Blue Print ONLINE – BUYERS BOOK NOW

“While it has been impossible to hold the actual show in New York, Blue Print created an online event to keep Art Directors and Buyers in touch with Artists, Illustrators and Studios. Each exhibitor has created an online booth for the event, enabling meetings with Art Directors and Buyers using Doodle and Zoom.” Paul of Blue Print Online.

Blue Print Online is almost here. I’m excited to be exhibiting my work at this online show for art buyers. I’ve been busy working on new designs, my exhibitor page, social media flyers and my show presentation. Exhibiting at the show means that my designs can be considered for interior decor, stationery, wallpaper, giftwrap and products.

Here’s a message from the show organisers:

While it has been impossible to hold the actual show in New York, Blue Print created an online event to keep Art Directors and Buyers in touch with Artists, Illustrators and Studios. Each exhibitor has created an online booth for the event, enabling meetings with Art Directors and Buyers using Doodle and Zoom.

The web address is www.blue-print-online.com. From the Home Page you can find all the information you need to access The Show. We have added some Product images to this show, these can be seen on the exhibitors pages, along with their artwork.

To receive the password to access The Show and view the exhibitors and their exciting new artwork, you will need to register in the Buyer Register section. Once you receive your password you can access The Show from August 9th 2022 and book your Zoom meetings with the studio or artists of your choice. The actual show dates are August 16th -18th 2022.

As usual there is a mix of established designer, artists, illustrators and exciting new talent at this latest event, you can see their flyers updated daily at https://www.instagram.com/blueprintshows/

We are looking forward to seeing you at Blue Print Online ! 

Best Regards / Paul / Blue Print Shows 

www.blue-print-online.com

instagram : https://www.instagram.com/blueprintshows/

Kim here once more, I’m excited for the show. Art buyers – I look forward to meeting. Please book your meeting through my exhibitor page – the window for booking appointments is 9th to 12th August, for the show which is 16th – 18th August. Blue Print Online

I’m thrilled to be able to share my designs and brand new work. I can’t wait to meet with you.

Look for this collage to see my Exhibitor Page.

Look for this collage to see my Exhibitor Page.

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Bookshop Dream Come True

It was awesome to see my book Ski A to Z on the bookshop shelf in Waterstones. I signed the copy while I was there.

Seeing my book on a bookshop shelf and book signing in Waterstones is one of my dreams coming true.

Ski A to Z at Waterstones Chichester

My Mum was delighted that my book was displayed on the shelf above Roger Federer and John McEnroe’s books.

The trip was to visit family we’ve not seen since before Covid.

The Waterstones team member thanked me for signing the book and placed a ‘signed by the author’ sticker on the book cover.

This experience was made extra special as my young goddaughter was with me to see the book on the shelves. We had a nice time later looking at my copy of the book together.

This was thanks to my wonderful Uncle Richard who had ordered his copy from there which prompted the book to be stocked.

To order a signed first edition of Ski A to Z email inspirebykim@outlook.com and for more information about the book and how it can help you and your ski buddies click here.

Ski A to Z is an illustrated introduction to skiing suitable for all ages. Level up your ski experiences, reduce fear and maximise your enjoyment of time on the slopes. Order here.

It is these human experiences that are lovely bonuses of creating the book. I wanted to document this so I am sharing it here. Thank-you Waterstones.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd. ISBN: 9781782552338 

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Book Creation Tech – Use Of Apple Devices

“Thank you for coming to present to our store team on Sunday. They loved hearing about your passion and what has inspired you to create a brilliant piece of work.”

Apple Store Manager

It was wonderful to visit the Apple Store in Sheffield and share the story of my book Ski A to Z and explain how my Apple devices were used at all the different stages of the process from writing the text, to processing the artworks, through to laying out the book pages.

What I call ‘my Orchard’, aka my Apple devices, are the key tools in my creative process, along with my paint products, brushes, pens and pencils. After purchasing each own the devices I have taken classes inshore on how to get the best from the technology, firstly through Apple’s ‘One to One’ training sessions and more recently through ‘Today At Apple’

After popping to the Apple Store at Meadowhall to show my book Ski A to Z I was asked to return to the store to share with the team how I used my iPhone, iPad, Apple Pencil, MacBook and Mac to create the work.

So on Sunday I took Ski A to Z, my iPad and delivered a bespoke presentation to the 24 team members.

It was great to be able to thank the team for their support with the purchase and set up of my devices and to show how the skills learned through the many hours of instore training sessions had been applied.

Plus it was awesome to see my work on a 65 inch screen!

The store manager said, “Thank you for coming to present to our store team on Sunday. They loved hearing about your passion and what has inspired you to create a brilliant piece of work.”

“The buzz and conversation it has generated with our team has been excellent. The questions that the team were asking as a result of your presentation were great to hear and you engaged brilliantly. Personally I really appreciated the time you spent with our new Creatives and Creative Pro’s, they learnt a lot about the power of our customer journey and what Today at Apple can do.”

Thanks again to all at The Apple Store for the support, enthusiasm and inspiring energy.

As it wasn’t possible to take pictures in the Apple Store staff area, Ive created this fun skiing apple illustration.

I was due to start managing the PR for Meadowhall the week after I blew my knee (in 2015). It was to be my Sheffield ‘dream job’ come true. More info about this fabulous shopping and entertainment centre is here https://www.meadowhall.co.uk

I advocate lifelong learning, for wellbeing and staying enthusiastic about life. Here are some of my favourite learning platforms.

Today at Apple

Skillshare

Make Art That Sells

and for motivation my favourite podcast is Creative Pep Talk. I highly recommend each of the above.

For more information and to order Ski A to Z click here.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK).

Thanks so much for being here. If you already have a copy of Ski A to Z please take a minute to write a review where you bought it or on Google Books. it is lovely to hear people feedback on the work, and it helps more people to discover the book.

Best wishes

Kim x

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Blue Print Online 2022

I am looking forward to exhibiting with Blue Print for the first time at the next Blue Print Online event August 16th – 18th 2022.

Blue Print is a Surface Design and Print Show. The event has found an online format for recent years, for reasons we all know too well.

I will be revealing some brand new work in my exhibition.

Promotional flyer for my presence at Blue Print

Art Directors and Buyers, you can book appointments from 9th – 12th August . In the meantime see more of my work here on my website, and on my social media.

See the story about my latest designs here https://bit.ly/Skifabrics

Fabrics printed with my fun snowsports inspired designs

See 20 of my designs at my Spoonflower shop – they are available for print on demand on wallpaper and a huge choice of fabrics https://bit.ly/3JRwG9R

Thank you to the Blue Print team for the opportunity. Here’s to a great event.

More information about Blue Print is at https://blue-print-online.com

I’ll post my exhibitor link as soon as it is available. Watch this space.

Thanks so much for being here, it means everything.

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Have a great day.

Kim

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Celebrating Wimbledon 2022

Celebrating the start of the Wimbledon Championships. Excited to be going to watch this year, for the first time.

Mixed media montage of watercolours, photography and digital art.

Here’s to a great tournament for all.

To see more of my tennis related work click here

See more of my illustration work at these posts.

@wimbledon @lta #tennis #wimbledon #wimbledon2022 #sheffieldtennis #racketsports #wimbledonchampionships #strawberries #illustration #illustrator #sportillustration

Franz Klammer with Ski A to Z!

A dream came true today! The legendary Franz Klammer now has a copy of Ski A to Z.

Thanks to Arnie Wilson for this picture and for introducing Franz to my book! This was Franz and Arnie at the Visit Austria golf day today.

Franz inspired me as the iconic ski racer as we were growing up. Having met Franz on a few occasions and been coached by him as a youngster, I’ve been keen for Franz to see my book.

I bumped into Franz at the Hannenkahm race whilst I was working in Austria teaching children to ski.

I can’t wait to see the film of Franz’s story Chasing The Line, which premiered in the UK last night.

Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK). For more information and and links to buy click here.

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Snowsports Hotel Room Concept

When developing a snowsports themed range of designs for interior decor I thought about where the ultimate use of my designs would be, it has to be the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is an iconic hotel that is firmly on my wish list. I follow ice skater Elladj Balde who skates on the lake with the hotel often in view when he does his amazing, inspiring skate tricks.

To show how my designs could be used I mocked up a Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise guest room.

Mock-up of how a room could look in my fabrics.

This design features fabrics and my art prints on the wall. The fabrics are ski gondolas, snowflake motifs made up of ski equipment, ski goggle reflections, skiing through trees and alpine skiers and cross-country skiers from above.

Inspire by Kim Fabric Samples

I used this goal as motivation to create a collection of ski and snowboard themed fabric and wallpaper designs. Designs which reflect a modern approach to snowsports themed decor and reflect the joy of skiing which I like to convey in my work.

This joy is a themed of my book Ski A to Z which was published by Meyer & Meyer Sport in January 2022. The book is now available globally and is helping new people to have a better start in the sport and for established skiers to benefit from information and advice to boost their enjoyment. Ski A to Z is distributed by Cardinal Publishing in the Canada and the US.

This joy is a themed of my book Ski A to Z which was published by Meyer & Meyer Sport in January 2022. The book is now available globally and is helping new people to have a better start in the sport and for established skiers to benefit from information and advice to boost their enjoyment. Ski A to Z is distributed by Cardinal Publishing in the Canada and the US.

Here are some lounge space mock-ups in my designs…

The full range of fabrics can be seen at my Spoonflower shop, and are available for licensing at the time of writing.

Inspire by Kim Spoonflower Shop Screen Grab

For more information about the fabric collections go here.

For art prints visit my shop.

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Thanks so much for viewing my work.

Kim x

Snowsports T-Shirts – Free UK Postage This Bank Holiday Weekend

FREE UK postage this bank holiday weekend on snowsports t-shirts with Fall-Line Magazine including my ‘Get The Right Kit’ design.

It made my day to see the t-shirts that I designed for Fall-Line magazine being modelled. The design features all the things you need for skiing or snowboarding.

Available in a range of colour options, men’s cut and women’s cut, they look great, wash well and are 100% organic cotton and printed in the UK in a renewable-energy powered factory.

A great gift and keeps the snowsports feelgood factor with you until next season!

To see all the options go to https://falllineskiing.teemill.com

Wearing my t-shirt in Corvara, Italy this season.
#skiing #snowboarding #skikit #skiwear #skimad #tshirt #skitshirt #skistickers #snowsports

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Author and Illustrator Takes Skiing Home – Press Release

26 April 2022 – Author and illustrator of Ski A to Z Kimberley Kay has launched a range of 18 fabrics and wallpapers on ski, snowsports and mountain themes. 

The range of fabrics echoes the bright, fun illustrations created for Ski A to Z and conveys a love of skiing, sport and the mountain environment. The designs are available for licensing (at the time of writing), they can also be ordered as print on demand by the metre or in a range of ready-made household furnishings. 

Hotel room mock-up with Inspire by Kim snowsports themed fabrics.

From snowflakes, to ski equipment, ski lifts to mountain peaks the fabric and wallpaper designs are ideal for keeping the ski season alive. Perfect for chalet, ski apartment, ski condo or a snowsports themed room, the designs are in Kimberley’s bright upbeat style. The designs are available at Kimberley’s ‘Inspire by Kim’ Spoonflower shop.

Inspire by Kim Spoonflower Shop Screen Grab

Kimberley said, “Much ski themed home decor is a nostalgic style with imagery and icons from the early days of leisure skiing. My designs bring in modern icons, imagery and equipment, to provide the opportunity to furnish in a more modern alpine style.”

Mock-up using the Corduroy Snow wallpaper, Ski Tracks and Trees fabric and Skiers from Above motif.

The designs are available to be printed on demand on a range of fabrics from sheer chiffons, through a range of cottons, right through to upholstery linens and cosy velvets. The designs can also be bought on rolls of wallpaper, pre-pasted, or self adhesive through to grasscloth wallpapers. Kim has mocked up a number of scenes to show how she envisages the designs may be used.  

Lounge mock-up with Ski Goggle Reflections wallpaper, Ski Snowflakes on blue fabric and Gondolas fabric.

“Whilst working on Ski A to Z I decided that once the book was published I wanted to use surface design techniques to develop a home decor range which would portray the fun and joy of skiing. I hope that skiers will also be inspired to use the fabrics for accessories and clothing.” Kimberley continued.

Ski A to Z is a practical introduction to skiing, in hard back format with over 100 full colour illustrations. Ski A to Z is published by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK). More information about the book is at www.skiatoz.com

Mid-century rocking chair in a range of fabrics.

The fabric collection is hosted by print on demand company Spoonflower in the Inspire by Kim shop. Spoonflower is offering 20% off site wide until Sunday 1st May, see the website for more details. 

ENDS 

For further information please contact:

inspirebykim@outlook.com Tel: +447850453672

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