Archive for January, 2013

don’t clean your studio!

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Someone once asked me how I created my collages.

While I would have loved to wax poetic on the creative process (which changes daily in my view), the honest answer is that some of my favorite collage were total accidents.

I could tell you about the time my work table collapsed in the middle of a design deadline….my nerves were completely frayed….in a total freak out now that days of work had just piled into one nasty mess on my floor…when I looked over and saw that the very design I had been struggling with had just assembled itself in the most wonderful way.

Well a similar thing happened recently. In an effort to clean up my forever untidy studio, I had some elements on a table that holds my dried ferns and leaves under it’s glass top.

Since I always start with switchplate designs, once the collage was finished, I had a wonderful new fern design for my client and for Full Circle Studio.

But wait, there’s more.

Now that I am doing a line of specialty pillows, a fabric from this collage was also made in to a large, square, cotton, delicious pillow!

And all this from a mess in my studio!

Inspiration

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

If you don’t have Sibella Court’s latest, The life of a Bowerbird, then you are sorely missing out on a source of
absolutely delicious,
wondrous,
glorious
INSPIRATION

The latest from the ever wonderful Sibella Court

Quick go now and order it, buy it, convince someone nice to buy it for you…and in the meantime, visit her site: http://www.thesocietyinc.com.au

It will brighten your day!