I hope you’re all keeping safe and well! I’ve recently added three new colourful prints on Etsy, which mainly consist of butterflies. Butterflies can symbolise endurance, change, hope and life, and perfect for sending out positive thoughts during this crazy time!
New prints on Etsy
I’ve titled the first design, “Butterfly Hands”. I love that the hands open, allowing the butterflies to fly free. The thought of letting go of negative feelings, feels so uplifting and liberating.
The second design, “Holding Hands”, depicts a pair of hands, with fingers intertwined. During this time, we can sometimes feel lonely because it’s harder to see friends and family. At the beginning of the pandemic, feeling isolated was probably most prominent if you lived alone or lived far away from people you loved. Again I’ve added butterflies and a small bunch of flowers.
The third design is titled, “Pretty Butterfly”. This is just a single decorative butterfly surrounded with pretty flowers.
* I’d like to just mention to people ordering from the US, that due to the current US postal service situation, you may experience a delay in receiving your orders.
Frankie magazine feature
I’m delighted to announce that I had a little feature in Frankie magazine, issue 97! Frankie is one of my all time fave mags for creative inspiration. It’s always lovely to get a shout out and you’ll see they featured one of my owl prints!
Emma Jayne x
When creating this, ‘We Are Women’ homedecor collection for one of my favourite brands MOOUI, I was unfamiliar with a few of the famous females. That’s what is great about my job, being able to discover new things and in this case, important female role models!
I was asked to draw ten significant women as though they were children. They are (in alphabetical order): Aretha Franklyn, Cecilia Meireles, Cleopatra, Freda Kahlo, Harriet Tubman, Lina Bo Bardi, Malala Yousafzai, Marie Curie, Tarsila do Amaral and Yayoi Kusama. Drawing people is a little outside my comfort zone, although these were pretty fun to do!
What I loved about this project was the selection of female role models the children could aspire to. All of these ladies helped to make the world a better place, whether that be in science, writing, education activism, art & music. These positive female role models may motivate and help children discover and develop their true potential.
These are photos of the homedecor collection.
Home decor collection for MOOUI
My favourite women to draw were Cleopatra and Aretha Franklin. I find them both fascinating as women and I loved their outfits too! Do you have a favourite?
By the way, I’d like to mention that I wasn’t one of the three winners selected for the Gorman Clothing competition, although I loved the winning entries. Well done to the three lucky winners! I’m also looking forward to seeing how their designs look on garments.
Stay safe, Emma Jayne x