Design process

The design process starts with spreading out my photos taken on various travels into the Icelandic wilderness. Looking at the maps old and new where I have been and picturing the endless lava fields, the constant changing glacier rivers, the breathtaking waterfalls, the midnight sun and then the darkness of winter, all make up the rugged Icelandic nature that is the inspiration for my rugs.
When I can feel and breathe in the nature, I begin with a pencil in hand to sketch my own interpretation of the landscape that moves me. Then I bring the sketches to life by using watercolours that are close to how the rugs will look when finished.Leap-Map-72-300

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