Behind the Brand - Brook Gossen
Rainbows, cheetahs, indoor plants, colour, colour and more colour are just some of the words that spring to mind when I hear the name Brook Gossen. Brook is a talented surface pattern designer and illustrator based in my hometown of Brisbane.
I am so excited to be featuring Brook's artwork in upcoming releases (big hint here - there are more coming!) including the dreamy Speckled Rainbows print.
I have loved Brook's designs for so long and wanted to know some more about the beautiful human behind the brand. Brook so kindly agreed to answer some questions so we can all get to know her better.
Where do you find your inspiration?
Inspiration is all around me. So cliched, but true. I find inspiration in the flowers that I see when I go for a walk in the morning; my cat stretching; eating a delicious meal, travelling to a new place, near or far. I try and stop, slow down, and appreciate what is around me as often as I can.
What is your favourite book to read?
One of my all time favourites is Mr Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloane. A great mystery adventure, set around an old (yes, 24 hour) book store. Beautifully written, I just didn’t want it to end.
What is the last show you binge watched?
Aside from Stranger Things and Umbrella Academy (so waiting for the next seasons!) it was Maniac. I love the shows that only have 8 episodes and they’re done, it’s a nice change. They’re like a long movie that you watch in parts, (or not! hello netflix binge night). Another good one like that was Godless. I’d love to of more know like that if anyone knows of any.
If you could be any animal, what would it be?
Oooh probably a leopard, they’re fast and smart and know how to have a good stretch a good nap.