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 blog 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!

This is the quote I recently put up on my wall:

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This is true for myself and I’m slowly making changes in my life.

The quote reads: Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

Just a quick post today to let you know that I’m a member of the wonderful Cultivate Art Collective. I’m very happy to be part of the collective because it will allow me to show my work at 2 shows (at least) early next year.

 

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This is what my profile page looks like:

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I continue to be amazed by how much the collective has achieved in its short life and I know there’s so much more to come.

If you are an artist or designer and you’ve been dreaming of getting your work at shows such as Surtex or Printsource, you should definitely consider joining the Collective!

Look at these amazing prints! So colourful, bright and summery! I feel inspired

Spring Summer 2015 Womens Contemporary Color Trends by Design Options

Spring / Summer 2015, Women’s Contemporary Color Trends by Design Options.

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 recently spent a week in Darwin and I loved the 30 degree weather. It was such a joy! Right now I’m trying to think of ways that I can spend the winter months there and avoid the cold Canberra winter…

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This is a photo I took one afternoon… happiness!

Just some time ago I created a profile on Utelier. Just in case you’ve never heard about them, Utelier is a directory, an educational resource and a marketplace combined. It helps new and established designers and retailers find other designers, manufacturers, suppliers and experts worldwide whom they can work with.

This is my profile page:

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I really like the look of the website, it’s nice and clean and it looks professional.

I don’t know how much visibility I get on Utelier (I have no analytics and so far I’ve had no new business proposals coming from here) but I guess it doesn’t hurt being everywhere!

If you would like to have a profile on Utelier you can sign up here.

I’m currently working on a floral design so I’m looking for some inspiration. This is what I’m looking at right now:

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All these beautiful images are by Cuba Gallery.

I should have mentioned this on the blog a lot earlier but my wonderful online friend Julia Grifol interviewed me for her blog a few weeks ago. I completely forgot to mention it until now. I guess it’s better late than never!

Here’s a quick preview:

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If you want to know a little more about me and my work you can read the whole interview here.

Thank you Julia!

Today more pattern inspiration from nature. Look at all these beautiful leaves!

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All these beautiful images were taken by amazon2008.

I’ve decided to put a small ad in the Print and Pattern blog. If you are in the world of surface pattern design, illustration or design, chances are you know and follow this beautiful blog.

Can you find my ad in the image below?
Print and pattern blog Claudia Owen ad

It’s only 140×140 pixels and it’s about halfway down the page of the blog. I decided to use my face on the ad to make it more personable and make it look completely different from what everyone else has at the moment (all the other ads have a logo or product image of some kind). I don’t know if making it look completely different is good or bad but I guess I will soon find out! This is it here:

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With this small ad I’m hoping to generate a little more interest in my surface design work and hopefully get in front of the eyes of companies and manufacturers that are looking to license artwork for their products. I hope they see it!

Today I’ve been collecting some images of patterns in nature as inspiration and this is what I found:

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I’m thinking I’d like to put together a collection of designs inspired by these beautiful images.

All these beautiful images were taken by amazon2008.

I have more great news today. I’m now a Casetagram designer!

So far I’ve only uploaded 5 designs but I’ve got a lot more designs to include!

Ant trail phone cover by Claudia Owen

Black and white phone cover by Claudia Owen

Blue fern phone cover by Claudia Owen

Burning fire phone cover by Claudia Owen

Color blooms phone cover by Claudia Owen

In here I’m only showing you the iPhone models but you can have these designs in a number of different phone models including: iPhone5s, iPhone5c, iPhone5, iPhone 4/4S, iPod Touch 5, Galaxy S4, Galaxy S III, Galaxy Note II, iPod Touch 4, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note III, Galaxy Note, Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Z10, HTC One, Optimus G and Optimus G Pro.

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This is what my profile page looks like at the moment:

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Right now I have 0 followers! I’m feeling rather lonely here :( if you have an account with Casetagram hope you can follow me and keep me company :)

Just a few days ago I got my copy of Texitura magazine and I must admit I was quite surprised it arrived so quickly! I was expecting it to take at least 2 weeks since it was coming all the way from Spain to Australia but instead it only took a few days.

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It’s been a joy flicking through all the pages full of beautiful designs. I also recognised some of the designers that are featured in this edition such as Miranda Mol, Anchobee Designs and Gill Egleston. But I was also introduced to the work of many other wonderful designers such as: Ana Beltra, Isabel Picaza, Lady Desidia, Lidon Ramos, Adriana Bernardino, Carolina Ochoa, Ivana Kralova, Suz Sanchez, Priscilla Valencia, Julie Escoriza, Maria Marti Capell, Ivan Villarrubia and Maria Faci. I hope I get to know more about their surface design work :)

I actually didn’t know this, but they only print 300 copies of the magazine and my copy happens to be number 271. If you would like to get a copy of the magazine, please go to the Textitura website. There aren’t many copies left so you better hurry!

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Just in case you don’t know, Texitura is an international pattern design trend magazine with a history of over 30 years and it offers you 18-month anticipated pattern design trends. The magazine is full of graphic inspiration for the decoration of all kinds of surfaces, from fashion textiles to wallpaper, stationary, plastics, vinyl, home textiles and much more.

The other day I submitted two designs on the Celebrations.com graduation card design contest and these are my two designs:

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To vote simply re-pin or like your favourite design. The three designs with the most likes and re-pins by March 28th will win first, second, and third place prizes!

You can view the contest Pinterest board here.

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As you can see there are a number of beautiful submissions so feel free to vote for your favourite designs :)

The voting period is open until March 28th at 11:59PM EST so please vote now!

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis

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This beautiful image is by Bahman Farzad.

Today I wanted to show you my last 3 graduation cards I designed for Celebrations.

Graduation card by Claudia Owen for Celebrations 1

Graduation card by Claudia Owen for Celebrations 2

Graduation card by Claudia Owen for Celebrations 3

What do you think?

I loooooove to design cards and I have lots of fun doing this type of work.

If you have time you can take a look at all the other cards I have on Celebrations. At the moment I’m updating all my cards and hopefully I can make them a lot better. I’ve got lots of work to do!

You could spend a lifetime sitting here…

Photograph by Adam Gormley

This beautiful image was taken by Adam Gormley.

Today I have some great news to share with you. You can now use my artwork on watches!

At the moment I have 9 different designs:

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 1

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 2

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 3

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 4

May28th Watch by Claudia Owen 5

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The great things about May28th watches is that you can customise your watch to look exactly how you want it. You can select the image you want, material, band, buckle and keeper and the watch arms.

If you would like to create your own watch please go to the May28th website. I hope you have lots of fun designing your watch!

Unfortunately there’s no direct link to my images so you will have to scroll through the other images to get to mine.

I think I’ve fallen in love with the Glasshouse Mountains in the Sunshine Coast. Can you imagine waking up to this every morning? Dreaming…

Glasshouse Mountains by Adam Gormley

This beautiful image was taken by Adam Gormley.

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