Inspiration: Skinny LaMinx

I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write about the inspiration I get from the work of Heather Moore, a.k.a. Skinny LaMinx! She’s an illustrator and designer living in Cape Town, South Africa. She has a very distinctive style to her screenprinted fabric, and she sells yardage, as well as cushion covers, teatowels and all sorts of lovely stuff from her Etsy shop.

What I truly love is her way of mixing the positive and negative space in her designs. This is something really unique to screen printing, but you can my interpretation of this in my Botanical Sketches, be they found on my going green journals, freshly picked baby outfits, or my series of small art quilts. Although I love her color palette, the thing that rocks my world is her paper cuts:

Seriously, how much do these totally rock? It’s just her hands, some paper, and an exacto knife. Truly, deeply, completely amazing.

I’ve been meaning to write about how much her art inspires me for too too long, and for this I am sorry. But there is a silver lining – she’s having a Pocket Money sale right NOW! She want to get together some extra moolah for her upcoming trip to the States, so if you’re hankering for something beautiful from her – now’s the time! Me – well, I’ve got some seriously inspirational tea towels that are way too nice to use in MY kitchen (the boys and hubby don’t get the concept of “the pretty towels”), so I’m pondering the best way to use them.

Thank you Heather for amazing me with what you can create with your hands! You are truly inspirational!

6 Responses

  1. i love heather’s work! i’ve been a fan for a long time, and am finally going to be the proud own of some tea towels, too. yay! i will also have to hide them from the boys at my house, so perhaps they will just hang in my office corner 🙂

  2. Oh my – she is just fabulous – I must go check her out! I have two boys too [three if you count the big one] and no, they just don’t get the whole “too pretty to use” thing. I have tons of vintage towels I’d love to use but they would get ruined. Can you use them as fabric for a bag? Or maybe a pillow?

  3. I have a whole wall in my apartment decorated with some of her tea towels. They are really pieces of art.

    Thx for reminding me of her…….I’d gotten busy and haven’t checked in awhile.

  4. I’ve been saving this post in my reader so I could comment when I had a free moment. Heather’s working is so beautiful. Thanks for posting about her work!