I have the best boss who took my whole team to 3 Fish Studios for a work retreat! We spent all day carving out our drawings and learning how to make these print reliefs. Literally all I ever want to do is spend all day with a bunch of lovely people (in an amazing space, like Eric and Annie’s!) and work on art work together. It was the coolest!
I knew I needed something a bit more graphic for carving, and decided on carving this doodle of a pink haired lady I had drawn a while ago. Here’s a few versions:
This was so fun and I really like the idea of incorporating this technique in future projects. After refining this pink lady a bit, it inspired me to work on some of my other pink lady doodles. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s to come!
I’ve been living in my current house for about three years, which means it’s taken me three years to start decorating, nesting, and what not. I guess I didn’t think we’d be in this house so long, or because I had renter-paranoia and didn’t want to invest in painting or putting up shelves. But like I said, three years. It’s time.
This house is too big to take on all at once, so I’ve been decorating one corner at a time. I wanted to share my first corner that I’ve been working on: The corner of my bedroom.
I’ve been making a small succulent garden in the corners of my kitchen nook. It’s been so fun finding homes for all my plants and adding details to the space. I’m especially interested in using different kinds of ceramics as planters. I’ve already thrifted a few (soo happy!) but I’m so tempted to just buy some of these handmade beauties.
I worked on a little something for a good friend of mine. She’s the maid of honor in an upcoming wedding and wanted to give a personal piece to the bride-to-be. I only had about a day to work on this, so I kinda gave myself creative-reign! It may not have been exactly what she was asking for, but hey, if it’s free and I have a super quick deadline, I’m pretty sure that means I get to do whatever I want, right?
And I really like it!
This is the original bouquet pattern I made. I think it would make super sweet gift wrap or something.
I’ve been really enjoying my new job. Not only is it just a wonderful work environment, but it’s also allowed me to learn so much about wholesale and product-based branding. I feel very right-time/right-place, right now.
Here’s a few snaps of what’s been going on here:
Roos and I finally took the plunge and bought a fancy epson printer! I love it! I can’t wait to stock-up on beautiful printing paper. // I got my flower crown pug and teacups screen printed by the amazing ALL GOLD // My job is the best!! Thank you ZELMA ROSE for packaging my cross-stitch heart necklace SO beautifully (and thank you Kehau for the dreamy-lit photo!) // I played with a lot of crystal/geode pattern ideas. I’m sure we’ll see more of these… // I’m embroidering beautiful sounding words onto watercolor paper. Super excited about this, but it’s pretty slow. This is a snippet of the word “Susurrus” // A tiny fair I did at the end of March. Looking at my fellow crafty girls, GREEN HORSE CRAFT and FIBER FLORIST, I need to step up my table decoration! // Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
I just finished putting up the new Spring window for Story! I revamped my flower curtains and added pops up fresh color. It was really important to me to be able to see this installation inside and outside through the window. So excited!
You guys I finally did it! I was experimenting with this idea a while ago. It evolved from floating puppy heads to potato-bodied pugs. They’re like adorable monsters. And what’s better than an adorable little monster wearing a flower crown?