March #Stitchventure Pattern of the Month // Hello Lovely People

March #Stitchventure Pattern of the Month // Hello Lovely People

March 09, 2017 1 Comment

Spring is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate the changes of the seasons than with a fun pattern collaboration with the talented Kristin Van Leuven of Hello Lovely People. 

gulush threads hand embroidery stitchventure
This month kicks off a FULL YEAR of exclusive collaborations with some of my favorite designers, illustrators, and creators from across the globe! It been a dream of mine to offer exclusive patterns from my favorites and I am just so excited to kick off this year of stitchy goodness with one of my absolute favorite gal pals, Kristin Van Leuven of Hello Lovely People. 

I've had the pleasure of knowing Kristin personally over the past few years and her talent and passion has always been an inspiration for me. I'm so thrilled to offer this exclusive pattern to my followers as well as introduce you to here. So, read on to learn a little more about her process, what inspires her the most, as well as get a sneak peak at a few of her new projects coming up. 
As always, don't forget to enter our giveaway below! One winner will receive the March #Stitchventure pattern of the month and one winner will receive a the print from Hello Lovely People that inspired this pattern. There are multiple ways to enter so make sure to read all of the instructions! 

1. How did Hello Lovely People get its start? I had been painting for a while as a hobby, but never took my art very seriously. I was searching for a way to be creative, make money and also take care of my 1 year old son. A few friends encouraged me to create my business and it exploded on instagram quickly. I'm very grateful to those who believed I could make my crazy dreams a reality.

2. What is your favorite piece you have made and how did you develop the idea for it? Ahh, choosing a favorite piece is like choosing a favorite child. My favorite constantly changes, but it's always a piece that stems from somewhere inside me- pure creativity and inspiration. It's that feeling of something just coming to you and you can't do or think about anything until you paint it. Those are my favorite because it feels like an almost literal piece of my soul on paper. 

3. What currently inspires your work the most? Nature- specifically wildflowers and the desert. Color- deep rich tones and always always every shade of green.

4. Do you have any tips/advice for anyone wanting to dive into watercolor? Don't give up! Watercolor has a mind and soul of its own. It moves and blends and does what it wants. Learn to embrace the flow and let go of the control and you will find that water coloring becomes more enjoyable.

5. What is the one question you are asked the most? I get asked the most about the supplies I use. My answer is always: arches 140 lb coldpress watercolor paper, winsor and newton professional watercolors, Princeton brushes. I think using high quality materials is so vital to the success of painting with watercolor, especially when you're first learning. 

6. Anything new happening with Hello Lovely People you want to share? I painted an ad for Pepridge Farms Goldfish that came out in magazines this month that was really fun. I also have a book called "Modern Watercolor" coming out fall 2017 that will provide lots of tips and step by step guides on how to paint everything from florals and landscapes to people.

7. Who is your favorite maker/creator at the moment? I'm super into everything Krista Coons (from @hername_ismud) makes. I've had the pleasure of talking with her about her process and it's just wonderfully amazing and refreshing to see her create something new in the world of ceramics.

8. Describe yourself in three words. Positive, driven, mother.



Head here to purchase the pattern (or the print over at Lovely People) and make sure to enter in the giveaway below for a chance to win one of your own! 

1 Response

Jan Buckley
Jan Buckley

March 09, 2017

Such a wonderful pairing of two fabulous talents! I have entered the giveaway and my fingers are crossed x

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