So... I was listening to Gnarls Barkley, and... KABOOM! the rainbow exploded in my head! Love it when it happens. Hope your eyes aren't hurting:)
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Summer brings the green grass. I love the green grass! Not the manicured weed free kind. Not the 'stay off the lawn' kind... but the free for all, slightly wild and alive kind! I want to see the bugs and weeds among my grass. It means it's REAL. Please, if you love all things living - don't use pesticides (weed killers) on it. It's not astroturf. It's alive!
Dedicating this pattern to 'all things alive' friendly lawns:)
Monday, May 23, 2011
This year the trip to Surtex was full of adventure. Bad and good. On the way there we (me, Mike and Lola) got stuck in Toronto for a whole day (due to the heavy fog). It rained almost non stop the entire time. A bottle of perfume exploded in my suitcase. I had forgotten to eat on Sunday... but did not forget to drink... which was followed by a 'fun night' ( I know you know what I mean:)... but that's the not so good part.
Here's the good part: I got to meet a bunch of people I have been loving from a distance... like Sarajo Frieden, Hsinping Pan, Lisa Congdon, The BlueQ crew... not to mention the old friends I only get to see once a year - like Mike Lowery, Suzy Ultman, Jillian Phillips, Alison Cole, Susy Pilgrim Waters and Carolyn Gavin. Phew... really, a lot of wonderful people. Plus, a surprise meeting of Lotta Jansdotter! Worth waiting all year just to meet this group of super creative fun people:)
The show itself went well. I had a chance to walk around and see what's floating in the surface design stratosphere. Some new, interesting and creative things inspired me to start painting more. I'm going to try and bring more texture and chaos into my art.
On the down note... I've noticed that the trend of copying has reached it's peak. A lot of people can't make out a difference between trend and stealing. Very sad about that. Hope it's temporary and everyone would find their own style and blossom:)
On the up note: Lilla Rogers Booth was one of the best!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Friday, May 13, 2011
I've got some fabulous news to share with you today! My card collection is now available at lagom! The collection is titled Tuileries and includes 12 cards that feature some of my favourite patterns. So happy to be a part of the wonderful lagom shop!