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Guess who was on Her Canberra blog yesterday? Believe it or not I was featured!

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I wasn’t the only one mentioned in the article but it’s great that I was part of it! It’s so exciting! There’s also a short interview about me and my work. You can read the whole article here.

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If you are in Canberra and you want to do something fun. Make sure you come to RAW! Tickets for the event are $16.50 when you purchase them online.

Follow this link to find out who is also exhibiting on the night.

Now there’s only 1 day to go until RAW! Ohmygoodness!

Like most people, I find it really hard to write about myself. Sometimes I’m just not too sure how personal I want to get online with a bunch of ‘strangers’. The problem with not sharing anything personal is that nobody gets to know you and I think that most people are looking to make a personal connection with someone rather than just have a ‘business’ type relationship. So I tried really hard and decided to write my story on my Etsy shop and this is what I came up with:

I love patterns, vibrant colours and beautiful textures. A few years ago when I started to think about what I wanted to do I came up with a long list of things that I enjoyed doing. On my list I had stationery, wallpaper, cards, clothes, journals and the list went on and on. All these things had one thing in common – the pattern on them. Soon after that, I started designing patterns in my spare time, I did hundreds of them and I had the best time creating them. It took me a while to realise that there was actually a name for what I was doing and it was called Surface Pattern Design!

I love to create patterns and I’m particularly drawn to geometric and strong bold designs. Patterns are great in that they have a wide range of applications for home wares, fabrics, stationery products and the list goes on and on. I don’t think the word ‘love’ can actually fully express how much I love and enjoy doing what I do!

I dreamt about having an Etsy shop under my name for years and now finally in January 2015 I have finally open this Etsy shop ☺

This year I will have some of my work at the Hong Kong Houseware Fair, Canton Fair in China as well as Surtex in the United States which is one of the largest art licensing shows in the world. There are lots of things happening so if you want to know what I’m up to, please go to my personal blog https://claudiaowen.wordpress.com

At a more personal level, I was born and raised in Chile in a town called Rancagua. I had a beautiful childhood there and in my mid teens my family and I moved all the way from our hometown of Rancagua to the beautiful capital city of Australia in Canberra. The move was a big challenge but I survived and I can say that Canberra now feels like home and what a wonderful feeling that is!

I have 3 beautiful sisters and the most wonderful and kind hearted parents you could ever dream of. I am also married to a wonderful man and now more recently, heaven has blessed me with a beautiful baby girl.

You can take a look at my About page on Etsy here.

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Today I wanted to thank the talented Jiawa Liu from Closet Voyage who took these beautiful images of my scarves.

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She did a wonderful job styling the scarves and what I like about it the most is that given that we are in the middle of a hot summer here in Australia the scarves have been beautifully styled for this hot weather. It really shows you how versatile a scarf can be – they are not only good for winter to help you keep warm but in summer they can be a gorgeous accessory.

I now have all these scarves in my Etsy shop.

There’s only 5 days to go until my first Raw show! I’ve been preparing for a few weeks now but there’s still lots to do… Lots of little details!

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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I’ve just added two silk scarves to my Etsy shop – Black Symmetry and Symmetry Scarf.

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I think black makes everything looks so much more elegant and if your style is simple and classic then you’ll probably love this design.

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I love geometric designs and I love to design them. This design is clean and elegant featuring 4 beautiful colours.

The silk is beautifully soft and gentle to the touch. It’s also nice and thick without being too heavy or too thin – just the perfect thickness. The colours are vibrant and full of life.

All dyes used in the making of this scarf are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) approved and eco friendly.

The scarves are square and they measure 39.4×39.4 Inches or 100×100 Centimetres.

Take a look at my Etsy shop and let me know what you think!

I’ve finally taken the plunge and open an Etsy shop. I’ve been thinking and dreaming about it for a long time and I’ve finally done it! Yay! So the first item that I’m listing is one of my favourite designs of all time – the beautiful Gemstone Silk Scarf.

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I designed this scarf using hand drawn sketches to create the patterns and textures and I later coloured and edited it digitally. This design is bright and it reflects my love of patterns, colours and textures. It was a real joy to design this scarf and I hope you experience the same joy when you wear it.

The silk is beautifully soft and gentle to the touch. It’s also nice and thick without being too heavy or too thin – just the perfect thickness. The colours are vibrant and full of life.

All dyes used in the making of this scarf are GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) approved and eco friendly. The scarf measures 17.7×68.9 Inches or 45×175 Centimetres.

The shop at the moment is looking rather empty but I will slowly add new items as they are ready to be uploaded. Right now I’m busy taking pictures and editing them, writing product descriptions and writing all my shop policies. This whole process takes a long time but I’m happy that I’m finally doing it!

I’m also listing my items in Spanish which is another reason why the listing process is taking me longer. I actually haven’t written in Spanish in years so if your Spanish is better than mine feel free to suggest some text edits! Here you can see my listing in Spanish.

I love the fact that Etsy lets you have your items listed in different languages I just wish it magically translated everything for you! So if you are an English speaker the listing will appear in English but if you speak Spanish the listing will show in Spanish for you.

Take a look at my brand new Etsy shop and let me know what you think!

This is my poster for my Raw show that I’m doing on the 30th January. Not long to go now!

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I think I’m getting a little nervous about the show!

Tickets for the event are $16.50 when you purchase them online. Follow this link to find out who is also exhibiting on the night.

I have great news. This month I’m doing 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.

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The show is going to be at the Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra on the 30th January from 7:30pm to 11:45pm. You can read more about the show here on the RAW website.

This is my RAW profile page.

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

There will be over 35 creatives exhibiting on the night so there will be lots to see.

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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 12 Days to go! And I still have sooooo much to do!

Tickets for the event are $16.50 when you purchase them online.

Now that Printsource is out of the way I’ve decided to update my Print and Pattern ad to something a little more girly. This is the ad:

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What do you think? I hope people see it!

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.

It’s strange when you find yourself looking at print trends online and you actually find your work featured! It’s so cool and a great surprise! Here’s the Pattern People blog post:

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My image is the rectangle image behind the model.

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.

I’m hoping all these portfolios are completely empty by the end of the show :)

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Image credit: Cultivate Art Collective

Fingers crossed it’s a successful show for all!

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.

In preparation for Printsource January 13-14 in New York I’ve decided to update the ad I have on the Print and Pattern blog with a Printsource ad.

This is what it looks like:

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If one person came to see my work at the show because of this ad, I would consider this ad a success :)

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.

This is what Printsource looks like. An amazing print paradise for the creative eyes.

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Images from the Printosurce website.

So much inspiration and beauty in one place!

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 think the next step for me is to work out how I’m going to physically make it to the show next time… I need to figure that out… Maybe next year??

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:

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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:

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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 still hoping I can add a few more prints but … I have lots of other work to do so I need to be realistic about what I can achieve between now and 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.

Countdown to my first RAW show in Canberra

RAW Natural Born Artists Canberra | Belconnen Arts Centre 30 January 2015 at 7:30pmJanuary 30th, 2015
Belconnen Arts Centre 30 January 2015 from 7:30pm Tickets: www.rawartists.org/claudiaowen

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