Author Archives: Rachel Fontenot

About Rachel Fontenot

Hi y'all! I'm Rachel Fontenot, an artist, poet and surface designer who is passionate about color and pattern, poetry, the great outdoors and art history. I also love to crochet and knit, scrapbook and make handmade cards. All of which you will find on this blog! My artwork and patterns are happy, peaceful and full of color as are all the things my happy hands find to create. I'm a native of the colorful and eclectic city of New Orleans where I currently live with my wonderful hubby of 20+ years marriage. Welcome!

The Surface Pattern Design Guide

Here it is! It finally arrived! Uppercase Magazine, issue #32, the Surface Pattern Design Guide and guess who’s in it… ME! I was so excited when submissions opened last fall to be featured in this issue. Yet, I was nervous, didn’t feel ready and worried … Continue reading

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Uppercase Magazine

I’m so excited to announce that my art was selected to be featured in Uppercase Magazine, issue 32, as part of their Surface Pattern Design Guide which features seasoned and up-and-coming designers! I’m an up-and-coming surface pattern designer and I’m honored and oh … Continue reading

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Happy Fall Y’all

Happy Fall y’all! That’s a cute little saying that’s popular in the South these days. The other day, I heard my 73 year old Auntie say it in her lovely Southern accent and it was so cute and sweet that I … Continue reading

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Be Kind

Hello! It’s been a while. A long while. Over the summer, my hubby embarked upon a new business adventure and needed my help. So I’ve been busy helping him make his dreams come to life! What a joy to help him! It’s always a wonderful thing … Continue reading

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My New Etsy Shop!

Hi y’all! It’s been a while. A long while. But I promise I’ve been a productive creative busy bee! With what, you ask? An online shop! For the past few months, I’ve been setting up my Etsy shop. It’s something … Continue reading

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White Out Poetry

So, this is what I’m into right now at this very moment in time… White Out Poetry. Totally inspired by Lynn Whipple, creative adventurer extraordinaire and teacher of  WordPlay Painting. Take this workshop… it will expand your world! I want to dash … Continue reading

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Sea Doodles

Sanibel Island, Florida… Part 3 The beach, a sketchbook and pen in hand… bliss! These are some of the doodles I did in-between sea shell collecting on Sanibel Island. This first one was done with some natural charcoal I found … Continue reading

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