Artist At Home with M.E. Ster-Molnar

Who doesn’t love a big bunch of flowers in their homes to brighten it up, as the seasons change it’s important to inject colour, life and fun! So, what better way than M.E. Ster-Molnar’s ‘Super Bloom’ collection? Fill your walls with these gorgeous one-off mono-printed floral pieces that’ll last a lifetime, check them out and read all about what M.E. has been getting up to lately…

Super Bloom 90 (Pansy Party) by M.E. Ster-Molnar
One-Off Monoprint, £125

I recently rearranged my home studio.  I used to use the conservatory space in the house, but wanted a zen/yoga space to relax in.  So I moved my working art space down to the garage.  Since we don’t have a car, it seemed to make more sense.  I also like seeing the world go by, so I can open up the door, get natural light, and can see people walking by on the path outside.

Hmmmm, it’s good for working on my art journals or doing experiments on the sewing machine.  Working from home when it comes to screen printing – Not so much!  I keep thinking that I’ll do some oversized masterpiece at home, but I’m happier when I’m in the buzz of a studio of other artists.

I work quite loosely.  I describe my work as sunshine infused, celebrating the beautiful imperfections of life.  In other words, I’m not the neatest worker, but my best work comes when I take off the pressure off and enjoy the process. I love being surprised by what appears when I do a mono print.  I can predict it a bit, but that surprise element is what I love most about it.

Super Bloom 168 (Pub Flowers at Sunset) by M.E. Ster-Molnar
One-Off Monoprint, £125

Spending time with my family in the US tops my list.  This past summer, I spent time in Atlantic Beach, Florida with my parents.  We would go to the beach right before sunset and put our chairs at the edge of the water at the end of a hot day, letting the waves wash over our feet.  We would leave after dark with sand all over us and the messiest, salt kissed hair.  It was so fun.

Over the past 20 years, I have purchased and gifted the same book over and over – it’s a book on Feng Shui called “Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life” by Karen Rauch Carter.

Super Bloom 151 (Amarylis Peach Skies) by M.E. Ster-Molnar
One-Off Monoprint, £125

Yes!  I was a fashion designer for the better part of the past 15 years, but didn’t know how to sew!  So I sat down and learned on a basic machine.  I was determined to sew my own masks and even fulfilled quite a few orders, it was quite satisfying.  I still like the idea of delegating the sewing to master sewers, but now I can at least come up with some rough ideas if I want to have production made of them.  I also got back into tie dying, I love it!

I was a DJ in college and love all this electronica!  I am a Spotify junkie, so I make a playlist a month of songs that I love.  It could be a song that I Shazam while I’m at the Print Club, a song that Spotify recommends, or one that pops into my mind.  I wear noise canceling headphones around London while I travel, and the music keeps me grounded.   Future Islands, Tosca, Beck, and Robyn are some of my favorites.

Mini Bloom 107 (Sunshine Cactus Bloom) by M.E. Ster-Molnar
One-Off Monoprint, £