Making of a design - ocean pattern

Today is the start of World Water Week, and I thought this would be a good occasion to share the process behind one of my recent designs that is inspired by marine life. A lot of my designs are inspired by nature, and one of the things I feel really passionately about is protecting the environment. I’m so glad that so many different environmental campaigns are really taking off at the moment, such as the increased awareness of plastic waste in the oceans. I wanted to create a beautiful design with aquatic life, that has a subtle message about preserving the environment. According to the World Wildlife Foundation, ‘an estimated eight million tonnes of plastic end up in the sea every year, kil

August's inspiration

Happy 1st Anniversary of the 'Inspiration of the Month' series! It was August 2017 that I wrote my first post about what was inspiring me for the month ahead. Although I didn't manage to write a post for each of the past 12 months, it was something to get me writing on a regular basis. I had a lot of fun writing these posts, and I hope you had fun reading them! August's inspiration Summer brings lots of excellent sources of inspiration. I’m drawn in so many different directions, but none of this inspiration has been resolved into a finished product yet. I felt like the heat and drought in London was a huge in breath, and we were waiting for the exhale for weeks. One of the best techniques fo

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