Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice

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 […]

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 […]

The story of this project started three years ago…which seems to me like forever ago.  I decided to orchestrate my very first inspiration shoot.  A carefully chosen team and venue later, we were in full swing carefully crafting the artful table you may have seen on the What Junebug Loves blog yesterday.    There are a few reasons why I’ve waited this long to share the shoot, the only important one being I wanted this project to have a perfect home.  It finally does. Three years ago, art and watercolor textures were just beginning to become wedding decor detail.  In 2009, […]

With summer in full bloom (pun intended), I’ve been painting the weekends away.  Whether I pluck the freshest from my Mom’s garden or find some pretties at the local market, there has been no shortage of flora for me to capture.  Last weekend I found the most gorgeous creamy, blushy Lisianthus.  Rich, violet snapdragons were nearby and went home with me as well! I decided to work in a circle this time around to accentuate the graceful lines of the Lisianthus and Snapdragon stems… I’m still obsessed with my nearly noen pink watercolor and seem to be adding it to […]

I paint everyday.  Mostly for couples, to tell their beautiful love  stories. This pattern tells my story.  At a shoot in Baltimore for Eco Beautiful Magazine, I fell in love with a bouquet on site.  The team found me hovering over the darn thing between sessions sketching feverishly.  The bouquet went home with me as a parting gift and within the next 24 hours this watercolor evolved.  It is now a full scale pattern and making it’s way into some newness at the studio that has me tingling. Neon brights mingled with golden tones…a bit of pen and ink and […]