It all starts with inspiration, and Nancy seems to be a master at knowing how to find it in everyday places. A daily iPhone photo taker, Nancy snaps shots of all sorts of things in nature and her home each day, and often finds "poetry in lines and curves" in the things surrounding her.
She says of inspiration: “When I start a design, I sort through the images in my photos, art books, or my sketches, and pull out single concepts and lines. Often, I sketch out a composition with pencil on graph paper (even though my designs don’t have much to do with the grid lines!) or I paint quick strokes on big sheets of paper with black sumi-e ink. Eventually, I finish the design with lines and vectors on the computer (which is definitely the least sexy part of the process!)."
There you have it! Of course, Nancy uses all low-impact, water-based inks and never any toxic vinyl for her Mod Green Pod wallpapers, so this isn't quite the same method as all wallpapers are made, but we sure enjoyed the visual tour! We also loved her method of inspiration gathering. Is that similar to how you gather inspiration for your own artistic endeavors? Let us know. And thanks to Nancy for a peek inside the wallpaper industry!
(Photos: provided by Nancy Mims)