Thursday, May 7, 2015

Real Weddings: Brenda + Chase

Brenda and Chase

I love when a couple's wedding truly embodies and reflects each their personalities. This was definitely the case with the wedding of Brenda and Chase (oh! I made a rhyme!). When I met with Brenda to discuss the details of her wedding she said "My wedding colors and white... and white!" She and her beloved were getting married at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, so she wanted it to be a serious affair - but with tons of fun woven throughout. When it came to the invitations, she wanted something simple and modern, yet elegant and sophisticated. We decided on letterpress on bright white stock with soft grey ink and a square layout with a san-serif font to emphasize the modern aspect and a simple grey envelope liner to tie it all together. 

I used the same fonts throughout the program and guest sign in to capture the feel of the invitations.

Love this shot! See what I mean about serious yet fun?!

White and white carried throughout the flowers, cake and miscellaneous decor. 

Instead of having a photo booth, the couple created a custom hashtag so guests could share photos through social media #greatidea. 

The wedding was beautiful and amazing, just like the gorgeous couple! Congrats Brenda and Chase! 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Decorating made easy

New Watercolor Prints now available! Each print is an artist quality reproduction of my original watercolor paintings. They are over 20 designs and each is available in a multitude of colors and sizes. 

Choose a nautical theme

or soft pastels

soft gold and pink tones

or a nature inspired collection

Also, if you buy 2 prints of any size, you get the third one FREE! Head on over to my Etsy Shop to start your collection today! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

As Seen on TV: Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn is the number one show on Nickelodeon right now (which, as I understand, is a big deal for a live-action show). It follows the Harper family and their quadruplets, who don't have much in common (besides their birthday). Sibling rivalry often consumes the quadruplets, but they can come together to solve problems that arise. It's a hoot and I'm super proud to be a part of it.

About a year ago I was contacted by one of the show's producers who was interested in my custom silhouettes. She explained it was for the set of a new show on Nickelodeon and asked if I would be willing to participate. I clearly said yes and we went to work! 

She sent me the photos of the yet unknown stars and I quickly designed the art (they needed it in a hurry, of course) and they were framed and hung on the set!

You can watch the show Saturday nights on Nickelodeon and see more of my custom silhouette work in my Etsy Shop

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Oakland Art Murmur + The 25th Street Collective

I am crazy exciting to be participating in the Oakland Art Murmur this Friday night via the 25th Street Collective. 25C is a collective of Bay Area artisans featuring such talents as hiroko kurihara designs, 2 Mile WinesGhEttO GoLdiLockssabrina fair | hackeryLa Maison VioletteCIRCLE SQUARE and Laurie b.

I will have a smattering of pieces including paintings, house portraits, prints and some stationery and other small items as well.  As an amuse bouche, take a peek at a new piece I've been working on to display at the show. 

See you Friday!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Back to Basics

As some of you may know, I have recently moved to The Bay Area - Oakland, to be more specific, or Oaktown - for all the cool kids out there... So far, I am loving it - but I am having a bit of a time trying to find my groove. Maybe it's that I'm still coming down from the holidays (and the move, sheesh! Never again!) but I'm taking a few steps in my life to tap back into my creative spirit. One of those steps is drawing for an hour a day. 

It is definitely a luxury, and one that is not always welcome. I don't exactly have an hour a day to draw, and I have to carve some specific time of the day out to do the actual drawing and I have to think about what I want to draw and not check my email (or look at Instagram...) However, over the past month I have found that once I get started, things just start happening. I may start off one way and end somewhere completely different, or I may just have a crap day and doodle for an hour literally counting down until I can stop and get back to work... 

a small sample of some of my drawings (or doodles...)

Maybe it's the fact that I've carved out the time and dedicated myself to a specific task, or maybe I just sink into some kind of a meditative state I'm in where I can let my thoughts just flow and be creative (whoa, that was soooooo California of me...), but I'm really glad I started doing it. I've tapped into some (potentially) good ideas that I'm going to explore in the coming year. 

So, for the time being I'll keep it up. In the meantime, I'll just have to keep enjoying all this amazing weather (sorry, folks back home) and eat all the delicious food and enjoy the amazing life that is living in California. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Painted Ladies

In honor of my recent move to the Bay Area (which has been amazing, btw), I decided to celebrate my new surroundings with a quirky illustration of one of San Francisco's most recognizable landmarks (thanks Full House): the Painted Ladies. 

Available as an 8x10 or 14x11 (unframed) - check it out in my Etsy Shop and come visit me! It's amazing out here!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Cards are ready to go!

That's right! It's never too early to order your Holiday Cards and with them being on $1.00 each (until December 1st) it definitely pays to order early! Check out all the new designs below and go to my Etsy Shop to view all 53 designs! 

Merry! Merry!