May 15, 2014

a girl called Paula

I've been a fan of Paula's illustrations for so long, she is constantly creating such beautiful work for both her clients, commissions and for her Etsy shop,
'Sweet William' , a collaboraton with her sister Shelley.
Together they unite for all things creative!
Lets head down to Melbourne to meet Paula,
a creative girl you should all get to know!

Welcome Paula!
Can you tell us what is currently inspiring you?
Ooooh - I flit around all over the place when it comes to inspiration.
On one hand I am very inspired by all the graphic shapes and flat colours and the simplicity of pattern such as in the work by Ashley Goldberg and designs by Marimekko .
On the other hand I am loving all the looseness and energy of watercolour and ink, just playing around with uncontrolled, beautiful messes.
I am continuously inspired by colour and pattern.

Name 3 things you couldn't live without right now? 
Tea, colour, solitude

Can you define to us your personal style? 
Messy, colourful, eclectic, non-formulaic. 
I prefer the un perfect things  - I love the waver in a hand drawn line.
Do you have a current favourite colour (or colour combinations)? 
I love the mix of pastels and brights - I am a bit obsessed with that at the moment, the juxtaposition of soft and bold strong, colours 
together - eg. 'watercolor patterns in pink'

What is your favourite Smell or Fragrance?
The scent of lavender always makes me feel calm. I also love the perfume called 'Pure' by DKNY, it is very light and fresh.

What do you love about your City/Town? 
I love the scope of what is on offer in and around Melbourne.
There is plenty of creativity and cafe culture to plug into for a bit of an urban buzz or you can easily go for a walk and enjoy the quietness of the bush.

and lastly, do you have a favourite quote you'd like to share with us? 

' Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.' 
- William Morris 
and of course: "where there's tea there's hope"
- Arthur Wing Pinero.  

Thanks so much Paula!
 - make sure you ALL head on over to connect with Paula and see more of her gorgeous work.
You can find her here -  blog • etsy shop • facebook • pinterest and instagram


  1. Lovely post- Thank you for introducing me to Paula's work….I love it!!! Gorgeous illustrations and love the colours….heading to etsy now xxxx have a lovely weekend Anastasia xx

  2. Anonymous9:45 AM

    Thank you for the lovely post on your brilliant blog Anastasia!

  3. I wish I was arty and could draw and illustrate like that! The colours are gorgeous :)

  4. I've met Paula a couple of times when she had a stall at Magnolia Square. Isn't her work stunning, the colours are just beautiful. Great interview Anastasia, love the questions you asked Paula and the insights she shared. Your blog is looking fantastic. xx


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