Wednesday, January 27

Artist's We Love

I want to share with you all a wonderful artist I came across while looking for someone to design my new logo. Pauline designed wonderful logo and was a pleasure to work with.

I hope to bring you more of these over the year, so please enjoy!!

Name: Pauline Young

Shop Name: Skies

Your daytime Job: Currently I’m working as a part time salesperson at a popular fashion boutique (Ruby), and a part-time artist!

A bit about yourself: Hi there! I’m Pauline, and I live in little ol’ New Zealand. Being the youngest of the family with two older siblings, I’ve been told that I’m the one that causes the most mischief, even though I just like to have some fun! I currently live with my partner and a 5-month old jack russell in an apartment.

I’ve graduated college with bachelor of fine arts not too long ago, and since then I’ve been taking freelance jobs as an illustrator and on Etsy as a graphic designer! I am hoping in the future I will be able to support myself to be a full-time artist.

How did you first get into art and/or craft: I was very interested in art since I was little, around 3! My family has always been quite creative and ‘arty’. My mother was a designer for a men’s formal wear line and always drew such beautiful designs and drawings that just fascinated me. My sister was also a big influence on me, she crocheted, knitted, cross-stitched, painted, and drew so much! (At that time she was probably only 16.) Both my mum and sister inspired me into taking art, and I was lucky to have parents so supportive of me pursuing art as a career.

What is your creative process, and what inspires you: I am inspired by a lot of things… and it’s quite difficult to list it! A main part of my creative process would be drawing and doodling. I love to observe people and my surroundings and I ‘record’ these sights or feelings on a piece of paper or sketchbook. Those drawings become the ‘base’ of my art/design, whenever I need to generate ideas, or extend an idea- I look back at my sketchbook and manipulate the drawings in there to get what I want.

Any tips you would have for people starting their own shop or for someone looking to makeover their shop with a new Logo etc: It’s crucial to recognise the important of shop appearance! It is what people identify your products with, and having an attractive professional store will appeal to more people, hence more customers.

There’s just one tip I would like to share to those who are thinking of getting someone to design a logo for them, and that is try to be specific! A designer sadly can’t read minds (even though we really wish we could!) and if you do have a logo idea that you want incorporated, try to find similar examples on the net or draw it out if you have to. It not only helps the designer understand what you are looking for, but also gets you closer to that dream logo! Best wishes and good luck to those who are staring a shop on Etsy!

Tuesday, January 26

And We are BACK!!!!!

Imagination In Flight is back and ready for a new year.

To get back in the swing of things I thought that I would share some photos from the holidays with you all.

We had a fantastic Christmas full of wonderful handmade presents, delicious food, and lots of fun.

Our Christmas Tree before the carnage that happened Christmas morning. At least this year there was no wrapping paper to clean up.

On New Years day my son went away for 11 days to see his Father and spend time with my Mum. During that time I had a little visitor at my window a couple of nights in a row. Which is amazing considering the window is two stories high. On the first couple of nights I dived for the camera but I was to late but then on the last night I was able to capture a photo of my little visitor.

So cute. Really wish I had been able to catch a photo of my visitor when it was like a big splat across my window so I have to settle for this.

While my son was away I was able to start making some great changes to the business and also to my working space (Thanks Ikea), I will be bring you more on the changes in a post coming very soon.

After my son came back we only had a few short days to do a little shopping, go to the movies and pack for our holiday to Bribie Island. Fantastic place to go for all of you that live near Brisbane. Even though the weather was really hot the breeze coming of the water was great. We did really well out and about in the sun until the 4th day when we got burnt, but we didn't let it spoil our fun. The view from our cabin was beautiful, I think that every time that we go there it gets better.

I took this stunning photo on our last night on Bribie.

So back to reality, my son is starting a new school on Wednesday so today has been a day of books, stationary, uniforms, and my son letting his nerves get the better of him. Dion has never changed schools before so its going to be a big change.

I have one last photo that I want to share with you all, just to make you laugh........

My son was not very happy with me waking him up, it was past 10am so I dont see what his problems was.


Shop News..........
I have listed a bunch of new Pencil Rolls on my Madeit shop. We now also have travel size Pencil Rolls to help keep your kids occupied while out and about.