I recently finished up the logo for a new business called Bowerbird Garden. If you Google "bowerbird," you will see that they are beautiful birds with creative spirits. Bowerbird males are known for building brilliant nests to attract their mates. And they'll use anything from feathers, to shells, to leaves, to flowers, to berries, and even discarded items like plastic and glass.Similarly, the owner of Bowerbird Garden uses found objects as planting containers. She has been known to use light fixtures, industrial metal drawers, vintage vent covers, old baking molds, etc. It's pretty awesome. Check her out on Instagram at @BowerbirdGarden. You'll notice that she also makes terrariums and has been hosting workshops around Philly. So follow her to stay up to date on that!And as always, thanks for checking out my work!
I recently got an email from a good friend and the subject line was "More projects by my favorite designer?"In it, she asked me to design a couple of prints. One for her apartment and one for a wedding gift. Both designed by me. AwwwwwWWWW. How could I resist an email so sweet?So below is the print I designed for her apartment. She requested it read, "Life's too short to wear matching socks." (She does not like to wear matching socks.) Hope you like it!
Back in May, I posted about my brand new Minted fabric, 'Birds on Wires.'. A lot of you were pretty pumped (thank you!) and expressed interest in buying some. However many of you, like me, aren’t exactly master sewers. So, good news, friends! “Birds on Wires” is now available as curtains and pillows, too! Check 'em out:
Hey everyone! Those awesome editors over at Minted chose another one of my fabric patterns to sell. It is called Birds on Wires and it is available in ten different colorways. Here are a few for you to check out:As always, thank you for your interest in my work. And have a great weekend!
Every Christmas, I receive a nice hand-written card from my aunt who lives in California. This year, she signed the card, "Enjoy each day." I thought it was a simple and beautiful message, and I wanted to keep it as an everyday reminder. However, I knew the card would inevitably get lost in the sea of correspondence I've been saving since high school. So, I photographed her handwriting, blew it up, and created this print. Look, Aunt Mary Pat, you're an artist!I also entered this print into the Three Cheers! Minted x West Elm's 3rd Art Challenge. So if you want to see it for sale at West Elm, click here to vote. And as always, thank you!
I'm excited to announce the launch of my very first fabric on Minted. It is called Journey Together and it features a repeating pattern of tandem bikes. It was designed to accompany the Journey Together wedding invitation I designed for Minted a while back. The fabric comes in ten colorways, including 2015's color of the year, Marsala. I hope you like!And if you're interested in designing fabrics but you don't know where to start, hit this link for a tutorial that I found incredibly helpful.Thanks for reading!
Happy New Year, everyone!I recently returned from eleven days in Australia. It was an amazing getaway. And honestly, it couldn't have come at a better time. A time when admittedly, I'm a little confused about life, love, and oh how the list goes on...On my trip, I met many interesting travelers. In fact, I spent a night at sea with 23 of them on the SV Whitehaven sailboat. They came from Germany, England, France, Sweden, etc. It was a great group and by the end of our journey to and from Whitehaven Beach, we all became quite good friends. And our boat started to feel like home.There, on a boat in the middle of the ocean, I felt at home. This experience, and the many new people I met (some who are traveling for years at a time), inspired me to create the print series below. Reminders that love doesn’t have to be defined by marriage or babies. And home doesn’t have to be defined by a house with four windows and a door. Love is all around us. And home is wherever we make it. Love Is All AroundTraveler's CompassI also entered these prints into Minted's Work of Art Challenge. So if you like them, click here and here to vote (voting ranges from 1-5 and ends January 21). And as always, thanks for reading!