Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

I heard somewhere the best way to combat the winter blues is to eat fruit and look at fresh flowers.  Well, I certainly have the fresh flower piece covered.  After a dreamy Spring and Summer season filled with cut blooms from my garden everywhere I looked, I was determined to stay inspired through the cold Winter months.  I’ve made friends with my local florist, ordered bouquets for myself when I know select varieties are in stock and most recently attended the Philadelphia Flower Show, coming home with over 6 dozen blooms to play with.  Needless to say, our home has […]

I woke up the morning of this editorial shoot to my phone going insane with messages and buzzing and I knew that could not possibly mean anything good.  It was pouring rain, I mean sheets of unrelenting rain that make it hard to drive, let alone style delicate flowers and prep fragile stationery for photographing in a field of flowers.  I had been dreaming up this project with a group of friends and artists for months.  I had the hand painted gown which was the centerpieces of our story for only one day.  Only one choice remained.  Work on… So […]

Inspiring chat with Francesca today…bursting with ideas to bring her warm, glitter-filled aesthetic to life.  Envisioning florals but in an understated way. Coral Palette, Floral Pattern Wedding Invitation, Papers, Bouquet, Glitter The neon watercolor film capturing her favorite pattern of mine coming to life! Kristy Rice • Neon Pink Watercolor Story (Short) from birdhouse productions. on Vimeo.

A Momental Girl foodie gets married, so what do I do?  Throw her an un-shower, wedding shower in the middle of a warehouse….Jess wasn’t your typical bride, but who is a typical bride these days anyway?  I guess what I mean to say is that Jess wouldn’t go for anything pink, girly, lacy or sweet.  She is rough around her creative edges, insatiably spontaneous and a fellow artist.  I had to dig deep into what I knew a wedding shower to be and then attempt to turn that thinking completely upside down. It all began with this pattern, one of […]

I don’t know much about sports but watching the Olympics or portions of the Tour de France get me pretty excited.  The stories, the triumphs, the tribulations…all make for some excellent TV watching.  This weekend I happened to catch portions of the Tour de France.  As the newscast panned to several cyclists staying limber on stationary bikes I got to thinking…As artists, we too need to stay limber. But how?  So of course, the straightforward train of thought tells me to practice.  Staying agile in your skill is about repetition and training, right?  Sure, no one would argue.  What I […]