Hello! I’m Sophia creator of Flowermoon Studio, let me tell you how all this got started.
I have big love for all things stationary; greeting cards, post-its, pens of all styles and colour, washi tape..all that stuff. As much as I love it, I’d always find myself reading the back to see how earth-friendly it is. To my disappointment, it’s always sustainable trees from sustainable managed forests, which isn’t good enough as far as I’m concerned. These days factories have the ability to make very decent recycled paper and even make plastic out of grass! There’s no need to cut down something that creates oxygen!
Anything I find that is ethically made, tends to have solid blocks of earthy colours or a very simplistic illustration on the cover to signify it’s earthly friendliness, which is great, I always appreciate seeing these notebooks and cards.
But what if you’re like me? What if you want bright colours, pretty designs, original illustrations and ethically made earth-friendly paper? That’s how Flowermoon Studio came about. I’ve searched high and low online looking for print houses and print on demand companies that cater an eco-friendly option at a high quality standard.
All greeting cards and notebooks are 100% recycled paper while prints are archival cotton-rag or bamboo paper. Packaging used is made from recycled brown card, plastic sleeves are made with cornstarch, making them compostable, yay!!!
Why the name FlowerMoon Studio?
Given that my work is clustered with florals and I celebrate my birthday in May, it felt appropriate to take the name Flowermoon Studio. Flower Moon is the name given to the full moon in May, as it’s a time of fertility and for plant-life to bloom.
About the Artist
Sophia is based in Sligo, Ireland, she holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Fine Arts. You can find her in her studio creating psychedelic botanical environments, inspired by nature and influenced by 1960’s counter culture. She works with watercolour, fine liner pens and colouring pencils.
She has taken part in two public arts initiatives by The Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation; Pigs on Parade and Hares on the March.
On occasion she has made a few commissions for small shops and private buyers. Sophia is a member of VAI. (Visual Artists Ireland)