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Hackney Cut

Last year I moved my studio back home and set up in the corner of a room overlooking the River Lea and Hackney Cut. With one of the finest views in east London I quickly set to work on this illustration. The project began with taking photos of the activity on the towpath and sketching the most frequent passers. Some of my favourites are the swans and cormorant who have a strong contrast but co-exist happily, often cosying up by the weir; the shaggy black dog who walks past every day and seems so joyful to be outdoors that it always makes me smile to see him; and the great swaying plane trees who watch over everyone.

The illustration follows the style of the Picton Pattern, except its current format benefits from the inky texture of the gouache paint. A few weeks ago photographer Jørn Tomter visited me to document the progress of the painting for I Love Chatsworth Road.

I also couldn’t help turning this illustration into a pattern as it lends itself well to a repeat. I hope to see it as a wallpaper eventually.

 Zosienka Hackney Cut IllustrationZosienka Hackney Cut Pattern

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King of the Kitchen

Zosienka Kitchen Cat

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December 4, 2013 · 7:29 pm

The Apron Co.

I just came across these beautiful hand-crafted aprons. Sewing an apron is a project on my very long to-make-and-do list, but I might acquire one of these until that day comes. The Apron Company is one of many fresh new local businesses taking root in Hackney. Quite the opposite of ‘hackneyed’.

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Andrew in the Fog

Photo by Andrew Gibbs…

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