About Me and Design Rocks!

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Hello and welcome. Here's a bit about me: I've spent my childhood and a lot of my life traveling. Places, colour and pattern are my biggest inspiration. I've surfed & lived in a tent in Cornwall. Sketched my way round Morocco. Designed from an antique textile archive in Manhattan (dream job!). Styled and written for an interiors magazine on the sleepy island of Malta. Now I live in Manchester, UK, where I run Design Rocks greetings cards. Whilst in Manhattan I amassed a large collection of vintage textiles. These were used as inspiration for my first card range, Vintage Rocks! We sell wholesale so if you'd like a brochure visit the website or get in touch. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Studio Blitz!

It's time.... to clear The Room Of Doom as it's become known. I'm taking a break from a massive studio blitz. I can't stop sneezing from all the dust - I hope nobody knocks on the door, I look like I've got swine flu. This isn't actually my studio but I like looking at it as it makes me feel much better to know that there are people with worse work spaces than mine out there.

Isn't this cute? I found it at the bottom of my samples box (one of many!) It's a 60's floral. Maybe it's the sun but I'm really into acid yellows as an accent colour with muted shades of lilac or bone at the moment.

Annoying interruptions of my Studio Blitz:

1. Jehovah's witnesses (sorry but it's really annoying) Thanks for sharing the word but no thanks. Plus I've sussed you now - I can spot the long black silhouette and briefcase through the glass door

2. Sales calls. After spending 10 rings searching through my crap for the phone only to find it's a chirpy recorded message from 'Susan' telling me I need more credit cards. I don't.

3. Hunger. All that sorting and chucking means I have to keep stopping to refuel.

4.Calls from lovely family members who have no idea of the massive task I've just taken on and that I could die under a landslide of my own rubbish if I stop to chat, however tempting.

5. Finally a nice distraction: Blogging. We'll a girl's got to take a rest and survey her explosion in a paper factory of a studio!

Oh Wow! I just looked back at my studio and it's no longer The Room Of Doom! Yay, I'm nearly there and won't it be lovely to know where everything is??? Is every creative person messy or is it just lack of time/space etc? Let me know!


Mrs B said...

creation in a vacuum.....can' t remember whether it does or doesn't.......however I am the messiest woman I know when making soooooooooooo? ! but I adore that new neatness that comes from a blitz, along with the schoolchild assertion that it will always be as neat as the first page! x

hilarious word v - 'poosie'

hee hee sounds like something you say to a baby or a dog??!

Nic said...

Good luck there!! I blogged in April about my pit and I think its getting that bad all over again and with the added stress of tax credits and accounts that I need to get sorted, can't see the chance of it being tidied any time before August so I will blame the creative person in me ;)

Dolly Cool Clare said...

Yep, me too. A creative mess is unavoidable when you work with artistic materials!!
Hope to see you Sat for the meet?
Clare x

designrocks said...

Oh good, I'm not the only one then! I've also got to do blinking tax stuff, my tax tin of doom keeps staring at me ( a tin full of random receipts, see husbands system previously blogged about)

Yes, I'll be at the meeting on Saturday. I'll blog a reminder today!