I am in love with how these baby announcements turned out for baby Della! Thanks to Lora and Eric Kelley for entrusting me to create something so sweet and beautiful to announce your daughter to the world.
Monday, June 3, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
In terms of a dream client, the souls behind Feather and Stone take the cake. The job was a fairly straightforward reworking of their existing brand, but with the handmade feel of watercolor.
Working on their portraits stretched me out of my comfort zone, but it feels good to feel uncomfortable every now and then. The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity. -Dan Stevens
Here's to the weekend! X O
Friday, March 29, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
I ache for Spring from the first of every year. It's supposed to be chilly at Thanksgiving and then at Christmas and then at New Years. But once those celebrations are over, your bellies are bigger and the confetti is out of your hair, it's time for warm weather.
With parents who garden and tend to their yard tenderly, I'm not sure how I missed the Southern beauty of a camellia--blooming like a lenten rose in the chilly late-winter air--but now I have a new favorite shrub. I saved my pennies and bought four for our back yard to remind me that Spring and its newness are just around the corner.
Also just around the corner is the sacred celebration of Easter. We rub our dusty eyes, wake to new life and bathe in the eternal promise of grace and nearness.
Happy almost-spring, dearlings.
x o x o
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I know. Listing a calendar in late February is absurd. But hey! We've still got ten whole months to enjoy these calendars, so I'm going to look at the glass half full.
Pop on over to my shop for more views of the calendars and birthday card.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The charming, talented, kind and beautiful women over at Everything Bloom have posted a short writeup and peek into my studio space. Click here to go to the post, with more images and the blurb about my process and space.
PS : I was lucky enough to work alongside these women to paint the floral embellishments for their new site! A big hug and "hip-hip-hooray!" goes to Megan of MaeMae Paperie for the branding and creative control and Zoe Rooney for the web design! XO
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Happy St. Valentine's Day, ladybugs!
I thought I'd share this sweet little momento Jen Ramos of MadeByGirl put together for an online publication of Cartas de Amor! The issue is full of other bloggers and love notes from their husbands plus a slew of other goodies.
Thank you for including Tec and me, Jen! I do love him more than tongue can tell.
be of love
Monday, February 11, 2013
Here's my solution to a quick, easy and totally doable DIY for all of you lovebirds out there.
Wax resist was always one of my favorite projects to do with the little ones when I was teaching. It's a totally foolproof project that yeilds unique and beautiful results. Here's how to go about it, ladybugs:
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
- Watercolor paper | I folded a scrap piece I had in half to make it a 5x7 card.
- Crayons or oil pastels | I prefer oil pastels, but all I had on hand were crayons and they work just fine.
- Watercolors | Any kind or brand will do.
Start out by drawing your design on the watercolor paper with the crayons or oil pastels. Once you're happy, start painting over the design and watch as the water beads up on your drawing. Since water and oil don't mix, the design will stay visible and the watercolors will soak up around it.
Like I mentioned earlier, oil pastels are my preference when doing this kind of work because they tend to repel the watercolors more so than crayons. If you use crayons like I did, you may have to go back with a paper towel and blot at the design to soak up the excess watercolor.
There you go! It's as easy as that. Run the same paintbrush across the front of the envelope and address that baby to someone you love.
Monday, January 28, 2013
I am so exited about this limited addition poster that I've partnered on with Elise Joseph of Pennyweight!
Visit Pennyweight to see the video, interview and pics from the project. Here's a link to her online shop if you're in the market for this poster!
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Not to get too sappy on y'all, but here I go...
I am so, so grateful that I'm able to make art and a living with my handwriting. Who would have thought...?
Thank you to my parents who paid for me to get a Fine Arts degree and never once asked me what I was going to do with it. Thank you to my clients who liked my handwriting enough to brand their business with it and look at it every day. Thank you to those of you who've purchased prints and cards from my shop, left encouraging comments and those of you who just pop by this ol' blog every now and then to see what's new.
I'm feeling really grateful and really mushy today. XO!
Monday, January 21, 2013
I've relisted my Valentine's Day cards in the shop for you lovebirds (and those of you a little less fond of the occasion; i.e. "Love Bites"). Click here to check them out, plus an 8x10 print of We're Better Together and I Love You More Than Tongue Can Tell.
Also, if you're in the market for a beautifully curated selection of all things Valentine, be sure to check out Terrain's shop! (Terrain is a sister store to Anthropologie, Free People and Urban Outfitters!) I'm so excited and honored that they chose a card of mine to be featured among their products!
Happy Monday! xo
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Aside from my love for letterpress, my love for good photography comes in right up there with it. I was so thrilled that the crazy talented Jeema Keech captured Sian and Ross' wedding and their details with such beauty.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Thursday, December 27, 2012
From now until Sunday, December 30th, everything in the shop will be 40% off to make room for new and old prints in the new year! Just enter code 40OFF at checkout to have the 40% off applied to your order. Happy shopping!