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WHO AM I?
WHO AM I?

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INTERVIEW: ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR KATRINA SOPHIA

Hey guys! It's been a while since I've done an interview on here so I thought it was about time to share with the work of Katrina Sophia as part of the Artist Interview Series. So Welcome to the artist interview series where I interview talented designer makers, surface pattern designers, artists and illustrators. Today's artist, the sixth of the interview instalments is talented artist and illustrator Katrina Sophia. She creates beautiful detailed and delicate illustrations and products inspired by nature.
1. Explain a little about yourself and what you do?
My name is Katrina and I am an artist and freelance illustrator living in Nottingham. I paint the natural world with mostly watercolour. While doing private commissions and freelance work, I sell my original illustrations, greeting cards, prints and stationery on my online shop.
2. Do you have any favourite techniques?
I love painting most of all. I like layering with the watercolour, starting with light colours and gradually adding darker colours. I rarely use wet on wet technique - I usually do the opposite, and let the paint dry completely before I add more layers. But when I do work with oil I use wet on wet technique!

WANDERING THROUGH LAKE COMO - ITALY



Misty hills, river boats and quaint little lanes is what comes to mind when I think of Lake Como. Although just one of many stops on my trip Lake Como is one of my most favourite places I've visited to date. I didn't realise just how beautiful the place was when I arrived in the dark evening but once I woke up to daylight streaming through the window blinds I was amazed at the beauty of Lake Como. We took a little stroll down to the Lakes edge to view the amazing landscape hidden behind a cloud of fog. Made for some pretty good photos! We then took a walk through the village full of brightly painted buildings, churches and stone streets before heading to the Cable Car. It took us all the way up to the top of the hill which was both a frightening and exciting experience to say the least. But for definitely worth it when confronted with some of the most beautiful views I've ever seen. Perfect to look at after having a perfect dinner at a nearby restaurant. Now I'm going to leave you with a nice sorts of photo diary of Lake Como!

COFFEE SHOP FINDS: REVIVAL CAFE


Have you ever visited a place and been amazed by the charm of it? With original mix-matched mid century decor, kitchenware, decorations and just a whole lot of 50's and 60's vibes, Revival has it all. Revival cafe is situated in Bexley and is run by the mental health charity Mind and volunteers. I Visit not only for the lattes served in retro style teacups, and the Bob Marley vinyls being played on the record player but, also because it raises money for a charity close to my heart.

You'll often find the locals enjoying a cup of tea served in vintage teapots, listening to the likes of old and modern music played on vinyl whilst taking in the colourful and interesting interior of the cafe including records on the wall. I have not only enjoyed the coffees they serve but they do some pretty good homemade cakes and treats too. Recently Revival cafe have had a slight do over by re arranging the furniture and creating a new and exciting menu, including a panini named after The Beatles!

INTERVIEW : ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR CLAUDIA GUARIGLIA

Welcome to the artist interview series where I interview talented designer makers, surface pattern designers, artists and illustrators. Today's artist, the fifth of the interview instalments is talented artist and illustrator Claudia Guariglia.

1.Explain a little about yourself and what you do?

My name is Claudia and I'm an illustrator living in London. I love all sorts of visual arts, with a thing for photography and drawing, and in the process of getting back into block printing. I'm still trying to make it but hope to start working soon as a freelance artist!

2. Do you have any favourite techniques?

I'd say that what I like the most is painting, but I do mix it up quite a bit. I really like experimenting, so it doesn't matter which technique as long as I'm having fun and colour is involved. As much as I do love working in black and white from time to time, I could not imagine not working in colour.