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Miriam Omar: the artist behind our No Rain, No Flowers jigsaw puzzles

Miriam Omar: the artist behind our No Rain, No Flowers jigsaw puzzles

Get up close with our everyday girls where we discover how each homebodies reimagine their home with comforting rituals.


"Find inspiration by staying put. That's a whole journey/lesson in itself"

Tell us a little bit about yourself :)

I'm Miriam / MIRRO, a multidisciplinary artist/designer, lecturer and entrepreneur. I studied Fashion, Marketing & Business and Textiles in Raffles Design KL & SG and UAL's London College of Fashion and Chelsea College of Arts.  I started off working in the startup world and creative agencies as a Business Developer/ Marketer, but I found my real calling in Art & Design.

When I’m not painting murals or working on art installations, I design furniture, textiles and art prints for my brand @projectmirro or for other brands. I really like the colour pink :) 

Every artist has their own creative process, how would you describe yours?

Miriam: A MIRRO artwork is all about colour, texture, nature and fashion. Usually, I start by deciding the theme and colour palette. I put a lot of focus on experimenting with new colours and testing out colour combinations. Then I do a lot of mark-making to choose the right textures for those colours. I don't have a linear process, I work intuitively. I go back and forth in my process and do what feels and looks right until I'm happy with the artwork. 



Who or what inspires you right now?

Miriam: I'm inspired by books, ideas, music, the people I meet and read about, fashion, fabric and nature. Right now I’m inspired by a book called "Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse" by Royal Academy of Art- it's about stories of artists and their gardens. I've been imagining my own garden and painting what I see in my mind. The Whimsigirl puzzle artwork is an extension of that. 



What's an important lesson you learned recently?

Miriam: My ability to create is highly dependent on my ability to go out and see the world in real life. Due to the lockdown, I was forced to find different ways to get inspired so I could create. I've had to learn to adapt. Find inspiration by staying put. That's a whole journey/lesson in itself. 



If your week had a playlist to set the mood, what are the top three songs?

Blonde Redhead - 23

Emotional Oranges - West Coast Love

Holocene - Redbone


No Rain, No Flowers jigsaw puzzle: shop individually here, and for the set, here. 

Outfits on Miriam Omar:

The Homegirl Set (in Blue Botanica): shop here

The Chiller Knot Skirt (in Cardamom): shop here


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