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I was raised by two enthusiastic, creative minded parents who urged me to be explore at a young age. When it came time to go to college, my parents wholeheartedly supported my choice to go to art school, and major in Fibers and Textile Design. I fell in love with repeat pattern design, and the idea that my drawings could go on forever, on rolls of fabric. After graduation I went to work for a large children’s clothing brand where I gained incredible experience, but lost the creative encouragement that I had known earlier in life.
After three years of corporate work, I turned to freelance work. I took about 6 months off to settle down and develop my new work. This lead to many offshoot endeavors, such as wedding calligraphy, children’s book illustration and packaging design.
As a child one of my favorite things to do was to go outside, pick a flower or weed, and bring it inside to draw. I still love to draw flora from life, it is one of my favorite subjects. I love weathered wood, small plants in old bottles and traditional textiles.
In my spare time, my husband and I camp and hike throughout Northeast Brazil, finding incredibly inspiring scenery and vegetation along the way. I always have a small craft project going, and at the moment am really loving hand quilting and stitching.
Personal design inspirations and studio updates happen on my design blog, Sarah Watson Illustration. My calligraphy has been featured on Brooklyn Bride, and the Sweet Coco book series can be found on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. I have three lines of fabric on the market right now, Luxe in Bloom, and Indian Summer with Art Gallery Fabrics. Dem Bones, my first organic collection is produced with Cloud 9 Fabrics.