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Here’s another bit of good news that I should have shared a long time ago. Back in March I was featured on the Print and Pattern blog where some of my trays were showcased.

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Anyone that is into surface pattern design knows that the Print and Pattern Blog is THE blog that EVERYONE wants to be featured in, so it’s a great privilege to get a feature there. I’m doing a happy dance :)

You can read the blog post here.

Thank you Marie for the feature!

Here’s another bit of news that I should have shared a long time ago. Back in March this year I was featured in the Pattern Observer blog. There’s a short bio about me and some images of my work. Please take a look :)

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Thank you Pattern Observer!

Hey Darling Polish was inspired by my pattern Natural Leaves to create her nail art.

Take a look:

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Isn’t that nice? What a great way to wear patterns!

Here’s my print applied on variety of products

Natural Leaves Surface Pattern Design by Claudia Owen

As you might know by now I’m part of this wonderful group called Circle of Designers. Circle of Designers is a label that has been conceived so that independent artists can easily transform their ideas into marketable environmentally friendly textile products.

Our motto ‘art based textiles with eco intent’ best describes the intentions of the group. We use earth friendly inks which are waterbased and soil certified whilst respecting how things are made in the supply chain.

Each designer brings their own unique look and signature to the group. The original items are carefully made from natural fabrics including hemp that has to be specially sourced – nothing is mass produced. The fabric is made up into different styles from the range – from A-line skirts, kaftan dresses to scarves, bags & shrugs.

This is my first range of eco friendly silk scarves that I produced with the group and I look forward to putting together my next collection!

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If you would like to take a look at the whole range of work that the Circle has produced please take a look at the Circle of Designers website.

I recently delivered more goodies at the Handmade Shop so while I was there I took some photos of my designs in the shop.

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This is the beautiful jewellery work of Janet from In My Element Glass Design.

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 These are some of my journals, pencil cases and ring binders.

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You could spend hours and hours in that shop. There are so many beautiful things to look at and the best part about it is that everything is so unique!

So this time I delivered some wrapping paper, cards, full length leggings and some more scarves.

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These are some of my full length leggings.

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My beautiful shelf space :)

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Some of my wrapping paper designs.

The shop is located in City Walk, 20 Allara Street, Canberra. So if you are in Canberra or you are visiting Canberra make sure you go and take a look. The shop has an amazing collection of work bursting with the finest Australian design.

Here’s something I should have shared weeks ago. Back in March I was featured on Style Curator.  Style Curator is an Australian blog founded by the talented Gina Ciancio. The blog is for people who appreciate design and want regular inspiration and ideas to create a more stylish home.

Weeks before the interview Gina and I got together at a local coffee shop here in Canberra and had a great chat about work and other things. After our chat she put together this beautiful piece about my work (and actually made me sound normal and coherent!)

Here’s a quick sneak of the article and if you would like to read it please go to the Style Curator Blog.

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Thank you Gina!

Hello you gorgeous thing!

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This was probably one of the last flowers in the garden. I’m really looking forward to spring!

Here’s another bit of news that I should have shared weeks ago. Back in March I did the Canberra CommUnity Twilight Markets located in Fyshwick.

This is what my stall looked like:

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Here I am, happy and excited to be at the markets! And as you would expect, I’m wearing my own leggings :)

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Ivette was my assistant for the day (She’s also wearing one of my scarves :) ). Thank you for all your help!

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This is Janet from In My Element Glass Design my wonderful neighbour for the day.

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I was also displaying some the cards from Venerate, which is my other Etsy shop where I sell handmade cards.

I can’t wait for the day when I can have my own shop and have a permanent place where I can display my work.

It was a really fun day and I look forward to doing a market again (once it gets a little warmer).

I should have shared this news weeks ago but you can now find a number of my designs at Handmade Canberra!

This is what my first delivery of goods to the shop looked like:

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I delivered all kinds of goodies including: leggings, scarves, throw pillows, clipboards, ring binders, pencil cases, and journals.

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The shop is located in City Walk, 20 Allara Street, Canberra. So if you are in Canberra or you are visiting Canberra make sure you go and take a look. The shop has an amazing collection of work bursting with the finest Australian design.

Once in a while I’m contacted by students who have school assignments and want to ask me questions about me and my work. I must admit, it’s an honour to be asked to do these types of things. It’s great to know that these students have found me and that they would like to use my work for their assignments. It’s so sweet :) Today, I wanted to share a section of a short interview I did for a student in the UK a few months ago.

1. What are your inspirations
My inspiration comes from many places but I’m particularly drawn to geometric and strong bold patterns. There are a many things that spark my creativity, such as architecture, photography, nature or simply taking a trip to a new place.

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2. What are your working philosophies
I believe in finding meaning in the work that you do and that hard work, determination and focus will get you closer to your dreams.

3. What are the main materials that you use?
For my hand drawn work I like to use pen and paper. I use different types of pens, graphite pencils of different weights and I even use ball pen as it can provide a different textures and effects. For my digital work I use Illustrator and Photoshop.

4. Which techniques/processes do you use?
When I work using illustrator I like to hand draw my illustrations and then I scan them in and adjust and color them digitally. Once all my motifs are created I put them in repeat or create design mock-ups depending on what is needed.

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5. Which movement do you see yourself in and why?
A lot of the artwork that I’ve created to date tends to be mostly abstract and I also have created a lot of work that is geometric. I’m not sure if these belong to a ‘movement’ as such but they seem to be the kind of style that comes naturally to me.

6. Do you belong to any groups?
I’m part of a number of groups including Cultivate Art Collective which is a group that supports artists and helps exhibit at international trade shows such as Surtex and Printsource.

I’m also a member of Circle of Designers where we aim to bring eco-friendly textile products into the marketplace.

I’m also part of a number of online Facebook groups with people who share similar interest and where the main objective of the group is to provide moral support and share knowledge.

7. Have you received any awards etc.?
I haven’t received any awards to date.

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8: If you have any of the following could you send me links to a blog, website, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest.
This is where you can find me:
Claudia Owen Blog, WebsiteTwitterFlicker and Pinterest.

I also have a Facebook page and I’m also on Instagram.
Facebook and Instagram.

9: Have you written any books?
I haven’t written any books yet but this is definitely on my to do list!

This is something I should have shared weeks ago but I haven’t had a chance to share the good news until now.

I now have some of my card designs at Finestationery.com! and I’m super excited about this!

These are all the designs I have right now:

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At Fine Stationery you will find an amazing range of stationery and cards for just about any occasion that you can think of. Currently, I have Valentine’s Day Cards only but I’m hoping to add new designs soon!

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I must admit, I’m honoured for my name to be next to such amazing talented people including: Alisse Courter, Angie Sandy, Khristian Howell, Lilian Cohen, Nicole Tamarin and Renee Pulve. They are incredibly talented ladies and I’m happy for my name to be next to theirs!

Now that Surtex is out of the way I’ve had some time to update my About page and My Work page. I’ve added more information about all the work that I’ve been doing so that it reflects all the things I’ve done over the years and to show the kind of experience that I have.

I also added photo galleries of my work, like the one below, to include some of my recent collections.

I think I could still organise sections better but I guess this is a good start!

Please take a look and let me know what you think :)

I love dinnerware and I dream of having my own collection of dinnerware one day. For Surtex I prepared a few dinnerware mock ups in the hope that I can get a manufacturer interested in one of these designs. Fingers crossed!

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There’s only 1 day to go until Surtex! Cultivate Art Collective and Cultivate Art Agency will be in booth 222 so make sure you stop by and say hello!

Here’s another sneak peak of what you’ll see at the show:

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Artists featured at Surtex are:

Susanne Kasielke, Angela KilpatrickAshley LoteckiGabriella Buckingham, Cyndi PfeifferBetsey Hodson, Claudia Owen, Natalie Williamson, Irene Chan, Susan K. Weckesser, Sophie Brabbins, May Leong, Sherry LondonRhiannon Connelly, Adrienne Vita, Este Macleod and Amy Reber.

As part of my Surtex portfolio I’ve created a number of product mock ups to help people visualise what the designs would like on products. Here are some of the mock ups I made:

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Now that Surtex is just around the corner I decided to update my Print and Pattern ad with a mini version of my Surtex flyer and here it is!

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It’s tiny! I’m really hoping that people see it :)

In preparation for my debut at Surtex I have been updating my online design gallery. I have at least 80 design collections in my design library at the moment and I have lots more designs to add in the coming weeks. If you are a manufacturer or art director and would like to take a look at my design gallery please fill out the form here and I will give you access to it. The designs on my online gallery are available for licensing and outright purchase.

Here’s a small sample of what you can find in my design gallery:

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Here’s a little sneak peak of what I’ll be exhibiting at Surtex.

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It’s almost show time!

Yes, I’m finally going to Surtex! This is the first time that I will have my work at Surtex and I’m very happy about that! Unfortunately, I don’t get to go in person this year but sending my work it’s a dream come true!

Surtex is the premier tradeshow devoted to selling and licensing original art and design for all types of products including stationery, giftware, toys, publishing, home wares and lots more. It is anticipated that there will be around 6,000 people in attendance from 49 countries. So it is huge!

The show will be held in May 17-19, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center New York City.

This is my Surtex flyer:

Claudia Owen Surtex 2015 flyer

Surtex is the type of show that every designer dreams of exhibiting at and having the chance to speak to businesses and manufacturers from all around the world.

If you are going to Surtex make sure to visit booth 222. My work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency and I will have my best prints and patterns at the show.

Are you ready for Mother’s Day this Sunday 10th May? I hope you are!

If you aren’t quite ready yet, I’ve got something that might just be what you need. I’ve put together a beautiful Mother’s Day printable that will help you set up a gorgeous breakfast in bed for your mum.

Mums do so much for us and it’s nice to make them feel special by doing something for them. One of the simplest ways to say thank you is by preparing a gorgeous breakfast in bed just for her. This printable will help you get the right look for the masterpiece you will put together in the kitchen.

Unfortunately, I can’t help you with the cooking but I can definitely help you with some ideas. To help you cook something yummy for your mum I’ve put together a board on Pinterest with a number of recipe ideas.

There are savoury and sweet little treats for every mum! Personally, I can’t resist a savoury little something, anything with eggs and spinach is good for me!

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The printable includes:

  • Mother’s Day card
  • Placemat
  • Tea bag paper label
  • World’s Best Mum badge
  • Flags with four different words. Yum! I love you, Delish and Love
  • Gift tag
  • Happy Mother’s Day round flag
  • Mother’s Day gift voucher­­

The printable is available from my Etsy shop and it comes with instructions on how to put it together so you’ll know exactly what to do.

The printable comes in Australian and American English spelling.

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For monochrome mad Dad on Father's Day- the perfect gift of a heat/cold pack by @jazminbellau to soothe aches and pains away and a gorgeous journal in 'black symmetry' design by @claudiaowenblog for thoughtful jottings and note-taking.

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