Flowers in Abundance

I’ve had a number of requests for floral designs lately. Maybe it has do with the brutal winter we’re having — I know I’m ready to start thinking about spring. I haven’t done alot of florals in the past so this has been an interesting challenge. It’s not that I don’t like florals, on the contrary. But since florals are such a popular and enduring theme for artists and designers I just wasn’t sure what I could bring to the party. But once I got going I had a lot of fun working with flowers. Here’s a sampling of what I’ve been working on.

(All products shown are mock-ups. Artwork is available for licensing.)

Cutting Garden by Kris Ruff-blog

Wild Flowers by Kris Ruff-blogPoppies by Kris Ruff-blogLazy Daisy by Kris Ruff-Blog

Toning it Down

It has been a busy few weeks since my last post. I’ve been working with a couple great companies developing new products that will be on store shelves this spring. Among them will be a line of coffee mugs (40 different mugs in all!) as well as my first quilting fabric collection. I look forward to showing them off as soon as I get samples.

In the mean time, I wanted to share a different look. The last couple posts featured lots of bright colors, which I love, but sometimes a more subtle color palette is just what you need. Warm greys and muted tones add a level of sophistication to products like accessories. And table settings in subtle hues are so versatile and allow your meal to take center stage.

While this monotone look may not have the same punch as more colorful options,  I don’t think you’ll find it boring either.

(All products shown are mock-ups and the artwork is available for licensing.)

Beach Bags ©2013 Kris Ruff Grey Placesettings 2 ©2013 Kris Ruff Grey Messenger bags ©2013 Kris Ruff Grey placesettings 1 ©2013 Kris Ruff


Meet Mosh. It has the same feel as my Whatzit pattern, but Mosh is a little more rowdy, making it a good choice for youthful products like backpacks, swim trunks water bottles and cell phone covers. I can also imagine it on skateboard decks, chalk bags, even snowboard jackets.

(All products shown are mock-ups. Mosh is available for licensing in all categories.)



It’s another grey day in Minnesota with another snowstorm on the way. Snow in late April makes me crabby, so it seems the perfect time to introduce BLOOM, my new floral pattern. The possibilities for Bloom are endless, from tabletop to accessories, bedding, bath and more. It’s cheerful and modern, lively and simple. Perfect if you need a little springtime in your life right now.

(All products shown are mock-ups. Bloom is available for licensing in all categories.)bloom-for-blog