Artful Admirations – Betsy Dunlap Calligraphy

Every once in a while I connect with an artist’s creation.  Whether it be a specific placement of a brushstroke or a mindful way a line is drawn – the smallest detail can spark a huge response.  Discovering Betsy Dunlap‘s artful calligraphy style elicited such a response. I was instantly captivated by the energy in […]


An Artful Photoshoot – Painted Revelry

Next week’s photoshoot is coming quick!  I am so excited to be working with a fabulous team.  Daniel, our photographer, Dorian and Eloise, our floral designers and Cathy, our Cake designer are ready to go and I simply cannot wait to see everything come together! Next Tuesday we will collaborate on two shoots.  Read more […]


A Wild Week of Contrasts: Engage!09: The Encore Recap II

While on vacation or any experience outside of the studio my husband always asks “why must you be painting and drawing all the time, just take a break!”    The truth is painting and sketching is how I experience my world.  Much like taking a hike or tasting new food, painting for me is a way […]


A Wild Week of Contrasts: Engage!09: The Encore Recap I

This was my third time attending one of the fabulous Engage events visioned and designed by the super smart and kind Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce.  I am a BIG fan on these two gals, to say the least.  Razor sharp insight into the wedding industry, down to earth personalities and a passion like none […]


A Wild Week of Contrast: From Vegas to Zion and back!

Today is my first day back in the studio from a whirlwind 8 days out west.  As most of you know the hubby and I are big travelers.  One of our most beloved places on earth (besides home) is Utah, namely Zion National Park.  When I heard of the location for Engage 09!: The Encore […]


Inspirations – The Polka Dot Wedding

Lately I have been quite inspired by dots.  Many of my wedding invitation designs feature a subtle painted dot here or there but recently I have been fascinated with an elegant and innovative use of the dot concept.  Recently I created an invitation ensemble for Loan that featured nearly 150 dots per invitation completely hand-painted […]


Artful Admirations – Jane Wilson-Marquis Hand-Painted Wedding Gowns

While chatting with a fellow stationery designer on Twitter I discovered the stunning work of Jane Wilson-Marquis.  Her hand-painted collection immediately drew me in, I wanted to see more.    Jane’ s inspiration “derives from Greco-Roman, Medieval and the Arts and Crafts periods.  Her clothes create a romantic vision and wrap the wearer in sculptured swatches […]


An Artful Photoshoot – Watercolor Harvest

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” – Linus Pauling And so it seems I am constantly thinking of new ideas and “getting myself into trouble” as my Mom likes to say.  After several weeks of creating pieces for various collaborations with some of the finest vendors in […]


A Peek into the Studio – Exciting stuff!

It has been a whirlwind of projects and deadlines at the studio lately.  Last week while the girls poured over Dina’s complex yet ultimately whimsical invitation set, I created last minute details for her fabulous party and a hush-hush snowflake ensemble for an upcoming magazine shoot! Shannon’s accessories were a favorite with her vibrant coral […]


Renewal Inspirations – The Save the Dates are in!

When it came time to create the save the dates for our renewal celebration, there was no doubt in my mind – they had to be letterpressed.  A quick sketch of Zion Canyon at the River Walk Trailhead was the subject matter of choice.  A favorite song lyric from the Indigo Girls graces the cover. […]

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