Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I had this idea…what if we could capture a painting unfolding on film, what if?  You say or think the words hand painted invitations…cool idea, must be pretty.  BUT to be able to show how the hand painting happens, to witness the simple pencil lines evolve into layers of watercolor substance is an entirely different experience.  I’ve been painting since I was five.  A blank paper in front of me that somehow imagines itself from the flick of my wrist is a joy I am familiar with and still awed by daily.  But how to capture this for all to […]

If you missed yesterday’s post, head over here and get caught up!  Today I’m sharing what one blog reader called “Momental Land”.  Trellis pattern by Envelopments inspired an entire scene filled with custom upholstery, a romantic makeup vanity and custom chandeliers.  The Trellis pattern has the unique ability to transcend paper and inspire well beyond correspondence. To show Trellis’ true design impact and versatility,  I envision it in a lifestyle space where walls are covered, chairs are upholstered and pillows are stuffed.  Sullivan Owen crafted these lofty arrangements inspired by the open weave of Trellis.  Poppies, jasmine, sweet pea, branches […]

I talk a lot about ideas, inspiring ideas and making room for ideas… In the early mornings of the new year, it is easy to feel a fresh spirit rising in your chest.  A bit of organizing or a short vacation can infuse most of us with a sense of new; a promise of possibility.  All that though, doesn’t replace follow-through, commitment and lasting passion.  2011 bridged a path to 2012 for myself and a group of creative artists in a powerful way.  Barely into the new year I gathered a team of incredible individuals primed to charge into the […]