Cheers to the freakin' weekend! And to this new beer label I designed with Masterminds Agency, for Yards Brewing Company here in Philadelphia.The design was inspired by old wrestling posters and Yards' love for Sylvester Stallone's movie Over The Top. It is always so much fun to design a beer label and to see it out in the world. So thank you, Yards!And have a great weekend, everybody!
I bought a power drill! I barely know how to use it, but somehow I managed to assemble this new little work area for myself, including this brand new screen printing press! I'm pumped. I spend a lot of time in front of the computer. Like, a lot a lot. So ideally, this means a lot more time using my hands and real-life tools like exposure lights and squeegees. Wahoo!Stay tuned!
It may be the end of summer, but it's the beginning of a new month. A fresh start. So, rabbit rabbit!"Rabbit rabbit" is something I've been saying since I was a kid. They say it is good luck if you say it before anything else on the first of the month. From what I can find, it is a British superstition from the early 1900s. And I'm a sucker for superstitions, so why not!It is also something I want to start making a bigger deal of. Because a little extra luck and hope can't hurt this world!So leave last month behind and have a fabulous September, all!
My fiancé(!) recently started a reggae band. It's called "Ear Me Now" and they are so much fun to watch! They are playing tonight at City Taphouse in Logan Square Philadelphia at 7pm. Come on by!And if you can't make it, check 'em out on YouTube.Ear Me Now!
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 finished up some TV spots with my agency, Masterminds. The campaign is for Finger Lakes Gaming, a fun-loving client that cares a lot about making their customers feel good. They were a lot of fun to create and I hope you enjoy them.[vimeo 161493210 w=500 h=281][vimeo 161493211 w=500 h=281][vimeo 161493212 w=500 h=281]Thanks for reading, and watching. You're awesome.
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!
For Christmas, a friend of mine gifted her sister, Lizzie, a new logo design for her healthy eating blog. Super creative gift idea, right? And I got to be the lucky designer to work with her.The name of Lizzie's blog is, It's a Veg World After All. She wanted something simple, clean and colorful. She also seemed to have a thing for carrots. (And avocados - which she believes to be the eighth wonder of the world.)This is the final mark:We hope you like it. And we hope you keep up with "It's a Veg World After All" for plant-based recipes and inspiration. I plan to!On a side note, thank you for reading "Love is all around" and "Traveler's Compass" Art Prints and for voting! Traveler's Compass won an Editor's Pick Award and is now for sale on Minted!
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!
Incredibly creative and inspiring friends. That's just one of the many things I feel thankful for this Thanksgiving season.But unfortunately for me, one of mine just moved all the way across the country. I'm sad for the city of Philadelphia, but I'm super happy for her and her new adventure. LA is lucky to have her.And lucky for me, she asked me to create two prints for her new place. It's an honor to know that my work is hanging in her home 2,725 miles away.Check it out:
Hey All! This is a follow-up to the Vintage Wedding Photo Invitation blog post. It features the wedding day designs I created for Brigid and Jonathan, including the program, escort cards, table names and menu. All photography is by AE Stelzer Photography. Enjoy! And congrats again to Jonny and Brigid! It was a fantastic day.
Check it out. A new wedding invitation design called "We Joyfully Do" that puts a modern twist on traditional wedding vows. It is friendly and fun, much like my good friend who it was originally designed for. Thank you, Lindsey, for allowing me to share it with everyone!Thanks for reading, all!
Well, you've seen the Vintage Postcard Save The Date I designed for my brother and his fiancé. And the runner-up Vintage Train Ticket. I guess it's about time I show you the invitation, huh?This invitation pays homage to our parents by using vintage wedding photos in place of their names. This creates a cool mix of traditional and non-traditional invitation elements, which is perfect for couples who want to be both conventional and unique.Check it out:Okay. How adorable are those throwback photos? They seriously make my heart melt.Anyway, this suite is now for sale at my Etsy shop. Stop on by!
I've never been a morning person. I could easily sleep 'til noon every day. But when I do, I'm disappointed to have lost so much of the day. Especially in the springtime! So, I'm trying to become one of those crazy morning people. Ya know, like Anna? In Frozen?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvWBUXUiEzUShe's so stinking cute, isn't she?And at the request of a friend, I designed a print using Anna's quote. "The sky's awake, so I'm awake, so we have to play!"I'm hoping it will inspire me to get out of bed every morning. And of course, it's for sale at my Etsy shop if you dig it!