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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.

collages of fritha from tigerlillyquinn

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collage of fritha from tigerlilly quinn - by laura redburn

i’ve followed frithas blog ( 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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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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new york skyline collage

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new york city women collage by laura redburn

recently i was asked to create a collage for curioos’s NYC skyline series. at the time i was feeling a little uninspired, but knew a little challenge like this would get the creative juices flowing again. or, at least for a while anyway, but that’s another story.

anyway, i had an image flash into my head of a woman dominating the skyline (no, not in that way) and a composition that was quite minimal and slightly fashion based. so, like most of my collages then! in fear of this image disappearing and losing my mojo, i quickly got to making.
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