About

A space to create.  A studio, a virtual space, a favourite armchair in the corner of a room or just in our heads – it doesn’t matter where – simply a space to imagine, invent, dream or express our ideas…

Welcome to my creative space, a holding place for some of my most favourite things to do.  Living on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia, I design, make, draw, paint, sew, weave, photograph and collect.  I’m inspired by the natural world around me and I’m constantly guided by and drawn back to its beauty and intelligence.

Here you will find a collection of surface patterns which all started life as either hand drawings, paintings, collage or photographs.  They have then been digitally manipulated to make seamless pattern repeats. I am very experimental with media and I like to create unique textures using paint, pen, pencil, watercolour, just to name a few! However, nothing quite beats just drawing with a black pen, a natural default for me spending many years technical drawing as a commercial Interior Designer.

Paprly  is a place to browse and buy some of my unique patterns on wrapping paper, gift tags and greeting cards. I have just also recently launched my range of A4 Nature art prints. There are many themes to choose from however, Australian Botanicals is a big one! All of the Australian plants and flowers you will find I have drawn my inspiration from the abundance of  beautiful plants found right here on the Mornington Peninsula. Have fun browsing!!

Painting has been a constant for me over the years, a sort of therapy, which this year, has evolved into a bit more with my Cactus Garden Series. I exhibited a couple of pieces this year at the Red Hill Art Show, a wonderful experience! I do take commissions so if you are interested please get in touch 🙂

NeekieNoo is my making playground – textile accessories and pieces for the home, made from vintage fabrics and some of my surface designs printed onto fabric.  The weavings are all handmade using a vintage flower loom – another passion of mine.

Please take a look, enjoy and thanks for visiting my creative space.

If you would like to work with me freelance, or are interested in licensing some of the designs you see in my portfolio, please contact me at amandalouiselaing@gmail.com

A little bit of technical background: I’m a recent graduate of Modules 1, 2 & 3 of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, MIID.  I also have Bachelors Degrees in Built Environment-Interior Design and Education (Art & History).  I’ve worked as both a commercial interior designer and school teacher.

You will also find me in some of these other virtual creative spaces: Instagram here, and hereTwitter and Facebook here, and here,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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