Sunday, 3 June 2012

Passion for Pattern Bloghop – Welcome! … Willkommen!

Welcome to all bloghoppers, joining me from the inspirational blog of Miranda Mol. I'd now like to show you a mix and match of patterns that I created during our fantastic E-course "The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design". Hope you like it! (Klick on image to enlarge.) For more patterns and collections please go to the "Surface Design" page of this blog.

Mix and match patterns from the
"The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design"
Mustermix aus "The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design"
Our E-course was a fabulous experience. The chance to study online was heaven sent for me, as there's no possibility to study Surface Design in Germany. I've learned lots and lots (an ongoing process …), really enjoyed to be part of an international, inspirational and supportive group of students and definitely found a new direction for my creative work. A big "thank you" goes to the two inspiring women who created this course: Beth Nicholls and Rachael Taylor!
The end of the course is hopefully a beginning: I am working on children's designs right now. This has been on the top of my wish list for quite a while! My little "Sunflower Fool" is already available on fabric at Spoonflower. I might have the chance to exhibit my children's patterns at Indigo Paris in September under the wings of a studio.
More plans? Yes, a lot: I hope to get my portfolio ready and online at the end of this year. I want to make more fabric designs available for purchase on Spoonflower. And I definitely want to start my own small collection. I hope to get it ready for Christmas shopping … will have to decide if it's going to be handmade or digitally printed … right now I am experimenting with handprinting.  
Oh, and yes, I would really welcome any freelance work and yes, I am looking for an agent! So much to do …
Dear bloghoppers, thanks a lot for reading. Please feel free to comment – and I hope you'll visit again! Please hop on now to Jolene Heckman's blog for more fantastic patterns. If you just found us now, please start your hop on Claire Smillie's blog. From there you will be linked from blog to blog to see and read it all! Enjoy!

"Sunflower Fool"
Willkommen an alle Bloghopper! Ich übernehme hier von Miranda Mol und möchte Ihnen gern einen "Mustermix" zeigen. Es sind alles Designs, die ich während unseres fantastischen Online-Kurses "The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design" entworfen habe. Ich hoffe, sie gefallen! Mehr Muster und Kollektionen finden Sie auch auf der "Surface Design"-Seite dieses Blogs.
Unser Online-Kurs war eine faszinierende Erfahrung. Für mich kam die Möglichkeit, online zu studieren, genau richtig, weil man Surface Design in Deutschland "regulär" nicht studieren kann. Ich habe eine Menge gelernt (und bin noch dabei …). Es war genial, Teil einer internationalen, inspirierenden Studentengruppe, die sich gegenseitig so fantastisch unterstützt, zu sein. Und – ganz wichtig für mich – ich habe eine neue Richtung für meine kreative Arbeit gefunden. Ein großes Dankeschön geht an die beiden inspirierenden Frauen, die den Online-Kurs entwickelt haben: Beth Nicholls und Rachael Taylor!
Nun hoffe ich natürlich, daß das Ende des Kurses ein neuer Anfang für mich wird: im Moment arbeite ich an Designs für Kinder. Das war schon lange mein Wunsch! Mein kleiner "Sunflower Fool" ist schon bei Spoonflower als Stoffdesign erhältlich. Wahrscheinlich habe ich sogar die Möglichkeit, meine Arbeiten zusammen mit einem Studio im September auf der Indigo in Paris auszustellen.
Mehr Pläne? Klar, viele: Ende diesen Jahres möchte ich meinen Portfolio fertig haben und auch online stellen. Ich möchte mehr Stoffdesigns auf Spoonflower zum Kauf anbieten. Und ich möchte auf jedenfall meine eigene kleine Kollektion starten. Idealerweise sollte sie vor Beginn des Weihnachtsgeschäfts fertig sein … ich muß "nur" noch entscheiden, ob sie "handmade" oder digital gedruckt wird … im Moment experimentiere ich dafür mit Handdrucktechniken. Und klar, ich würde mich natürlich über Freelance-Jobs freuen und ja, ich suche nach einem Agenten! Viel zu tun …
Liebe Bloghopper, vielen Dank für Ihr Interesse. Ich freue mich über Kommentare und hoffe, daß Sie meinen Blog wieder besuchen werden! Die Reise geht jetzt weiter auf Jolene Heckman's Blog, auch dort gibt es inspirierende Muster und Designs zu sehen. Falls Sie uns gerade erst gefunden haben, können Sie auch gern auf Claire Smillie's Blog am Beginn des Bloghops starten. Von dort aus werden Sie von Blog zu Blog weitergeleitet und können so alles lesen und anschauen. Viel Vergnügen! 

26 comments:

  1. Very nice post and fantastic work Eva!! I love the design with the little windows and people smiling.... thats exactly how I feel with your designs.. make me smile!
    Wishing you all the best in your design career, hope we can work together and see you your designs in Paris next september.
    XX
    Rosie Martinez-Dekker

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    1. Thanks Rosie, looking forward to working together :-)

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  2. Fantastic Eva, I'll keep checking your blog and see if we can meet up at Indigo Paris in September :)

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    1. Would love to meet you in Paris, Michelle! Really hope that I can visit the show in person …

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  3. Your hand-drawn style is fantastic Eva… Keep it up!!!

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  4. Hi Eva, love all your 50-inspired designs, so wonderful!! Hope we can meetup in september in Paris!

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    1. Thanks Miranda, really hope we can meet! Looking good at the moment :-)

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  5. I also really like the "little windows" design (amongst others!). I'm sure you will be successful with a children's line as your style seems very whimsical and cheerful.

    Valerie Brown
    Firepan Jewellery Designs

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  6. Dear Eva, your post is beautiful and I love those patterns. I'm fan of your style. We have similar plans and I hope we can follow them supporting each other.

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    1. Thank you, Bethania, let's just go on together!

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  7. I've so enjoyed seeing your work as we made our way thru the modules. I love your style! Your natural talent will take you far...cheers to you.

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  9. Hi Eva, I liked your designs, they are very original, and I loved the colour combination.
    Your post is very inspirational!!
    Congrats. XX

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  10. Hi Eva, I love the hand-drawn quality of your designs, and also the watercolor designs you have shared with us throughout the class. I can instantly tell its one of your designs when I first see one. Your designs have a happiness about them..keep at it and please keep making us smile!! = )

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  11. Eva, your work is gorgeous!
    My goal is to create a children's brand too. I find designing for children to be limitless.
    Good luck on all of your plans from now on!

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  12. I am so drawn to your way of drawing and the balcony illustrations -! want to see more Eva!

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  13. I too hope to be able to go the children's illustration route. I love the whimsical nature of your work. Congrats and good luck!

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  14. Eva, such lovely work. I love the whimsical style. Congrats and best wishes. Looking forward to seeing your new children's designs.

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  15. Great work Eva! You've got some really nice textured motifs.

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  16. Thank you so much everybody for all your comments and nice words :-)

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