Maria Hatling open studio

It’s that time of the year again. On Friday this week (8th of May )I will be showing my work as part of Cockpit Arts Spring Open Studios together with the other 200 artists, designers and makers that have their studio at Cockpit Arts. This year Cockpit Arts has joined forces with craft week read more about craft week here.

I will be showing my #wearableart luxury scarf collection one entitled: The Key To Happiness #thekeytohappiness and my limited edition print and paintings. I will have some cushions on display too but if you are after this product you will have to be quick as there is not that many printed cushions left and when they are gone there will be no more. View all products online here.

You will find me in the East Wing corridor (same floor as the cafe) at the Holborn show and studio 306 at the Deptford show. Come and say hello.

Holborn: 8-10 May

Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP

Tube station: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russel Square.

Map & Directions

Opening times: Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat – Sun 11am-6pm

Deptford: 15-17 May

18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

One stop from London Bridge to Deptford or DLR to Deptford Bridge

Map & Directions

Opening times: Fri 6pm-9pm, Sat – Sun 11am-6pm

Posted on May 6th, 2015





Fresh or dried flowers?

Its’ more then 10 years since last time I was home in Norway for spring to see the season slowly change.  This change is a lot slower in Scandinavia than in Brittan. Every day I was home in April I went for long walks with the boy, and every day you could see new tiny little flowers and buds on trees appear.

On these walks I have had plenty of time to ponder on whether I prefer last years strange left over dried out leaves and flower or the fresh new once. I am not sure.  For my wedding I had mostly dried hydrendias except from my bouquet.

Since I was a little girl I have always liked picking and arranging flower, perhaps a florist should have been my chosen career however on the other hand I do not have green fingers at all. I need to learn how to grow things.

I got a board on Pinterest dedicated to this. Plants I would likes to grow so I should really just get on with it this spring. Growing things.

Findings from my April walks.

These shaggy little yellow flowers are the first ones to appear in Norway for spring.

Posted on May 6th, 2015





Maria Hatling scarf collection one. Now online.

Just in time for my spring open studio show opening Friday this week my first luxury scarf collection #thekeytohappiness is now available to view and and bye online from Gallery Bobbin. All my scarves are made locally with love in the UK #madewithloveintheuk. Show details here.

Posted on May 5th, 2015





Searching for colour in April

I’ve had a lot on my mind the past four days, that’s required long walks in sun, rain and even snow. True Norwegian April weather, you never know what’s going to hit you next. These are my phone snaps searching for colour at home in April.

Posted on April 16th, 2015





Wall of Wally

I’m trying my hand at illustration! Came across the Wall of Wally project via Instagram buddies Esther Cox and James Brown. Both great illustrators with their own distinctive style! Read more about this fun project here.

Snap of me drawing above by my lovely husband  O. Below my chose entry to this illustration directory celebrating the British brand guru Wally Olins.

I believe my pen/collage Wally was entry 107. My Wally went live on the Wall yesterday! Check it out here! Apparently all entries will be exhibited somewhere in London in April and will be printed in a book that will be given to Wally’s wife for her to keep!

Before I chose my final pen/collage Wally. I played around with colouring his shit and background in different ways.

My Wally Olins with checked watercolour shirt.

My Wally Olins against a photograph I snapped of an textured wall when out and about.

My Wally Olins against a watercolour backdrop.

My personal Wall of Wally

Above you can see my Wally on the actual Wall of Wally illustration directory. On the Wall of Wally website you can see more than 100 illustrations of Wally Olins in all different styles made by illustrators across the globe! I think that’s pretty cool.

Posted on March 16th, 2015





Happy New Year Everyone!

Welcome 2015! May all you dreams and hopes come true in 2015!

Posted on January 1st, 2015





A creative journey is taking shape with family onboard.

It’s been nearly 2 years this Christmas since I became a mum. Before this I was an artist and designer. Now I can proudly add mum to a nearly 2 years old boy to my CV.  In a household that houses two or perhaps three creative souls, there is never a dull moment. Constant negotiation between myself and O about who’s turn it is to creatively push forward is ever-present but I would not change our situation even if I had the chance. Hanging with Miles our son on a daily bases means that I see the world with new eyes and to share experiences and moments with him that I would miss out on if I were working full-time means a lot to me.

This does not mean that things have not progressed creatively. By the end of this year I have launched my new printed scarf collection. For me as an artist and designer this is really the beginning of something. Choosing to view my scarves measuring 140 x 140 cm as a huge canvas with no limitations means that I am very excited about the future of developing more artwork and collections.

This is how I want to live my life and it feels good to know that I am not missing out either, Miles’ childhood or creative career. Looking forward to see what 2015 brings!

2014 has been full of this.

And this!

Posted on December 29th, 2014





Pre – Christmas visit to Norway!

This year we made it home for a pre Christmas visit. Lovely to spend some time with family and friends! Living away makes you see the place you grew up with different eyes

Posted on December 24th, 2014





Maria Hatling Christmas Open Studio Event

I will be launching my new printed luxury scarf collection at both the following Cockpit Arts Open Studio Events. This collection is so brand new that I do not even have pictures of the scarves yet. To experience my new scarf collection you will have to come and see me at my open studio show. A preview of what you should be wear for Autumn winter 15 if you like.

You will find me in Studio E2I, top floor of the East Wing (same floor as the cafe) at the Holborn show and studio 306 at the Deptford show. At the Holborn show I will be showing mainly my scarves and a few framed prints. I you are after my full homeware offer of cushions & mugs come and see me in Deptford as I will have everything on display for this show.

Holborn: 28 – 30 November

Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP

Tube station: Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russel Square.

Map & Directions

Opening times: Fri 11am-9pm, Sat – Sun 11am-6pm

Deptford: 5-7 December

18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ

One stop from London Bridge to Deptford or DLR to Deptford Bridge

Map & Directions

Opening times: Fri 11am-9pm, Sat – Sun 11am-6pm

Posted on November 2nd, 2014





The Grand Budapest hotel by the enduring Wes Anderson

I rarely make it to the Cinema. It is not that I don’t like it, it just happens to be more my husbands thing. As a director and editor O will consume a lot of films every week whereas I will choose to do other things like listen to ‘This American Life’ and work in evening. However last night we watched The Grand Budapest by Wes Anderson at home. I am now in love with the story and the films visual look.

For me this is the best Wes Anderson movie since The Royal Tenenbaums that use to be one of my favourites back in my university days. Since then I have seen all of Wes’ films either at home or in the cinema and liked all of them. ‘The Grand Budapest,’ is however pure magic! It has got a solid script and magnified Wes look. I woke up this morning still thinking of this film (this hardly ever happens to me) and have decided that colours that are used in this film, which I will describe as ultra feminine retro, will inspire my next print collection.

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Posted on November 2nd, 2014