News & Advice Trending

Step into a world of whimsy through the many talents of artist, Lauren Fowler. Lauren Fowler is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Crafter or Thing Maker. An all-rounder who flourishes creatively in many mediums.  Not forgetting that she is also a passionate contributor to and lover of her community. “I graduated with a BA in Visual Communications from AAA School of Advertising in Cape Town. I have experience in graphic design, illustration (hand drawn and digital), web design, animation, editing, photography, styling, knitting and sewing. My work has been published in ELLE, ELLE Decoration, Glamour and Real Simple. I live in Cape Town and I’m available for freelance as well as contract work”.

What inspires your illustrations? 

Patterns, nature and emotions all inspire me. I feel like I want the viewer to engage when they look at the artwork, to make them look a little closer and think about the imagery a little longer. I want the images to take the viewer away from their day to day lives momentarily, to a place where other things are possible.

And what about your cross-stitch?

Cross stitch is one of the oldest crafts. The feeling of creating something with such a simple movement, with small stitches, turns into a whole image or text. Cross stitch is very precise, it involves counting blocks, centering, patience and concentration. I’m inspired by the slow and gradual movement of cross stitch. It slows me down when I’m feeling rushed and deadline focused.

What does creativity and creative expression mean to you?

In my opinion, creativity is what happens when you let go. Letting go of conformed ideas, of what you’re “supposed” to be doing and just feeling your way through an idea or concept. Making mistakes is important and sometimes process can become the artwork.

What are you most passionate about in life?

I love to eat, food is very important to me. From colour, texture, tastes and smell. Love it. I enjoy cooking for other people as well.

Future plans for Lauren Fowler, if any?

This winter, I’m planning to run evening workshops from my new studio/shop at the Woodstock Foundry. I’m also very excited about making the space work in a different way, as a workshop, gallery, exhibition space.

You can find the works of Lauren Fowler here: 

  • The Woodstock Foundry is on 150 Albert Road. My shop is called Lost is a Place Too
  • Beatnik Bazaar
  • The Fringe on Kloof: 99B Kloof Street Cape Town
  • Vamp: 368 Albert Road (Opposite the Old Biscuit Mill) in Woodstock Cape Town
  • Blink: 71 Regent Road Sea Point 021 434 0541
  • Haas: 67 rose street bo-kaap cape town
  • Marigold: 21 De Lorentz St Oranjezicht 021 422 5451
  • Blank Space: 71 Roeland Street
  • NewClr: 70 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Leave a Reply

Promising Residential Market Despite Recession
10 Questions To Ask The Real Estate Agent During a Show House
Neglecting Home Maintenance Will Damage Sale Price
5 Reasons You Should Work With a Real Estate Agent
5 Financial Tips To Stay Afloat As a First-Time Homeowner
3 Helpful Tips For a Stress-Free Moving Day
Demand For Rental Properties Rising Due To Low Confidence Levels
4 Must-Read Questions About Your Property’s Perimeter
4 Clear Signs It’s Time To Sell Your Home
Which Are The Pitfalls Of Using Multiple Agents?
4 Things Agents Consider When Setting The Asking Price
The Ideal Estate Agent
Repo Rate Cut: Encouraging News For Home Buyers
Is Now The Right Time To Upgrade To a Bigger, Better Home?
Why Creditworthiness Is Just As Important For Tenants
6 Defects To Watch Out For When Buying Property
10 Questions To Ask The Real Estate Agent During a Show House
4 Ways An Offer To Purchase Can Lapse
First-Time Home Buyer? How To Avoid Tax And Get Up To 44% More Space
Is Now The Right Time To Upgrade To a Bigger, Better Home?
Is Investing In Property During The Recession Still A Good Idea?
28 Important Questions To Ask When Buying Property
3 Most Annoying Things About Buying A Home (And How To Avoid Them!)
House Hunting: How To Get Over The One That Got Away
Factors To Consider When Letting Out Property
7 Deadly Sins to Avoid When Investing in Property
4 Hot Tips For Investing In Student Accommodation
Is Property an Asset or Expense?
Property Buyers Value Lifestyle Over Value-Growth Prospects
How Older Buyers Show The Power Of Home Equity
8 Tips On Selling an Empty House
Neglecting Home Maintenance Will Damage Sale Price
The Do’s And Dont’s of Selling Your Home
4 Clear Signs It’s Time To Sell Your Home
Which Are The Pitfalls Of Using Multiple Agents?
4 Things Agents Consider When Setting The Asking Price
Top Tips For Selling Your Home in Winter
5 Easy Ways to Sell Your Home FAST!
Unrealistic Expectations Can Sour Relations With Agents
Cut Your Price and Get The Jump on Other Homesellers
Unrealistic Seller Expectations Contribute To Declining Sales
Key Aspects And Features That Sell Homes
Lightstone predicts a buyer’s market for 2017
House Won’t Sell? Here’s What You’re Doing Wrong!
Factors that determine property value
#SmartHomes: The No.1 Tenant Amenity Today Is Wi-Fi
Demand For Rental Properties Rising Due To Low Confidence Levels
What About Pet Ownership In Sectional Title Schemes?
Why Creditworthiness Is Just As Important For Tenants
Factors To Consider When Letting Out Property
New Landlords Need Experienced Agents
The Perils of Rising Consumer Debt For Landlords
First-Time Tenant? What You Need To Know
Average residential rental values on the increase
Is It Possible To Terminate A Lease Agreement Without Recourse?
New Generation Digs Now On The Rise
When Is Your Rent Due?
Gauteng Property Rental Market Forecasts Growth
Keeping Track of Parking On Common Property
How And When To Legally Evict Tenants
3 Helpful Tips For a Stress-Free Moving Day
Divorcing And Need To Sell? 3 Possible Options
5 Mistakes To Avoid When Relocating
7 Tips For Packing And Moving Quickly
Moving? Things To Think About!
Maximising Small Spaces
7 Tips To Help Your Children To Adapt To The Move
What To Do With Your Home When You Have To Relocate
Moving With Pets Can Be Tricky
Estate Agent Moving Tips
Telltale Signs You Need A New Home
Seven Signs You Need A New Nest
Über Wealthy On The Increase And On The Move
5 Financial Tips To Stay Afloat As a First-Time Homeowner
First-Time Home Buyer? How To Avoid Tax And Get Up To 44% More Space
Repo Rate Cut: Encouraging News For Home Buyers
Is Investing In Property During The Recession Still A Good Idea?
4 Hot Tips For Investing In Student Accommodation
Make Your Bond Work For You
Energy-Saving Tips For Your Home This Winter
Costs To Consider When Investing In Property
Smaller Properties Yield Great Investments
8 Myths Preventing People From Real Estate Investing
Own Fixed Property? You Need a Will!
Tax Tips for Landlords – What You Need To Know
The Perfect Investment Property
St Francis Bay’s housing market attracting top dollar
Factors that determine property value
5 Reasons You Should Work With a Real Estate Agent
Is Hosting Your Property On Airbnb Legal?
How To Protect Your Commercial Property Investment
Commercial property still important asset class for private buyers
Know The Risks Before Building Airbnb Castles In The Sky
Green Buildings Catching On In South Africa
Digital Disruption And The South African Commercial Real Estate Market
Can You Run A Business From A Sectional Title Home?
What’s Driving Change In The Commercial Property Sector?
5 Ways Commercial Property Space Planning Can Save You Money
Investing In Commercial Property an Attractive Option
3 Obvious Signs That It’s Time For Office Relocation
3 Things You Need To Know Before Buying Vacant Land
Price Correction In Commercial Property Market
South Africa: Evolution of Industrial Properties