Capturing a magical moment in time, Kerrie Hess has created a whimsical, limited edition print for Mother’s Day.
Reflecting a soft, feminine ambience, the pink, black and white print is a beautiful expression of indulgence, relaxation and glamour – everything your Mum could wish for and more this Mother’s Day.
Kristy Johnson caught up with the illustrator and talked about her fabulous new print!
How did you come to work with or find out about Pink Hope?
I had always been an admirer of the foundation, and a year or so ago, Krystal Barter popped me a line about donating an illustration to promote the Pink Hope charity high teas. I was more than happy too as of course raising funds for Breast and Ovarian Cancer is so important, and touches almost everyone’s lives at some point.
What do you love about the organisation?
I think the Pink Hope message is so positive, and Krystal is the perfect person to represent the organisation having been through the tunnel of cancer and come out the other end stronger than ever. She has a lovely happy, positive energy, and I suppose that comes with the perspective of what she has been through.
When do you feel most creative?
Always in the mornings, with a take-away coffee by my side and my favourite music playing. When I am feeling really positive in general, that's when I always do my best work.
Where did you find the inspiration for this particular project?
This limited edition print (Macarons en Rose) originally done for Pink Hope, is all about capturing the spirit of a beautiful Parisian High Tea, and sharing that kind of moment with a best friend or your mum. (And feeling good that 20% of the sales of this print will go to Pink Hope)
What important lessons has your own mother taught you?
She taught me that being thoughtful, a good person and focusing on talents are more important than being beautiful, which I really appreciate. She was always comfortable and happy with herself in general which is the best kind of example you can give a daughter, without even trying.
If you're wanting to change the look of a certain room, and don't know where to start, what advice do you have?
I would start with the bones of the room, because if you don't love the flooring and the walls then it's hard to dress it up from there. That said, if you're renting and can't make those kind of changes, just updating soft furnishings like lamps, cushions and art work can completely transform a room.
Kerrie will release just 20 prints, which will be available via www.kerriehess.bigcartel.com from 13th April. The prints are $275 each, with 20% of the purchase price being donated directly to Pink Hope.