I went to a local art/craft show a few weeks ago. There were several stationery designers showing there, and I noticed that they all had a similar theme of being “cute” and “punny.” I am certainly not criticizing - because the majority of my designs are both cute and punny; however, it did make me think it was time to rethink my designs. I think “cute’s” days are numbered, but funny will never go out of style. My solution (for now) is to add some edge by finding influence in the world of hip-hop. I’m happy with it so far - like the whole process has been reinvigorated. Plus - I absolutely love rap and hip-hop. This is just an excuse to break out some old cds.
I’ll be showing at Hover Craft on December 8th here in Milwaukee. If you’re in the area, come say hello!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For the first time in my life, Christmas season hasn’t really felt like Christmas to me. I think that the rest of life got so crazy that it all passed me by - but here we are on Christmas Eve!
One holiday inspired thing I did find the time to do was to enter into a gift wrapping competition at the Racine Art Museum - which is one of the largest craft museums in the world. The contest was judged by world renowned children’s book illustrator, Lois Ehlert. Love her! I won the competition - with this simple little number (excuse the less-than-stellar photo:)
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful, amazing holiday with friends and family. Lots of love…
Wow, tomorrow is December! (And happy belated Thanksgiving by the way! I’m thankful for all of you.) Where has the year gone?? I have been so busy with the house that November just flew by. I did find time to compile a quick list of Etsy things I am loving in a serious way…you know, in case you were wondering what to get me this year. xoxo.
1950s Vintage Branell Designer Dress from TimelessVixenVintage
Atomic Starbust by davlarsn54
Red Leather Sling Back Heels from bombshellbettiesvint
Art Deco Night Light by BrazanDesign
18K Antique Art Deco Blue Diamond by laurenrosedesign
Eames Era Chair Trio by thebeeskneesdesigns
Shakespeares Sister by LittleHouses
Original Encaustic no 63 by mimidoodles
Vintage Atomic Stone Gray Tea Kettle by SelectModern
Ladyship Locket by marisolspoon