A Colorful Life: The Colors that Inspire My Life & Creativity
I found I could say things with colors and shapes I couldn't say any other way - Georgia O'Keeffe Early Beginnings Ever since I could dress myself, make a home for my family, design and create, colors have become a definitive part of my life and it continues to be so. In interior design school, the mediums of colors & space was one of my favorite subjects in how it can completely change one’s surroundings. I'm known to paint a room 5 different times until I get “right.” Inspired by My Heritage As a little girl growing up in Scandinavia, my grandmothers taught me about colors from an early beginning. I remember my Norwegian grandmother, Vesla, with her Fair Isle...
The Art of Block Print Design
Hello! Welcome to my first blog post for 2021! At Fjord West Studio, I strive to educate and share with all of my readers what inspires me to produce what I carefully handcraft and some of the tools of the trade that help me achieve my visions for design, color and style. For this first blog post I would really like to describe one of my favorite processes within designing my handcrafted project bags (both the Fjord bags & Blomma bags), which is called block printing. I will first begin by providing a brief historical overview of this traditional way of printing, how you can block print with your children, what types of inks and materials that I use for block...
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