Bernadette's Profile

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Hello and thanks for dropping by. My name is Bernadette Sipkes and I started this Etsy store (way back in 2005!) so that I could share my passion for hand crafted, colorful and affordable, original art and stationery. Recently, I have rekindled my passion for stickers. When I was young, I used to collect and trade Sanrio stickers (Hello Kitty!) and now, I'm happy designing and cutting them. My planner of choice is the Midori Travelers Notebook because I can insert a sketchbook in it :). I am inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics.

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. My art and illustrations have been printed on fabric by Longina Phillips and, have appeared in publications such as, Dolly; Cleo; Cosmopolitan; InStyle; Domino Magazine; Your Home and Garden; Design*sponge; Home Beautiful and; Sunset Magazine…

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  • Joined June 25, 2005

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paper, stickers, ink, pencil, watercolor

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About

Hello and thanks for dropping by. My name is Bernadette Sipkes and I started this Etsy store (way back in 2005!) so that I could share my passion for hand crafted, colorful and affordable, original art and stationery. Recently, I have rekindled my passion for stickers. When I was young, I used to collect and trade Sanrio stickers (Hello Kitty!) and now, I'm happy designing and cutting them. My planner of choice is the Midori Travelers Notebook because I can insert a sketchbook in it :). I am inspired by Scandinavian and Japanese aesthetics.

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. My art and illustrations have been printed on fabric by Longina Phillips and, have appeared in publications such as, Dolly; Cleo; Cosmopolitan; InStyle; Domino Magazine; Your Home and Garden; Design*sponge; Home Beautiful and; Sunset Magazine...

All my work start off as hand drawn line art and my my favorite tool is the humble black, pigment ink, graphic pen.

I live and work under one roof in Auckland with my 9 year old daughter; hubby and; a little feline called, Sheba.

Please do say hi on instagram: @sugarloopstudio

Check out my work online:
design*sponge
http://www.designsponge.com/2007/06/sugarloop-3.html
http://www.designsponge.com/2007/01/sugarloop.html
http://www.designsponge.com/2007/01/sugarloop-2.html
bloesem
http://bloesem.blogs.com/bloesem/2007/01/sweet_sugarloop.html
bloesem kids
http://bkids.typepad.com/.a/6a00e54fbad09988340120a6136d6e970c-pi
decor8
http://decor8blog.com/2007/02/27/sugar-loop/
NZ Home & Garden
http://sugarloop.blogspot.co.nz/2011/07/hello-august.html
print & pattern
http://printpattern.blogspot.co.nz/2007/11/print-trend-owls.html
Real Living Magazine (Australia)
http://sugarloop.blogspot.co.nz/2007/10/yellow-owl-hunting.html

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