Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Why, why do I love Paris?


Macaroon (Strawberry) copyright Bethania Lima, 2012
Macaroon (Pistachio)  copyright   Bethania Lima, 2012
Macaroon (Blackcurrant)  copyright   Bethania Lima, 2012

You know this song? I love it.

I’ve already told here that some of my patterns are going to be shown, as part of the Believe Creative Studio (BCS) Collection, at Indigo Paris, a creative textile and surface design show, on September, 19th to 21st, stand 5U49.

That is a huge reason to love Paris, isn’t it?  Well, a selfish reason, in this case. But I am not alone. We are a big bunch of guest designers. I give the whole list of participants (17!) on the end of this post.

You may have hopped here after visiting Leslie Daughty’s blog. Leslie, an experienced graphic designer who has been chanelling her creative energies towards surface pattern design, is another guest designer of  BCS. And I loved the patterns she made for Indigo. In one word, I would say they are elegant. Well done, Leslie.

I am so happy that we have a lovely group of supportive guest designers taking part on this. We want to celebrate this achievement, because it has been quite a challenge, for all of us, to make this collection. It’s such a higher level of requirement. After graduating from the great Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course, I began to prepare my portfolio and then jumped into this BCS's Indigo enterprise. Other guest designers were more experienced, but we shared our paths, and it has been a learning experience to us all. Luckily we counted with the priceless help of Rosie (Rosie Martinez-Dekker is Co-Founder and Creative Director of Believe Creative Studio).

The simple geometric pattern above, shown in three colour ways, was made while dreaming of being in Paris, eating those delicious and gorgeous pastel tones macarons, with loved ones nearby. The same pattern is shown below, in more tropical and cheeful tones. What reminds me of my dear friend and fellow guest designer, Miranda Mol. The patterns she made for Indigo Paris are awesome. Go to Miranda's blog now and enjoy her colourful, geometric and clever style. This post is part of a sort of small blog hop, so go there and keep this show going on.

Macaroon (Watermelon)  copyright  Bethania Lima, 2012
Macaroon (Banana)  copyright   Bethania Lima, 2012
Macaroon (Pineaple)  copyright  Bethania Lima, 2012
Here are the names of all participants of the BCS international team. I included the link for the blogs of the girls taking part in this mini blog hop, otherwise the link goes straight to BCS blog, where you can find details (and even interviews!) of almost all of us: Anna Berger (Sweden), Becky Holmes (UK),  Bethan Janine Westran (UK), Bethania Lima (familiar? Brazil, Chile, Uruguay: have I explained this triple condition? A long story), Eva Marion Seyffarth (Germany), Leslie Daughty (USA), Jacqueline van Roosmalen (Netherlands),  Justine Aldersey-Williams (UK), Laura Palacios (Canada), Miranda Mol  (Netherlands), Nicola Griffiths (UK), Phyllida Coroneo (UK), Rosie Martinez-Dekker (Netherlands), Silvia Micalizo (Italy), Sue Cashman (UK), Veronica Galbraith (UK), Vincent Dekker (Netherlands) and Virginia Kamau (Sweden).

PS: If you're passionate about macaroons, you may be brave enough to try this yummy recipe!

All images and contents, unless otherwise stated, belong to Bethania Lima. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. Please do not use anything without permission or without making note of the origin on your blog or website

16 comments:

  1. Oh!! Bethania Lovely macaroon pattern!!!!

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  2. Thanks Bethania for organizing this and for all your hard work, it has been lovely collaboraitng with you.
    Warm reagrds
    Rosie & Vincent
    www.believe-cs.com

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    1. Thank you, Rosie, for all the work you have been doing. The mini blog hop was Leslie's idea and a collective organizational task, I only contributed with my post! Cheers, lovely lady.

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  3. Yummy patterns! Think I'll go for the Pistachio one … but love them all. See you in Paris :-)

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    1. Thank you, Eva. We may eat some together.

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  4. … oh, it's a real recipe! Thanks, might try it, love baking!

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  5. love Pistaschio and Strawberry Bethania! Beautiful colour combinations :)

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    1. Thank you, dear Claire, for stopping by. And hop we go for our big blog hop, the one you're organizing for next sunday, the 16th.

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  6. Bethania, what a wonderful post! So lovely reminding me, I'm really honoured to see all this special colourways. The banana's is my fav for now, but actulaay all 6 are really great!! Wow, and a real receipt on top of it... I hope we can eat macrons together in Paris xx

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    1. Thank you, my dear friend. And we'll eat macaroons together and gain no weigth, becuase you'll be walking walking and walking our way through... Paris! So happy to meet you!

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  7. Love your macaroon pattern! I'll take one in pistachio please. Happy to hear Ella, a classic favorite of mine too. I wish you every success with your happy pattern designs at Indigo and beyond!

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  8. Lovely colors and patterns. Good luck to you all on Paris!!!

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  9. love this pattern and amazing colours!

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  10. O the water mellons, pineaples and banana macroons= Yummy!

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