Blooming marvellous! I wanted to kick off my first blog post with some creative updates from the Albaquirky studio...
I’m back from a very busy and exciting first Surtex in New York, and have been keeping out of trouble with lots of new projects.
These photos are of the garden right outside my studio. Nice spot, Huh?! I love this time of year; nature is going wild with big inspirational displays. I step outside and immediately get distracted. I photograph as much flora and fauna as I can, and draw directly from sources if possible, but with so much in bloom it is tough to keep up with nature’s displays!
I'm in the middle of a big design series, preparing lots of fresh new work for Premier Vision in Paris. Florals are featuring big and small in my collections for this show in September. As the show is targeted at the apparel industry I’m afraid I can't share any of my completed designs with you. But can give you a little sneak peak into some of the motifs I’m working on. Follow my Instagram feed @albaquirkydesigns for further teasers, or come and visit my studio Collect Scotland at the show to see the full collections!
Recently I took a break from collection designs to work on a little Finch & Foxglove design brief. Our collective likes to keep the landing page illustrations fresh; updating our images each season. I have a new process blog post up on the Finch & Foxglove website all about the making of my meadow themed finch.
The butler has been working hard behind the scenes to update the website and we are excited to have it live now! He is the brains behind the logo and how it can work as a cutout template to preview designs. There are a selection of new portfolio images to give a taste of my work. If you are a buyer or art director looking for more, please contact me and I can set you up to see my 2016 Surtex portfolio books or a more specific selection of work.