There’s no disguising it…. today’s post is a blatant plug for support for one of my loveliest friends, artist and illustrator Melissa Launay. You may remember her from this post back in 2012. And interiors fans, you’ll have seen her work on the pages of ELLE Decoration and House & Garden last year, too. Well, Melissa’s been up to all sorts of amazing projects since then, including working with Camila Batmanghelidjh for London charity Kids Company, bringing joy to the city’s children with her uplifting creations. As well as this, pursuing her career in fine art and illustrating the award-winning children’s book My Mama Earth, she’s also been working on a range of fabric designs, which I could not be more excited about. I can’t think of anything better than seeing Meli’s beautiful creations transformed into textiles, which is why I was super chuffed to hear that she’d entered Triumph’s Women in Making Competition, which will award a £10,000 bursury and a year’s mentorship for the lucky winner! But, to get shortlisted, Meli needs votes! She’s so so SO damn close to being in the top 5, but there’s only two days left to go! So, if you like Melissa’s work and you believe in supporting true talent, click HERE and vote vote vote! Or, you could take a little peek into her wonderful world below, and THEN vote. But please just vote. Thank you very much.
Oh, and did I mention you could vote? I think I did, yes… sorry.