Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

Back again with more from our glitzy and glam Holiday celebration!  In yesterday’s post, I got a bit mushy about my team but today I’m getting passionate about the paper!!  Color was electrified by the moody lighting and glimmery, glittery, sequin filled space. Vintage frames were the inspiration for all paper pieces.  I sketched, drew and painted interpretations of these gilded beauties…  Dinner menus were my favorite, featuring 5 shades of gold inks and black pen-scribble detailing!  The drink menu featured a round frame painted so heavily, each took nearly a half hour, truly a work of art! La Tavola’s […]

You may remember the thoughtful painting I received last year from my childhood art teacher, Sue Hand.  Well another Christmas Season has come and another painting arrived in my mailbox.  Lively brushstrokes, unexpected color combinations and just a hint of shimmer all equal a slow moment of joy for me.  Thank you Sue. Very early on Sue taught me that you can make people feel a certain way with your art.  In sixth grade I remember seeing the pure joy in my Mom’s face when I presented a lifelike portrait I had created with colored pencils.  Today I speak with […]