Monday, June 16, 2014

Baby shower invitations




Since we recently moved to an apartment right on the water in Jersey City, we decided to do a nautical theme for our baby shower. I love a good anchor illustration, so I had to include a little anchor pattern on the back. I also created invitations for my dear friend Libby's baby shower. She is having a girl, so florals and pink were a must!

Monday, May 19, 2014

a lot has happened in the last 9 months...





Just wanted to share some happy news! Graham and I welcomed our son Miles Leonard (Milo) on May 7th, 2014.

I'll be posting some recent projects and updates so check back soon :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

a little update











Just a few photos from my phone and instagram. 
New paintings, illustrations, cards, prints and my little desk!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Wedding Invitations on "Oh So Beautiful Paper"


Our wedding invitations were recently featured on my favorite paper blog, "Oh So Beautiful Paper"! You can check out the post here.

Friday, May 17, 2013

New Floral Prints






A few colorways of a new floral print I painted recently.

Tiny Branches Floral, Gouache, 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

American Eagle Outfitters Embroideries

 













New American Eagle Outfitters embroidery artworks I created for Spring & Summer 2013.

Minted Greeting Cards









Minted.com is now selling greeting cards and a few of my designs were chosen
as Editor's picks.  You can even customize them with names and photos!

Check them out by clicking the link.

Monday, March 18, 2013

My Wedding Invitations & More

















Okay sorry to bombard you with wedding photos but I'm just so excited I can finally share some of my favorite details!

Our wedding was November 3, 2012 at The Green Building in Brooklyn.

My wedding invitation was a pure labor of love. Hand painted in watercolor and gouache, and fine printed by Skink Ink in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  I had a stamp created using my calligraphy for my parent's address at Casey's Rubber Stamps in the East Village - I highly recommend them for all your stamp needs.  The envelopes were all hand addresses by me.

The place cards were these amazing boxing ticket stubs we found at Kings County Salvage in Williamsburg. They are from the 50's and the most gorgeous shade of blue. I hand lettered each name, and taped them with washi tape to a large piece of plexi glass.

The menu also includes my calligraphy - and being the crazy DIY geek I am - I hand carved different motifs and stamped each menu card. The little pretzel notebook was also a DIY project created with Muji notebooks and a hand carved stamp.  The pretzel represents our old home, Philly and our new home, NYC.  I was so happy with the result, and now have a new hobby of stamp carving.

The bride and groom signs were hand painted to match the beautiful floral design from Sprout Floral (also in Williamsburg).

I also painted some calligraphy for the herbs we used in our delicious flatbreads.  Five Spice Catering (Mukti and Imelda) created the most amazing and epic food spread I have ever experienced. Not to mention, the wedding was during the craziness that was Hurricane Sandy! They had no access to or power in their apartment for the week prior.  Downtown Manhattan (where a caterer might procure all of their ingredients) had no power, yet Five Spice still managed to pull together a fantastic event and our guests are still raving about it.

The Bosco photo booth is always a huge hit, and our wedding was no exception. They have the best, classiest photo booths in all the land! Not only do the photos print out right before your eyes, but they live forever on the internet, at thebos.co This is one of my favorite photos from the night starring my Oma and Aunt Ruth.

Jillian and her husband Tony Bisinger were our brilliant photographers.  They flew in from LA and almost didn't make it due to Sandy.  Not only are they an incredibly talented team, they are some of the nicest people I've ever met.  Jill in particular kept me sane during a VERY challenging week.

Speaking of challenging, Hurricane Sandy threatened to ruin the wedding we had been planning for almost two years.  While many of our guests were unable to make it, and not everything was as I had planned it - the day was perfection.  Just two days before the wedding, I felt defeated and almost called the whole thing off.  My family and friends teamed up and found a solution to every problem we had.  I am so grateful for their support and know it could not have happened without them.  Graham and I actually feel Hurricane Sandy made our wedding BETTER - because it really put everything into perspective.  It wasn't about boutonnieres or champagne, it was about the promise to be there for each other through all of life's challenges big and small. And really, all you need for a great wedding is the people you love surrounding you.

Well, if you made it to the end of this post - thank you! I promise to share more photos soon, specifically the beautiful hanging sculptures Graham custom made. They deserve a post all their own!