Bonnie Christine is a surface pattern designer, fabric designer for Art Gallery Fabrics and creator of Going Home to Roost. In addition to teaching and sharing all that she knows with the Roost Tribe, you can find her working in the garden and spending time with her husband and children. Join her in living an extraordinarily creative life on her blog, Going Home to Roost!
1. What’s your medium of choice and what do you love about it?
my medium of choice is pencil and paper, and then illustrator. i absolutely love sketching for a collection and seeing it all come to life as i turn my artwork into repeating patterns for fabric, wallpaper and more!
2. What are you working on right now? What’s on your camera/desk/easel or in your studio?
right now, i’m working on my 10th fabric collection for art gallery fabrics. currently on my desk is stack of portfolios i’m working on sending out to my list of dream clients (exciting yet scary!) and a pile of fabric i need to begin sewing through for my display at international quilt market next month.
3. What practices/activities are most valuable to your creative process?
one practice i live by is to do something every single day that moves me closer to a big goal or dream of mine. it’s through this practice that amazing things happen and big dreams come true!
4. What’s one thing you want to share with others about your art and/or process?
the artwork and patterns that i make are a direct reflection of my heart and life. though they may not seem like it at first glance, they each represent something near and dear to my soul. they tell the very story of my life!
5. What advice would you give to your young artist self?
be confident in your style, your work and your willingness to share with others. it will bless you in so many ways!
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