Tagged: fairytale

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!!

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anais C by kate austin

anais C by kate austin

poppy in my garden

poppy in my garden

Oh hooray spring has finally fully sprung, and the flowers are coming, the flowers are coming! I am VERY excited. I found the most inspired window box plantings at our little local flower centre– all poppies, all the time. Majestic, icelandic, exquisite poppies. It occurs to me that I have yet to make a poppy pattern. Well seeing as Surtex (booth 1035!) is in SEVEN days, and a girl has to pack and what not, I’m not expecting to have my poppy print ready in time for this show– but next year, it’s going to be full on fabulous poppy profusion all the way. Until then, I have my fairytale anais pattern, in poppy colours, to tide me over. I would like to see miss anais in a wallpaper, or a silk gown- or why not both at the same time… my kind of camouflage.

Hedgie Love

hedgie by kate austin

hedgie by kate austin

Although I really love making patterns with abstract or geometric designs, and I DO love me my florals, I also am pretty excited to draw adorable critters. This fellow came to me yesterday morning while I was having my tea! He’s part of a bigger collection of forest dwellers, all of whom I thoroughly enjoyed creating. I envision these dudes on PJ’s or as endpapers for a woodsy, magical fairytale book. They would also be pretty sweet as wallpaper in a nursery, with matching bedding of course! They are having their debut at Surtex in NYC two weeks from now and the excitement is palpable in my studio these days. My main challenges at the moment are: what to wear, and how to pack the fabric for my booth. I will figure it out soon though– it’s on my Fearless List of Things to DO fearlessly this week.. wish me luck!