Thursday, February 2, 2012

Today's Inspiring Quote

"I create my print designs, motifs and patterns by hand: I sketch and draw in my custom-made sketch books or on plain copy paper. I cut out shapes and motifs out of black construction paper. I do this for a while, and I might find something I want to develop further. Then I will play with scale and layout by using my copy machine. Then I am back to cutting and pasting again."
 - from Lotta Anderson's interview in Design Sponge.

She made me think of Matisse, and at the same time of childhood afternoons cutting paper flowers with my sisters. When I imagine that most designers are doing their thing on computers, the woman behind Lotta Jansdotter comes along making me realize that it might actually be much more old-school handmade and romantic. Love that.