Spring Equinox Inspiration

I came across these images recently of a flower shop in France and I fell in love immediately. (They are screenshots from a commercial that I don't have a source to, so if anyone can provide that, I'd be most grateful!) Don't they just seep with Romance and imagination and dreamy atmosphere?? I can't stop staring at them and I'm transported to a perfect environment for the spring season. I think I'd be content to go here to just sit and sketch for a while while taking in the sunshine. What a dream! Do you have any far away spaces that you find yourself traveling to in your mind? I'd love to hear about them!

Inspiration for a Moody Monday

Winter Blues are in full force around here lately with cold winter weather, a battle against a bodily cold and a tiring of the hibernation mode. I've been needing some escape, and the other day I happened to see the images that I'd been pinning lined up together on Pinterest- they seemed to fit perfectly, so I thought I'd create a small grid here to show you what's been catching my eye. Perhaps I'll just get lost in these images to escape the humdrum... 

1. Nicole Franzen
2. Cashemere & Plaid
3. Style Lovely
4. Local Milk

Florals for (Tuesday): Moody Roses

found via pinterest


An excerpt and some good words from an interview with Joy Williams on her new album:

Do you feel that you have come home with VENUS? Home seems to be a touchstone for you. Can you talk about the concept of home for you? 

Being known. Being seen. Belonging. That can happen everywhere. I'm learning it has to start with me. What's the old phrase? "Know thyself." Not being afraid to let my edges out has been a major part of being seen. Of being myself. Charlie Peacock said something in studio that really spoke to me. He said, "Don't try harder. Try less."

Etsy Update: The Language of Flowers

goldenrod and lilac

In case you missed it on my Instagram, I just added a few 5x7 and 8x10 prints to the shop! These are two of them but so far there are a total of 4 different flowers. The series I've been working on is based on the Victorian tradition that every flower has a meaning. In that era, flowers were often chosen very carefully when given to others. I think there's something so very beautiful about that idea- it becomes more than a thoughtful gift of flowers and turns into something extremely specific and meaningful! I'll hopefully be making more as time goes on but to start I've focused on these four:

Lilac- meaning "joy of youth"
Goldenrod- meaning "encouragement"
Lavender- meaning "devotion"
Morning Glory- meaning "affection"

Send them to someone special or keep them as a reminder to yourself, but I hope that these bring some sort of heartfelt message to those that receive them. I'm also developing some other flower themed products from these same paintings which will be added to the shop in the coming weeks. 

Now onto more designing for me before a busy weekend of 1 year old birthday and wedding celebrations! What does your weekend entail? 

p.s. did you notice the slight change in my site logo? I'd love feedback on it!