Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

pink-peony-watercolor-pattern

I was asked to create a series of artwork by our friends at Snippet and Ink.  Inspired by poignant love quotes I developed five new watercolor patterns to express the words of each poet. {Such an honor to be part of Words to Love By for Snippet and Ink!} Notice I also tried my hand at some hand lettering – really just a fancier version of my handwriting! We’re often asked by couples to help them discover lovely words, quotes, scripture and the like, that express the power of a love story.  It can be difficult to find the right […]

watercolor-pattern-wedding-invitation

Autumn in London, I’ve never experienced in person but oh my I can envision an invitation design that would suit. Dreaming up details for Silke in muted shades of red, aubergine and mocha…Envisioning a custom Vintage Watercolor Pattern for her Wedding Invitations. Papers, Berries, Autumn in London, Vintage Lace, Berry Bouquet, Watercolor Pattern Wedding Invitation  

the-greenbrier-artistic-inspiration

The Greenbrier in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia was a dream come true.  Just as I imagined, stepping through the doors of the grand entrance was much like stepping back in time.  As An Artist at The Greenbrier I felt like I was walking hallowed halls.  Grand lives had been lived in these spaces and finally I had become a small part of the spirit of The Greenbrier. I literally spent four days walking the property, lingering in every room, peeking into ballrooms and sketching while perched on countless overstuffed, floral print chairs.  I went outside once friends, just once.  […]

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 […]

hand-painted-peach-flowers-wedding-invitation

{Flowers are my heart and I don’t feel their tug on my spirit more than this time of year.} Our first home was in upstate New York…an old, 1940’s neighborhood with charming homes but not a lot of land for each owner’s plot.  I gardened to my heart’s content on this small 1/8 of an acre and tried my best to learn everything I could about flowers – how to grow, when and where to grown and so on. Now the Hubby and I live in Pennsylvania on a larger plot of land his parents gifted us.  We built our […]