Instagram is a wonderful thing - A few weeks ago i posted an image of one of my favourite Azilal Rugs "Marrakech Honeycomb", a gorgeous stylist Rachel Wayman who follows my Paddo to Palmy feed contacted me and wanted to feature it in Sunday Style - of course i said yes! my rug was featured alongside a painting by in demand Melbourne based artist Miranda Skoczek; I posted the image of the page on Instagram; Miranda saw the feed and commented "Love the rug!" i commented back "Love your painting" a few days later Miranda has the beautiful rug in her home and i have two of her stunning art works.

Prior to this i had heard of Miranda Skoczek www.mirandaskoczek.com but i hadn't truly appreciated her work..in short she is a colour genius; she creates mystical pieces that often feature animals..ok this may sound tacky but Miranda's work is anything but; she just has "it"- the girl oozes style and it seems i am not the only one who agrees - her exhibitions sell out which in this economy is a rarity.

In a recent interview Miranda was asked what would she do if she wasn't an artist - "An Interior Designer - Alain De Botton put it so perfectly saying that home is the guardian of our identity" her home nourishes and fuels her creativity; until reading this i hadn't really thought about my obsession with having beautiful things in my home...now i have a great quote to justify my obsession..and spending!!;)

So how to buy one of Miranda's works? Miranda currently has limited works available through Edwina Corlette Gallery in QLD; she doesn't have a Sydney Gallery representing her however she will be showing a few pieces at Koskela later in the year. Then there is always the commission option - she is divine to deal with;)

The Sunday Style Instagram feed that started it all courtesy of Stylist Rachel Wayman - my Azilal rug features alongside Miranda's painting (above right)

Miranda in her studio (courtesy of The Design Files) i am loving her top!

Miranda at work..

Some of Miranda's neon perspex framed works for sale at the Design Files Open House

A close up of the paper collages she combines with paint and biro

From TDF studio shoot, Miranda draws on animals, travels, textiles and different cultures as inspiration for her works

Zebra's and birds featured heavily in Miranda's 2011 work, her upcoming exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery will feature less animals, more historical sampling and decorative iconography..CAN NOT WAIT

'Magic Bear in Pink' 2012

"Road to Goodness" 2009 - i am actually more in love with her earlier work (2009) that didn't feature so heavily on the animals and was more abstract hence my anticipation to see her new work for the Edwina Corlette exhibition

My Owl and Peacock which arrived today..yes its love people..just when i thought our house could not get any more colourful..it happened;)

The Owl close up..each piece is $1000 which for an established in demand sell out artist is pretty reasonable - i always justify my art purchases as investments;)

And the Peacock..which might just be my favourite of the two;) So i may have lost a beautiful rug but it has certainly found a good home and will be in excellent company!

Image of Miranda's new rug on Instagram - she is one happy camper;) all in all a good trade!! xx

Instagram is a wonderful thing - A few weeks ago i posted an image of one of my favourite Azilal Rugs "Marrakech Honeycomb", a gorgeous stylist Rachel Wayman who follows my Paddo to Palmy feed contacted me and wanted to feature it in Sunday Style - of course i said yes! my rug was featured alongside a painting by in demand Melbourne based artist Miranda Skoczek; I posted the image of the page on Instagram; Miranda saw the feed and commented "Love the rug!" i commented back "Love your painting" a few days later Miranda has the beautiful rug in her home and i have two of her stunning art works.

Prior to this i had heard of Miranda Skoczek www.mirandaskoczek.com but i hadn't truly appreciated her work..in short she is a colour genius; she creates mystical pieces that often feature animals..ok this may sound tacky but Miranda's work is anything but; she just has "it"- the girl oozes style and it seems i am not the only one who agrees - her exhibitions sell out which in this economy is a rarity.

In a recent interview Miranda was asked what would she do if she wasn't an artist - "An Interior Designer - Alain De Botton put it so perfectly saying that home is the guardian of our identity" her home nourishes and fuels her creativity; until reading this i hadn't really thought about my obsession with having beautiful things in my home...now i have a great quote to justify my obsession..and spending!!;)

So how to buy one of Miranda's works? Miranda currently has limited works available through Edwina Corlette Gallery in QLD; she doesn't have a Sydney Gallery representing her however she will be showing a few pieces at Koskela later in the year. Then there is always the commission option - she is divine to deal with;)

The Sunday Style Instagram feed that started it all courtesy of Stylist Rachel Wayman - my Azilal rug features alongside Miranda's painting (above right)

Miranda in her studio (courtesy of The Design Files) i am loving her top!

Miranda at work..

Some of Miranda's neon perspex framed works for sale at the Design Files Open House

A close up of the paper collages she combines with paint and biro

From TDF studio shoot, Miranda draws on animals, travels, textiles and different cultures as inspiration for her works

Zebra's and birds featured heavily in Miranda's 2011 work, her upcoming exhibition at Edwina Corlette Gallery will feature less animals, more historical sampling and decorative iconography..CAN NOT WAIT

'Magic Bear in Pink' 2012

"Road to Goodness" 2009 - i am actually more in love with her earlier work (2009) that didn't feature so heavily on the animals and was more abstract hence my anticipation to see her new work for the Edwina Corlette exhibition

My Owl and Peacock which arrived today..yes its love people..just when i thought our house could not get any more colourful..it happened;)

The Owl close up..each piece is $1000 which for an established in demand sell out artist is pretty reasonable - i always justify my art purchases as investments;)

And the Peacock..which might just be my favourite of the two;) So i may have lost a beautiful rug but it has certainly found a good home and will be in excellent company!

Image of Miranda's new rug on Instagram - she is one happy camper;) all in all a good trade!! xx