micklyn micklyn

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Micklyn Le Feuvre  Lover of colour and pattern. Designer, artist, home schooling mom of twelve. Cape Town, South Africa. 🌼

A really simple pattern inspired by Silver Dollar Eucalyptus leaves for this weeks design challenge at #spoonflower 🙂 I decided to use the wonderful sample pencils from @artsavingsclub to create
this pattern, it was a lovely way to test them out... I definitely have my
favorites! .
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#pattern #patterndesign #leaves #eucalyptuspattern #silverdollareucalyptus
#silverdollar #spoonflowerdesignchallenge #spoonflowerchallenge #botanical
#coloredpencils #illustration #fabric #textiledesign #printandpattern #fabricdesign #micklyn #nature #australian
#australianbotanical #botanicalpattern

Best part of my day. ☺️ .
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#siblings #brothers #babyspam

Look what I got! Every artist’s dream! The kind people at @artsavingsclub have sent me this fantastic box of premium pencils to sample – with a cappuccino thrown in for good measure! 😁☕️ AND a sketch pad to try them out with 💫

Complete sets of artist pencils are expensive! it’s tricky to try them all, so this is a fantastic solution. I can NOT wait to try these out and create something new! The potential!! The possibilities!!! ✏️☺️ What should I draw?? If you’re in South Africa and you’re struggling to find the art supplies you need, try @artsavingsclub – they’re super friendly and super efficient and carry a range of hard to find art stuff – so cool. 🙂
#artistpencils #coloredpencil #illustration #southafrica #artsupplies #stationary #artstash #stash #sketch #potential #possibilities #experiment #derwent #fabercastell #carandache #lyra #kohinoor #stabilo

More watercolor collage... playing around with colorways for the upcoming April showers Spoonflower challenge. Which do you like best? ☺️🌈🌧💦☔️
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#rainpattern #rainbow #spoonflower #spoonflowerchallenge #pattern #watercolor #micklyn #raindrops #fabricdesign #collage #cutandpaste #printandpattern #textiledesign #springrain #clouds #birds #rainbowbirds #kidsclothes

Getting ahead of myself here, working on a new design as a possible entry for Spoonflower’s upcoming ‘Pollinators’ challenge. Because this is much more fun than catching up on the laundry... 😉😊Tell me if you have a favorite! 💛
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#spoonflower #fabricdesign #watercolor #watercolorpattern #wahm #butterflies #textiledesign #fabric #design #floral #pollinators #illustration #collage #micklyn #printandpattern #pattern #watercolour

My little studio companion, chilling in his personal tropical paradise. 😋 Honestly, he is SO distracting!!! The fabric is my Tropical Emerald Jungle on Celosia Velvet from @spoonflower 💛
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#newborn #colleague #fabricdesign #celosiavelvet #tropicalpattern #bestdistraction #spoonflower #printandpattern #wahm #studiolife #mixingbusinesswithpleasure 😉

This phone case from the lovely people at @artscase made my summer happier & brighter, especially since I was stuck inside in a hospital bed for almost the entire summer, with just four walls to look at! Thank you @artscase!! ☺️😊🙂
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#summer #iphonecase #phonecase #floral #floralpattern #hibiscus #hibiscuspattern #tropical #printandpattern #surfacepatterndesign #cheeredmeup 😁

Me and my squishy faced little-old-man baby. The joy!! 🙂😊☺️ He will be 37 weeks gestational age tomorrow, though 5 actual weeks old. Three weeks to go to his due date. 😉
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#newborn #portrait #babylove #prembaby

I’m so grateful to be able to do this! Making new patterns is totally addictive to me, and the recent looong stretch away from my studio was horrible (though for a good cause!) 😉
Some opulent emerald peacock feathers & posies of leaves and flowers for the upcoming #spoonflower #design #challenge - voting starts on Thursday ☺️ The theme is #feathers .
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#patterndesign #wahm #artistmom #peacock #fabric #textiledesign #printandpattern #emerald #opulent #texture #floral #micklyn #roses #fabricdesign #indieartist

My entry for the #Spoonflower #maximalism challenge that is open for voting up until later today 😊 It’s a miracle when I get any work done at all around here, what with my distracting newborn and the crazy load shedding we’re having at the moment! (For non-South Africans, that’s when they turn off your electricity for a couple of hours several times a day - so hard to be productive!!) .
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#maximalist #hibiscus #fabricdesign #fabric #pattern #printandpattern #colorful #botanical #summerpattern #floral #micklyn

This post by @thedesignerminkyco makes me so happy! Partly because I really enjoyed painting these little elephants and was pleased with how they turned out - I have the navy version on my phone cover - and also because it makes my day to see them out in the world! ☺️🐘 Oh, I can’t wait to get back to work and create some new designs! But as they say, babies don’t keep, and I’m still sitting in the NICU, snuggling my tiny one; so work will have to wait!
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#fabricdesign #pattern #micklyn #elephants #elephantfabric #surfacepattern #spoonflower #textiledesign #pattern #illustration #watercolor #fabric #printandpattern

So this is what I’m up to at the moment... taking your typical kanga-care-in-a-chair selfies in the NICU. 😋 Our little Benjamin was born at 32 weeks (on Valentine’s Day) and is 8 days old today. No idea how long he’ll still be in hospital, but I’m loving every minute with him. 💛 .
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#prembaby #nicu #newborn #babyandme #willgetbacktoworkoneday #downtime

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