Wednesday, October 1, 2014

HELLO OCTOBER : INSPIRATION



Welcoming October with open arms, it's definitely my favorite month.  The weather cools down and the hustle of the holidays is near.  It it a good transition month and promises of much excitement ahead! I love fall color palettes and entertaining, it's a time to get a little more rustic and dark.  The first photo of the bedroom is my main inspiration for this season, I'm obsessed with that rusty color.  You should probably click the link and view that entire home tour (via because I'm addicted).  It's just beyond.  

Happy October!  I think I will finally allow myself to partake in pumpkin spice today! 
xox 

Monday, September 15, 2014

STUDIO SNAPS : WATERCOLORS IN PROGRESS







I've been painting flowers and wreaths like crazy for the past couple weeks.  I've also enjoyed using just black / grey to create some greyscale florals.  My hope is that most of these will turn into new prints, cards, and other fun paper products…trying to get stocked for the upcoming holidays!  I can't wait to have some new things to offer in my shop soon.  xo  

Friday, September 12, 2014

OFFICE REMIX : THE INSPIRATION






images: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

I've been on a mission lately to get my office in shape for the busy months ahead.  Throughout the year I have arranged and re-arranged (using what I've had for a long time) to find that it just hasn't been quite right.  You see, a big issue is my battle between keeping everything organized and visually pleasing versus functionality (aka having my supplies out at all times so I can quickly and easily stop and start projects).  I decided to take the time to evaluate my process, the things I'm using everyday, and what set up will work best and keep me inspired for the long run. 

A few things I've considered are that I need three main areas in my office.  I need my messy table where I paint, my desk with my computer where I do my e-mailing, editing photos, etc) and a clean table I can use for packaging client projects and photographing my products.  Also, I've decided what bothers me most is seeing lose papers everywhere (and there are a ton of them between paintings, scans for clients, actual business paperwork, etc).  I decided to get a few filing cabinets like the above simple white one from Ikea.  These have helped sort my papers and I labeled each drawer with things like "artwork originals", "client artwork / scans", "to be scanned", etc.  This has helped tremendously in cleaning up the place!  Just a small step into it's complete makeover but I'm excited about the way things are turning out.  I took some (scary) before pictures so I hope to share both once I'm finished.  The above spaces are a few that inspire me greatly.  The fresh white walls, inspiration boards, and fun lights and accessories…love. 

Any tips on how you stay organized and productive while maintaining a space that is aesthetically pleasing?  Any resources for your favorite office supplies and furniture? 

And also, happy friday! xx 

Friday, September 5, 2014

HELLO SEPTEMBER + AUGUST ROUNDUP



I'm a little late on welcoming September this week (with open arms might I add).  I had a great summer that flew by so fast.  I've been so busy working on client and personal projects over the past couple months.  Above are some of my recent favorites!  I have a couple exciting collabs in the works and am working on some products for the holidays!  I know this fall is going to bring great things (and lots of pumpkin spice).  I'm looking forward to cooler temperatures but first taking this month to get organized before the craziness hits.  I always feel like once October comes it just flies by, as there is always so much to do over the holidays.  Trying to make my days last as long as possible and savor each month. I've been a little quite over here lately, but I always post some sneak peeks on Instagram (@shannonkirsten) in case you're interested in keeping up!  

xox

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A PALM SPRINGS DESERT INSPIRED SUITE







This was such a fun invitation suite to create with my client who is having a destination wedding in Palm Springs.  Cactus and bright flowers!? I mean… 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NEW PRINTS IN THE SHOP






Excited to post a few new prints to my shop this week! 
You can find these here along with some other past favorites.  
xox

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TUSCAN INSPIRED WEDDING // FEAT. ON RUFFLED BLOG







This Tuscan inspired shoot was recently featured on Ruffled Blog (and the photo of the couple with the horse is the current cover of Weddings Illustrated magazine!)

Big thanks to Starfish Studios and Unearthed Vintage for including me in this beauty of a shoot! 

xox 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

SNAPSHOTS FROM NEW YORK
















A few photos from my AMAZING trip to NYC last month.  It's always a great feeling to be in the city.  I had so much fun catching up with friends, shopping, eating, and exploring a bit on my own.  

I posted even more on my photography blog

xox