Friday, April 29, 2011

wild rose

I painted this little greeting card for a friend
who recently got married.  I mixed gouache
and watercolor inks to create some custom
colors.  I loved the consistency of the paint, 
so I plan to experiment more with this mix.
Happy accidents are the best :) designs

Two of my original designs are now available for
purchase on  Minted really has a great
selection of unique and customizable stationery.
I am always so impressed with all 
of the talented designers on there!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter!


New happy birthday illustration I painted for a dear friend.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

a big thank you!

I awoke this morning to find one my favorite blogs August Empress, had done a little feature on me! Thank you so much, what a fantastic surprise!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

april showers bring may flowers

A couple new floral prints I created. 

I love this time of year, mother nature
 provides the most beautiful inspiration.  
Hope you are all having a lovely day!

Rosie Floral - Watercolor & Ink, 2011 
Black & White Floral - Ink, 2011
Daisy Chain Floral - Watercolor & Pencil, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Watercolor Floral Print

Just a little something I am working on today.  I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Watercolor & Ink 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Free People Color & Print Room

Check out this lovely video to peek inside 
the Free People Color & Print room and
learn how we take our inspiration and turn it
into wearable print artwork.  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Candy Stripe Floral

Working on a candy stripe floral pattern today. 
I still need to work on a background, but thought I 
would share some work in progress images.  
Watercolor & Gouache 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Congratulations Typography

Today I’m been working on an idea I had last night. I wanted to combine my tiny watercolor floral paintings and my calligraphy togethor, to create orginal typographic artwork for cards and greetings. The bottom image with the white background is the original artwork I painted. I then scanned in the painting (my scanner is not the best unfortunately) and adjusted the colors in Photoshop. I think this is one idea that executed better in my mind than on paper. I’ll keep working on it, but what do you guys think?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Free People Tote Bag

This tote bag is one of my favorite designs I’ve created for Free People. When you shop at a Free People store they give you one of these cute reusable totes as a shopping bag to hold your purchase. I created this bird artwork by cutting paper and scanning into Photoshop. You can find it in stores now!

Paper cut & Photoshop, 2010

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Save The Date & Sullivan Owen

This is a little Save the Date I painted recently. I was inspired by this beautiful arrangement created by a new florist in Philadelphia, Sullivan & Owen. Their floral designs are so dreamy and romantic, I’m in love!

Gouache, 2011