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 […]

Utterly Engaged launched their Anniversary issue last week and earlier this week I took some time to share a special project we contributed to their “Sew in Love” shoot.  Today I want to give a behind the scenes peek at the Paper Painted Blooms created for the issue!  Heavy watercolor papers, thick shimmering inks in sherbet shades and glistening vintage broaches all played a part. A peek at the inspiration shots sent over to get my creative juices flowing. Each bloom was crafted from a variety of papers.  Thick watercolor sheet were torn into strips and then painted with our […]

It has been a dream of mine to have our work included in the innovative force that is the online magazine Utterly Engaged.  Artistic content and creative minds are at the core of this marvel which is only a slight 1 year old.  12 Issue later and Utterly Engaged has marked its place in so many hearts and minds as the trailblazer in new wedding media.  Impeccable content is delivered to brides and industry obsessed alike on a monthly basis, keeping us all brimming with ideas and better for it.  When I received an email from Lucia and then a […]