Nestled in the hills, surrounded by woods, water and the lush green pastures of the Finger Lakes Region in New York State, the outdoors is fertile ground for Diane Sullivan Designs.
I love the changing seasons and am a four season outdoor enthusiast, which gives me all the inspiration I need to create beautiful patterns. My camera and sketchpad are always with me on my adventures.
Creating is part of my lineage. A family of carpenters, quilters, tailors, knitting and crafting enthusiasts brought me into "making" at an early age. Quilting and sewing my own clothing has always been a passion. I have been doing photography for years and had maybe a slight "obsession" with textures and patterns in nature. I have oodles of photographs that have quietly waited for a chance to come alive in some form. Little did I know how they would ease into my pattern design. I am also a potter, and my surface designs are making their way into my clay, which I am so excited about!
I am a self-taught pattern designer. Once I started, I was "bitten" by the bug and haven't looked back. It is the perfect compliment to all of the mediums I work with. My happy place is when I am creating.
I create something new every day. I believe creativity is a critical piece of living a life fully engaged.
My favorite quote - "what will you do with this one wild and precious life?" - Mary Oliver
My favorite color is red.
"handmade" is one of my favorite words.
I am a four-season outdoor enthusiast. And yes, I LOVE the snow! The more, the better.
I embrace change and I like variety. Good thing about that is I get to change my home decor a lot!