Home decor collection for MOOUI

 

Jun
29
2020

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

 

Competition with Gorman

 

Jun
11
2020

I love entering competitions and haven’t entered one for some time. The last competition I did was for Sock It To Me, back in October 2019.

So, when I saw that Gorman Clothing were hosting a contest to create a design for a capsule collection, I just had to have a go! I’ve been a huge fan of theirs and had always imagined having my own designs printed and made up into garments – a dream of mine for sure!

Competition with Gorman

I wanted my designs to fit in perfectly and perhaps offer something new to what Gorman currnetly have in their collections. I knew my design would need a modern feel and perhaps be a little abstract. I haven’t done any abstract work for some time, so I knew I’d have to prepare myself, which always means a number of trials and errors. As it turned out, there are many types of abstract styles and through experiments, I realised I feel comfortable creating shapes with different types of textures. I tried to produce pieces that felt like ‘me’ with a mix of freedom and a certain amount of control.

Here’s my final submission entry for the Gorman Clothing competition. I thought it would be fun to design a pattern based on sweet treats. Who doesn’t love ice-cream, lollies, cake and jelly!

Here are some initial drawings that I’d like to share with you. I tend to just let my mind go with the flow and initially didn’t really have an idea in mind. I find I work better this way; to just see what happens.

At first, I liked the idea of drawing animals with palm trees, grass and geometrical shapes. I tend to draw animals so it was a good start for me. This progressed to sweet treats, mainly because after drawing quite a few animals I wanted to try something different. Desserts or puddings are favoured by many adults and children, so my final design could possibly work for different age groups.

Altogether, there were over 3000 entries! If you like my design and would like to vote for me, click the link, go to J – for Jayne (names are in alphabetical order). Voting will close at 11:59 pm EST (4:59 am BST) on the 14th June.

There are many beautifully and creative designs submitted, however fingers (and tootsies) crossed my design will get selected! πŸ™‚

 

Emma Jayne x