Monday, 26 January 2015

From the start, almost

When I was writing my first post it felt a bit like being given a beautifully made white canvas. The first lines drawn on it are always the hardest but I will do my best to hold myself back from the eraser!
I am the artist and designer who created back in 2011.  Known predominantly for the delicate colour palettes and whimsical designs inspired by Paris. I have since built on this to become a successful business that will hopefully not just benefit me in my lifetime but of those for generations to come. Inspired by all things fairytale at a young age it was no surprise I saw Paris as another beautiful world and not as the cliché people think it to be.
“Curiouser artwork stories of fairytale landscapes and childhood memoirs.”
Within a practice of screen printed textiles, embroidery and surface pattern I then create artworks to capture the imagination through combining them all. These become my mixed media artworks, though sometimes I use one technique at a time.
Of course, my business journey started way before 2011 and my inspirations even longer before that. Brace yourself for the next post maybe like reading a book. Something I have already been told I should do with an adventurous childhood like mine.
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Saturday, 26 July 2014

Curiouser New Merges of Artwork

Since my first college project back in 2007 named "Memoirs of a 1995 Child" (actually born in 1989 and was based at the time I was six years old), I have always created themed artwork that was whimsical and fairytale like. From forests to romanticised scenes from Edinburgh to Paris, my work always remains within the same theme close to me and that is my love of stories and dreams.

'Memoirs of a 1995 Child'. Theme project photo. 09.02.2008

Best known in the more recent years for my vintage style parisian designs, I created imagery from Paris in pastel perfect scenes. After four lovely years of furthering this project I now have a great gift and homeware range including a successful silk scarf collection. I am now looking to merge my two biggest loves of artwork; Vintage Paris and Memoirs of a 1995 Child. This will make a curiouser new art world of adventures, creatures and landscapes to remember as an adult what we searched for as a child. Let the story telling begin!

Amanda Jane of Amanda Jane's Gift and Homeware. Copyright. All rights reserved.
'Memoirs of a 1995 Child' project photo.
Mixed media dress from the forest themed work. 2008.