the point?

Sep 2
Fifteen new backgrounds for you. Some of these have been sitting on my computer for a while, because I keep debating whether or not I should be posting all my work online. Oh, but what’s the point of keeping all these things hidden? Doesn’t do anybody any good. So here’s a particularly eclectic batch, including one design that took about four days to make and another that I hastily sketched in an airport while waiting for a delayed flight.

-Sarah

My second favorite color is rainbow

Jun 13
I just added 13 new backgrounds, which is kind of a lot. And I have more new stuff waiting in the wings, so prepare for pattern overkill.

Since I’ve made so many of these things I figured it was time to get moderately organized. Now you can filter all the available patterns by color, a functionality I added solely because I am a nice person. By adding this code I learned that jQuery plug-ins will work within a WordPress context and also that my second favorite color is rainbow.

-Sarah

Bubble wrap and Exploded Ink

Apr 29
Eight new backgrounds have just been added. This group was made with India ink, bubble wrap, stamps from the Brooklyn flea market and the ink from a dry erase marker I tampered with (I ignore warning stickers about exploding ink, you know, because I’m a rebel).

I also have a Tumblr now, for posting stuff that I didn’t make. It’s mostly pretentious literary quotes, old photos (like the one above), and animated gifs of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

-Sarah

Holy hiatus, Batman!

Mar 25
Holy hiatus, Batman!
I haven’t updated for a long time due to crazier than usual life circumstances. I’ve moved three times in six months and at one point was working like four jobs at the same time. But the clouds from the hurricane are starting to dissipate (and yes there was a literal hurricane, plus a minor earthquake and a small fire) so now I can get back to updating this stupid site again, though probably with less frequency than before.

I’ve updated the look of this place just a little bit, so if anything looks a little skewed or misaligned then it might just be temporary.

Other than that, four new backgrounds for today, plus hopefully many more to come!

Cheers,
Sarah

Taco Napkins Are My Canvas

Oct 28
Just added eight new backgrounds, including two kinda silly skeleton-themed ones for Halloween.

And probably for the first time ever I didn’t use Illustrator to make any of these. In fact they’re mostly made with office supplies and old taco napkins. Let no one accuse me of not be resourceful.
Happy Halloween!
-Sarah

I wanna be sedated

Sep 18
Eight new backgrounds are up. Most all in black and white, since being in New York kinda makes me wish I had an alternate career as a punk rocker.

Cheers,
Sarah

This Stuff’s Made in New York City!

Aug 4
I’ve added seven new backgrounds for you today. I’m working on an eleven-year-old laptop with a battery that scalds people and a CD-ROM drive so dysfunctional that I now use it to store small notes. Also my fancy new(ish) digital camera has sadly been broken, presumably after taking a beating on the mean streets of the Big Apple. So if these images look a little more primitive than normal, it’s because they are.

I am still technically on vacation. This is like one of those vacations where like, you know, you get a part-time job and pay rent and sign up for classes and get a library card…

Love,
Sarah

BOO I Am Just Going to Draw Some Cowboys

Jun 26
I decided that I was going to create a unified group of patterns, much like fabric collections that get released every season. How did that go? Frankly, not great.
There are some pretty florals here, but they are all done in different styles- photorealism, art deco, something vaguely Japanese…
Consistency is not my forte, apparently.

So then I was like BOO I am just going to draw some cowboys.
These are all people that were involved in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, which was a big deal at the turn of the century.

-Sarah

Miles of Tiles

Jun 3
Hiya.
There are twelve new backgrounds available today. I don’t usually do such big updates, but by adding these latest images I’m hitting a milestone: 300 patterns. I can’t believe I’ve made this many. Admittedly some are pretty crap but I’m talking quantity today, people.

Anyway, here we go again. Click on an image below for the full repeat, or see all 300 here.

Many thanks to all the readers of this blog. I could not have made it this far without the encouragement and feedback I’ve received over the years.
-Sarah

Kiss Them For Me

May 14
Hiya. Six new backgrounds are now up!
To make this group of patterns, I used acrylic paint, markers, a circle template, design software, and um… lipstick.
Enjoy!
-Sarah