The Process #1 | Tropical Leafy Papercut

I've spent the past couple of months taking every little opportunity to make progress on the papercut for my giveaway winner Lucy! She's been super, super patient with me (bless her) and so I've been able to produce a piece with more fine detail than anything I've ever cut before. It's been a long process but I've really enjoyed it and feel like I've managed to create something that I can be proud of giving away!! I took quite a few progress pictures along the way so I thought it'd be interesting to share the process with you as I think a lot of the effort which goes into papercutting can sometimes be overlooked! :)

☀ Posi-Post #1 ☀

I'm going to try and post a 'Posi-Post' weekly over summer to document good things that have been happening in my life in a long awaited attempt to become a more positive human! I get a bit down during the summer months (I'm 100% a winter person) and tend to view everything that happens between May and August with a negative mindset. I think that making a conscious effort to look for happy things will do me the world of good and hopefully lead to a mind full of happy summer memories!

Creative Workspace Wishlist

university room tour
[Click or hover over the photo for shop names] It's 2 weeks until I move house (the excitement is real) and I've been obsessively planning what my new workspace will be like. I've learnt a lot this year about how important having a good work environment is and so I'm eager to try to recreate my university studio in my bedroom. After spending a year designing in a dark basement bedroom, I'm excited to have a light, airy space full of plants, warm blankets (an essential for nighttime designing) and inspiring prints. I have a bit more space in our new home so I'm planning on getting a big desk from IKEA with a set of drawers down one side to offer more storage for all of my arty bits and bobs! If you're interested you can see more interior inspiration here :)

Love, Hails.

Made Here | LCA Degree Show Favourites

On Friday I attended the private viewing of the Leeds College of Art degree show 'Made Here'. As usual, I was absolutely blown away by the standard of work across courses and thought I'd pick out a few of my favourite bits to show you!  As you'll be able to see by the following snaps, I'm really loving the use of colour and pattern!! Obviously I'm a bit biased and think that the Printed Textiles exhibition really was the star of the show, but Fine Art produced some amazing pieces this year which really caught my eye. I feel so proud to be a part of such a creative bunch of people. The degree show is open 9am-8pm until 15th June and then 9am-5pm on the 16th June so if you're in/around Leeds it's definitely worth making a visit :)

Theo Riviere - Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern - www.theoriviere.co.uk