London Calling

Nothing celebrates America’s freedom like England! Right? No? I will admit, strange time to discuss Jolly Old London Town but let’s just roll with it. Travel is really big right now, everyone wants to be where they are not. {including me!} I wanted to embrace that sentiment with some international prints. The project is currently in the works but I am showing a sneak peek today… Happy 4th everyone!

{side note: Swiss Cottage Designs is actually named after the neighborhood in London, Swiss Cottage. I lived there after college and it, and that crazy apartment I lived in, hold a special place in my heart.}

Garden Shower

These lovely invites were done for an upcoming bridal shower being held in a backyard garden. The brides colors are yellow and gray {one of my favorite color combinations!} The flower bunch is hand illustrated in the brides colors. My favorite part is the little detail on the back of the thank you “c {heart} b” and the matching flowers on the envelope. It’s all in the details folks.

From the sketchbook…

One of the most exciting projects I have going on right now is a children’s book I am illustrating. I am collaborating with a ridiculously talented author who I was put in touch with through a friend. I love bringing his words to life. It’s so fun to create a fictional environment out of your imagination. Once the illustrations are complete the book will be turned into a mobile application that you can buy for your iphones and ipads- very cool. Here are a few early glances…

and my messy paint tray… some of that paint is from Senior year in college. May be time for a clean up.

Illustrations & Patterns

One of my favorite things to do is draw. I can not remember a time where I wasn’t drawing or creating something (sorry for cutting up all those family pictures Mom) So needless to say doing this for a living is pretty good. I was fortunate enough to be asked by a very cool clothing company to help illustrate for their Fall 2010 line. We did some boyish images as well as some really cute girly ones. We also developed new patterns based on elements found in nature (wood grain and pebbles) Check them out!