Posts Categorized: Art

Art + DIY + Projects / Monday, 2 Apr 2018

DIY Sticky Note Mural

DIY Sticky Note MuralWe played around with sticky notes years ago (6 years ago to be exact!), but we revisited the medium in a new and more refined way. The idea of cheap, recyclable, yet impactful decor really resonates with us (remember our paper chain wall hanging!). I’m constantly wanting to change things up with my home decor, and this makes it easy! This DIY Sticky Note Mural was inspired by traditional quilt patterns. There are so many quilt pattern variations from classic to modern. A basic geometric pattern in a fun palette is the perfect use for sticky notes! Also, who knew that sticky notes come in the most beautiful colors? This project is a great way to fill an empty wall with plenty of color and pattern without spending a ton a money. In fact, this project will cost you less than $5!

Time to whip out Grandma’s quilts for a little inspiration!

DIY Sticky Note Mural

Get the pattern for our DIY Sticky note Mural so you can make your own!

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Art + Artist Feature + Life / Thursday, 28 Sep 2017

Artist Interview: Kelsey Garrity Riley

Artist Interview
We were lucky enough to have Kelsey Garitty Riley as our September Artist Interview! She was also our book club artist for “The Glass Castle”, and we absolutely love what she came up with! If you haven’t seen it, make sure to check out the printable here. That being said, Kelsey grew up in Germany and Belgium before moving to the US to pursue her art career. She studied at the Savannah College of Art and Design and now resides in New York. We’ve taken a peek inside her studio and asked her a few questions to better understand her process and thoughts as an illustrator. We hope you enjoy this behind the scenes look into her creative wonderland!
Kelsey Garrity-RileyRead the full interview here!

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Art + Life + Projects / Friday, 3 Mar 2017

Can you name 5 women artists?

March is National Women’s History month and to celebrate the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) has launched their #5WomenArtists campaign. Every day they’ll feature 5 women artists while encouraging us to post our own photos. As you might imagine, I LOVE THIS CHALLENGE! I love it so much that I’m going to join in every day by posting a picture of some of my favorite women artists. Feel free to join in too! Read on →

Art + Life + Projects / Thursday, 1 Dec 2016

Dove Mural: What are you waiting for?

Lars mural with DOVE Lars mural with DOVE

Can we all agree that chocolate is the universal love language? It is the standby gift for Valentine’s Day, your mid-afternoon pick-me-up, the expected apology gift, the way to soothe a broken heart, etc. Sometimes it’s the only proper way to end the day! The way to my heart is chocolate, and my husband will attest to this. I am a firm believer that we all deserve to indulge a little in life. Life is too short to not enjoy every moment, and lots of those moments should include chocolate!

I’m sure most of you are familiar with DOVE® Chocolate. It is a delight. In addition to delicious chocolate, DOVE understands the importance of living a full life. I am still so surprised at how often women feel like they cannot or should not accomplish their dreams or fulfill their aspirations. I love DOVE’s mission of encouraging women to make their hopes and dreams a top priority in addition to their responsibilities because I believe it brings a fulfilling life to you and to those around you. That’s why I was thrilled to partner with DOVE’s #ChoosePleasure campaign, where they encourage you not to just make the choice, but to get up and DO something about it!

One of the ways their company illustrates this campaign is through their PROMISES. The PROMISES are those delectable little chocolates with the inspirational phrase written on the inside of the wrapper. We were so thrilled to be given the opportunity to come up with an art piece for one of DOVE’s PROMISES. The one we chose is (drumroll…): What are you waiting for?

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Art + Design / Thursday, 14 Jul 2016

5 Floral coloring books

Pretty coloring book round up

The longer the coloring book craze continues, the prettier the coloring books get! I have found a few floral stunners that I’d love to share with you today! Of course, I couldn’t help but throw in our own ;). They’d be perfect for some summer traveling down time. Enjoy!

Birdtopia by Daisy Fletcher
Flowers Coloring Book by Brittany Jepsen (hey! that’s me!)
Wildflowers by Lisa Congdon (and Flora & Fauna too!)
Floribunda by Leila Duly

Photo by Anna Killian