Posts Tagged ‘backgrounds’

Yeah Science!

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

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Twelve new backgrounds are up.
This set is made using a digital microscope, so in other words these are made with SCIENCE. These have all been digitally manipulated from their original slides. I’m not interested in identifying what the original animal/vegetable/mineral forms were, mostly because I didn’t write it down but also because I think it distracts from what I’m going for here, which is just wallpapers.

The last time I took a science class was over 10 years ago, so it’s been interesting wading in the shallow end of a very deep and very different pool. Most of these patterns made themselves: I found Keith Haring paintings trapped cross sections of mushrooms, perfect chevrons in tree barks, cherry blossoms in blood cells. Micro-photography is certainly not a hobby for the squeamish, but it’s been really interesting to catch a glimpse of the strange stained-glass of the natural world.

More to come, I’m sure, since now I own a freaking microscope.

Cheers,
Sarah

A Dash of RuPaul’s Wisdom

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Tartan BackgroundTrinity Headstone BackgroundSlate BackgroundIndigo Block Print BackgroundGrate BackgroundPurple Shells BackgroundCrumpled Abstract BackgroundAbstract Sunny BackgroundCoral Zebra BackgroundRuPaul BackgroundRed Plaid BackgroundPink Flower BackgroundSilhouette Leaves BackgroundIndia Red BackgroundGlitter Fleur BackgroundStarshine Background

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Greetings,
Here are 16 new backgrounds for you.
This set has some strange inspirations, including the headstones at the Trinity Church Cemetery, the family tartan, Indian block prints and a dash of RuPaul’s wisdom.

Cheers,
Sarah

You Can Pin Me Anytime You Want To

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Polka Dots BackgroundWest Broadway Watusi Background
Lepidoptera Background
Scribbles Background
Blue Vases Background
Spanish Tile Background
Pink Flamingos Background
Clouds Background
Indian Teal Background
Paisley Background
Milagros Background
Eyes Background
Central Park Leaves Background

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Hiya. Thirteen new backgrounds today. I go to great lengths to make these, and went to four different boroughs of NYC to make this batch. It was pretty arduous, I had to take this boat ride on a summer day and then I had to take a walk in a park. Suffering for my art these days. Totes planning to cut off an ear soon.

I’ve updated all the background pages to contain Pinterest links, so now you can pin me anytime you want to. It took a while to make this update since there are over 400 pages, plus I had to write like 4 lines of PHP and that was pretty terrifying. Please pin something so my many hours were not spent in vain.

But seriously there are now over 400 repeating backgrounds available.

Cheers,
Sarah

I’ll Be Damned If I’m Not Fancy

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Park Slope Background
Aspen Background
Carmel
Miraflores Background
Tenerife Background
Guanajuato Background
Samarkand Background
Amalfi Background
St Moritz Background
Vail Background
Varadero Background
Marbella Background
La Fortuna Background
Basseterre Background
Kashmir Background

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Fifteen new backgrounds. Does anyone still visit now I’ve stopped updating regularly and Google reader is dead?

I’ve made some progress career-wise lately, and have come to the terrifying realization that the chasm between me and a successful person is not as wide as previously believed (thanks for nothing, recession). In that spirit, I’ve decided to name all the backgrounds in this group after resort destinations and ritzy neighborhoods, because that is what I assume a fancy designer would do. And I’ll be damned if I’m not fancy!

Cheers,
Sarah

Tempest-Tossed

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Regal Dots Fleur-de-Lis BackgroundFalling Floral BackgroundBlue Ink Swirl backgroundBeetles and Flowers BackgroundPyramids and Triangles BackgroundSeafoam Green Art Deco BackgroundBottlecaps Background

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Seven new backgrounds today. Lately I’ve been working like crazy, and after staring at a computer screen for six days I just can’t bring myself to open Photoshop on my one day off. But now I have some natural-disaster enforced free time. Hurricane Sandy knocked out power at my workplace and flooded the subways I need to get there.

I was extremely lucky, I never lost power, and the only marks of Sandy in my immediate neighborhood are downed trees. There are a lot of people who have been through and continue to face much more dire effects from this storm, so please keep them in your thoughts.

-Sarah

Oh, but what’s the point?

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Summer in Siam Pink Floral Background
Desert Flowers Background
Cactus background
Popsicles Background
One Line background
Black Ink Spots Background
Pueblo Background
Leaves and Spots on Green Background
Butterfly BackgroundBooks BackgroundPink Dots BackgroundOrange Blossom BackgroundCity Map BackgroundWatercolor Dots BackgroundBlue Swirl Background

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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

Garmnt Giveaway

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

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Garmnt gray background
Garmnt Facebook Promotion

Since I moved to New York I’ve met some terribly cool people. One of them is my friend/co-worker/general badass Andrew, who is the co-founder of Garmnt. Garmnt is (I quote) “a personal styling service for you, your mom and everyone in betweensies” that offers personal shopping, closet audits, event styling, and fashion consultations. And I suspect they’d be totally cool with having brunch with you on weekends if you asked.

This week you could win a free appointment with founders Andrew and Houston if you can get 25 of your friends to like Garmnt on Facebook. Details here. Hurry, the giveaway ends on August 6th!
In case you don’t live in the New York City area, you can still snag one of these fashion-y backgrounds I’ve designed for the occasion.

Cheers,
Sarah

My second favorite color is rainbow

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Gothic Lace Background
Lend a Hand Background
Peach floral background
Diamond fold Background
Orange opium background
Circles on Yellow Background
Green and Orange Background
Angles Background
Paper cranes Background
Watercolor Dots Background
Hot Mess Background
Blue swoop Background

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I just added twelve 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

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Cinnamon Background
Condiments Background
Tattoo skulls and hearts background
Pennant background
Brooklyn Flea Market Stamps Background
Blue Hearts Background
Blue Ink Background
Ditzy Floral Background

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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).

Old Photo, found at the Hells Kitchen Flea Market

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!

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

Seeds
Feral
States
Scandinavian

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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