Friday, January 30, 2015

Add fun to your year

Nearly February it's time for new pattern of the month and calendar page and this months calendar girl is Aquarius. Happy birthday to  all the free spirited Aquarians.

Have  a good weekend X X

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Submitting your work top tips - from Uppercase Magazine.

Image Uppercase Magazine ©2015 Photo Jarrod Linton

Hello I wanted to share with you this newsletter from Uppercase Magazine about the new up and coming book The Uppercase  Compendium of Craft and Creativity.

I had a big surprise last night to see my work featured in the newsletter. I think it has some top tips on submitting your work to magazines and book submissions. Originally I decided to have a go at submitting my work as I am working on a new website. I thought the questionnaire for the submission and getting images of my working process would spur me into action.  Also help communicate my creative story. Create some interesting new content for my website.

I also realised to achieve my goal I needed help. So my husband  helped with my photos and I had a friend who is very good at writing check my text for me. Both skills, photography and writing are skills I am not good at. If your thinking of submitting your work to any magazine, blog or book I think  going through the submission process with Uppercase Magazine  really helped me to bring up thoughts about communicating  my work process, my passion for the work  I do,why  I am creative and influencers in my creativity.

Check out the lovely work featured from other artists in the newsletter.

Juni Tan's

Cleo Papanikolas

Kirrily Walker

If your a creative or crafts person reading this post there is still time to submit your work to this new and exciting book.

Newsletter here

Submission process here

Image Uppercase Magazine ©2015 Photo Jarrod Linton

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lilla Rogers Mats Boot Camp Gallery is now open

 Yeah the first Gallery of Lilla Rogers Boot camp is now open. Grab yourself some eye candy.

Visit the gallery here

You can join the fun too registration is open for a few days. here

Monday, January 26, 2015

Geo Pop Susse Collection Spring Summer 2015

Preview Issuu Catalogue here

Freshen  up your world with the new collection Geo Pop new collection for spring 2015.

Pops of colours and over layering shapes makes for a happy collection available in lots of products  at the Susse collection Society6 Store. There you will find products from prints,tote bags, pillows and much more to brighten up your home and wardrobe. All the geometric designs have recently been published in the new publication  Geometric by the world famous blog Print and Pattern.
I have decided to release the published patterns for sale at my Society6 Store. I hope you enjoy these fun patterns and find something to brighten up your spring this year.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

From my desk this week- Colour Play

Hello from my desk this week. Here are some of my designs I came up with on the first assignment with Lilla Rogers Boot camp. I have to admit I did find this a challenging assignment. The resource for the project was Edwardian Brooches and I found the subject matter hard to work with. However as I worked on my mini part of the assignment I found that I really got into the project. The  final assignment was to design a journal cover using icons created from Edwardian Brooches research.

I loved the suggested colour pallet to design with.  One of my creative goals this year is to expand the colour pallet I use in my designs. I was really inspired by the gem colours in the brooches. I managed to generate so many different combinations of designs. I am really happy that I have taken boot camp again as I feel like that I can really stretch and grow more.

As you can see, I did have a hard time choosing the final design to showcase on the January Gallery.

Everyone on Boot camp have really made some amazing designs and so well presented so stop by next week and check out the lovely designs on show.

You can see my final design below.

                                     Final design which will go live on the gallery next week.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Print and Pattern Geometric Book - Thank you Print and Pattern

Copyright Lawrence King Publishing & Print and Pattern 2015

Copyright Lawrence King Publishing & Print and Pattern 2015

Copyright Lawrence King Publishing & Print and Pattern 2015
I am really excited to share the new published book by the famous blog Print and Pattern called Geometric. It's amazing this time last year I was sending files for this book and one year on I have the final printed pages sitting on my desk. I have followed Print and Pattern blog from the beginning so I really appreciate having my designs featured in this book. A huge thank you Print & Pattern for featuring my work.

The book is beautiful resource of 101 designers and studios great reference book for your library in your studio.

So many of  my favourite designers are featured to many to list but here are few of my favourites and I am sure you will find your favourites too.

The book is now available in the UK and published by Lawerence King.

Friday, January 9, 2015

The London Print Show - Patternbank

 Next week Patternbank will be exhibiting at The London Print Design Fair and I added lots of new  fresh fashion prints for SP/SM 2016 to the on-line showroom over the holidays. Patternbank will be  showing many prints on fabric at the show. If your buyer you can visit the show or you can't make it  along you can visit the on-line showroom.

The show is on next week 14/15 January 2015 at Business design centre in Islington London.

Patternbank will also be showing Paris next month at Premier Vision.

From my desk this week- New things

Hello from my desk this week. First week back in 2015 and it has been so busy and lots of  new things going on already.
I am back at  Lilla Rogers Boot Camp again and having a great time and meeting lots of new artists and saying hello to fellow boot campers from last year.

I am trying some new things out this year. One of them is  Instagram. To be honest I really didn't want to be involved in another social media network. I am actually really liking this one the most. I find it a chore to be on facebook and twitter I don't mind so much.
I decided to try it out for a year and just document my creative year and see how things grow. So now you can follow from my desk everyday whats going on in the studio and things that inspire me. In terms of working on boot camp it really feels like a virtual studio sharing comments and images of work with fellow bootcampers which has been really nice this week.

Here are few images things I have been working on  boot camp mini play time with gems this week on Instagram

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Happy New Year add fun to your year.

Hello and Happy New Year. Back at my desk today and getting my plans for 2015 into action.
I know it's already the 6th of January but here is a new calendar page for you to brighten up your
wall on a dark January day. It's really really dark here in London feel like saying  did someone forget put the lights on outside.

This year I decided to make a theme of Zodiac girls for my wee calendar project this year.
Meet Miss Capricorn zodiac girl for January. Happy birthday month to fellow Capricorns.

Great to be back and I hope you have a really wonderful year in 2015. X X