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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!
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.
Here you can see a variety of throw pillows including my own designs.
This is the beautiful jewellery work of Janet from In My Element Glass Design.
These are some of my journals, pencil cases and ring binders.
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.
These are some of my full length leggings.
My beautiful shelf space :)
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.
Thank you Gina!
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!
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:
Artists featured at Surtex are:
Susanne Kasielke, Angela Kilpatrick, Ashley Lotecki, Gabriella Buckingham, Cyndi Pfeiffer, Betsey Hodson, Claudia Owen, Natalie Williamson, Irene Chan, Susan K. Weckesser, Sophie Brabbins, May Leong, Sherry London, Rhiannon 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:
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:
Here’s a little sneak peak of what I’ll be exhibiting at Surtex.
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:
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.
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:
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!
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:
Artists featured at Printsource are:
Ashley Lotecki, Travel Bear Bureau, Sherry London, Angela Kilpatrick, Cyndi Pfeiffer, Marta 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:
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.
Some members of the Cultivate Art Collective have come together and worked on a beautiful 2015 calendar full of gorgeous artwork. The calendar is now available for purchase and you can get it from the Cultivate Art Collective shop.
Here’s a quick sneak peak of what it looks like:
In the calendar you will find artwork by the following artists:
Cover design by Cyndi Pfeiffer
Calendar page Daniela Glassop
January Tracey English
February Claudia Owen
March Gill Eggleston
April May Leong
May Kate Mason
June Susan Kasielke
July Dewi Citra
August Rhiannon Connelly
September Jamie Dougherty
October Lynda Metcalf
November Dawn Sokol
December Tessa Rath
Back cover Kathryn Moncrief
The calendar is available for instant download so you can print your copy of it at home. Once I get back home from holidays I’ll get my calendar printed and I’ll print two copies, one for my wall and one for my diary where I write all my deadlines.
I hope you like it!
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:
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!
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 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!
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:
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:
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?