Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Momental-for-Ivy-and-Aster

When Jessica from Ivy & Aster came to me with the idea of developing a pattern for their Spring 2016 line, I was floored.  Over the years I’ve had the honor of collaborating on some amazingly cool projects, but I never tire of something new on the horizon. We went to work envisioning Watercolor Flowers for Ivy & Aster.  The finished pattern was derived from our existing collection of patterns but while staying focused on a very specific color palette. {Youthful, ethereal, modern and fresh were some of the adjective at the top of my mind when perfecting these watercolor […]

Frida-Khalo-inspired-artwork

Frida, dear Frida. I often feel like, if I lived in a different time, we could be friends .  We’d likely fight and get under each other’s skin but deep down we’d be some sort of kindred spirit.  But isn’t that what is so magical about this artist, she draws you in and her work makes you feel welcomed into her world of pain and sacrifice, joy and delight. {So many of us can relate to a life where expression is paramount, where friends around a dinner table are just family and where pain and suffering are inevitable.  Frida teaches […]

Websters 1828 dictionary defines Heirloom as the following: HEIR-LOOM, noun are-loom. Any furniture, movable, or personal chattel, which by law descends to the heir with the house or freehold; as tables, cupboards, bedsteads, etc. Love it…and at this statement’s heart is a powerful idea…What is some-thing you adore so much that you would cherish and protect it for the duration of your life, in the hopes it could be passed to future generations?  My mind wanders to a Family Bible, stuffed with hair clippings, momentous greeting cards and the occasional invitation; all heirlooms too, I’d say.  So that is where […]

Well we are knee deep in 2013 or so we feel like  – hustling already and painting our hearts out for new projects unfolding everyday.  I’m so grateful for these days of making…Grateful to have paint on my hands at this very moment…Grateful to have a bustling inbox and good friends by my side… With the flurry of projects we have in the works at any given time it can be hard to stop and just paint for the sake of painting.  Last night I did just that.  I’ve been experimenting with an old style of mine – something I […]