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Inspired by: Luli Sanchez

I have seen textile artist Luli Sanchez’s work online for awhile now and alway break hard for it. Her use of watercolor is so graphic, bold and striking. I learn a lot about technique when I see her paintings. Her lose, gestural style is something I strive for. It looks effortless. Here are a few of […]

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Inspired by: Artist Cecilia Lundgren

Swedish artist and commercial illustrator, Cecilia Lundgren has one loose, gestural style that I can’t get enough of. I first saw her work on a journal by Compendium Inc. (they have fun, artsy journals) and wanted to see more. She works in washes and simple line drawings creating fashion-y figures, faces, and objects that emit […]

Inspired By: Catalina Estrada

Catalina Estrada is a Colombian Illustrator based in Barcelona. Her use of vibrant color, and her modern take on “Latin American Folklore” has captured the attention of clients such as Paul Smith, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Camper, Nike and Levis. She has quite an impressive career creating patterns and illustrations for projects such as packaging for Shakira’s “Wild Elixir” fragrance, […]

Inspired By – Osei Duro

This brand so resonates with me. I am crazy about their use of color, pattern and easy-to-wear silhouettes. Osei-Duro is a Los Angeles and Accra Ghana – based fashion brand. They use tradtional dyeing and weaving techniques and “aim to support the local apparel industry” in Ghana. The pride in their work shows. Their fashions […]

Inspired by: Erin Fitzhugh Gregory

Pinterest is such a great resource for finding artwork and artists that I never would’ve known about. I recently came across Erin Fitzhugh Gregory’s incredible paintings and starting pinning. Erin works in an impressionist style, one of my all time favorite painting styles. I love how her paintings have this etheral feeling and how she […]

Inspired by: Painter Michelle Armas

I have kept in touch with painter, Michelle Armas, through social media since meeting her in NY earlier this year. While in Atlanta last week I had the pleasure of visiting her at her studio. Stepping into her studio and seeing where the magic happens was the ultimate TREAT. You may be familiar with her work. […]

Inspired by: Lately Lily

Wandering the aisles at the Licensing Expo in Vegas, we came across this seriously adorable and artfully-executed line, Lately Lily. We were invited into the booth to meet the creator and find out more about Lily and her world. Micah Player, an Illustrator and former Creative Director, teamed up with Erin Nichols, an apparel designer, […]

Inspired By: Tracey Porter

Tracey Porter is a woman I heard of when I first started learning about surface design about 10 years ago. Author, designer, entrepreneur – she does it all and has successfully for 19 years. Her designs are “layered with whimsical flirty touches, vintage + folkloric elements all kissed with a bit of bohemian elegance” and […]