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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Blog hop: Passion for pattern.. 26 designers together!




Hello! Welcome to the Fabulous Passion for Pattern bloghop!

If you are visiting us, is because we share the same passion for color and pattern! You may have found us after visiting the blog of Jacqueline Auvigne I am sure that her passion for art and her creative enthusiasm captured you. After my post make sure to stop by Evelyn Cassoli blog, she has a great sense of style and color.
You can always go the beginning of the hop and pop over to Claire Smillie lovely blog, she is a great designer and a very enthusiastic person, who by the way, organized this fabulous bloghop gathering 26 designers around the world! 
We all were part of the amazing The art and business of Surface pattern design e-course featuring Rachael Taylor and organized by Beth Nicholls two amazing womans and profesionals. 
I highly recommend this course to anyone that want to learn the fantastic path about Surface Pattern design. 

" My passion for pattern started long time ago, I was lucky to know soon in my life that I wanted to be a designer, when I was college studying graphic design and I touched lots of design disciplines, I knew I wanted to do textile design and specifically design for printed fabrics.
My life changed when I was the lucky winner of a Textile design contest in 1995 in my late days of university.
I was so happy! I got to see for first time 3 of my designs being produced in fabric, I got some money, an appearance in an important newspaper in Mexico(my home country) and a glass trophy that is proudly displayed in my design studio, but there were two  very important life prizes that contest gave, the first one was  to have my friends and family together celebrating with me and that memory will stick with me all my life, and the second was that from that moment  I got the confidence and the assurance that Textile design is what I wanted and meant to do in life. 
It was the starting point of my career as a textile designer!!




After the contest, a Design of printed fabrics teacher offered me a job in one of the most important textile companies in Mexico, and since then I never left this profession.
I got some detours after having the itch to learn about the business side of textiles. I had lots of fun learning about the reality of doing business, I traveled a lot, I meet fantastic and talented people, I worked for powerful brands , I moved as expat to 2 different countries and not matter what, I knew one day I will finally do what I loved the most! To design prints!
I had to pass some not very nice experiences and a bit of dark time to get the courage to follow my dream.
I got the support of my family and friends and of course of my soulmate and husband Vincent ,to reach my star and together we founded Believe creative studio, and here we are! After one year we opened our business, we are exhibiting in the most important pattern design show in the world: Indigo-PV in Paris, and this year my work was also for first time exhibited by my agent in Surtex in New York

Dreams come true, you just have to believe on it and mostly believe in your self... whatever is your dream follow it and do what you love to do! 


Get in touch and visit Believe creative studio website! we would love to hear from you!



Here some samples of my work: 
Amsterdam in love -watercolor and ink

 Just for love- Goauche 

 Arbol de la vida- Digital

My little dino-Digital

We are all friends-Digital

39 comments:

  1. Thankyou sooooo much for taking part in the hop Rosa! Your designs are fabuolous and always look finished to perfection. I love the tree and all the motifs within that. 'We are all friends' is just too cute! Fantastic to read your story and hear how you followed your dream :)

    Claire

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  2. I love your work and I love your story. Well done for persevering and getting where you are now!!!

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  3. Reading your story is truely encouragement to do what you love (in the words of Beth Nicholls). Thanks for sharing your journey and fabulous designs!

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  4. Great post, Rosie, so inspirational to read your story! Love your work, especially the "Amsterdam houses" and the lovely "friends" design. Will be in touch soon …

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  5. Wonderful Rosie, your work & story!! looove the Amsterdam houses in particulary.... hope to meet you soon xx

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  6. What an inspiring story. thank you for sharing. Fabulous designs.

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  7. Great post - you are living the dream. Your patterns are also very distictive, it has been very interesting to see everyone's style come to light over the time of these courses! Someday, mine will too... ha, ha.

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    1. Thanks Valerie! I am sure you will do it too! believe in you and your style
      xx
      Rosie

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  8. I loved to read your story, Rosa. Thanks for sharing, it's really inspiring!!
    Your designs are beautiful!!
    My favorites are Amsterdan in love, Arbol de la vida and We are all friends.

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  9. Loved reading your story. And your designs are inspirational. Congrats on Surtex. Yes, dreams do come true x

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  10. What a career, Rose. Congratulations and great patterns!

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  11. Thanks Bethania! see you in Paris xx Rosie

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  12. Congratulations on your success so far! Your designs are always so happy and joyful.

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  13. Your work is full of happiness! Que felicidad poder hacer lo que uno realmente ama hacer en la vida! Mucha suerte con Indigo. Estoy segura que les ira' muy bien! : )

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  14. Gracias Emine! igualmente mis mejores deseos para ti XX Rosie

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  15. Such an inspiring story Rosa.
    I'm an expat myself. I'm originally from Colombia, but moved to Italy to finish my studies and pursue my dream of working for an important fashion brand before creating my own. The journey hasn't been easy at all, and I still haven't achieved my goal. I don't give up, even though many don't understand why I keep persisting. I've learned a lot though, even if I haven't worked where I thought I would (yet). Like you, I was lucky enough to have always known that I wanted to be a fashion and textile designer, but in the past 4 years I've understood that I want to be a children's designer, and not only a textile, but a surface pattern designer. I've just started the ABSPD's module 1, and now I'm counting the days to start the second module. I know my time will come, and like you... I believe all dreams can come true ^_^
    Good luck at Indigo... That's an amazing opportunity!

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    1. Hola Marijo! Thanks for sharing your history. You probably achieved more than you realized... look at you you are already in Italy, how many people from our Latinamerica would love to have this opportunity. Do not give up!!, you deinetly will find lots of "no believers" in your path, doesn't matter... keep dreaming and working, be ready!!
      Enjoy the course, work hard, do not miss all the contest and submission for blogs that Rachel kindly offers, you will love the course and you will see how much you will learn and how much you will enjoy. Whenever you want to talk drop me a note, we can be in touch and chat in spanish , rosa.martinez@believe-cs.com
      For first time I am opening my studio to sell some other designers work ... who knows ... maybe this will be the chance you have been waiting!
      Keep in touch! xx Rosie

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  16. BTW... I really like your style, and your designs ^_^

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  17. Always eye catching art and a brilliant feel for pixel paint; look how your banner and FB status picture (believe Creative logo) just suits perfectly like bread and old English marmelad(with English tea ofcause). Keep on inspiring!

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    1. Thanks Virginia, I really appreciate your words, it has been qhite challenging to me to move from brushes and paper to digital design. I am still in learning process and comments like yours keeps me motivated. I really appreciated! XX Rosie

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  18. Wow, what a great story! Thanks for sharing! I have also been on the business side of product development for many years. I am now trying to go after my true passion of design! I absolutely love your designs...beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Jolene! I appreciate your words! I wish you a lot of success in your design career! XX Rosie Martinez-Dekker

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  19. Hi Rosa! Such lovely work!! I just finished Module 1 with Beth and Rachael, and it has really reawakened my passion for pattern! Thanks for doing the blog hop, it's really fun to see what everyone else has been up to in your M3 Group!! I wish you much success!! :D

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    1. Thanks Mary, wish you a lot of success in the rest of the course I am sure you will enjoy and leanr a lot! XX Rosie

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  21. such a great blog i love your Amsterdam houses. I have loved seeing everyones work on the blog hop, i have just finished module 1 also and am so excited to where it may lead

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    1. @ Taylor Stitched! Thanks a lot ! I am sure you will get great inspiration from the course. I wish you lots of success in your career as surface patern designer.
      Keep in touch! xx Rosie Martinez-Dekker

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  22. Hi - I just got round to visiting your blog and see lovely designs! Also so excited to hear you have exhibited at Indigo and Surtex - still a dream for me! Hope it went well for you and will visit again soon.

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    1. @ sayoneedesign, Thanks for your visit to my blog. Remember dreams come true, I am sure one day your work will be in Surtex as well. Keep in touch! xx Rosie Martinez-Dekker

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