British-Colombian embroidery illustrator and artist Monique Jivram, aka My Mums a Hippie, creates work that is vibrant, lively and heavily influenced by her Latin American ancestry. Her fascination with colour, shape and black line is evident in all her pieces. The work is highly labour intensive, layering ink drawings and embroidery. It is highly unique, striking and contemporary.
She dedicates most of her time to working on a mix of hand and machine embroidery and vibrant ink drawings. She creates hundreds of punchy illustrations as a starting point then uses a computer and sewing machine to refine each piece. Her work is spontaneous and gains inspiration from overheard conversations. She relies heavily on the concept of schemas, and begins each piece by mapping out images that support and develop her starting text.