Christmas designs

 

Apr
18
2017

 

I’d like to firstly say that I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter weekend! The weekends seem to fly by so quickly, even on a four day bank holiday weekend.

I’m very proud of myself, that I didn’t eat any chocolate this Easter. I didn’t even attempt to sneakily steal any of my daughter’s chocolate eggs. I will be going away with the family during the summer, so at the moment I’m trying to be good. So far so good!

For week ten on the Rise Design and Shine course, it was all about Christmas. I wanted to try a more traditional themed range, drawing pine cones, foliage, spices, oranges and apples. This is my final collection, which I placed on ceramic mugs.

Christmas designs

 

I initially created the pine cone and fruit pattern, on the bottom left mug. Afterwards, designing the holly patterned coordinate and the pine cone and orange wreathe.

Here is another Christmas themed design collection. As you can see, it’s based on musical angels.

 

 

Who doesn’t like to wear new pyjamas at Christmas time?! For this collection, I have designed an all over angel print, with angels singing and playing musical instruments. There’s also a snowflake coordinate and an angel placement design with singing robins.

I’ll definitely be showing these designs at the Blue Print and Surtex shows next month. There’s now approximately two weeks ’til the cutoff date, to send all the designs to my agent Brenda Manley. I’ve still a few more designs left to complete, which means I’ll be super busy between now and the beginning of May.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Emma Jayne x

 

Blue Print flyer design

 

Apr
11
2017

 

There’s not long to go until the New York shows, and I’ve created my first, Blue Print flyer design especially for this exciting event! For my flyer, I have used a map of Lapland, which I designed for week nine’s Wanderlust theme on the Rise Design and Shine course. It was a difficult decision selecting which design from my portfolio to use for the flyer, as I would be representing myself as one of Brenda Manley‘s artists. However, after I had created the map, I knew that I had to use it. It made sense to use the map because of the colours and illustrations in this design. I believe it demonstrates my style perfectly; painterly, playful, colourful and contemporary.

I so wish I could be at Blue Print and Surtex this year, in person, but unfortunately I can’t yet afford it. I’m intending to go next year, however, from what I’ve seen on social media, the trade shows look amazing and I imagine they each have a fantastic atmosphere, as well as a huge array of wonderful designs!

Here’s my finished Blue Print flyer design. I may also end up making one for Surtex. I will try to fit that in, when creating new work for the shows.

Blue Print flyer design

 

Are you exhibiting at Blue Print and Surtex or even helping out at the shows?  Will you be representing yourself or going with an agency?

 

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Emma Jayne x