Ammiki

November 3, 2014

Giveaway Winner Announced 03/11/14

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Congrats to Brooke Allan, you have won this print! Please email me your postal details to hello@nomuu.com.

Thanks again all, I will have more to giveaway soon!

 

October 27, 2014

26/10/14 Givaway Abstract Prints

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Hello there the winner has been drawn for these two prints, including Facebook and Instagram votes! The winner is ‘Este MacLeod painter and applied artist’. Congrats email me at hello@nomuu.com with your postal details, so I can send them out.

Thanks again for everyone participating.

October 3, 2014

Giveaway Winner Nomuu 02/10/14

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Sorry for the late drawing, but the winner is ‘Kelly Charles’, if you could email me at hello@nomuu.com with your postal details that would be great!

Thanks all for participating.

September 11, 2014

Giveaway Winner 10/09/14

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Sorry for the late publishing. The winner is Miss Messy! Congrats…just email me at hello@nomuu.com with your details.

 

August 27, 2014

MADE IT TO THE FIRST ROUND (TOP 50) OF LILLA ROGERS’ GLOBAL TALENT SEARCH 2014

Well good news, surprising news, totally gob-smacked news! I made it to the top 50 for Lilla Rogers’ Global Talent Search for 2014. Which is a pretty amazing feat, since 999 entrants applied from 50 countries around the world. If you are wondering about what you win…you win a two years artist representation with Lilla Roger’s and a few other things to go along with it. So here are the top 50 on Lillas’ site  and here are all the contestants.

I was so not expecting it, especially because usually  I know in my heart of hearts when I make a piece that ‘sings’, and this one steered just a little bit too far away from my normal style, mainly with colours and adding more objects, so I was not so sure about it.

Oh I tell ya, I was totally and utterly confused with my direction! I wasn’t sure if I should go down my abstract AMMIKI range or my NOMUU cute characters look, and below you will see a video showing what steps and iterations I went through to get the final piece! It took me two whole days to work on all these pieces and come to the final one. I think I was confused because of time constraints and stress. I was just going a bit crazy with it all, but it did work out in the end. But I was certainly fretting and worked on it right up till an hour before submission deadline!

The brief was a mini terrarium art print and you could target either adults or children. I guess I am lucky that I do know both of these markets quite well. Art prints are practically what I sell day in and day out. So I was lucky in that respect. I do have a little bit of inside knowledge to what people want, just through observation and feedback, but having said that, doesn’t mean I always nail it. But I always ask myself  questions like this when I am creating an art print, such as,  ‘does this look like an art print that would be suitable for walls? Does it look like an art print, or does look more like a book cover, or something that is more suitable for different surface like a journal, or a toy and lastly I ask myself would I hang this up in my own house and would I stop to buy it in a store?”

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So anyway, halfway through my iteration process I had to have a little talk with myself and asked myself, “What do I actually want? Do I want to sell my cute characters or my abstract art? Which suits Lillas’ aesthetic more? And if I had to choose between the two mediums, which would I pick?” And I said to myself, “Easy I love doing my Nomuu characters, they touch the hearts of many people, including me”. So I went with my gut instinct in the end. I suppose I could of mixed the two together, but my brain was not really prepared to experiment with that.

Even though a lot of the iterations didn’t make the cut, I know I can go back and work on them and make some lovely pieces. This is how I work all the time, I get one project and do lots of different mock-ups. I don’t tend to work on just one design and concentrate solely on that particular design. I hop, skip and jump between designs until I start feeling something. I don’t know if it is the best approach, but it seems to work for me. I also like that I can go back at any time and rework on designs that don’t make the cut. Like for example this design here that submitted for my MATS course earlier this year, which I liked but I didn’t love. However, I had something close to this design in one of the earlier concepts and I knew this would work better to sell as a print later down the track. I didn’t submit this second one in the course, because we had a brief with colours and paper size that we had to adhere to. I then went on to create a set to work with each other which you can see here  and here 

The main thing I wish I could go back and fix is the outer background (linen area). It should of had some elements on it to make it flow better. Maybe some pattern repeats or some light leaves or something, but it is what it is!

In addition, I thought I would mention some great designs I stumbled across in the main gallery (in no particular order) that I really loved. Of course I loved the Top 50 designs, but thought I would like to give a shout out to those in the main gallery. Conrats to everyone who parcitated, you should give yourself a pat on the back!

janna krupinski

melissa iwai

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claire cimbora

charlotte gale

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jill ianevelyn

sarah hand

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sophie qui

natalie ryan

lucy banajhi  ** Actually Lucy made the Top 50, my mistake.

nadia hassan

meera patel

Jill Howarth

Riley

Okay so now I got to get to work, on the next brief. EEK!

 

August 18, 2014

Giveaway Winner Nomuu 18/08/204

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Congrats to Prerna Arora for winning the current giveaway 18/08/14 of Bear Girl Flying a Balloon. Please email me at hello@nomuu.com so I can send this out to you! Thanks again everyone for participating, this was a record amount of entrants!

Also,  0esmeralda0  from the last giveaway is yet to claim their print. Please contact me!

August 14, 2014

Giveaway Winner 14/08/2014

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Drumroll….the winners are 0esmeralda0 from Instagram and AdamnErica Sumners from Facebook. Congrats! Please email me with your postal details!

Thanks again everyone! Checkout my page tomorrow, because I am having another giveaway! It’s crazy giveaway week :)

August 11, 2014

Winner Giveaway 10/08/2014

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Winner of the latest giveaway is Ohsofofo from Instagram. Congrats! Send me an email at hello@nomuu.com with your postal details :)

Thanks again to everyone for participating.

July 19, 2014

Winner for 19/017/2014 Giveaway

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Congrats to Lila Purdy and Christine McInerney Percy you both have been selected through Random org, because I made a mistake and only generated a 100 the first time around. So  Please contact me at hello@nomuu.com so I can get your details and send out print.

Thanks again for everyone’s participation both on Facebook and Instagram. If you notice I don’t comment on posts it’s not because I don’t want to, but it makes harder for me to sort entries. I love reading all your comments :)

June 20, 2014

New Nomuu Print and AMMIKI shop up and running

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Just wanted to mention I have a new print called ‘ Good night little one, Moon and Stars’. It comes in both A3 and A4 format at the moment in my NOMUU shop, but it can also come in larger sizes if requested. I also finally got my AMMIKI shop up and running. Yay! screen grab showing ammiki online shop