Leaves for Ophelia
This is the first New Nostalgia print I created as part of a Instagram giveaway to one of my dedicated followers. The winner was the amazing illustrator from Hong Kong Ophelia Pang. I just adore her colourful and expressive designs and since connecting via social media we have discovered that we share a love of bright colours and patterns that are fun and unconstrained. Leaves
Ophelia loves leaves, nature and colour!
Look at Me
This is a print design I originally created to join in on the 2017 the Slowdown Studio blanket competition. It drew inspiration from a painting I did for my first child’s nursery before they were born. I didn’t have a plan just mixed some of my favourite colours, and whilst outside on a warm afternoon I created these forms without any direct thought or judgement – I was totally in the moment and relaxed.
This is a project I started to capture a time gone by, a loved one’s favourite things, personal obsessions or latest musings. It’s not designed to make you feel sad or lost in past experiences, instead enjoy those memories and belongings like a still life but in a modern context to suit the visual culture you live in right now.
My Nan played an important role in fostering my creativity from an early age.
Research Presentation Graphics
Why use white, green and purple? Emmeline Pethick Lawrence worked imaginatively in 1908 when devising the colours of the Women’s Social and Political Union (1903-1917). She gave her reasons for choosing the colours, as white stood for purity in private and public life. She said she’d been told to go home and do the washing, mostly by men, when she spoke to audiences in the East End. She thought that women wanted to do more than washing, and do things in politics instead, like clean things up.
The Promise of Fruition
This is my first commercial collection of The Zingy Studio’s classic line of prints designed for natural fibre textiles. There are six designs in this collection in two colourways. All prints have been designed to work in harmony for a range of functional textiles for the home or cafe to include cushions, tea towels and kitchen aprons.