Highlights of the week

It’s been a busy few weeks around here. My daughters are currently on March Break and I’m finding that my creativity level is through the roof. Not a bad problem to have.

I thought I would share some things that have been inspiring me. These six words are so simple, straight forward and true. I don’t think I’ve ever heard or read them before but saved the image as soon as I saw it.

Photo and design by  Tanya Val

Photo and design by Tanya Val

I’m so ready for Spring and this colour study is my take on a fresh season. That cornflower blue paired with anything just gets me excited! Shop my new work here.

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This article was just what I needed to read after a day of sitting and making paintings and collages. I already know some of these stretches, but I’m not that into Yoga so I’m learning some new moves.

Photograph & design by  Jordinn West

Photograph & design by Jordinn West

I have just discovered the artwork of Ethan Cook and I love it all. His pieces remind me of Rothko’s colour blocked canvases in a way. The grouping of these modern pieces together is such a good colour story.

Photo by Ethan Cook

Photo by Ethan Cook

I’ve never been jealous of a laundry room before until now. This doggie shower is one of the best parts! Lots of original art, pattern and colour…a few of my favourite things. Check out the entire design in the link above.

Photo by Dabito

Photo by Dabito

Photo by Dabito

Photo by Dabito

Leanne Ford has great style and I’m looking forward to watching season two of her design show on HGTV next week.

I thought this interview was enjoyable. A good reminder for my creative friends “The best career advice I can give you starting out is “SAY YES!” When someone asks you if you can do this or if you will help with this, even if you don’t know what you are doing, say YES and figure it out as you go. You will be more than fine.”

Photo by Alexandra Ribar, design by Leanne Ford.

Photo by Alexandra Ribar, design by Leanne Ford.

This book doesn’t come out until May, I think it would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift for any design lovers out there. “Let The Lonny Home—a gorgeous and thoughtful guide from Lonny Magazine, the ultimate online destination for interiors inspiration—help you craft your ultimate authentic living space.”

Photo by Lonny Magazine

Photo by Lonny Magazine

I’ve just completed a new series of collages. They were so much fun to create, the ideas were just pouring out of my brain. If you saw my IG stories you heard me refer to myself as a collage making machine!

I’m doing a fun collaboration and the collages will be released with them mid April. Stay tuned for more info & if you subscribe to my newsletter you’ll be the first to know.

Original collage by Holly Young.

Original collage by Holly Young.