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So my first RAW show was last Friday and I’ve finally had a few spare minutes to write about the show and share a few pictures. First of all, I have to say that I loved the experience! I loved that I was able to show my work to a large group of people and talk to them about what I do and get feedback.

To prepare for the show I had a small set up in a corner of the house with everything that I was going to be showing on the night. It was very useful and it was great practice to help me work out how I would display all my work.

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Here’s my wonderful assistant for the day. She helped me with the set up and with all kinds of things on the lead up to the show. If you are doing the show, make sure you have someone help you with the set up on the day. It took us around 2 hours to set it up for the night!

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Busy setting up for the show. You know what I love the most about this photo is that I’m surrounded by bright colours and patterns. This is exactly how I have imagined my life and this is exactly how I want to spend the rest of my life!

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Here I am, happy and a little nervous, as the doors of the venue were about to be open to the public!

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The dress I’m wearing is also my own design :)

Another thing you’ll probably need for the show is a big car. I had a relatively large set up and I also had large pieces of furniture. I drive a small car (it’s a little Honda Jazz) and crazy me thought I could fit my entire booth in my car… Well… That was never going to happen! I could barely fit all my things in my husband’s car and he has a twice as much storage space in his car! I should have taken a photo of our fully packed car so you’ll just have to imagine a car fully packed to the roof! I could not see a single thing through the rear view mirror! And my sister’s face, who was sitting on the passenger seat next to me, was right up against the front windscreen!

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And this, the most dreaded part of the show. Getting onstage! It wasn’t that bad, just a few simple questions but for someone who isn’t used to public speaking it’s a little nerve wrecking!

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I also included a number of little tags with a short description about the work I was presenting. I wanted to give my display a more personal feel and I wanted to make sure that people knew that I’m designing each and every single one of these pieces.

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At the show I was exhibiting some of my latest collection of work which included silk eco-friendly scarves, ring binders, folders, pencil cases, coasters, three quarter leggings, journals, mugs, clipboards, wrapping paper and cushions.

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There’s just one problem now. Now all I can think of is which show or market will I do now? There are a few local options that I need explore and I’m certain that in the next few weeks I’ll be doing a show somewhere :)

All of these designs are now on my brand new Etsy shop.

In preparation for my debut at Printsource I have been updating my online design gallery. I have at least 120 designs 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 my work:

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Here are some images from Cultivate Art Collective and Cultivate Art Agency stand at Printsource.

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I think it looks good! And I’m so happy to see everyone’s work on display. We’ve all been working hard for months to get to this point.

If you are going to Printsource make sure to visit Stand A17. My work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency.

Tomorrow is the big day and I can’t wait! I wish everyone has a very successful show and I hope it brings lots of new opportunities. Best of luck everyone!

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If you are going to Printsource make sure to visit Stand A17. My work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency.

There’s only 1 day to go until Printsource New York! Cultivate Art Collective and Cultivate Art Agency will have their Printsource debut on January 13th 2015. I’m super excited!

Here is a quick sneak peak of what you’ll see at the show:

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Artists featured at Printsource are:
Ashley LoteckiTravel Bear BureauSherry LondonAngela KilpatrickCyndi PfeifferMarta Berk, Claudia Owen, Adrienne Vita, Pam Hamilton, Sophie Brabbins, Amy Reber, Melissa Watts, Joanna Chrysoholdis, Este Macleod and Susan K. Weckesser.

I have just updated my Printsource listing and this time I have added some of my latest work and this is what it looks like right now:

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I think it’s a nice improvement from what I previously had and I’m happy with it :)

If you are going to Printsource make sure to visit Stand A17. My work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency and I will have over 100 prints.

Yes, you read it correctly. I’m going to Printsource! This is the first time that I will have my work at Printsource and I’m super excited about that!

Printsource is the premier market for surface and textile design in the USA and it is the main resource for surface and textile design for America’s major manufacturers and retailers. The show covers many industries including men’s, children’s and women’s apparel, bed and bath, kitchen and tabletop, paper goods and stationery, wall coverings, window fashions as well as other surface and textile design applications.

The show will be January 13 and 14, 2015 at the Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, NYC

This is my Printsource flyer:

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If you are going to Printsource make sure to visit Stand A17. My work will be represented by Cultivate Art Agency and I will have over 100 prints at the show.

I’m feeling optimistic and I’m hoping I will have a successful first show. Let’s do this!

I should have mentioned this weeks ago but I haven’t had a chance to share it with you until now. My work was featured on Pattern Mix: A Collection of Inspiring Prints by Designers from Around the World by Pattern People. 7 of my designs are featured in the book and I’m super happy about that! ­

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The e-book features the best emerging designers in surface design now, showcasing the work of over 100 artists. You will find patterns in a variety of styles including whimsical conversationals, bold geometrics and sophisticated florals. ­There are more than 800 inspirational print designs spread across 200 plus pages of colourful patterns. It’s a real feast for the eyes!

You can purchase the e-book for $24.95 from the Pattern People website. I have a copy of the book and it is beautiful!

Here are all the featured designers:
Adriana Make, Akwa Florell, Alice Prina, Alison Tauber, Amelia Graham, Angela Taguiang, Anna Joe, Anna London, Anna Karin Cedérus, Aok, Ashley Le Quere, Barbara Mazzoleni, Becca M. Designs, Bekah Hilleson, Bevero, Brittney Leighann Brownjames Prints, Carlyn Clark, Castlefield By Sophie Taylor, Chelsea Cates Chiara Diack, Chickaprint, Chynna Brown, Claudia Marian, Claudia Owen, Corinna Fielden, Cristina Vicente Maese, Danielle Johnson, Dunia Nalu, Elise Chevry, Em Surface Design, Emma Mcgowan, Ersin Ceylan, Fabric Drawer, Florentina, Frances Boyd, Gabriela Fuente, Gabriela Larios, Georgina Vasiliou, Gill Eggleston, Golden Tangerine, Habiba Artsy Studio, Ilil Saroff, Irina Radtke, Jahan Gerrard, Jane Farnham, Jaquelina Freitas, Jea Voss, Jeshika, Jessica Lee, Jessica Rosheen, Jessica Wilde, Jocelyn Friis, Jon Burgess, Joy Laforme, Juni, Karen Dreyfus, Kathleen Callahan, Kerrie Cauvin, Kimberly Hernandez, Kiris Artworks, Lara Georgine, Laura Buchanan, Laurel Nathanson, Lauren O’kelley, Leean Dallan, Leigh Bagley, Lindsay Buck, Lisa Edoff, Louise Jones, Luca Bigarella, Luv Printz, Maike Thoma, Marcela Delanian, Maria Agra, Mary Kindrick, Mary Leir, Megan Mcneill, Megan Udovicic, Melanie Adams, Merritt Horan, Miranda Mol, Mirella Bruno, Molly Kennedy Darling, Nacho Filella Design, Nina Zulian, Norma Briseño, Oscar Velásquez, Palloma Rodrigues, Pattern People, Paula Amaral, Petica Watson, Print On Paper, Print Muse, Richard Baker, Rita Fürstenau, Roseanna Maria Jiggins, Sarah Bagshaw, Sarah Nasir, Sharon Campbell Design, Sonal Nathwani, Sophia Drevenstam, Takako Yamashiro, Tasha Goddard, Tim Lole, Tracy Mattocks, Valerie Foster, Verena Muenstermann, Wilderies Rodriguez, Wolf & Bed, Xiluva Lynch and Yuliuss Design.

I’m a little late sharing this news but you can now find my designs on the Japanese website Hurunia. I have 6 cushion designs and 16 phone cases.

Here you can see all my phone cases and here you can see all my cushions.

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Here are all the cushions and phone covers I have with them:

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I have 3 holiday designs at May 28th. The watches are not too Christmassy that way you can continue to wear your brand new watch for the rest of the year :) I hope you like them!

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I’m a little late with this news but you can now find some of my designs on suitcases with iKase. These are the 20 designs that I have with them:

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Let me tell you how it works. You select an image, then the image is printed on paper and then it’s placed in the suitcase. Just like this:

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You can change your suitcase as many times as you like without having to buy a new expensive case. The best part about it is that you’ll have a suitcase that you’ll see on the baggage carousel from a mile away! Love it!

This is my profile page on iKase. What do you think?

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I’m a little late with the news but I was designer of the month in August over at May28th. They also did a short interview about me and my work which is available on the May28th blog. You can read the interview here.

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Thank you May28th for being so kind and promoting my work on your website. I’m super excited!

Here’s something I completely forgot to share earlier. I was interviewed by Julie Gibbons the very talented lady behind Tractor Girl. You can read the whole interview here.

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Thank you Julie for taking the time to feature me and my work on your blog. I’m so glad that you found me somewhere on the interwebs and decided to contact me. It’s great to know that people are actually looking at your website and that Google analytics is not just made up numbers!

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I have been quite neglectful of my website lately (it might have something to do with my 11 month old baby…) So my posts are rather sporadic and seem to come in bunches and then quickly disappear for weeks on end. That’s my life as a mum now!

I know I’m a little late with this news (better late than never!) but now my designs with Keka Case are also available as snap on phone cases. These are my 10 designs I have with Keka Case:

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Each of these designs is available for: iPhone 4/4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S3, Samsung Galaxy S4, iPad 2/3/4 and iPad Mini.

Please take a look at all my designs with Keka Case.

I have recently started selling my designs on cases for smartphones and tablets through The Kase. The Kase is a French company and they have an online store as well as retail stores in France, Germany and Singapore.

At the moment I have about 30 designs with them but I’ll slowly be adding more in the coming weeks. Each of these designs is available for a number of devices for Apple, Blackberry, HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony.

This is what my profile page with The Kase looks like:

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Once you select your favourite design then you can select the type of device. I absolutely love the look of this website! So clean and easy to navigate!

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Today I wanted to share more good news. I’m a Juicy Canvas artist!

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The great thing about Juicy Canvas is that you can customize the designs to suit your needs. For example, you can you can rotate, re-size and place the artwork on the canvas however you want to. You can also chose the side colour of your canvas, add text, change the colours of the artwork, chose your own colour for the canvas and of course you can chose different sizes. You can customize the artwork as you see fit or you can leave it as it is! It is completely up to you!

Here you can see my name among other talented Juicy Canvas artists.

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This is my Juicy Canvas profile page and as you can see at the moment I have 8 designs but I’m slowly adding more and more designs.

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Right now you can get all these designs as stretched canvases but I know that in the coming weeks you’ll be able to get these designs on mobile phone cases, t-shirts and fine art prints.

This is where you can start customizing the artwork. Fun hey!

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Come take a look at Juicy Canvas!

I’ve been busy updating my Moyo Directory profile. And just in case you haven’t heard, the Moyo directory is the home of surface pattern designers where you can find designers from all over the world. You can search by design expertise, browse portfolios and contact your favourite designer directly.

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This is what the home page of the Moyo Directory looks like.

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Here you can see my picture among the many other talented designers.

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This is what my Moyo profile page looks like at the moment and I’m still adding more work to my page.

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While you are there don’t forget to give my profile a little love. Just press the little heart below my photo J (You don’t have to create an account to give me a little heart, just simply click the heart and you are done!)

I have more good news to share with you today. I’m now a Keka Case designer! As the name suggests Keka Case is all about cases for your iPad and Kindle. The cases are similar to a hardback book cover and they actually use traditional book binding techniques to make the cases.

I currently have 10 designs and each of them is available for Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD 7”, Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, iPad Mini, iPad 1, iPad 2/3 and iPad 2/3 with keyboard.

The other great thing about Keka Case is that you can also personalise the case by adding your name or initials onto the case.

This is my profile page with Keka Case where you can see all the designs that I currently have available.

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These are the 10 designs I have available at the moment:

black_and_white_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case black_and_white_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case blue_roses_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case blue_roses_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case butterflies_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case butterflies_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case   fern_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case fern_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case gentle_whispers_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case gentle_whispers_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case happy_flower_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case happy_flower_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case pink_tears_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case pink_tears_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case sweet_flowers_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case sweet_flowers_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case tiger_stripes_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case tiger_stripes_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case wilderness_kindle_fire_template_cover by Claudia Owen for Keka Case wilderness_kindle_fire_template_flat by Claudia Owen for Keka Case

What do you think?

The other exciting thing is that in the next few weeks you’ll be able to get these designs as snap-on fit cases for the Apple iPhone 4/4s/5, Samsung Galaxy Smartphone S3/S4, iPad 2/3/4 and the iPad Mini. But I’ll tell you more about that later :)

If you like any of my designs you can get them from Keka Case.

These designs are some of my latest addition to my Envelop shop. I actually gave this same set to one of my sisters for Christmas. I really hope she’s enjoying it :)

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They are all printed on 100% cotton and shipping is only $1 worldwide!

To give you some idea of how big they are here are the sizes for each of these items:

A. Apron: Width 72cm/28.3″. Height 92cm/36″
B. Table runner: Width 45cm or17.7″. Height 135cm or 53.1″
C. Oven gloves: Width 18cm or 7.1″. Height 33cm or 13″
D. Napkins: Width 40cm or 15.7″. Height 40cm or 15.7″
E. Placemat: Width 50cm or 19.7″. Height 33cm or 13″
F. Pot holder: Width 20cm or 7.9″. Height 20cm or 7.9″
G. Pillow cover: Comes in different sizes 15.7″, 19.7″, 23.6″
H. Tote bag: Width 38cm or 15″. Height 38cm or 15″

If you like them you can get them from my Envelop shop.

This is what I got in the mail a few days ago.

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The thickness and texture of the wrapping paper is fantastic and because the paper is quite thick you could use it for craft projects as well.

Unfortunately, Spoonflower is no longer printing wrapping paper but I’m hopeful that if enough of us get together and beg them to make it a regular feature of the site they will start to print wrapping paper again soon!

You can get this design from my Spoonflower shop.

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