Creative Process

designpatterpink

Every design starts with an inspiration – usually something spotted in my daily life, like a pattern created by stacked construction pipes or a patch of moss growing on a stone wall. My camera and pen are always ready to capture an idea!

The ideas are then evolved through sketches until I’ve reached an intuitive knowing that the design is ready to become a print.

I love screen-printing because it lets me make bold designs with simple methods, like drawing the design straight onto the acetate or using contact paper to mask a pattern. The possibilities are endless but the materials are minimal.

pinkphoto1Once the design is printed onto fabric I can fashion it into infinite items: napkins, pillows and throws are my current passions. And, of course my famous Cat Owls.

It is important to me that my materials are non-toxic and eco-friendly. That is why I use natural fabrics and dyes, as well as non-harmful, water-based inks. Making and having beautiful, handmade pieces for our homes should feel good – because that’s what handmade stands for.

I DESIRE A SIMPLE LIFE
SO WHY SHOULDN’T MY ART BE SIMPLE TOO?

Lately I’ve challenged myself to create each design without a computer, the way screen-printing was used at its inception. The result has been graphically “imperfect” and quirky – the essence of handmade. I am also working on a collaboration with a natural dyer in Brooklyn to push the possibilities of off-beat designs that are good for our homes, our planet and our selves.

The latest from Instagram:

All rights reserved © Doonyaya