Thursday, 10 January 2013

Let's Fly, Together

Logo, copyright MaJo BV/ 2013

If you’ve been blog hoping, you’re probably arriving at my blog after visiting Leska’s blog, who is in the US. She has a clear style, full of swirls and a very interesting use of type, that I enjoy looking at. 

If you’re getting here from somewhere else, this post is part of a blog hop that was curated by the efficient Rosie, from Believe Creative Studio. The gracious logo was created by the sweet MaJo BV. Finally, the blog hop begins at Pattern Addict, the blog of Gill Eggleston, the great entrepreneurial lady of our lovely group, which latest idea was to develop The Little White Book of Surface Pattern Designers, an international directory of surface pattern designers. But I divert. Let’s go back to our blog hop, ok? By the way, you’re in Chile now.

My style has been described as a sort of spontaneous geometry, what I hope is true, but it is also true that I have been experimenting quite a lot lately. And I always come back to some motifs that I love: flowers and vase of flowers. Of course those recurrent motifs are very related to my love of home decor and the influences I get from nature and from other people’s work, particularly domestic influences. I’d love to see my patterns in the home decor world.

The mini-collection below  showcases a bit of my style. I hope it contributes towards beautifying your day. From my point of view, the "fly" theme expresses what is going on around me. I mean, I am trying to get out of my comfort zone and fly away towards the career of surface pattern designer that I embraced one year ago. It’s a brave move. And it is also a very challenging flight. Thanks to my lovely fellows, it’s not a solo flight. We’re all butterflies, nurtured by nature, trying to embellish all the surfaces we find around us.  And what other colour would be better to express the influence of nature in my style than Pantone’s Emerald green?

Below, you can have a look at the mood board where those influences are highlighted.

The photos show just a few of the gorgeous flowers I find around in Santiago, Chile. Copyright: B. Lima, 2013


And here is my mini-collection, showcasing a placement print and two all over prints. Hope you like it.

"Flying around the wall", placement print, copyright Bethania Lima, 2013.
"Let's Fly!", repeat pattern, copyright Bethania Lima, 2013.
"Gathering Garden", repeat pattern, copyright Bethania Lima, 2013.

I am very thankful that you paid my blog a visit. But time flyes too. Now go and see the original, colourful and great work of my dearest friend Miranda Mol, here





All images and contents, unless otherwise stated, belong to Bethania Lima. Copyright 2012/2013. All rights reserved. Please do not use anything without permission or without making note of the origin on your blog or website. Thank you.

45 comments:

  1. Great designs! Love the vase and wallpaper design, so original. Fantastic job. I wish you the best in 2013!

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  2. Lovely work Bethania - you have captured the sense of flight beautifully. Wishing you every success and confidence in your life as a surface pattern designer.

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  3. Fantastic work! I especially love the bottom print!!

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  4. Great designs! Very pretty and delicate, just like butterflies.

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  5. Loving the new designs Bethania - what a beautiful and floral part of the world you live in. I am coming to visit soon :D

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  6. Love the colour palette Bethania! and the simple motifs, always make effective patterns, well done =)

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  7. Bethania, lovely delicate design with a fresh spin and modern vase. Wishing you a fantastic 2013.

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  8. Love love love the flower pot and the very Bethania interpretation of those beautiful and unique flowers. As always is great collaborating with you!
    Thanks for participating in the Bloghopand Lots of success for 2013!
    Rosie

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  9. Bethania - lovely as always. The gathering garden is delightful. 2013 is your year my dear.

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  10. Light and feathery, very pretty Bethania. Thank you for being such a wonderful, supportive contributor to our group.

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  11. pretty Bethania! i actually could see that last one on a cute little bikini :) always nice to read your thoughtful words. xo

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  12. Oh I LOVE your Geo vase and flowers, Bethania! The butterflies are very delicate and pretty too, I wonder if was hand drawn? Happy 2013 and I wish it to be an awesome year for you! :)

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  13. LOVE your graphic take on the butterfly! Adds so much texture and interest! Additionally, you did amazingly at promoting our event so I thank you so much for that! I hope only the best for Bethania Lima in 2013! Karen H

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  15. Wonderful free spirited designs. Love the flowing and light feel of your butterfly-flowers! Thank You and have a great year 2013!

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  16. such beautiful butterflies bethania

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  17. Wow, i really like that vase of flowers, it's very you! And the colors you have used are so fresh and interesting. Well done!

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  18. Wonderful collection, truly unique! Good luck in 2013!

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  19. Love your interpretation of the images and the outcome. The pattern to the left got me so interested to see more-I will watch this space! :)

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  20. such a beautiful mini-collection Bethania! The vase on the placement print is gorgeous! and so are the other two prints :) Nice color palette too!

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  21. Lovely job Bethania, that bottom print is super gorgeous! I wish you all the best for 2013. xx

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  22. Beautiful, delicate butterflys! We love them, as well as your vaso do flores (please forgive us if this is the wrong spelling). Wonderful collection! I am sitting here with Miranda, really tired after seeing all the Heimtex and all the bloghop designs, but we couldn't go to bed without commenting on your beautiful butterflies and flowers! More about Heimtex later on …

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  23. I love the subtle, wispy quality of these delicate designs. Beautiful collection.

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  24. What a lovely collection as always Bethania, I especially love the gathering garden, lovely colour palette too x

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  25. What a lovely collection of delicate floral designs, so pretty. Good luck in 2013 x

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  26. Super butterflies and prints, well done!

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  27. Super Bethania! I like them all, all the best wishes for 2013 xx

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  28. Wonderful designs. Beautiful vase and amazing overall.

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  29. Lovely designs Bethania, love 'Gathering Garden' Wishing you all the best for 2013!

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  30. Beautiful, I love the middle design. Colour palette is great.

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  31. Always a great "lightness" to your designs that I love. Have a Happy and Creative 2013!
    xoxox

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  32. Beautiful designs and beautiful post, Bethania! A real 'freshness' to your work...really love the wallpaper and placement-gorgeous!

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  33. Great mood board and fresh designs! Last one is my fave :-) Happy creative 2013 ;-)

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  34. So pretty! Anneline x

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  35. Such a beautiful collection- I love the airiness of your designs! Thanks too for posting your mood board and showing your process! Best Wishes!

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  36. Amazing light butterflies you made, as if they fly away like dandelion seeds, love this. And wonderful your flowers in the vaso also look so butterfly-like, wow. Great work, all the best in SPD next year, you will make it!!

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  37. Love the movement you have created in your designs, by the use of motifs and layouts! You really get a sense of flying and moving forward toward reaching your goals. All the best going forward! : ) -- Emine

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  38. Beautiful work, Bethania!!! I love "Gathering Garden"! It's so delicate and sophisticated! Congrats!!! XX, Evelyn

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  39. Very pretty! I love how delicate and light they feel! Such lovely work. All the best for 2013!!

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  40. wonderful butterlies, Bethania! I really like the airy feel and the word exuberant. these would make lovely bedding too!

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  41. Love that vase and flowers. Wishing you a great flight Bethania. Nice butterflies and writing too.

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