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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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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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Biophilia | MA Textile Design

After a busy 2 years I’m excited to share I’ve completed my MA in Textile Design at Birmingham City University with Distinction. For the course I focused on Biophilia, the concept that we all have an innate need for nature. This term was popularised by Edward O. Wilson’s 1984 book of the same name, where he proposed our need to affiliate with nature and other living things is part of our biology.

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