In November Katie Martin, the super stylish gal behind Eco Beautiful Weddings Magazine asked me to create a collection inspired by cotton. Her directions were simple; make it Eco-friendly (of course) and use the colors yellow and blue. I like to surprise people. It is a secret delight for me to shock a bit. We are known for our lavishly hand painted, romantic floral artwork where fussiness reigns and shimmer and sheen are paramount. What many don’t know is that the Momental team is filled with young women bearing varied talents and differing aesthetics. Steph and I worked on this cotton collection together – a true collaboration of two artists with very different sensibilities. Steph, the young, modern voice brought an editing eye to the project while my painterly style gave the pieces a certain Momental quality. Mom stitched her heart out and the rest is history.
Papers were in mustard and three shades of rich blue. A pretty pocket was crafted of reclaimed book pages. The book, a how to wreath making tutorial, provided lovely images of botanical elements to compliment our set perfectly. White thread was loosley tied as binding for the all inclusive Field Guide.
Various stiches appear throughout the collection. These mingled with freehand watercolor brushstrokes lend a certain casual spirt overall. The pieces are mindfully edited to boast the perfect balance of stitch and stroke. My pencil sketch of the cotton branch was painted in white and watery shades of amber.
We were honored to create this collection and are so thankful to Katie for inviting us to join in Eco-Beautiful’s Anniversary issue! Want to read the full story on the cotton collection?