Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Add fun to your year

A little behind on my people and patterns project  so no posting on instagram lately. I had a sick Rocket last week and now school holidays this week. I did mange to get Miss Gemini pattern finished before the end of May yeah. So here it is my lovely Gemini friends ( I seem to know a lot of you guys) Happy birthday to you all. Enjoy  this months calendar page see you next week X X

Friday, May 22, 2015

My portfolio is now on-line at the AOI website

My portfolio is now live at the association of illustrators website so have a peak. Here are few of my favourite pieces plant pots and the happy spoon.  Visit my web page here

From my desk this weeks- Crazy Sea Creatures

Hello from my desk this week. Here are my crazy sea creatures. Final designs for May boot camp at Lilla Rogers Boot camp assignment. The brief was to mash up patterns and drawings of sea creatures and apply them to plates. Here are the patterns here are the finished plates. The gallery will be open next week. So check out everyones cool designs. Here

Have a great weekend X X

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hello Phone I-phonewallpaper CO.

I happy to say my Hello phone pattern is now available at the I-Phonewallpaper Company. Need to add fun to your phone or tablet download here  
Please remember to share : ).

Friday, May 15, 2015

From my desk this week- People in Patterns

Hello from my desk this week. A little peak at some personal work I have been working on an on going project about people in patterns from different countries. So far I created Scotland,Mexico and Russia. Sometimes it's good to just play and see how things grow. I thought you might enjoy seeing a few pieces that I worked on this week. To keep up this project I have committed to posting on Instagram  
( daily?? I will try) so you can follow my project here. Have a great weekend. X X

Monday, May 11, 2015

From my desk this week- Happy Sea Creatures

Hello from my desk. Last week was all about happy dancing sea creatures and pretty patterns. Another mini assignment from Lilla Rogers design school. I have been under the ocean and creating happy princess prawns,dancing sailor crabs and disco Cray fish. I am working on the main assignment which is fun range of table ware for the home decor market. watch this space
for a crazy mash up.
Here's a few more sketchbook peaks.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Mother's day USA Promo Vida.

Just let you know Vida are running a special promo for mother's day use the promo code MOMSRULE  for free shipping in the US only until 10th of May 2015. 

From my desk this week - A journey

Hello from my desk this week. Look above here is my final submission for the April gallery at Lilla's design school assignment boot camp. The gallery is now open so check out the link here to find out a little more about the Global Art Gathering and the cool poster designs everyone came up with  here
Look below my creative journey making this piece. I have to say this was the toughest assignments I have done to date at Boot Camp. I am not sure if it was because there was a prize involved with the submission putting on the pressure. The lack of creative time with looking after Rocket during the school holidays and not having enough play time with my creative work. Or was it just thinking more in a graphic way. My roots are in pattern design so Yes! I had a hard time trying to really convey a message rather than something decorative applied to an object.
I enjoyed creating the illustrative elements and even trying out hand lettering. I had  many quick sketch layouts as you can see below by no means perfect drawings. When I have a flood of ideas my sketchbook and pen are like a printer connected to my brain.  The images have to come out in note form on the page. Anyway I thought I would share the behind the scenes with my sketch books and layouts for the poster (I ended up with about 20 different layouts) No wonder I went a bit bannas on this project.
In the end for me I wasn't so concerned about winning a prize but just rising to the challenge and getting my piece finished and in the gallery.Taking note of the whole experience. I soon discovered it was also a hard assignment for fellow boot campers. I guess as creative and working to briefs we can all go through those feelings of self doubt and but then happiness in pushing though new boundaries.

Have a lovely weekend. X X