Welcome to the Tropical Fusion Bloghop!

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 in art, fashion, pattern, textile | 30 Comments

Hello! I’m Femi Ford, an artist in NY, USA. I love painting, printmaking, and creating patterns for textiles!

PREVIOUS ARTIST:  Jennifer Rogers               NEXT ARTIST:  Tina Olssen of FYLLAYTA.
BLOGHOP START:  Groovity Surface Design

RADIANT RIO is the title I’ve given to my prints inspired by the Tropical Fusion theme and Pantone Color of the year, Radiant Orchid!


I imagined it on swim / resort wear.


And a co-ordinate print:


If you would like to see my Pinterest inspiration board featuring colors, moods, sights & sounds that inspired me, click below…

Screen shot 2014-01-17 at 7.55.54 PM

Make sure you watch this video to feel the energy of the Samba and the fabulous feather costumes!

Thanks for indulging me! To purchase my original textile designs please contact hunt+gather. For other products & gifts, please visit my SHOP page.

NEXT STOP! Now please continue your blog hop to by visiting
! Tina is from Stockholm, Sweden and her company is called FYLLAYTA, (a made up Swedish word, means something like “to fill a surface”).

Remember, if you would like to start from the beginning of the bloghop, click here to go to Groovity Surface Design and begin your pattern journey!
Thanks to Mary Tanana of Groovity Surface Design for organizing the hop, and to Lisa Rivas for the fabulous logo!

I’ll leave you with a print that didn’t quite fit my mood board, but was also made for the hop!





  1. Bethania Lima
    January 18, 2014

    Radiant Rio is adorable. Unique and full of energy. You made it again, dear Femi. Success.

  2. Maike
    January 18, 2014

    Fabulous – love it !

  3. Sandra Hill
    January 18, 2014

    These are fabulous designs! They REALLY stand out for me! Well done!

  4. Carrie
    January 18, 2014


  5. deborah velasquez
    January 18, 2014

    Beautiful and painterly….just gorgeous.

  6. anna
    January 18, 2014

    Lovely Femi!!

  7. Faye Brown
    January 18, 2014

    I love this design! looks great…

  8. Miranda
    January 18, 2014

    Gorgeous Femi!!!!

  9. Jolene
    January 18, 2014

    Love your prints! Great swimwear!

  10. Mary Tanana
    January 18, 2014

    LOVE all of these Femi!!! Awesome! They work perfectly on swimwear!

  11. Karla
    January 18, 2014

    great approach and fabulous design. congrats!

  12. sylvia tay
    January 18, 2014

    Dynamic and beautiful! Fab as always! 🙂

  13. Ellie Fidler
    January 19, 2014

    Fabulously dynamic designs Femi, love the swimwear too.

  14. Daniela
    January 19, 2014

    Beautiful prints like always, Femi, I’m a fan of your work. I like the digital approach, very trendy, but also love your last vintage design. Fab work!

  15. Marie Delisle Holmberg/Chickaprint
    January 19, 2014

    Very vibrant designs and perfect application on the bathing suit!

  16. L J Buck
    January 19, 2014

    Fantasic designs! Looks absolutely stunning on the swimsuit x

  17. Nina May
    January 19, 2014

    Super Wild and Lovely work Femi!

  18. Lisa Rivas
    January 19, 2014

    The Radiant Rio Collection is absolutely stunning! Fabulous work and presentation. 🙂

  19. Nika Martinez
    January 19, 2014

    Beautiful ! i love the presentation too !

  20. Anchobee Designs
    January 20, 2014

    Radiant it is! Beautiful

  21. Maggie Dawson
    January 20, 2014

    Fabulous designs, and a great swimsuit!

  22. trina
    January 20, 2014

    Gorgeous designs – love them all. A nice post too.

  23. Nicola Jones
    January 20, 2014

    Beautiful designs, I love the one that didn’t make it too!

  24. Tina
    January 20, 2014

    Wow Femi, fantastic work x

  25. Rebecca Stoner
    January 21, 2014

    Great collection and mock up Femi. I actually really like the bottom print!

  26. Dawn Clarkson
    January 21, 2014

    Perfect! I love the colour palette too! x

  27. Leska Hamaty
    January 21, 2014

    These patterns are wonderful with huge appeal on a array of products. Very nice!!

  28. Virginia
    January 21, 2014

    Gorgeous, you amaze and inspire me with how you keep your style flowing!
    The last pattern was my abso. fav!

  29. Wini
    January 23, 2014

    Hi Femi, Your designs are awesome. I especially like the complexity and layering in Radiant Rio. I would love to see this collection on swimwear in real life!

  30. nandita singh
    January 23, 2014

    Lovely patterns!

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