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Marcus

Puma Palm was the first print in the collection Welcome To The Jungle.  It features Marcus the puma skulking through his leafy habitat.   I wanted the leaves to be super sized in relation to Marcus, giving an almost sinister undercurrent to the print, the jungle swallowing the animals that lurk.  This became my theme, the collection featuring different animal life, all being engulfed by the plants.  Although maybe a step away from this darkness has perhaps been Eric the lemur in the Leaf Lemur print, who is quite happily hiding amongst the leaves, a  more playful print in the collection.   This print is one of my favourites, not just because I love Marcus, but also because it captures...

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Launch!

  . . . Welcome To The Jungle was inspired by lush and leafy vegetation inhabited by jungle animals.  My last collection was largely botanical, this time I wanted to explore the organic beauty of curling leaves, enclosing, creeping, and swallowing these animals. a a a a a a There are six prints available in this collection, each available in two colour-ways.  The scarves are printed onto silk twill and finished by hand with hand rolled and sewn hems, and are a larger size than my previous collection.  As well as scarves, this print collection is available on cushions, makeup bags and T-shirts!  a a a a a a   

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Welcome to the Jungle

So it has been a long time coming but my next collection is finally taking shape, and not just scarf shapes...   Welcome to the Jungle is not only an exciting new print collection, but it sees the launch of new products for Righteous Raven!  There will soon be an array of cushions, zipped pouches and t-shirts available, as well as scarves!  And just in time for New Designers One year On where I will be exhibiting in from 24th - 27th of June.    

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Oblivion...

Happy New Year!  New year.  New collection.  Ive been struggling recently with my next collection, it all started well, with a concise ideas board, written notes, and ideas of direction (its always serious when there are written notes).  Alas, then the drawing began...and, well, I lost enthusiasm, and motivation, and all excitement for the next body of work.  I therefore did what any woman my age would do when being defeated by none other than myself; I had a tantrum.  I stomped my feet and then I closed my studio door and didn't go back in...when I eventually ventured back after accepting failure, I carefully disassembled my ideas from above my desk and started again! Horrah, I am once again...

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Palm Paradise

The print that I am celebrating this week is Palm Paradise.  Palm Paradise is perhaps the print that is the most true to my initial moodboard, and the ideas that I had at the beginning of the collection.   My initial title for the collection was Heady Boudoir.  I wanted to portray both sensuality, and an exotic element to these tropical plants.  I imagined an almost Miss Hannigan like lair, with these printed scarves draping across the walls, windows, and lamps of her boudoir.  As the collection evolved so did my ideas.  I have reflected in an earlier blog post about the idea of the collection moving out of the bedroom and into the garden.  Perhaps its not so much the...

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