Sunday, December 18, 2011

new bird pattern

                                               A cute bird pattern I drew, should be fun to color!

holiday party invitation

A recent invitation I created for a holiday ornament party.
Hand painted with gouache & completed in photoshop.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

it’s been a while...

I have not been good at keeping this little blog updated.  I’ll be posting some new artwork this week though.  This is a save the date I created for a new minted challenge.  Check back soon for new work :)

Monday, October 10, 2011

tiny floral print

Tiny Floral, Gouache 2011

new birthday card

I’m loving bright neons on kraft paper at the moment.

Gouache & Dr Martens, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

save the date ideas

I’ve been working on save the date ideas for my wedding next year.
I plan on having them giclee printed at a local fine art printer. 
These are just some brainstorming ideas, I feel like the pink is a little too pink.
I’m also practicing my calligraphy with some vintage nibs I picked up, 
heres hoping I’ll be skilled enough to address the envelopes!

birds pattern

for the birds pattern, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

new free people

Original print, laser cut artwork and embroidery I created for Free People.

melli & graham collab

Graham and I have been collaborating on creating some cool 3D patterns.
Here’s one we created on this rainy day in Brooklyn. 
What do you think?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

my new business card

   Can you believe until recently I didn’t have a business card? I decided to make my own and had them
   printed at vistaprint. I think they came out really cute!

Friday, July 29, 2011

summer lovin

Not only did my boyfriend, Graham and I recently get engaged, but 4 of our dearest couple friends also got engaged this Summer! It’s the summer of LOVE :)  I wanted to send them all a little Congratulations card so I painted the appropriate word and sent them on their way.  Let the wedding planning begin!

Watercolor, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy New Prints!

Three brand new prints I created just for fun! 
These are all hand painted by me, then I scan the artwork and 
create a seamless pattern in photoshop.  If you are wondering how
to make a seamless pattern, check out the Pattern People e-book. 
Happy Friday everyone!

watercolor & ink 2011 

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Free People Print

A new Free People print I created is now up for sale on the website. 
This is probably one of my favorite prints I have created so far.  
PS - the bralette in the last photo is my print too. I’ll post it another time :) 

 Watercolor, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Two designs I submitted for Minted’s holiday challenge.  I used goauche on the first and Dr. Martin’s watercolor ink in the second.  Hoping I have time to submit a couple more!

New Free People Prints



Hey guys, sorry for the radio silence.  I recently got a new job in NYC and moved up there 3 weeks ago, living in temporary housing (aka my parents place).  My fiance and I just found a sweet apartment in Williamsburg Brooklyn, and we are super excited to move in and get settled there! Once my desk and computer are all set up, I promise to share lots more art, prints and calligraphy.

Until then, I leave you with some of my latest prints I worked on at Free People.  The first two are original prints, the last one was vintage that I re-colored.  Hope you like!

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