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Boho Daisy Art Print

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One of my most popular patterns that is part of a modern paisley range with a Bohemian feel.  I've used my art print on society6 as an example of what's available.  Really enjoyed creating this range and I did an extended example of the pattern here with a boho daisy throw pillow linked.

what's happening at 'awoodentree'?

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Popped over to my daughter's studio to see what she's been up to.  Such lovely new work being created right now for some exclusive shops in Edinburgh - so pleased!  Here's a few that may be available at her 'awoodentree' store - Miss Bunnies, Mr Jackalope and the wee Mr Narwhal.

Ombre Deco Lines Pattern : society6

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This geometric pattern is a modern interpretation of classic Art Deco mixed with modern ombre and an abstract pattern with lines for texture.  Created using watercolours and washes in warm summer colours.  As always, there are several accessories to choose from for this pattern and I've linked it to the shower curtain for anyone thinking about brightening up their bathroom....

Inspiration & Instagram IV

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Last one for a wee while - don't you just want to get your fine line pens out and a little watercolour (or watercolour pencils).  Some flowers look even better when they've dried out.  Enough of my Instagram pictures that inspire me for now.  I hope you liked them.

Modern Ikat Pattern on society6

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Does anyone else think that ikat influenced pattern have a bohemian feel to them?  Perhaps it's something to do with where they traditionally started from such as South America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East - all countries with strong traditions in textiles and pattern.  My ikat range of over 5 co-ordinated patterns are available on society6 and I've highlighted this ikat hearts wall clock as an example.

Boho Daisy Pattern on society6

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One of my most popular patterns with iPhone owners so I thought I'd link you to my favourite accessory in this design as I really like the throw pillow with it's mix of boho daisy and paisley influences.

Inspiration & Instagram III

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Loved the mix of dried chillies mixed with woven baskets and picnic cases - the detail of the flower and the stamens will lead me to a fabric idea too.  So many ways to get inspired and Instagram is a lot of fun too.  Maybe just one more selection from my Instagram collection later on .......

Pastel Kitsch Paris Icons Pattern

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Conversational set of patterns with a travel theme of Paris and Japan.  Inspiration gathered from photographs I took of the architecture, Paris street signs, little details like coffee on the Champs Elysees and a menu stand.  My example for this print is the mug available on society6.

Hot Summer Mood Board

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Perhaps if I put lots of hot sultry images on my blog and everywhere else we might get a few days of lovely weather.  I know it's Scotland and we had our summer last Tuesday but I do hope it gets better for us going away for a wee birthday break.....

Inspiration and Instagram II

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It doesn't really matter if the photograph you take on the spur of the moment is not in focus as they can still used used for reference and inspiration.  I'm thinking of just using washes of violet and deep deep bluish watercolours using the hyacinths as my challenge but I also like the idea of creating a quirky kitsch conversation pattern using my mum's fridge door ..........  who knows.  Just take the picture and think about it later .....

Greek Summer Stripe Pattern Throw Pillow

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I think I might be watching too much 'Mama Mia' - some colours and pattern just remind me of that wonderful country!   Summer is here and I've used my Greek summer strip throw pillow (available on zazzle) as an example of my watercolour stripe pattern.

Top Pinterest Pins On redroadstudio

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Lovely mix of popular pins on my Pinterest recently.  You just never know what will be pinned or liked when you choose so I enjoy every now and then seeing what has gone viral.  The Harvest Wallpaper was the most popular with over 75 pins and 7, 500 impressions (not sure what that is) but I can see why it was chosen.

Links to each pin below -
VENETIAN TILEHARVEST HAREJASON RATLIFFNAOKI HAYASHITARISSE KING

Inspiration & Instagram

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I've not been on Instagram too long but what a great way of quickly capturing elements and visual references that could be used to create work or just inspire you.  Still getting used to my new camera my daughters and partner treated me to.  Just found out you can do a screenshot which I will probably forget how I did it as quickly as I found out. Sigh.  More Instagram inspiration to follow ....

NEW Pretty Paisley Watercolour Pattern

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Feel the need for something pretty and summery?  Some new summer patterns/illustrations now available on zazzle - I thought it might be helpful to show the pattern with the product...... what do you think folks?  Does it help?

Floral Lace Mood Board

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One of the first things I complete when I start working on a fashion or textile project.  Mood boards or trend boards can be really helpful to set the scene, focus your mind and give the client a visual idea of where you are thinking of going with your designs.  I'm also given mood boards to work from and can be a blessing when a client from PeoplePerHour, for example, struggles to describe what they are looking for.