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Dawn Cardona

Tell us a little about your piece?

I secretly wanted the letter "S." It is a special letter for me as my daughter's name begins with S.  I wanted this piece to be fun and casual, just like her. So instead of choosing just one thing that began with the letter "S," I just started creating every fun thing that she threw at me and while it is a bit chaotic, it is exactly how I imagined it would be with her in mind!   

What was the most challenging part of the brief?

The most challenging part of this brief was having to work with a paper weight that is thinner than what I am used to. At 140 gsm, this paper is thin and will hold minor creases and dents, which as a perfectionist irritates me to no end.  I had to come up with clever ways to cover up those imperfections as I worked through the piece.

What part of the brief did you enjoy the most?

At first, I thought the colours would hinder my creative process, but the challenge of having only three colours to work with became the part I enjoyed the most. I learned a lot about working with a limited palette and I feel inspired to do this again in the future.

How did you enjoy working with Senses Paper?

I loved that this brief with Senses Paper forced me out of my comfort zone.  Thanks to  the vibrancy of the colors, this piece really pops in a way that I didn't expect.  I personally never would have chosen these colors, but they really do work well together. 

Colour 1: Heather Lilac 140gsm

Colour 2: Lush Lavender 140gsm

Colour 3: Hibiscus Pink 140gsm

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