Saturday, January 22, 2011

A creative start

I know I'm not the only one who's seeing 2011 as an opportunity for a fresh start - a year with more focus on creativity and personal fulfillment, and time for the things that really matter.

And I'm so glad that 2011 has already started to feel different. The last two weeks in the studio have been spent planning the year ahead, keeping sight of our personal and professional goals (much the same, really), making the studio a more beautiful place to work, and most importantly... designing. I'm so excited to announce that we've got a whole suite of new designs about to be released, and ideas brewing for new ones - with a focus on pushing the boundaries a bit more.

Here's a sneak peak at a couple of new designs in the works, and how they came to life:


Flowering gum pencil sketches, drawn from some locally gathered specimens


Yellow flowering gum specimen, and the new print...


Little forest sketches and new print...

Can't wait to get these onto fabric!

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This week I am liking:

- The look of these ceramics classes. Going to sign up for one soon when finances allow!
- This photo from the floods.
- Quince Homewares who I visited today and had a lovely chat with Michelle.

xx

20 comments:

Jacinta said...

Oh Lara I am in love with the flowering gum print already! It looks beautiful. So delicate. I can see it as stunning wallpaper... the colour choices are spot on. Love it! So glad there will be more designs this year too.
xo MODELmumma

eva vercauteren said...

The flowering gum is so well drawn and will look amazing on fabric. Lovely!

cnicole photodesign said...

It looks amazing so far. I love the color choices and the detail of each flower. Can't wait to see the final product!

Clarissa

Jenny said...

beautiful! love it when you give us a sneak peek into the design process, it's really interesting!

Kathryn Mitchell said...

Good on you Lara :) I really hope that you do take up those ceramic classes, I'm sure that your designs would be ah-mazing x

subliminalrabbit said...

so lovely, lara!

Laura said...

love your work, lara! it is always cool to get to see sketches.

Emily said...

I love seeing the sketches turned into the fabric prints! It's so great to see an artists' process:) Thank you for sharing that with us. Beautiful stuff!

Stitchybritt said...

Loving the Little Forest design. And the sketch with the little triangle trees! Please print this too. : )

Heids said...

I thought that was a new print I spied on the Ink & Spindle website - very exciting can't wait to see the new designs in the shop.

Jasmine Mirra said...

lovely!

Alex Louisa said...

Oh yes, I hear you on your thoughts about 2011. And I love that you've shown how the designs go from sketches to print! The blossoms are beautiful :)

gaby@stilelemente said...

Beautiful. I'm liking the two-colour designs, I know you've done this before, with the ginko for example and these are working just as well :)

Tali said...

Love that flowering gum! beautiful! great colour choices. x

gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

yay for getting your creative groove back! love your sketches ~ always so clean and gorgeous, and the new designs.

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Claire P said...

Hi Lara
Leaving bloglurker-dom to say "Yay!" for fresh starts, and designing, and the beeyoutifful new designs. They look lovely.

Sending you lots of good gwish (goal/wish) energy for aligning your personal and professional goals and discovering the time for all the things that matter to you.

xx

zhing said...

gorgeous! :) can't wait to see your designs in print!

p.s. i've been loving your blog for ages. but this is the first time i've said "hi!"

flourish and blume said...

I absolutely love seeing designs created from nature, fantastic- simple, quintessentially Australian and exceptionally stylish! x

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Nice flowering gum. Your color combination and design is great. I like concept of the sketches turned into the fabric prints. You have great talent and I appreciate you art work. Keep Sharing!