20 May 2013

message in a bottle

Some of you may be regular readers, and know we've been in the studio for the last month and a bit. We are now back, and in a whirlwind of activity, trying to finish up the designs, and paintings we worked on during our time away.  It's a really interesting process to immerse yourself completely in studio time for a month - granted there were some day to day disruptions, and life still goes on, but it was quite an eye opener for both of us.  Being a small team of two, Jason and I find it almost impossible to find time to fit everything in.  Any illustrator, designer, creative person understands how challenging it is to be customer service, bookkeeper, artist, despatch, pick pack, IT person, stylist, photographer, etc.  So it was like a holiday for us... and now we have a lot of catching up to do, and quite a bit to finalise.  

Some of what came out during this time was a series I call Message In A Bottle.  A small collection of acrylic on linen board paintings came out of it, and I'm looking forward to exploring this idea further. I really like the idea that rather than a message being a literal word, it is a visual experience, and in that, it is more open to interpretation.  One of the paintings pictured below. 



Message In A Bottle - ©Kristina Sostarko