March meet the maker 2019 by wontbemist

Day 31 { product in use/wild }

#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker

All my scarves in the 4 bold colourways looking pretty with the spring daffies in Perth.
This reminds me of the first sculpture I ever made in Langass woods with Ann and my primary school when I was very little in North uist.

Well! what better way to end March meet the maker than with a bit of nostalgia.

It has been really good fun and has made me think so much about my practice and what it means to me.

I have loved seeing the other makers who have taken part and have found some new favourites through the month.
Same time next year? 😆 💙💙💙

Day 30 { Support }

#marchmeethemaker

My husband, my friends and family have all supported me and my work so much and without them I don’t know what I would do.
As well as them the other wonderful artists, makers and designers, the galleries and shops that have bought and sell my work help support me and my deam.
It all helps you to drive forward and to keep creating fun and interesting new work.
It is like I said in my past posts, believe in yourself and what you do and just go for it!
You wont believe what happens next and who will cheer you on 💙💙💙

#selflove #indiemaker #selflove#illustration #scottishillustrator#giftshop #scottishgiftshop#shopindie #loveyourselffirst #bekind#bekindtoyourself#marchmeetthemaker@joannehawker
#designer #etsyuk #smallbuisness#feminist #femaleillustration#femalebody #loveyou #beyourself#coolprint #digitalillustration#scottishart #scottishdesign#imadethis #meetthemaker

Day 29 { Most difficult make }
#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker

I think whatever is new is the most difficult make for me as I figure out the right way to do things. Right now I am working on a bags design that goes with these scarfs and trying to make them perfect.
Choosing the right fabric the right shape and even knowing what needle to use in sewing machine. So far I have broke two but its all learning right?😆

#textiledesign#thistlepattern #scottishdesign#scottishgifts #indiedesigner#veganfriendly #designer #silkscarf#fauxsilkscarf #scottishgifts#colourfulscarf #gooddesign#patterndesign #pink #navy#scotland #thistledesign #thistlegifts#prettyscarf #shopindie#femaledesigner #lifteachotherup#marchmeetthemaker2019

Day 28 {Packaged}
I think making up an order and making it look lovely is one of the best bits of what I do. I like to write a personal note and a thank you to the customer for taking the time to shop with me because it means so much . Its because of them I am able to do what I love 💙💙💙
Day 27 { Anything goes }
Playing Catch up this morning with #marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker
These are my new patterns. What do you all think? I would love some feedback.
I love the bright blocky colours and in the Faux silk it looks and feels amazing!
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Day 26 { Self care }

This is an interesting one I had to look this up. “Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, well being or wellness”

I would say creating is a huge part of this for me. It helps me grow and learn and that brings with it much fulfilment. Enjoying other artists work is also part of this.
I have many ways in which I care for myself and I know I am very lucky to be able to do that.
I love to run it makes feel wide awake and ready to create and I get to be outside and enjoy nature which is my total inspiration.
Travelling, I love to travel and see new places and explore and people watch. Visiting galleries and museum is a must for me.
Movies! The cinema and films is the one place I can totally switch off from my life and delve into someone else’s world.
I think we are all guilty of doing too much and not knowing when to just stop and relax and spend time with people we love, however saying that I know that there are many many people with far more hectic and stressful lives than mine.

With jobs and families to juggle on top of making and creating, so hats off to all of you! And please take a rest and time for you when you can 😘😘😘.

#taketimeforyou #selflove #selfcare #busylives #makers #indiemakerlife #indiemaker #artist #creators#scottishdesign #scottishmaker #scottishgifts #taketime #relax#feetup #dayoff #chilltime #metime#marchmeetthemaker #female#femaleboss @joannehawker

Day 25 { How its made }
#marchmeetthemaker
Its made by me!
I start by painting and thinking about colours.I edit them on photoshop etc and make repeats, prints and cards etc
The patterns I design are printed to make the products.
I sew and make every item here in my home studio in Perth.
I also make all the polymer clay brooches and earrings by hand.

#packagingdesign #giftwrapped #designer #textileesign #scottishgifts #scottishdesign #thistles #giftshop #scotland #imadethis #buyindie #sew #makeupbag #zipperbag #airportbag #fashion #marchmeerthemaker @joannehawker

Day 24 { Customers and feedback }

The whole reason I can do this part time is because of the people who support and buy my work. So you are all hugely important to me even if you like or share a post it means everything so a big heartfelt thank you to you all 💙💙💙 (Feedback)
Feedback is so so important and when someone takes the time to send a thank you or a note telling me they love it! It is absoloute magic!
I love hearing what people think or suggest and I have had so many helpful tips hints and suggestions and always love to hear more x

#marchmeetthemaker #designer #textileartist #fabricdesigner #customerfeedback #giftshop #maler #meetthemaker #indiemaker #silkscarf #lovemycustomers #girlboss #femaleboss #scottishdesigner #scottishartist
Also follow this babe for some comedy gold @big_fat_greekmother 💜

Day 23 { Tips & Advice }

1. Dedicate time towards what you want to do. Time and effort really payoff.

2. Have set out plans and ideas, try not to just jump in without knowing what your doing. I have wasted materials and time doing just that.

3. Learn your trade. Watch tutorials, take lessons, look to other who do this.
4. Be confident in your vision and what you create. If you don’t believe its unlikely anyone else will.
5.Meet lots of like minds and creative people. Ask them about their practice. They will help you more than you can ever imagine.
6. Use the best tools you can afford, they really make such a difference. (Not saying that you can’t create beautiful work on a budget because you definitely can) However upgrading to professional materials where you can will make you feel differently about what you do (treating it like your job rather than a hobby). It has totally changed the way I work and how it feels when I create. Treat yourself to that special brush, those slightly more expensive watercolours or a special kind of paper.
7. Be aware of the waste you produce, look for eco and sustainable alternatives where possible, recycle. We want to be able to keep creating so lets work together on making our practice cleaner.
8. Go for it! You can do this!

#youcandothis #marchmeetthemaker #imadethis #silkscarf ##silkscarves #scottishgifts #textiledesign #sewing #scottishart #scottishfashion #prettyscarf #neckerchief #necktie #bagscarf #textiledesign #scottishdesigner #thistle #thistledesign #inspo #tipsandadvice #makersadvice #arttips #artmotivation
@joannehawker

Day 22 { Proud of }
This is a difficult one for me, so much so that I put it off yesterday but I am proud of many things within my work.I always said if just one person spends money and has enjoyment from something I have created then I am doing something right and this year has been so much more than that.
My work and my passion for art has made huge leaps in the last few years. I am dedicated to my practice, I paint and make everyday.
My work with textiles and my new collections of work and prints.I am super proud of this new set of colourful vibrant scarves and will have matching products with them soon too that I am super excited about showing you all.
#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker
#silkscarf #pinkscarf #scottishmadegift #scottishgifts #coolscarves #summerscarves #fashiontrends #thistle #thistleprint #thistlegifts #fauxsilkscarves #ecofriendly #sustainablefashion #prettyheadband #headband #neckerchief #bow #accessories #headties #headscarf #textile #textilefashion #designer #scottishfashion #scottishdesign

Day 21 { Throwback }#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker
A throwback to this this sunflower painting. I haven’t done any design work with this piece but thinking about looking back at some paintings from last year and working on some new designs.
#sunflowerpainting #watercolorpainting #watercolour #watercolourpaitings #floralpaitings #textiledesign #textile #scottishart #scottishdesign #shopindie #indiedesigner #scottishgifts #giftshop #flowers #spring #art #meetthemaker #day21meetthemaker

Day 20 { Design Process }#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker
My new collection of Faux silk scarves in what I hope you think are Lovely bright colorways.Cannot wait to get these out and in my etsy shop.You can preorder now by sending me a little message.

Here is a little video detailing some of my design process.

#meetthemaker #shopindie #independentmaker #scottishgifts #scotland #thistlegifts #thistletextile #scottishmaker #textiledesign #scottishtextiledesigner #brightcolours #fauxsilkscarf #veganfriendlydesign #scottishartist #scarves #fauxsilkscarves #scottishscarves#neckerchief
#etsyuk #madeinscotland #textile #textiledesinger #sustainablefashion #slowfashion #designerscarves #mothersdaygifts #prinfabltd

Day 19 { Dream collaboration }
I have two dream collaborations!
My dream collaboration

No:1 is @vivetta I adore the design work that goes into every piece, the beautiful addition of illustation like drawings, the work on the stitching and applique, the colours and textiles.I find the work to be really forward thinking, beautiful, fresh and interesting.
I would love 💙 love to make a textile repeat for use on a piece. They are so inspiring and every time I see a newollection it makes me happy and inspired. If I could own every single outfit I would 💖 The design is just so sooo good.
Dream collaboration No:2 is @starfish_projectI would love to work with them in anyway really. The work they do is beyond amazing and I am so happy that they care and put love into doing important work and giving women new lives.
I would love to Design something for their packaging or stationary or make a textile piece where the proceeds go to @starfish_project or even maybe in connection with a giveaway or competition where you could win a piece of mine designed for them. 💙

#starfishproject #vivetta #dreamcollaboration #design #textiledesign #repeatpattern #scottishdesigner #thistle #silkscarf #imadethis #veganfashion #wontbemist #silkscarf #fauxsilkscarf #dreams #headband #scotland #scottishfashion #scottishgifts #scarfs #prettyscarfs #headscarf #bow #bow #marchmeetthemaker @joannehawker #meetthemakerday19 #meetthemaker #ecofriendly #sustainablefashion

Day 18 {Mistake or lesson}#marchmeetthemaker
I don’t believe in mistakes when it comes to art.
I have had many a great lesson taught from a happy accident or a painting made from its flaws.
Sometime it takes a few goes to get something perfect.

What would be the point if it was easy?

#fauxsilkscarf #textiledesihn #silkscarf #prettyscarf #headband #thistle #scottishdesigber #thistleprint #scarves #scottishdesign #scottishgifts #giftsformum #mothersday #pinkscarf #giftideas

Day 17 { what I am working on }

I am working on a few different things at the moment.
Watercolour prints
Textile drawings/patterns
Silk scarves
Illustrations
Commissions
Here is a piece that didn’t make the cut but has elements I do like – Not every piece is my best work but I learn from them all.

#marchmeetthemaker #day17marchmeetthemaker
#floralwatercolour #floralart #scottishart #Imadethis #supportindiemakers #art #posie #wildflowers #illustration #floralillustration #illustrator #painter #homedecor #wallart #prettypainting #etsy #etsyuk
@joannehawker

Day 16 { Workspace tidy/mess }

Tidy or mess? It is a mixture of both at different times.

Here is a pic of my little space to create.

#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker#deskspace #artstudio #shewhodareswins #femaleart #femaledesigner #scottishartist

Day 15 { Motivation and goals }
Motivation.
Along with my natural desire to make and create things it helps to surrounded by other Inspiring artists, amazing designers and a need and want inside myself to get better and explore.

Goals? I have a few.

1. Be able to support others through my work. I love what @starfish_project do and would like a percentage of my earning to go towards important causes like that one.

2. Have an actual gallery space/shop.

3. Make beautiful work.

4. Do exciting collaborations with inspiring charities, amazing maker and creators.

5. Do more design and illustration work.
6. Do this full time.
#marchmeetthemaker #artistgoals #motivation #watercolourartist #designer #scotrishmaker #imadethis #landscape #southuist #beach #beachwatwrcolour #scottishlandscape #prettyvista @joannehawker

Day 14 { How I learnt }
Practicre,Practice and some more practice.

I learnt in many different ways
Self taught
Wonderful teachers
College
University
Life drawing lesson
Photography lesson
Photoshop
Printmaking
@youtube

I am still learning and that is one of the most exciting things about what I do.
#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker

Day 13 { photography }

I work from the camera on my phone most of the time so I have to make sure the light is good while taking pictures. Thank you daylight 💥💥💥 I love finding new ways to display items and paintings and it is a fun part of creating.
#giraffe #giraffepainting #watercolour #poppypainting #poppy #thistle #thistlepainting #Sunflower #sunflowerpainting
#photography #marchmeetthemaker #meetthemaker #shopindie #Imadethis #scottishdesign #justacard

Day 12 { Hands at work }
#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker

Prepping for tomorrow 😍
Can’t wait to meet my new student and get stuck into some drawing.
#arttutor #drawinglessons #stilllife #learnart #student #teacher #artist #designer #scottishartist #scottishdesigner #scottishartteacher

Day 11 { reducing waste }

I made my first stop motion video for todays

#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker

I am very conscious of the waste I produce and the the sustainability of what I am producing.
I make decisions everyday that will have an impact on the environment and I hope that I make the right ones.I make sure that the materials that I use are used as fully as possible. Then recycle the rest via textile bin,paper and plastic recycling spots.

I source Eco – friendly products and I am always looking for new alternatives that are better for the environment and can be recycled more efficiently.

When I choose to make more environmentally responsible choices it did effect my costs and as a small maker it can make the difference between a sale or no sale but I still think it is very important and this should not put small maker off ( it is a selling point) that you are making your practice cleaner/greener and I think for the right buyer this will be too.

💚💚💚

Reduce..Reuse..Recycle.. #recyle #reducereuserecycle #sustainability #greenmaker #responsibkemaker #climatechange #waste #cleanmaker #reduce #reuse
#indiedesigner #textiledesigner #ilustrator #stopmotion

Day 10 { You }

Thought I would make a little illustration of myself for this one.

#marchmeetthemaker
@joannehawker

#selfportrait #illustration #cuteillustration #girlillustration #watercolour #drawing #illustrationofawoman #illustrativeportrait #watercolourillustration
#greencoat #fullbodyillustration #selflove #igotthis

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