Friday, December 31, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Today I am grateful to have a couple days off from work. My “stay-cation" plans include getting to some overdue cleaning, organizing, shopping and of course painting. Back to the day job in 2011!

watercolor, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Celebrate the Season!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa
& Happy New Year!
I hope your holiday is filled with love and happiness!

watercolor & ink 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

the weather outside is frosty

I have been drawing and painting so many florals and animals lately that I forgot how much I love to draw people (especially fashionable ladies). I painted this tonight just for fun. Winter is quickly approaching and it’s time to load on the layers!

Watercolor, pencil, ink 2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Free People & Urban Outfitters Home Office

The Urban Outfitters Corporate Campus was featured on today. The photos above are from Free People’s new office. We moved into this gorgeous building in July. The top photo is the Color & Print room (yup that is me back left). The second photo is where we have many of our meetings. The third photo is an expansive view of the whole building. The floating URBN letters in the dock can be seen by passing airplanes!

I am so grateful to work in such a beautiful and creative environment that constantly inspires. Check out the link to see the full article and photos from all of the Urban Outfitters buildings.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

garden party

Watercolor and Ink, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

save the date - minted

new save the date design for
special collaboration with designer (and boyfriend) Graham Kelman

Friday, November 12, 2010

pattern people design contest

I am so very happy and proud to announce that I have won the Pattern People Surface Design Competition for Best Floral Design. I will be published in their e-book! I am beyond excited and grateful to be part of this wonderful collection of designers. Thank you Pattern People!

Check out their blog and website!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

i love to paint

Painting is my favorite thing to do and I wish I could do it all day, every day.

Watercolor, acrylic ink. 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

lovely leopard final artwork

Here is the final product! This was made as a coversheet to present the line to the buying and sales team. Courtesy of Free People, 2010

Watercolor, acrylic ink & photoshop

Monday, November 8, 2010

lovely leopard

Something I painted for work today, thought I would share. Click to view larger
Watercolor & acrylic ink, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010


watercolor & acrylic ink, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

new designs up at minted!

Two of my latest designs I created for the Minted Wedding challenge. These are both watercolors. I really like that Minted helps promote indie designers, but I wish they would allow hand calligraphy. Hand done text really makes a design pop!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


I painted this for my dear friend Shaina’s beautiful baby Zoe.
Watercolor, ink 2010

engagement card

kraft paper, acrylic ink, watercolor collage 2010

peace within me

watercolors, acrylic ink and photoshop, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Friday, October 15, 2010

botanical painting

Lately I have been enjoying painting on scraps of kraft paper. I painted this one for a friends birthday. Acrylic ink on Kraft, October 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

lacey butterfly

dottie print

I made this fun print last night. It might be cute for children’s wear or stationary? Click the image to see it at full scale.

dripping petals

Gorgeous image from an art magazine circa 2009, sorry I can’t remember the name. Amazing colors!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

monogram mania

Lately I have been painting monograms for weddings and personal stationery. I like using watercolors to give them a handmade touch. Let me know if you would like your own hand painted monogram!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I recently joined, and submitted 4 entries for their personal stationery challenge. Minted is a great website, where designers participate in challenges creating a variety of paper goods. The public then votes on their favorites, and the winners become available for purchase. Winners also receive a prize amount and commission!

You can see all of my submissions here

Watercolor Paisley

A recent print I created using watercolors. Please note all of my work is copyrighted.

3D Elephants

Notice a common theme here? I love animals! Drawing them, painting them - even 3D rendering them! This one was a collaboration between my talented boyfriend, Graham, and myself. I created the pattern, and he did the 3D magic. Hopefully many more collaborations to come!

Graham’s website
Check it out to see amazing architecture, art and design!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Free People

This is my first print I worked on at Free People. I started with a vintage print, created a layout and re-worked the colors. It is so exciting to see something I worked on online, and I can't wait to see more. And the reviews gave this tunic 5 stars!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Papier Fabrik

So you might be wondering what is Papier Fabrik? It was the name of my great grandfather's paper business in Germany! I think it translates to paper factory. But being that I am a textile and paper goods designer - I thought it was quite fitting for me :)

Z is for Zebra

I also painted this with my new inks. I love zebras, they are magical creatures.

Watercolor Butterflies

I recently bought a set of Dr. Marten's inks and I am kind of obsessed with them. The colors are so vibrant. I painted this a couple weeks ago, scanned it in and had fun with photoshop.