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A place for my illustration work. Collages and patterns, personal and commissioned. Expect lots of colour. If you want to work with me, click ‘hire me’ in the navigation above.

kathleen | new pattern

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kathleen - pattern by laura redburn

as is now tradition for me, i always make a collage or pattern to begin and/or end the year, and this is no exception…

i actually started this a couple of months ago and accidentally forgot about it, but over the christmas period i started working on it again.
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collages of fritha from tigerlillyquinn

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collage of fritha from tigerlilly quinn - by laura redburn

i’ve followed frithas blog (tigerlillyquinn.com) for longer than pretty much anyone elses. of course i read blogs before i discovered hers and made friends with said people, but for whatever reason the lines of communication frazzled out, but since discovering hers i’ve stuck by it for years. it’s been so lovely to see little wilf grow up, and to see sweet mabli too.
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new collage for caboodle magazine

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caboodle magazine front cover

i don’t think the thrill of seeing my work in a real life magazine will ever quite go away. it doesn’t happen as often as i’d like, but i’ve been lucky that the magazines i have been in have been fantastic ones. one such being caboodle magazine!
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flower power & penelope | new collages

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flower power collage by laura redburn

i’m just going to take a personal moment to ‘woohoo’ that i am finally on a proper collage making roll again. woohoo! long may it last.

i’m not the kind of person that’s incredibly prolific, and in this ‘more more more now now now’ world i’m glad i don’t let myself succumb to pressure or guilt that i should constantly be churning out work. of course you should always push yourself when you can, and you should work hard and have passion for what you do, but that doesn’t always equate to constant creation. it’s not possible for everyone, and even prolific creatives are (more) prone to burn out from time to time.
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