And the Hortus by Night paintings have become part of an artsy birthday calendar. Classic case of combining the useful with the beautiful.
Check out my new Products page where you can browse through all available pretty paper products!
NEW PAPER PRODUCTS FOR 2020
I don’t know about you but I am a total sucker for artsy greeting cards and postcards. Especially when they come beautifully wrapped. So when 20198 drew to a close I wondered why I hadn’t explored the idea of paper products further… I couldn’t come up with any reasons so I started designing them right away!
They fit perfectly in my affordable art line. They are available as sets and as individual postcards or greeting cards printed with the Majorelle artworks. Happy mail for everyone!
The birthday calendar is printed with all the Hortus by Night artworks. The calendar is A3 and is printed on ‘frame-able’ paper quality. So if you ever get tired of the calendar you can totally frame the artworks. (But have to say that’s a big if 🙂 ).
The postcards are available in sets of 2 x 5 Majorelle artworks and as individual postcards. The sets are beautifully wrapped in a manilla envelop with string washer. The postcards are A6 size (105x148mm).
The greeting cards are available in sets of 2 x 5 Majorelle artwork greeting cards with envelopes and as individual greeting cards with envelope. The sets are beautifully wrapped in a stout manilla envelop with string washer. The greeting cards are A6 size (105x148mm) and are blank inside.
The birthday calendar features the 12 Hortus by Night artworks. The cover features the Silver Fir painting. It is printed on A3 high quality paper. Which means the artworks are frame-able if you wish to do so after using the calendar.
The Fran Zone hosted The Majorelle Universe at the Eindhoven Maker Faire this year. And it was a blast! We had such a great time celebrating creative and innovative ideas and met wonderful new friends. Therefore I’ve come up with this ‘picture blog’. It’s for you if you want to indulge in the Majorelle Universe one more time (like I do). Or if you wasn’t able to attend you can check out our universe (or our ‘stand’ in common language).
The idea behind our stand was to let visitors really ‘Experience Majorelle’. So we designed a Majorelle Universe full of vibrant colours and exotic patterns. A universe to engage, a universe to be at ease. As well as a universe to get inspired and to escape to. With soft cushions, shiny scarves, green plantes and a wonderfully warm carpet. The carpet was a huge success because people (and especially kids) wanted to feel it, sit on it, lie on it and basically just be somewhere else for a little while.
In addition, another purpose of our attendance was sparking creativity! Therefore we wanted to inform interested visitors. Especially about the possibilities of printing your own designs on all sorts of fabric. From scarves to cushions, from carpets to fashion fabrics. But also about getting inspired and translating that inspiration into art.
Visitors were also able to follow in The Fran Zone’s steps. So they could understand the process of how I work. First inspiration (Majorelle garden), then ink drawings followed by oil paintings. Then the paintings become patterns, patterns become scarves, cushions and fabrics. It was so nice to watch people going through the expo and really seeing something they hadn’t seen before. In other words: mission accomplished people!
MAJORELLE UNIVERSE PHOTOBOOTH
During the Maker Faire the Majorelle Universe was also a photobooth for everyone who wanted to take a little souvenir with them. Everyone could pick their favourite scarf or cushion before getting photographed. You can imagine how super nice it was to see how every different design spoke to different people.
And like I said: my hidden agenda was to see R2D2’s. And guess what: I also checked that box! 🙂
The Eindhoven Maker Faire was the first faire for The Fran Zone and we had a blast meeting you all, finally seeing each other face to face! And at the same time it was so wonderful to create our own Majorelle Universe and to see with our own eyes all the beauty I’ve created the past year. It was truly a very gratifying experience.
So we will be plotting something like this in 2020 for sure! In a galaxy far far away….