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Monday
Dec022013

Limited Edition Calligraphy Print for the Christmas Spirit

I am excited for this new limited edition print that was just added to the shop today! It is in spirit of Christmas, yet I created it to remain simple enough to stay on your walls throughout the year. We should always be reminded of this simple message that's not only the spirit of Christmas, but also the spirit of bettering humanity & the world in which we live.

It's a special print & of limited quantity for now; as my dad has a limited supply of reclaimed wood to add to each print. 

This print has 2 strips of reclaimed wood to signify new beginnings & appreciate the idea of making things new.

It's printed on an egg white, slightly textured cardstock & I tried a new style of calligraphy with using gouache instead of ink to give the faint watercolor effect. 

I hope you like it, & if these go out of stock, still message me if you're interested in having one & I'll keep you updated when we've scavenged up some more reclaimed & old-timey wood to create with the print & add more to the shop!

OH Yea, & hop on over to the shop to receive 30% off all Art Prints (excluding custom prints & stamps) today only...including this new print, as well! Use code CHRISTMAS30 at checkout :)

Free shipping is being offered until midnight, as well for Custom orders--use code FREECUSTOMSHIP at checkout for those custom goodies!

Friday
Nov292013

Free Shipping in the Shop through December 2nd!

Free shipping on everything in the shop to celebrate this glorious shopping weekend! Use code, "FREESHIP13" at checkout, & happy shopping!

Stay tuned for some new products that will be introduced in the shop over the weekend. Hint: Christmas related. Naturally.

Stay safe & shop online, my friends ;)

Wednesday
Nov272013

Free Printable for Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving week, everyone! I'm sure you're all baking & cooking away today in preparation for tomorrow. I know I surely am (not). Well, you all know that in most cases, there are always leftovers to be had & pass out to your family members after your big feast, so why not have a cute "leftovers" label to stick (or tape if you prefer to print on cute paper) on top of the tupperware containers to add a little loveliness to their take home meal?

To download, click here. I have a few sizes for you to choose from, as your containers may vary in size. I'd recommend printing on basic full label sheets for an easy stick, or print on cute paper & use some festive washi tape to seal the deal!

Let me know if you have questions with the download!

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Thursday
Nov212013

Wrapping Paper for Anthropologie!

I am SO excited to share a new project that's finally able to take surface (& let me tell ya, I've been acting like a child on Christmas Eve waiting for Santa to come to share): when I was freelancing for Anthropologie, I designed a couple of wrapping paper sets for this Christmas season that are now available in most stores & online (the handwriting set is not yet available online, however)!

It was such a cool process to create something like this from scratch--I felt so blessed I even got to experience it this way & this closely. To spend so much time painting, writing, brainstorming, creating, illustrating, collecting inspiration, starting over, starting again, painting some more, jamming to Christmas music in July, scribing lyrics, illustrating some more, getting design approvals, sending off to the printer, sweating it off...& then to walk into an Anthropologie 4 months later to see it all packaged so perfectly under a Christmas tree was an indescribable feeling. It made the process feel so complete & gave me an immediate smile inside & out; a smile of relief & fulfillment (relief that the printer didn't mess anything up, & fulfillment to see something I had the chance to create in its completed form...& under a Christmas tree).

I will never forget creating these, & am still so very thankful I was blessed with the opportunity to create them & see them in the store. To create something that will be used during such a beautiful & giving time of year is so special & downright kewl.

If you'd like to check them out, click here to see the watercolor set (note: I did not create the design with red circles in this set--this sheet was designed by an intern & is very adorable!). I will keep you posted when the handwriting set will be available online, but it is available in most stores! 

 

You can also check out a fun & quirky Christmas gift wrapping post on Anthro's blog from the creative director below! My watercolor/ornament pattern paper is shown throughout the post.

photo: from Anthro's blog

Lastly, Anthro's December Lookbook (you'll need to scroll down a bit to click on the Lookbook button) just came out today, & you'll see all of the wrapping paper available throughout the gorgeously styled pages if you're looking for some unique gift wrapping ideas. Here's a sneak peek:

photo from Anthro's December Lookbook

I hope you're enjoying your Christmas season so far, & hope these gift wrapping paper sets will make your gift wrapping extra fun this year! Check out all of the great wrapping sets here.

Countdown to Christmas: 33 days.

You're welcome.

Tuesday
Nov052013

Desktop Calendar for November!

Raise your hand if the day after Halloween you began listening to Christmas music? Yes, me, too. This month is a perfect reminder of the many blessings we have, I hope this simple message inspires you to be grateful for what this season is truly about. 

Hope you enjoy!

To download, click on one of the below sizes, depending on your computer screen's monitor dimensions:

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Wednesday
Oct302013

Custom Maps for Christmas

It's true. I said Christmas before Halloween. 'Tis the season, though, for custom map illustrations to begin if you'd like to have one made for someone special by Christmas Eve! Can you believe we have to even think about Christmas gifts already? These whimsical little gifts take me about 4-6 weeks to illustrate & ship your way, so hop on over to my shop to learn more about how to get an custom order started, if this is something you feel someone would truly appreciate! You can email me here or send me a message through my Etsy shop here for specific questions or if you need help with ideas! 

I also introduced a new size, so you can now have the option to order an 8x10 or 11x14!

Here is a little inspiration to get you into the spirit.

You're welcome :)

 

Tuesday
Oct222013

Personalized Product Calligraphy Gift Tags

Here is a new way to add a final touch to a special gift--personalize it by creating your own "product" tags with quirky & sweet descriptions on how each item should be used! I had a pretty throw & quirky vase ready to gift to one of my best friend's for her wedding, & kept brainstorming how to make it unique, & thought, "how will she even use these gifts?" So, instead of writing a card, I cut out a couple of tags & wrote special & sweet ways she & her new hubby would use each item (you could also use this as an opportunity to drop hints to the new husband--giving flowers to your new wife, anyone?).

For the tags, I just used recycled kraft paper & wrote the names & description of each item in calligraphy & basic handwriting. Any handwriting would be just as adorable, as it would be a gift from you, specially!

Happy gifting!

Pretty Throw & Vase were purchased at Anthropologie over the summer. See similar here & here.

Tuesday
Oct152013

Calligraphy Signage for Anthropologie!

A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing Easton Towne Center, made my way to Anthropologie, & to my surprise noticed some of the signage I assisted with a couple of months ago for Anthropologie. I kind of forgot about them for a while, so a warming smile overcame me as I saw it all come to life & to be styled so creatively. Such a cool feeling to see. So, if you browse through an Anthropologie during this Fall season, you may just stumble across some familiar calligraphy! Can't wait to share more with you over the next couple of months!

Monday
Oct072013

Desktop Calendar for October!

Fall season in Boston is one of my favorite things. If you've ever visited during this time, you know what I'm talking about. This picture was taken during the Spring, so I felt it fitting given the inspirational quote to go along with this month's calendar--Autumn carries its own, special beauty, & I hope you're all enjoying this colorful month. 

Hope you enjoy!

To download, click on one of the below sizes, depending on your computer screen's monitor dimensions:

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Friday
Oct042013

Umba Fall Lookbook Launch & their handmade movement!

 

I'm honored to be a part of a great launch today & share with you the wonderful new things Umba (what launched two years ago as Umba Box, a subscription box for handmade goods) is up to & hope you feel inspired to support their new avenue! They're launching their new Fall Lookbook & changing their mission towards connecting savvy entrepeneurs with handmade artists around the world. It's worth the read below to learn about how passionate they are towards the handmade world & helping others in need.

Umba has such great mission & heart--in just under two years, Umba has partnered with hundreds of amazingly talented artists who spent years refining their craft, sometimes spending hours making a single product, purely out of a love of what they do. Online markets have become oversaturated with artists. The Umba community is the voice for these artists, designers, producers, and illustrators, connecting them with a powerful marketing force who understands and appreciates the time-honored skills they practice.

In addition to empowering artists by connecting them with passionate consumers who value their work, Umba empowers a new class of entrepreneurs who recognize that they want more out of life than a 9-to-5 job. They are seeking to find purpose and change lives while doing something they’re passionate about. 

Umba is a one-of-a-kind social selling platform that selects savvy entrepreneurs to be Umbassadors, empowering them to launch their own businesses as independent consultants. Umbassadors earn 20% of sales made from hosting online and in-home Trunk Shows, receive direct mentorship from industry experts, and join an active community of new friends, all the while helping to improve the lives of artists across the world. Consumers are able to work with an Umbassador to get a personal touch, and they can also shop directly at umba.com.

By connecting artists and Umbassadors, children in Ethiopia are now able to attend school because their parents who craft our Banded Cotton Towels are now earning a steady income. After launching their businesses, Umbassadors are able to pay off debt, take much needed vacations to reconnect with their families, and donate to causes that they are most passionate about. Lives are truly changing when Umbassadors and artists come together. 

The Fall Collection celebrates relationships. Umba has hand-selected products that are reminiscent of cozy fall weekends full of steaming mugs of coffee sipped while wrapped up in blankets, surrounded by all of the people you love most.

So, join me in welcoming their new Fall Lookbook here, & help support this handmade movement!