We are inspired by the world around us and love to showcase new and exciting artist, designers and crafters and our guest designer series is a great way to inspire our Crew as well as each one of you to try something different, show off a new style or help you think outside of your creative box, so from time to time we like to invite crafters to be our Guest Designer/Blogger for a month to challenge us to see things in a different way and so that we may learn more about our products through the eyes of a new designer. This month we have invited Loulei Lilao known as @li.la.o on Instagram. As crafts is all the rage these days and we love that so many of our basic products are perfect for simple and clever crafty projects.
CCB: Where are you from?
Loulei: Southern Califonia
CCB: How would you describe your design style?
Loulei: intuitive, responsive and uncomplicated.
CCB: How long have you been creating?
Loulei: As long as i can remember. Always.
CCB: What is your go to product right now?
Loulei: Paper, ink & paint
CCB: Do you have a signature touch you like to include in all your pieces?
Loulei: Not really but i’m into florals and foliage at the moment
CCB: What advice would you give to someone who gets in a creative slump?
Loulei: Step back. do something else that doesn’t require creativity. Recharge
CCB: What is the oddest inspiration you have used for one of your projects?
Loulei: I can’t think of one. I like odd anything, odd speaks to me.
CCB: Tell us one thing that people might not know about you.
Loulei: We will need a whole different blog post for that…
CCB: How often do you create?
Loulei: As often as possible. Every day.
CCB: Do you jot down your ideas before you do them or do you create as you go?
Loulei: Only when a project is elaborate and needs planning. the rest of the time it’s in my head and in the moment.
We sent Loulei a Canvas Market Bag to upcycle.
From the Farmer’s Market to the mall, the canvas market bag has you covered. Made of high quality, 14 ounce 100% cotton canvas, this bag is a makers dream come true. Buy many and create one-of-a-kind canvas bags for your online shop, or buy one to create your own custom market bag through screen-printing, dyes, paints, etc.
- Surface that is ready for screen printing, embroidery, dye, iron-on, paint, craft supplies and more
- 100% heavy duty cotton canvas
- Machine washable (washing instructions of decorations should be followed)
- Manufactured in USA
- Measures 14″ x 14″ x 4″ (large) and 8″ x 8″ x 4″ (small)
“Watch the video below to see how I created this art piece. It is a step by step tutorial with lots of tips and composition information.”
NOW do not miss out on following @li.la.o for more creative projects!