Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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Introducing Harvest Crittenden, a fabulously talented calligrapher who has given us some lovely quotes about beauty. As we start a new year, and try to focus on what’s truly important to each of us, =what better resolution that to bring a little beauty into each day? 

Putting brush to invitation paper again an again multiplied by 100, 200 or 25, whatever the number may be on a given studio day, gives my soul peace and a promise of our continued authenticity in this whirlwind world of easily printed, poorly manufactured, appropriated and remodeled goods.  Kristy Rice – Neon Pink Watercolor Story from Kristy Rice on Vimeo by Birdhouse Productions I first experienced watercolor at about age 5.  Someone gifted me a plastic case full of crayola pans of watercolor pigments.  Somehow I recall being confused and interested at how the hard, colorful material could turn into […]

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.

Recently my newest floral pattern came to life within the pages of the most recent Utterly Engaged issue.  If you haven’t seen the film yet, take a look here and let me know what you think! Utterly Engaged invited us to create 5 distinctly different looks from the same pattern and here is what we came up with… First I was feeling festive a bumped the saturation on this lively pattern filled with rose-like swirls, vibrant leaves and lush succulent shapes.  Mustard, persimmon, teal and cherry red were highlighted by gold touches and a graceful invitation shape.  All presented in […]