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My studio....

I am always fascinated with peoples studios. I love visiting my friend's studios. They are usually very distinctive and I enjoy the feeling of being behind the scenes where all the work gets done. A friend of mine paints in oils and so added to everything else, hers has a wonderful smell of paint. When I enter her studio I take a deep breath and I just know I'm entering a place that will inspire me. 

So far I haven't shared any glimpses of my studio on this blog. So I thought it was about time I did. 

....particularly as due to a bit of a clean up yesterday it is in a semi tidy state... 

(I seem to be able to make it chaotic and messy in the blink of an eye!)

this is where I use my computer, print, draw, paint and make.

Behind my desk area are big deep shelves that are brilliant for storing all those bits and pieces, screens, fabric, ink, stock....

Jill xx


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100 days of doodling....

A couple of days ago, a friend of mine told me about a website where people commit to doing ...something....

...each day for 100 days.

Unfortunately, that particular 100 day project has closed and the people on it are up to day 34 already, so I've decided to do my own version.

What I want to do ...for 100 get out my black ink pen and draw...something...everyday for 100 days.

doodle #1 
I'm often having a little whinge to myself that I don't do enough drawing and

here goes...

It feels exciting...and who knows what new fabric designs may come out of it? But I don't really want to have too many goals or set directions. I'll just see where it goes....

My friend Terri is joining me in this challenge!

How about you? interested??

Jill xx

P.S. Take a look the page I have created called 100 days of doodling to see all the doodles I have done so far.

Printing on hessian...

Here's a few samples of  the new placemats and coasters I've been developing over the past couple of weeks.
The designs are printed on hessian and the edges zig-zagged  to stop fraying. They're fun to make and I have a few more designs too that I'll show you in a day or two as I complete them.
These ones have a nice, relaxed summer vibe. I hope you like them. 

So, now that I've figured out the designs it won't be long till I have some in my online shop.
Jill xx

Wooden placemats...

Hello! I've just spent the afternoon and evening screen printing a selection of my designs onto wooden placemats for a customer...the Poi Room...a gorgeous store here in Auckland.

I haven't printed this design for a while. It was inspired by stained glass windows.

I'll start varnishing them tomorrow.
Now it's time to wind down and relax as it's 9.30 pm here....
I hope you've had a productive Monday!