We speak with Berna, from BernaVue.
I am a freelance graphic designer based in Melbourne promoting my emerging boutique illustration and design business, BernaVue.
I channel my inspirations and creativity into my design work which includes home décor, accessories as well as personalised solutions.
Illustration has been my passion since childhood and I am pleased to have been able to combine my illustration skills with today’s digital trends and skills gained studying at CATC to create a unique flavour.
I love expressing my feelings, past experiences, interests and ideas through illustration while looking towards latest lifestyle trends in the form of illustration.
Tell us a little about yourself using a Haiku.
Spring bloom in purple
Tell us a little about the origins of BernaVue.
The inspiration of my artwork originates from beauty, elegance, originality and values in the form of nature, lifestyle, fashion, architecture, people, traditions and landscape. In other words everything which gives meaning to my life.
Describe your creative process.
My creative process may be triggered by an intense emotion, a sudden thought or a specific request. It all depends on the moment. When I am very emotional I may start drawing or I try to capture a scene that I come across If I’m amazed of its beauty. I then start choosing the medium and materials to be used which would best reflect my emotions and thoughts.
I use my illustrative work for many applications including home decoration, book covers, invitations and greeting cards, fashion and textile design, T shirt prints, advertising, promotional pieces and corporate identity. I work in a variety of mediums including digital media, pen and ink, pencil and watercolour.
Name some of your most favourite local artists and designers.
What are your ultimate dreams for BernaVue?
I can say that my ultimate dream is to become a recognised brand in home decoration and stationery.
What will will we find from BernaVue at our July Bend and Snap Market?
You will find unique and sophisticated art prints that will liven up your room, an elegant mobile phone case or a playful T-shirt that will complement your apparel or a decorative cushion with its vibrant and striking design.
Oh hello August, we are celebrating 1000 £ Bend‘s FIFTH BIRTHDAY this month so see you all at our upcoming Bend and Snap Market day at 1000 £ Bend on Sunday 25th August 11:00pm to 4:00pm 361 Little Lonsdale Street in the city for our monthly extravaganza of art design fashion vintage, wild posies and floral arrangements courtesy of FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, terrariums by BONNIE, illuminating mushrooms from LOWGLO LUMINAIRES and we welcome back the perfect pop up nail bar courtesy of CRITTER CLAWS.
We will be having lots of sugary sweetness served up by BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, SPOONFULS OF LOVE, SWEET TREATS and WAFFELIER (who sold out of their delicious waffles at our last market day, so be sure to get in quick).
We are also thrilled to have the MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS presenting our Crafternoon Corner again this month with a slew of robot building workshops as well as many of our regular stall holders and a load of exciting new additions to our Bend and Snap fold, including: BERNAVUE, BONNIE, BONNIE BIX QUALITY SHORTBREADS, THE CREATURE WORKSHOP, CRITTER CLAWS, DRISYA, EELAV MCBEE, FORGET ME NOT ENGRAVING, FORGET ME KNOTT, FOXGLOVE BOTANICALS, THE GIRL NIGHTINGALE, HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS, JACKIE MADE THIS, JUX, LAUREN NICHOLSON ILLUSTRATION, LOWGLO LUMINAIRES, LOVE MY PRINTS, ME-U, MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS, PRECIOUS LITTLE SAKURA, THE RED FOREST, ROZZETTE, SABRI DURSI, SCRABBLE KITTY, SEBO-HANDMADE JEWELLERY, SPOONFULS OF LOVE, SWEET TREATS and WAFFELIER.
We have had some gorgeous interviews with many of our darling stall holders over the past few months. Be sure to make a little time to have a read of these inspiration filled interviews with a selection of our favourite artists and designers you will find at market day this month:
HELEN FLEUR DESIGNS
MELBOURNE ALT CRAFTERS
SPOONFULS OF LOVE
Stay tuned for more stall holder interviews and sneaky treats and be sure to like us on Facebook for all sorts of sneaky peek treats.
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♥ Be sure to also check out Rag Trade (also held at 1000 £ Bend) the day before on Saturday 24th August 11:00am to 4:00pm for some double market weekend love, you will find a treasure trove of second hand, vintage, sweet treats and Things Your Nanna Knew workshops.