Today I wanted to share with you my last 3 wedding card designs that I have with Greenvelope and here they are:

One of the things that I love about Greenvelope is that all cards come in a variety of colours.

Would you believe that this wedding card above is one of their most popular wedding card designs on the Greenvelope website? I’m so happy that people have used my design for such an important event in their lives :)

If you know someone who is getting married and is also looking for wedding invites, don’t forget to tell them about Greenvelope!

I hope you like them!

Today I wanted to show you some photos of the last RAW show here in Canberra. I’m hoping that with these gorgeous photos I can convince you to come to the next show!

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All these images are from the last show Scope 24 September 2014. You can see more images from this show here.

The next show is going to be at Uni Pub in Canberra on the 12 November 2014 at 7:30pm. If I’ve been able to convince you and you are ready to come to RAW, you can get your tickets here.

It will be a great night and I hope to see you there!

I have some great news. As you might have seen on my Facebook page, I’ve signed up to do my first RAW show! RAW is an indie arts organisation where every second month artists, designers, photographers, musicians, performing artists, fashion designers and hair and make up artists get together for one night to exhibit their work.

The show is going to be at Uni Pub in Canberra on the 12 November at 7:30pm. You can read more about the show here: http://www.rawartists.org/canberra/current

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I went to the last show in September and it was a great night out. If you have an appreciation for art or you are a creative type yourself you’ll probably enjoy the show. I find that RAW is a wonderful mix between an exhibition, markets and live shows.

I’ll be exhibiting some of my latest design work and here’s a quick sneak peak at what you’ll see on the night:

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As you can see, you can expect to see lots of colourful designs :)

There will be a number of other creatives exhibiting on the night and here they all are:

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You can follow this link to find out who they are.

I’ve set up a countdown on the side of the blog just so that I can freak out every time I see it! Right now I have 17 Days to go! And I still have sooooo much to do!

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Tickets for the event are $16.50 and you can get them from here.

The lovely Gina Ciancio from the Style Curator has nominated me for the Liebster award which is awarded from bloggers to bloggers to share things we love and show our support in the blogging community. Just in case you are not familiar with Gina’s blog, she has the most beautiful and inspiring blog about decorating and interiors. And the best part of all, is that she also calls home this beautiful and freezing cold clean city called Canberra.

As part of the nomination I need to answer these 10 questions and then I will nominate 10 other bloggers and set up 10 questions for them to answer.

So here are my 10 questions and answers:

1.Who, what, and/or where does your blogging inspiration come from?
I usually blog about design work that I find interesting or that I find beautiful and I feel it should be shared with the world. I also sometimes blog as a way to do research. For example, if I wanted to create designs that were inspired by nature then I’ll probably want to blog about someone who has beautiful nature photographs.

2. What makes you laugh out loud?
My husband is usually quite good at making me laugh. He can do some pretty silly stuff!

3. Do you prefer the indoors or outdoors?
If it’s a nice sunny day, definitely outdoors but if the temperature drops below 18 degrees you’ll probably find me inside with a warm cup of tea.

4. What time of day do you write the best content for your blog?
For this one I don’t have much choice. ALL my work gets done between 8pm and 12pm. It’s the only time I have for myself. The rest of the time you’ll find me playing with my daughter :)

5. What’s your most prized object (not person)?
This is easy. My beloved computer!

6. How do you unwind?
By sitting right here in front of my computer… I don’t need much more than this beautiful piece of equipment.

7. What are three of your future goals?
1. I think above all I want to live a creative life. I want to spend every single day creating or designing beautiful things
2. To establish myself as an independent designer and have a successful lifestyle brand
3. To see my designs on major retail stores. I’d like to see my designs on all kinds of products but more specifically on home wares and fashion.

8. Where do you do most of your blogging?
I do it all at home at night with a nice cup of tea and a biscuit :)

9. What is your favourite quote?
Right now the quote I have on my wall is: Everything you want is on the other side of fear.

10. What is the best thing about you?
I’m focused and I’m persistent and I never give up on things that really matter to me.

Now it’s my turn to nominate 10 other bloggers for the Liebster award and my nominees are:
Nadia from City Mum Rural Life, Theresa from A Little Bird Made Me, Rosemarie from Travel and Beyond, Lauren from The Travel Romantic, Angie from Gnome Angel, Gary from Yummy Lummy, Peta from Peta Rudd Stylist and Photographer, Jelirad from Jelirad Surface Pattern Design, Wini from Art Love and Joy and Gabriela Buckingham.

To my wonderful nominees, this is what you have to do next:
– link back and recognise the blogger who nominated you
– answer the 10 questions given by the nominator
– nominate 10 other bloggers for the award
– create 10 questions for nominees to answer
– notify your nominees

My 10 questions are:

  1. If money wasn’t an issue what would your dream career be?
  2. Name 3 things that are on your bucket list
  3. Share a happy childhood memory
  4. When you picture yourself living your dream life, what do you see?
  5. What are you working on right now that has got you all excited?
  6. Share something unique/weird about you
  7. Name one person that you admire and why?
  8. What was your favorite toy as a child?
  9. Name one technique or strategy that is working well for your blog right now
  10. Name one app or tool that you can’t live without. (For example: Evernote, Wunderlist)

Thank you all for participating!

Until next time, take care xx

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!

Anyone that knows me knows that I’m almost always cold. So I’m incredibly happy that spring is finally here and I can look forward to 30 degree heat, until of course everyone turns on the air conditioning down to 10 degrees and I’m back to freezing again! Oh the dilemmas of living surrounded by people who feel the heat so much more than I do :( When everyone around me are sweating like pigs I’m just starting to feel like it’s time to take off my jumper! I should be living in the Caribbean!

Today I took a photo of this beautiful tree. Isn’t it amazing?

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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

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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?
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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!

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Blue fern phone cover by Claudia Owen

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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.

Countdown to my first RAW show

RAW Natural Born Artists Canberra | Uni Pub 12 November 7:30pmNovember 12th, 2014
11 days to go.

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