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 Maria Lundström. Art & 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.
Maria´s style is graphic & colorful. Her art has a lot of details and intriguing patterns, and beside on painting her art can be found on objects like trays, tables, pillows and fabric by the yard. Always with a sense of humor, a big portion of black ink and sparkling colors. Here is a bit about her…
CCB: Where are you from?
Maria: Nyköping, Sweden. But I live in a small village in the North of Sweden called Gräsmyr. I have a small gallery – a former bakery that is located on our property (pictures above).
CCB: How would you describe your design style?
Maria: My own…
CCB: How long have you been creating?
Maria: Since 2010
CCB: What is your go to product right now?
Maria: Paintings. Ink. Watercolors. Good quality watercolor paper.
CCB: Do you have a signature touch you like to include in all your pieces?
Maria: Yes, details, details details & black ink.
CCB: What advice would you give to someone who gets in a creative slump?
Maria: Continue and be true to your own style. Do not stress out about it.
CCB: What is the oddest inspiration you have used for one of your projects?
Maria: Noting is odd as long as you get results.
CCB: Tell us one thing that people might not know about you.
Maria: I have a pacemaker that helps my heart.
CCB: How often do you create?
Maria: Every day
CCB: Do you jot down your ideas before you do them or do you create as you go?
Maria: Often in the beginning, but i rarely stay in the line.
Maria created a piece of art called “The Golden Tree”.
“I loved working with the Tattered Angels Mists. I had never tried similar products but truly fell in love with how they work together with my usual Watercolors & Ink. I love the shimmer!!”
Follow the pictures below to see how the tree grew:
Do you want to know more about Maria´s art? Please follow her Instagram @mariajelundstrom
Tattered Angels Mists used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Halloween Orange, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – It´s Yellow, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Black Cherry, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Verdigris, Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist – Daffodil