Monday, August 21, 2017

Work in progress @ Make it in design

Brief 2 at @makeitinDesign this is my work in progress for PALE GARDEN. I decided to have some soft little birds to my illustration. This illustration is alive, soft, sunny and happy. I have just begun a collection to match my pattern to come :) Will work on some details and mockups this week. For licensing or any illustrations contact me at

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Brief 2 with Make it in design!

Last Brief for summer 2017! The new challenge is to make a pattern with PALE GARDEN painting. I love the Idea especially on a sunny day. It is a perfect subject to paint in my backyard and then jump in the pool and paint again! 

Wow the perfect summer!

Our Facebook community @makeitindesign help us to stay focused during our challenge and we also make new friends! Some of them are surface design artist I know since a good 2 years. Nice yep!

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Busy with Summer School with Make it in design!

Beside all my other busy activities! Again this year I am busy with Summer School with @Makeitindesign it helps me to stay focused on creativity and following up my collections during the year. This year I am focusing on my portfolio and new products! I really enjoy focusing on what I love to do. Inspiration is at Le Rendezvous and the passion is still in the air :)I still draw and paint by hand and then finishing up my work on photoshop or illustrator. 

I love the mixed of traditional with digital it is a good fit for me. and most of the time I try to work by Instinct to stay through to myself.

Brief 1 for advance class the theme was Mystical Tribes!
I was happy to receive a compliment on instagram about this work. The person was telling me it remind her a  decoration tribe in her country :)

Take a look at my instagram :)   to see my work in progress


Drawing @MakeitinDesign
#summerschool2017 Having so much fun! #advanced
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Sunny summer!

I have been really busy during summer between painting the front of my house, recycling my backyard and working on a new design for my portfolio... well let's say I did love my summer. I just find it goes to fast!
But I always find time to discover new cultures or observe the new tendencies in Home decor and fashion. Lately I have been working on new collections, new textiles and new products. And I just love it!

If you want learn more about me:

Here an interview I did with maker mentors last june

Thursday, June 22, 2017

An interview this June about me and my illustrations!

An interview this month about me and my illustrations with Makermentors.

Anne Cote is an illustrator with surface design, illustration, and martial arts in her free time. She is fascinated with surface design and the art and beauty in the world around us.  

You want to read more go to the link

Finally summer is here!

Finally summer is here!

It have been a while I didn't post, but I was so busy with all my illustrations projects and my instragram post. Here a link for my instagram:

Friday, February 3, 2017

Our last challenge at #winterschool2017

I am enjoying my Winter School 2017 with   

again it challenge me to create beyond my everyday design work. Just the way I like it! 

The second creative brief was released January 30, 2017. The challenge is to create a frozen art and it is designed to get those creative spontaneous moments flowing more. You can have your family and friends get involved.

Creative Exercise 2 – Frozen 

  • With my son we found in my kitchen ( I forgot I had those :) ) cake holders in heart-shaped. It is perfect for Valentin month! Is in it!
  • We took gold twine
  • We found an old pack of red Koolaid for Valentine (we used it before to color Clay), we have added hazelnut, seeds of linen, orange, grapes, Basil leaves and water.  Perfect for squirrel and birds when it will melts in spring.
  • After, we have left the cake holders outside in the backyard on a tray for 2 hours. I am lucky enough to live in Canada -12°C.
  • And then, we have  hang are frozen art on a tree 

Winter School 2017 with  is an amazing opportunity to create patterns and unite with other artists and designers from around the world. It is also a nice way to be connect with people with the same passion and surface design. 

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@MakeitinDesign #winterschool2017 –  #intermediate #frozenart #winterschool2017 #intermediate 

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