SPACE TO CREATE :: Rose Miller – Wolfgang and Rose

I came across Rose Miller’s art on Etsy and was immediately drawn to her considered colour palettes and the combination of beautiful portraits with graphic backgrounds. I fell in love with her “Strawberry Blonde” and purchased a print which now hangs in my bedroom.

It’s lovely to be able to show you Rose’s creative space because it’s so unique and special. All of these stunning paintings are created from her beautiful but compact Tasmanian Oak desk which once belonged to her husband’s great grandfather. Like many of us Rose is juggling being a full time mum with doing something that feeds her creative soul.

Meet Rose…

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Vintage Blue

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SPACE TO CREATE :: fiber artist Natalie Miller

Natalie Miller  is a designer and maker who works from her vibrant and eclectic studio in the Southern Highlands of NSW. Natalie creates beautiful tapestry weavings and some amazing macramé pieces – wait until you see the enormous macramé owl that’s in progress on her studio wall! I’ve followed Natalie on Instagram for some time, and I went to one of her tapestry weaving workshops earlier this year – and I’m now totally addicted to the craft. I can’t wait to show you Natalie’s beautiful part of the world, her colourful work and fab studio.

Meet Natalie…

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SPACE TO CREATE :: Kristina and Jason of Inaluxe

After a few major dramas earlier this week I’m more than thrilled that my blog is still here and intact. Apologies if you came by and were met with a big empty space…  it’s all good now, and I’m ready to share some lovely things with you. This week’s Space to Create post is a goodie as we’ve been invited into the creative world of Kristina Sostarko and Jason Odd of Inaluxe. You might already be familiar with Inaluxe’s gorgeous prints with their well considered colour palettes and mid-century-style shapes.

Kristina and Jason work from their home in the beautiful Grampions in Victoria here in Australia. They are artists and collectors, and have both written very descriptively about their natural environment, and have a wonderful dream to share. I think you’re going to enjoy this.

Meet Kristina and Jason…

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inaluxe Spring Almanac

Inaluxe via the red thread

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SPACE TO CREATE :: Belinda Marshall

I’m a big fan of Melbourne artist Belinda Marshall and own a couple of her prints (a painting is on my wishlist!), so I’m happy to share a peek into her creative life in this week’s Space to Create interview. Belinda’s mediums of choice are acrylic paint, graphite, hand stitching and collage. She says: “My works depict my vision of a perfect world – a calm, meditative space – communicated through layers of colour blocks and sections of representative imagery and repeat pattern. I focus only on what resonates and draws me in. By expressing observations of beautiful objects and moments in my work, I aim to create a space for the viewer to form a deeper connection to his or her surroundings and to access the contentment that can be experienced from this process.”

I could sit and look at Belinda’s work all day and love her vision of beauty, contentment and calmness.

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SPACE TO CREATE :: Karen Nicol

I’ve been in awe of the incredible mixed media textile art of Karen Nicol for some time so I’m delighted that Karen agreed to share her home, showroom and studio spaces this week on Space to Create. From her London based design and production studio – which has been established for over twenty-five years – Karen works in different media and various techniques including applique, beading and hand embroidery. With work so exquisite it’s no wonder that her stella list of clients includes (amongst many others) Anthropologie, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Vera Wang, John Rocha, Julien Macdonald, Michiko Koshino, Givenchy, Chanel couture, Mulberry, Harvey Nicholls, Harrods, Libertys, and Mario Testino. Karen’s private commissions have been for clients ranging from the King of Quatar to the Pope.

Karen’s processes and collections are inspirational and her creative spaces are stylish and enviable. I love what she says about her inspirations and motivation [click the link below for the interview and tour].

Meet Karen…

Karen Nichol all at sea

Karen Nichol via the red thread

House Nicol & Clark

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