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Surface Pattern Designer Jessica Wilde, beautiful hand drawn illustration inspired by florals and nature. Based in Staffordshire UK
surface pattern designer, freelance designer, textile designer, wallpaper designer, art licensing, botanical illustration, floral illustration, biophilic design, botanical gifts
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Summer Holidays | Isle of Man

For our summer holidays, we went over to the Isle of Man for practice week of the TT. It was the first time I’ve joined my husband Toby on the trip, actually managed to both pack for camping for one week on the bike, woohoo! The weather was pretty wet and windy for most the week so not a lot of action on the track, but we did get to see more of the island.

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Inspiration | Dahlias

Following the launch of new art prints, I thought I’d share some of the inspiration behind my drawings. Living in Staffordshire, I’ve got some great National Trust properties nearby, and love exploring them all throughout the year.

 

Shugborough

Work in progress | Black Copic Multi-liner

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Recycled Bookmark by Jessica Wilde

Dragonfly Lily Bookmarks | Recycle & Reuse

We’ve made our new thank you cards handy bookmarks! We always like to say a big thank you for supporting our small business, but wanted to make sure we could do it in that was environmentally friendly. So with every order you’ll now get one of these and we very much hope you enjoy reusing them.

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Stylised Botanical Drawing Workshop at West Elm, London

A huge thank you to everyone who joined up for our Stylised Botanical Drawing Workshop at West Elm, Westfield London! We had a fantastic afternoon experimenting with drawing and watercolour techniques taking inspiration from fresh florals.

The 3 hour workshop included a goodie bag of black fineliners, sketchbook and pocket watercolour set, an ideal art set to take on your travels and creative adventures. We started by exploring various line making techniques for drawing the flowers, experimenting with different approaches and how the pens differed and suited individual styles.

 

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Plitvice National Park | Croatia

I finally got round to editing our Croatia photos, these things take time when you have 800 or so! Here’s a very small edit from Plitvice National Park from August, knowing how busy it is in high season we opted for the two day pass to get round the park, and definitely recommend it! The queues were a bit mad, even getting there at 7am when it opens, but thankfully a 2 day pass meant we could walk straight in on the second day. Also doing the boats and popular waterfalls super early is recommended to avoid getting stuck in queues during the peak season.

Over the 2 days we walked the perimeter of the main lakes as well as some of the quieter woodland trails and even had a row in a boat!

 

The turquoise blue of the lakes is striking and unbelievably clear, the colours and reflections are really quite unique.

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