Inspired Ink – Edward Hopper

Inspired Ink posts were originally begun on my blog in 2007.  This past summer I began blogging for Weddingbee PRO and decided to share  my Inspired Ink posts with the PRO audience.  As I am sure many of you know Bee Kim, founder of recently gave birth and thus decided to put Weddingbee PRO on ice for a few months.  We all wish Bee some much deservedrest and time with family!

So Inspired Ink has returned here  but for the next few weeks I would like to share my creations until now only seen on Weddingbee PRO!  Enjoy!

As originally posted on Weddingbee PRO:

“Inspired Ink” began as a weekly post on my personal blog last year.  The idea is to take an image that inspired me the previous week and create a custom invitation based on that same image.  One of my favorites from earlier this year was a little number I created after finding what I call “Suspended Orchids” on Karen Tran’s enchanting blog.  I just loved the sparkle and shine she captured as the sunlight trickled through the glass spheres and felt compelled to capture the look on paper!

So each week I plan to continue my “Inspired Ink” tradition as an exclusive-to-Weddingbee PRO post! This week I chose an Edward Hopper painting titled “Le Bistro / The Wine Shop”,  1909.  The mood captured here is what I find most striking; calm and serene.  The Silvery blues, grays and a touch of sienna and scarlet (more visible in person) come together beautifully in this canvas I had the pleasure of viewing in person last week at The Whitney.


Photo Credit

I combined our newest Swoosh and Swirl pattern with hand-painted strokes of white plus tiny red dots in scarlet ink.


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