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Lemonade Spoonflower Contest

Time for another Spoonflower contest. I haven't done one in ages as it's not always easy to combine with other work I'm doing, but this week's theme fit one of my existing designs, so of course I had to enter it :-) Don't forget to vote here.  ...

Colour Inspiration Thursdays

It's Thursday again, time for another inspiring colour palette! This time I was inspired by the amazing work of Vero Escalante. Everytime I see this piece online (usually on Pinterest) I'm enraptured by the colours, so gorgeous! If you like it, do make sure to check out some more of...

See You Later Alligator Collection

Hello everybody. I was very happily surprised that a big batch of new Spoonflower samples arrived yesterday, a week before I expected them! So I've been hard at work today trying to get some good pictures of the fabrics.   This is the first new collection I released today on Spoonflower, it's...

Vive Le Tour for Kersenpitje

I can't believe I forgot to blog about this but a while back I started working with a wonderful new Belgian fabric label, Kersenpitje. They licensed my Vive Le Tour Triangle design and printed it on basic cotton, jersey and sweater fabric. It's been a big success and the jersey...

Colour Inspiration Thursdays

Hello everybody! I'm going to start a new recurrent blog post: Colour Inspiration Thursdays! I love colours and I love finding new colour palettes to work with. So I think it will be great fun to share my passion with you!   This week's colour palette was based on this wonderful ceramic...

MATS Gathering Brighton

Hello everybody! I just got back from a 4 day trip to England, to Brighton and London to be more specific. And what an inspiring and fulfilling trip it was. I first went to Brighton for the Make Art That Sells Global Art Gathering. I arrived Wednesday evening, met up...

Fish & Chips

Hello everyone! A while back I was able to get one of the 2 last tickets for the Make Art That Sells Global Art Gathering in Brighton on June 12th. It's a birthday present from my parents. I feel very lucky to be able to attend, I enjoyed doing the...

Surtex 2015 recap

Hello everybody! I just got back from New York this morning, where I exhibited at Surtex for the 2nd time with my fellow Forest Foundry friends.   I love going to Surtex. I love the buzz while preparing, making lots of new designs for the show, getting everything professionally printed and then...

Surtex Lookbook

Hello everybody! It's been a fun week, the mailman has been ringing my door bell nearly daily to deliver my Surtex portfolio book, postcards, business cards, chocolate wrappers (swag for Surtex :-)). It's so nice to see my designs all printed and looking good. I will post pictures on my...

Surtex countdown

Hello everybody! I recently discovered there's a problem with my blog, somehow the link on the blogpage don't go through to the actual post pages! I think this was caused when my my mySQL database was upgraded a while back, but I haven't yet had the time to fix it....

50 days until Surtex!

Can you believe? Only 50 more days until Surtex! It's buzzing here with activity to get everything ready in time. I still have lots on my to do list: new artwork, printing my portfolio book, banners for the booth, swag, ...

I’m back!

Oh yes, I know, it was very silent over here for quite a while. I took some well needed time out to regroup, to recharge my batteries and get inspired again. To be honest I wasn't feeling very focused the last couple of months before my break, so I'm really...

The Big Contest Dilemma

Hello everybody! Today I want to talk to you about CONTESTS. I have mixed feelings about them. You may have heard that I first got into surface pattern design in 2010 when I was still working as a graphic designer and  I started doing the weekly Spoonflower contests for fun...

Work In Progress

Working on something fun. Can't really give too much info on the project itself but it has to do with African waxprints. I was given a couple of examples and asked to design something new and this is the result. I love those colourful African textiles!!    ...

Shop News: Retro Kitchen Collection

Hello everybody! I've added a new collection to my Spoonflower shop, my Retro Kitchen Collection (which I designed last year during MATS A) - it's a tiny collection, only 3 designs.   All designs are available as fabric, wallpaper and giftwrap in my Spoonflower Shop.   ...

GTS Round 2: Sneak Peak

Hello everybody! It was another interesting week with most of my attention going to the Global Talent Search Round 2. We're not supposed to blog our final piece yet until the public gallery goes live on Monday, but I can already give you a little sneak peak of some sketches....

And the winners are…

Time to pick the winners of my BIG FABRIC GIVEAWAY. I'm a little bit late, my apologies, I should have done it yesterday, but I've been completely consumed with the artwork I'm making for the Global Talent Search Round 2, the deadline is starting to feel very close now, only...

Amazing GTS News!

I made it through to the semifinals, yay! So glad to discover this morning I'm one of 50 lucky semifinalists, picked out of 999 entries for Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search.   We've already received our next assignment and it's going to be soooo much fun! The deadline is already next Thursday,...

Zesti’s Big Fabric Giveaway!

Hello everybody! I'm very close to reaching another milestone: only 3 more likes until I have 500 facebook likes, yay! And together with my new website, newsletter and recently released fabric collections on Spoonflower I think that really is a good moment to celebrate. And what better way to...

Blog Hop

Hello everybody! Last week I was invited by the lovely Tracey English to join the BLOG HOP that's been going on for a while now on lots of artist's blogs. It's a pretty brilliant idea really, every artist participating writes a blog post answering 4 fun questions about their work...

Shop News: Circus Collection

Hello everybody! I'm going to release yet another collection on Spoonflower today! This time it's my Circus Collection. It is now available for sale as fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap on Spoonflower. I hope you will like it!       Today is FREE SWATCH day on Spoonflower! It's a free swatch of the...

Global Talent Search 2014

It's that time of the year again, GTS time! And just like last year I'm entering the competition, but the experience this time seems very different.   I'm doing the competition again because it's such an amazing opportunity, I would really really love to win representation by Lilla Rogers! I think Lilla...

Welcome!

Hello everybody! Welcome to my brand new website today! I think it's time for a little celebration after all the hard work in the last week :-)   As you may have read on facebook, instagram or twitter, my website got hacked a week ago and sadly enough the only way I...

Shop News: Counting Sheep

Hello everybody! I’m very excited to release my next pattern collection on Spoonflower today. It’s called COUNTING SHEEP and will be available in 3 colorways: purple, aqua and yellow and of course all designs are available as fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap in my Spoonflower shop! I hope you like...

Shop News: Camp Wichita

Hello everybody, I’ve mentioned it on my facebook page last week, I ordered 2 big collection samplers on spoonflower to add a bunch of new designs to my spoonflower shop and guess what the FedEx dude just dropped off, yes, my fabric samplers This means that I can start...

Hip Hip Hooray!

Hello everybody! This week we are celebrating the very first birthday of Forest Foundry, yay! It’s been a wonderful year and we’ve had a lot of fun together. And especially for this joyous occasion we decided to make some new birthday card artwork. If you like to see all of...

GTS contest: Hop Skip Jump!

The past 2 weeks I've been working on my entry for the Global Talent Search contest, organised by Lilla Rogers. The winner will get a 2 year contract to become an artist for Lilla's agency. It is my absolute dream to be one of her artists, even more so after...