Playing Card Suits & King California Bear


For one of this week’s California bears for my Tumblr site, I used playing card suits as inspiration, and while working on it I felt something was missing – and the image of a playing card king came to mind – lightbulb! I thoroughly enjoyed playing around with the suits and king, rearranging them until the pattern suited my taste. There’s a corner of my brain that loves order, pattern, geometry and repetition – and this project loves to excite those particular neurons!


The best part of my 50 States of California project is that I get to use all types of media – be it watercolour, ink, found objects or digital – I remain inspired to come up with new bears.