Tagged: cherry blossom

Countdown to Surtex!

my studio wall

my studio wall

Ooh la la! It’s Wednesday and Surtex starts on Sunday… that’s 4 days from now!!!!!!! WOWEEE!

I am so excited! I am totally looking forward to getting my booth all set up and colorful, and to seeing all the other booths all set up and colorful too! I’m excited to re-connect with the other peeps in this wacky meta world of behind the scenes surface pattern design and art, and also to meet new fabulous artists from all over the world. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to meet new manufacturers and art lovers, and to re-connect with the lovely buyers I met last year as well, some of whom I’m lucky to be working with!  I am SUPER excited to see where my art will end up in the world after this show– it’s always surprising and fabulous!!!

Surtex is a jam-packed non-stop action three days of excitement and I can’t wait!!!

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Black and White

Mabel A by kate austin designs

Mabel A by kate austin designs

 

today my flower obsession is in black and white. and a little blue and red throw in there too. and pink. I’m a huge fan of the traditional japanese plum and cherry blossom patterns and they pop up in my work on a regular basis- like this one. I’m working on a series with strong black outlines- i love the contrast and the punch the black can bring to an image. the palette of this one is quite wintery, despite the floral – i guess i cant completely escape the chill. i have a few more colorways I’m working on – going to try to reverse the contrast and see what happens. fun! i would love this on a bag or perhaps one wall of a bedroom in wallpaper, with some matching bedding too. this one would be great as a traditional tenugui- the handiest home textile item ever.