Thursday, September 25, 2008

Making It!: Week 1 - Ismoyo

Week 1: Meet the Designers - Ismoyo

Born in Amsterdam, Ismoyo started her creative journey as a little girl with crayons and scraps of paper. Growing up she was drawing constantly, writing and making mixed media collages. There always was a 'current project' to work on.

Combining her knowledge of computers and love for drawing offered her another creative outlet; digital illustrations and pretty designs. During the summer of 2005 she got her first sewing machine, and with the genes handed down from her mother, a talented designer, she added sewing to her creative adventures.

Two years later Ismoyo made the big move overseas to New York, where everyday is an adventure. A long awaited shop filled with original handmade Ismoyo items opened in the summer of 2008. She's been working on her first craft book, 100 Appliqué Motifs, which is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2008 in both the UK and the US.

Meet Dana, Tina and Kristina!


Melissa de la Fuente said...

Yay! I think Ismoyo makes wonderful soft sculptures and fun to see everyone here for this feature!

Amy (the b-line) said...

What a great group of artists. I'm excited to hear what's ahead!

Learning Spanish at 41 said...

I admire anyone who can sew because I don't--fun post!

Bobbi said...

Just happened upon your blog and wanted you to know that I really like it! Your "making it" series is really interesting! good job.

Tizzalicious said...

I love Ismoyo's work!

Mod and Mint said...

I'm very honored to be a part of this exciting series! Hope people will enjoy reading our stories!

PAC said...

I love ismoyo's work!! This is a great blog!