Friday, 26 October 2018

Friday freebie...

A nice little freebie for you today.
Happy Friday!

(image above © Louise | Love Print Studio)

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Tiny Supply...

Singapore based sisters, Celine (the designer) and Carolyn (the handcrafter), are the creators behind Tiny Supply.
Sharing a love for all things cute, colourful and curious, this became their main source of inspiration for their wonderful little clay creations, that will quite honestly bring joy to anyone lucky enough to own one.

Fancy a corgi or panda bowl? A kitty brooch or hotdog dish? The Lau sisters have got you covered.
Each item is lovingly handmade in their home in Singapore with stoneware clay, hand painted with underglazes and fired with a lead free clear glaze.

Head over to their shop to see a full list of products but you need to be quick, they sell out fast!
Check out their instagram account for details on shop updates and sales.

(images above © Tiny Supply)

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Monday, 22 October 2018

Creative Quarters...Lisa Koesterke

The next designer to be featured in Creative Quarters is Lisa Koesterke.

Lisa Koesterke is a German-Australian illustrator, artist and designer currently based in Trieste, Italy.
Her creations are bright and cheerful, featuring bold colour palettes and quirky characters that add a little joy and summer time magic to the every day.
Lisa often takes inspiration from her childhood growing up in Australia, the natural world and food...especially food!
She uses a range of media to create art, everything from coloured pencils to gouache and watercolours, experimenting with printmaking and most recently drawing digitally on the iPad Pro.

Lisa graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Communication from the Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia in 2015.
Since then she has spent some time teaching visual arts to children and is now focussing on developing her freelance illustration career in earnest following her move to Italy 
(she moved for love, in case you were wondering).

Lisa has recently been working on a range of personal projects as well as some exciting commissions, such as illustrating custom portraits, wedding stationery, postcards and tote bags for some interesting clients.
She is also working very hard on a new range of prints and paper goods that will be for sale online soon!

Lisa is always open to new projects, commissions and collaborations.

You can get in touch with her via email:

You can see more of her work on her website:

And you can see little updates and process pics on her instagram:

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I hope you've enjoyed reading a little about Lisa,
and seeing a selection of her work.

If you're interested in working with Lisa, or want to get in touch, 
please see below for various ways to contact her at the links above.

If you missed the last Creative Quarters post featuring Emma Allsup, you can read it here.

And don't forget, if you'd like to be featured, please send examples of your work 
with links to website portfolios, and some info about you and your background, etc..
to Louise at

Look forward to hearing from you!

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Thursday, 18 October 2018

A Walk in the Forest...

'A Walk in the Forest' is written and illustrated by Maria Dek.
Her first published book, it explores a magical forest full of opportunity for play and exploration.
Running wild in the jungle, following footprints amongst the trees and finding treasures.

(photos above © Love Print Studio,
illustrations © Maria Dek)

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Etsy shop finds...a chat with Rachel Victoria Hillis

This months etsy interview is with Rachel Victoria Hillis.
Rachel is a freelance editorial illustrator and artist, currently based in Liverpool, and her lovely artwork can be bought from her etsy shop as prints and cards.
Fascinated by nature, Rachels work has beautifully painted plants and botanical gardens galore. If you're a budding plant lady (or plant man)you're gonna be soooo happy you found her work!

Lets get to know a bit about Rachel shall we.
Grab that cuppa.

1. Can you tell us a bit about you and your background?

I grew up in North London and I used to spend a lot of my childhood with my mum in Highgate and Hampstead where she would sell her artwork to lovely independent shops. She wanted to show me how inspiring this was and these areas in general are very creative and inspiring places. I would make drawings and collages based on houses or shop-fronts I had seen during these trips. I even made illustrations for some of the shopkeepers my mum knew!

2. Tell us about a typical day for you...

I work as a freelance illustrator illustrating for different magazines, as well as running my own small independent illustration business so I literally do everything myself. My days are different depending on what jobs I have on but I always like to draw as much as I possibly can. I love tending to my houseplants and I feel most inspired when surrounded by greenery.
3. What's your favourite item listed for sale in your shop? And the most popular?

I like ‘Rainy Day’ because it is a portrait of my Italian Greyhound son Alf. I also like my Barbican pieces because they were created at the beginning of my illustration journey just before I graduated.

My ‘Rainy Day’ and the Barbican prints are very popular!

4. How would you describe your style/ work?

I wouldn’t like to describe my work because I feel good artwork always speaks for itself!

5. Can you give us an insight into your creative process?

The way I approach creating work differs depending on the type of job it’s for. When working on editorial illustrations with clients I will sketch out my ideas very vaguely, and then from these sketches I will make some clearer roughs. After agreeing with the client on the final idea I then have fun painting using watercolour and gouache. If the work is personal or not client based then this process is less structured and a lot more fluid. I like having fun when working and try not to ever take anything so seriously because I think my work can lose quality when I take it so seriously.

6. What's your guilty pleasure?

Trash TV! Things like Love Island and Ghost Adventures. I find them comical.

7. Where do you work? Describe your studio/ work area... 
At the moment I work from home, in my studio room. I’m aiming to find a studio space next year though. My desk space right now is a mess and in need of a real good sort out.

8. What are your favourite books from your childhood?

Moomins books were always my favourites when I was little. I also loved Lauren Child’s Clarice Bean books too. When I was a little older in my early teens I was obsessed with the illustrator Jordi Labanda, after discovering his editorial illustrations in my mums magazines. I was bought his artists book ‘Heyday’ as a present, and although it was definitely not entirely suitable for kids I was absolutely in love with it and found his work so inspiring. I suppose that is what originally gave me the idea of being an editorial illustrator when I grew up…

9. Tell us ten random facts about yourself...

1. I am vegan (and it’s easy, contrary to popular belief)

2.  I love sewing and making quilts to relax.

3. I am addicted to buying houseplants. I’m trying to propagate some of them at the moment.

4. My favourite meal is Ramen with Tofu.

5. I used to have a phobia of insects but now I love bugs (with the exception of a few creeeeepy crawlies).

6. I have 14 tattoos and all of them (with the exception of one) are based around nature.

7. I have road-tripped from London – Croatia a few times when I was younger and I would love to do it again.

8. I love birdwatching.

9. I make my own natural / non-toxic / 
plastic free cleaning products and household goods.

10. I love nearly all fruit and vegetables but I really cannot stand Rocket, Celery and Melon.

10. What's the most rewarding thing about being a designer/ illustrator?

I think the most rewarding thing for me personally about being an illustrator is knowing that I’m doing a job that I have wanted to do all of my life.

A big thanks to Rachel for taking the time to be part of the etsy interviews.
You can see more of her work here...

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Friday, 5 October 2018

Colour crush...

Blues feature again in the last of this weeks colour crush posts, this time combined with deep, rich reds and garnet with turquoise and aqua tones.
I adore that pop of cobalt in there too.

Hope you've enjoyed the back to back colour colour posts this week. There'll be another one coming up very soon with plenty more gorgeous palettes to share with you...

(image credits clockwise from top left)

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Colour crush...

Next up in this weeks ode to colour is a combination that seems to be everywhere lately, and has been for some time. Seen across anything from prints to fashion, from jewellery to homeware...its a winner!
Blue hues mixed with good old terracotta, brick and pumpkin shades.
Yes please!

(image credits clockwise from top left)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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Monday, 1 October 2018

Colour crush week!

How do you fancy another week of posts dedicated to our mutual love of colour?
Thought so!
First up is this lovely little number, a gorgeous combination of jewel tones.

(image credits clockwise from top left)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6

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