Monday, April 27, 2015

WEEKEND SCENES : WINTER PARK


















What a crazy month this has been.  I have had a slew of projects, both illustration and photography, that have kept me extremely busy lately (like head spinning, can't keep up with my inbox busy).  It's been great though and I will get to sleep one day. ha.  People always ask me what I like better, painting or photography, it's a question that's nearly impossible for me to answer.  Especially in busy times like the Spring when I have so much wedding related work, I feel having both honestly keeps me more sane.  Almost like they are still creative outlets and not my full time job since I get to switch it up.

I'm definitely ending April on a high note with the weekend that just passed.  I went out of town Thursday to photograph a wedding in Winter Park on Friday (Orlando, Florida).  I had been in communication with the bride for over a year so it was so much fun to finally see all the planning come together and celebrate with them. I also created their invitations and stationery (which I will share here soon).  My mom came with me so of course we did a bit of shopping upon our arrival.  We stayed at the Park Plaza Hotel and it was amazing.  The perfect location to walk and explore all the surrounding cuteness.  Before heading home on Saturday we went to the farmers market and breakfast, where most of the above photos are from.  We also got to pop in to the West Elm by Mall at Millenia to see my prints there!

I came home to a beach day with family for Hunters birthday.  We watched the sunset and went to one of our favorite spots for dinner and drinks.

Now to hop in to Monday and paint away!

XO

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HAPPY EARTH DAY


"I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world" 

Our planet is such a beautiful, precious gift.

Happy Earth Day! 

XO

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NEW IN THE SHOP!



I've got some new prints up the shop.  Four new quotes in black and white calligraphy and these feathers in two different sizes. 

Click here to shop now 

XO 

Monday, April 13, 2015

WEEKEND NOTES




Some favorite things that started coming together this past week / weekend.  
Excited to introduce some new simple calligraphy prints to the shop this week. I ordered some samples of recent client projects to shoot, lots of pretty greenery lately.  Spring has definitely arrived and influenced my mood, as I've been using these soft muted colors a lot and painting dainty florals. 

We had a weekend filled with family and good food, our nephew and my sister both had birthdays that were celebrated. We ate dinner at our favorite restaurants, did a bit of shopping, and somehow I managed to still paint in between. 

XO

Friday, April 10, 2015

HAPPY FRIDAY + SOME LINKS


Happy Friday! 
I'm thankful this week is over as it was a little rough, but always sad to see how fast a week just flies by these days.  How do we make time slow down? 

Here are a few things I enjoyed this week from around the web: 

* An important topic on Design Sponge about fears, things that scare me
*An article on Garance Dore, turning dream jobs into reality
*This perfect bathroom makeover  with brass details
*This incredible, eclectic home tour on Apartment Therapy
*These mules are too die for, preferably the pink or the dot pattern
*Holyyy key lime pie on a stick, these look even better than the ones in Key West ;)

Enjoy your weekend.  XO 


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

REAL WEDDING : THE GUNN'S ROMANTIC OLD FLORIDA AFFAIR








Working on a local wedding often means for a friend or that my friends will in some way be involved in the creative process.  In the case of Jen & Alan's beautiful wedding, it was both.  Jen and I went to the same high school.  Several of her bridesmaid are close mutual friends and my best, Camilyn Beth made the gorgeous bridesmaids dresses! The dreamy photography is by Michelle March .  I created several hand painted and lettered elements for their day including the wooden welcome sign, cocktail signs, and drink dispensers.  Phillippi Creek served as the perfect backdrop, it's one of my favorite venues here as it just feels so old Florida to me.  Hanging moss, a long wooden dock, and the most gorgeous rooms for getting ready complete with pastels and floral wallpaper.  There's also a room with a turquoise ceiling! The colors of these pictures are just so soft and dreamy. 

XO

Thursday, April 2, 2015

PAINTING DAYS





I had to take some updated head shots recently for an upcoming project.  I love these few "behind the scenes" photos my friend Jess snapped of me.  Getting your photo taken is pretty weird.  Well at least for me since I'm usually the one taking.  As I tried to get a "serious" head shot, we couldn't stop laughing (mainly at my awkwardness and inability to smile without feeling cheesy lol).  So when given a prop, like my paints, things went a little smoother, haha! 

Anyways, I thought I would share as the paintings featured are a few new things I'm pretty excited about.  The colorful poppies (on the floor in the second photo) are now available as an 8 x 10 print here.  The feathers I have been working on this week and am really pleased with the outcome, you can see a better shot on my instagram.  

XO

necklace: madewell / bracelet: bourbon & bowties / rings: misc, some from H&M

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

RECENT WORK : RED & WHITE FARM INSPIRED



I loved revisiting this suite to customize it for a recent client.  Lately, I've been doing a lot of watercolor work on white paper but it's so fun to switch it up sometimes.  I love a good, bright background with white lettering! 

This is available for customization in the shop. 

XO 

Monday, March 30, 2015

WEEKEND NOTES : BEACH DAYS









Spring has turned out to be quite lovely so far here in Florida.  We enjoyed a beautiful weekend mostly outside with good friends, cocktails, and our local seafood festival.  
XO