Jotters with flowery prints
Why you should make your personal projects?
I find it really important for any artist to get involved into their own projects, be it big or small (i.e. my jotters). Firstly, it gives you a special pleasure. And secondly, it indulges your passion for illustration. However, These do not need to be projects that are only business-oriented. I see them as an important part of any artist’s personal style, which allows you to be your own boss with your own rules and requirements. You thus become more skilful, more assertive in showing your very own ‘illustrative self’ because you don’t fall under the influence of someone else. This should not feel like a job that needs to be done but rather your passion, the driving force which made you become an artist in the first place.
Challenge – make something you don’t usually do.
The challenge I have set for myself this time was the selection of motifs that resemble children’s illustrations. I have picked solely flowery motifs. In a narrative sense, this are less specific and thus more interesting for the public. Therefore, two motifs have been created which have only flowers. They are both in different warm and feminine colour shades. Well, with the exception of one motif where I simply couldn’t resist the temptation of putting a few flowers into the hair of a dreamy little girl. 😀
I have printed three motifs on hardcover jotters. I decided to leave the interior blank. This way I leave some room for your creativity as well. For instance, you can actually use it as a notebook, diary, small recipe jotter or even a sketchbook.
The flowers always appear as something fresh and nostalgic at the same time. What a crazy combination.