Thursday, February 19, 2015

Logo Design:
Tulip + Rose Photography

I was thrilled when Tulip + Rose Photography came to me for help in their rebranding and new logo design. Nicole and Charity are so very talented and I knew our styles would mesh well.

Monday, February 16, 2015

The Postcard Project:
A Soothing Bunch

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day weekend, even if all you did was lay around in sweats with your kids, like I did. :) 

However, I managed to get up and paint a little postcard for you. This week, I was inspired by a lovely bunch of blooms I found at Trader Joe's. 

I flip and I flop on which I like best: bouquets that are all one type of bloom, which are visually pleasing to look at, or assortments of flowers that offer a variety of color and texture (they're so much fun to play with!).

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Making Custom Envelopes

This is a story of turning lemons into lemonade.

Lately, I've been really into making patterns. Like, really into it. My usual style of painting things rather than scenes easily lends itself to pattern-making. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Painted Business Cards

If you're an artist or a maker -- or just a creative person in general! -- you know how important it is to put your personal touch on nearly everything. I thought I had done so with my previous business cards, but it turns out I quickly got tired of looking at the SAME. DESIGN. ON. EVERY. CARD. 

So, I found a solution.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Postcard Project:
Tulips and Peonies

After all the hectic scrambling last week, I decided to start on a larger piece for my own personal pleasure. Of course, I gravitated to flowers again. They're so relaxing for me to paint -- I get in the zone and before I know it, a peony has emerged.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Roundabout Story

When I started thinking about Valentines way back in December, ideas about using candy conversation hearts immediately came to mind. By the way, it is a BEAR trying to find conversation hearts for inspiration's purpose in December.

I debated whether to photograph them, paint them, or draw them. Turns out the original brand of hearts are very shoddily print. 

These were the best of the bag. Eeps.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Postcard Project: Roses

This week has been crazy busy -- between commissions, logo designs, and custom state and country orders, I've been painting up a storm! All that said to justify the fact that I only painted one postcard this week. But, it's a lovely one!

Sunday, February 1, 2015