If you’re needing a bit of a pick-me-up this Monday, check out this new-to-me color palette generator! Found over the weekend through Creature Comforts, I’ve become officially obsessed as it feeds my love for all things color.
I love a new calendar…blank and waiting to be filled in with fun reminders!! I’ll be using the bright, happy red one below. What about you?
I stumbled upon Judy Kaufmann’s work recently, and it was love at first sight! This super talented illustrator from Barcelona instantly drew me in…
Her whimsical use of color, conversational content and modern design had me wanting to find out more and more about her work and process. So I asked her to share with us her answers to three simple questions…
Someday Girl: I adore your work – so modern, playful and fun. Where do you find your inspiration?
Judy: As I always say I’m especially inspired by things I don’t understand, don’t know, don’t know how to do or I am not. A lot of things that do not belong to my life inspire me. I’m amazed by the unexpected, the unknown, the magic, not the trick… On the other hand I also have a bizarre and explosive inspiration rush when I go to museums and galleries and get involved with different colors and formats, whether I like what I’m seeing or not. After the experience of a good exposition, it’s impossible for me not to sit at my desk to draw.
SG Name three things we’d be surprised to find in your studio/ workspace?
Judy: On my desk wall I have a picture of Linda Evangelista and other one of Charlotte Gainsbourg; they both have an inspiring beauty (: I also have a big panel with different colors printed where I can see how they behave together, apart from many different pictures and small illustrations. Maybe the most liked is an old french poster saying “Travaillez en Silence” (Work in Silence)
SG: Describe your perfect day to create.
Judy: Waking up at 9AM, turn on the heater in winter and then to sit to read my new emails. After that I have breakfast and think about the order of the day. I try to answer emails an make phone calls first in the morning. If is not to frozen outside, I always go to the swimming pool, and then all afternoon is to create. I make at least one new drawing per day. That’s my perfect and my most common day of work.
For work – a book about running a successful freelance business, Creative Inc.. It’s a blueprint full of tips and stories from two girls and their vast resources who know from experience. I love to read these types of books for my someday life…and these girls never fail to inspire and amaze. If you need a quick dose for yourself – check them out here: Meg Mateo Ilasco and Joy Cho.
Are you a sucker for those personalized recommendations that always pop up when you log-in to Amazon? I am for sure and took a chance on Paper + Craft because, well 1.) i love paper and 2.) i love that charming cover photo. Who could resist that face?
And I’m so glad I did…not only is the book completely FULL of wonderful projects that I’m planning my next dinner party around – but I also found a new online paper store to drool over. Just perfect.
Have you read anything good lately?
Over the weekend, I tested out some photography + Photoshop skills I’ve been learning in an online course I’m taking. And practiced my skills while building a little moodboard to share with you. A few of my favorite things that have been hanging around my studio waiting to find their purpose – japanese fabics + tapes, paper remnants, my beloved lomo camera, a feather i found on a walk, yarn ready to be embroidered, book binding tape and some mini pencils. I find inspiration in so many place – but especially in color, texture and pattern. My studio is full of supplies that highlight this.