Tagged: butterfly

My shiny new Illustration Portfolio!

I’m excited to present my new illustration portfolio! It premiered last week at Surtex NYC – a fabulous show, more on this later!- and now is available for all to see!! Many of my little paintings have been part of my instagram feed of daily postcards, some are brand new for the 2015 portfolio. I’ve fallen off the daily postcard wagon a bit, but I’ll be back on again before too long!! Hope you enjoy this collection of whimsy!!


Happy Spring: the lookbook!

I’m so excited to present my first-ever surface pattern lookbook!

This is just a nibble into my new collection of surface patterns, launching in a few short days at Surtex NYC. I wanted to share my love of summery days by the sea– many pics from my travels to Nova Scotia and New England made it into this wee book! I hope you enjoy this little offering… it was so fun to make!!

lookbook spring 2015

butterfly time

flutterby A by kate austin designs

flutterby A by kate austin designs

Some more winter escapism, as the barometer hits minus 30 again and the snow keeps falling. Hello March! I’m not going to let it bring me down, however. The sun is shining, and I’ve got butterflies- on the brain.We have a full on butterfly garden in the summer- for a tiny city yard we get a lot of different dudes coming through. I’m also trying to plant lots of butterfly magnets across the street in our local park…I am a fan of these insects. They know how to do colour up right!

I think this would be a cheerful nursery wall and matching curtains and bedding. Also a rug, or an armchair. A summery picnic blanket too!

I’ve done a couple of colorways here, because i do love to play with the mood- one hot, one cool. I like them both!

flutterby B by kate austin designs

flutterby B by kate austin designs