There’s something that immediately drew us to Rowan Sterenberg’s work. Perhaps it’s the beautifully irregular lines, the gracefulness, or the perfect combination of simplicity and intimacy. Whatever it was, catching up with Rowan only enhanced this!
Keep reading for our chat with Rowan, some totally beautiful illustrations and a giveaway that we couldn’t be more excited about (CLUE: A one-off illustration by Rowan herself!)
TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR FAMILY…
We three live in the Netherlands with our two dogs.
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND YOUR LITTLE ONE’S NAME?
When we found out she was a girl, we didn’t want a ‘girly girly’ name. I have always had a list of names. We doubted between two names, one was Bobby. One day, it felt good to choose Bobby. To make it a little more girly – her second name is Rose, which comes from my name, my friends call me ‘Ro’.
FAVOURITE THING ABOUT MOTHERHOOD?
It’s so special and beautiful to create a little person. To see her grow, in her own way and laugh at the simple things in life.
…AND HARDEST THING?
No sleep. I love sleeping and no sleep is killing in every way.
HOW DO YOU TAKE YOUR COFFEE?
I don’t drink coffee. It’s tea for me! But I could use a coffee sometimes…
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORK AS AN ILLUSTRATOR. HOW DID IT ALL START?
I’ve been drawing for a long time, but I never sold my work. During my pregnancy I became inspired and made more maternity related art. I shared this on my Instagram and received a lot of messages about how they could buy it or for custom pieces.
WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS. DO YOU HAVE ANY RITUALS OR ROUTINES YOU FOLLOW?
Not really. When I get inspired, I keep that in mind and when I have time I sketch and create. The only thing is that I always work in a comfortable outfit, with a lot of candy.
WHAT ARE YOUR MAIN SOURCES OF INSPIRATION?
Things that happen in my life.
HOW TO YOU JUGGLE MOTHERHOOD & STUDIO TIME?
I only work in the evenings when Bobby is asleep.
WHAT’S NEXT? ANY PROJECTS OR COLLABS ON THE HORIZON?
I’m working on some different projects. Creating exclusive prints for an interior brand. And more collabs with beautiful inspired people. Cool things coming up, so stay tuned!
To celebrate Mother’s Day, we have the most wonderful giveaway up for grabs. A one-off illustration of you and your baby by the super talented Rowan Sterenberg.
TO ENTER: Follow @rowansterenberg & @thecaperberrycollective on Instagram. Tag friends (each tag counts as an entry so don’t hold back!) And if you’re really in it to win it, post one of the giveaway images on your stories for extra bonus points!
DETAILS: Open to everyone (worldwide) Will ship internationally. The winner will be picked at random on Tuesday 2nd April. We’ll DM the winner via Instagram. COMPETITION CLOSED – Winner has been contacted.
GO TO: rowansterenberg.com
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Inspiration/Image Credits: rowansterenberg.com, instagram.com/rowansterenberg