December 23, 2009

Artsy Personality

Sarah Faulkner is a painter and wood and metal worker. Her work captures the bright whimsey of America's South. Take a moment to draw inspiration from her work.

Pantone Wedding

For the designer who already has everything else!
Pantone Weddings by The Dessy Group

Home to You

 Today I am featuring the Peasall Sisters Home to You album, not just because of the enchanting harmonies these girls bring to the old fashion tunes, but because of the folksy album art. The design was created by Brezinka Design Co. The faded photos, hand lettered type and old timey color palate fit the Peasall's music genre perfectly. As I perused Brazinka's site I was impressed with the hand lettering and was taken with his illustrations. Check out the site, blog, and the Peasall Sisters Home to You CD to see more of this lovely work.

December 22, 2009

Artsy Personality

Marcy Gaudin- Bourgeois of Eclectic Orchid
Marcy assembles beautiful accessories from fabric and jewelry.

Must See

The Craft and Folk Art Museum in California is a great place to visit for new inspiration and a glimpse of world crafts. Check the hours before you go! I was unfortunate enough to find myself outside the 5814 Wilshire Boulevard shop on a Monday... they were closed. The building fits right in with the shops crafty vibe, and wide store front windows allow passers by a peek inside. Hours: Monday: Closed; Tuesday through Friday: 11 am - 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Make One

Over the past year I have been working on bottle cap magnet collages. I first saw this idea in a cute boutique where bottle caps were used as frames for photos from magazines. I wanted to take it a step further by creating decorative collages using paper, jewelry, buttons, etc. The composition is placed in a bottle cap and the cavity is filled with clear resin.

This set was created for a friend whose kitchen is teal with red accents.

As the resin hardened on this Canine set, the paper became blotchy. For the most part I don't like the look, but on the bulldog piece the type showing through on the reverse side adds another element of interest.

December 13, 2009

Wedding Invitation

This semester's final project is a synthesis of graphic design and hand stitching. I chose to create wedding stationery (invites, reply cards, etc.) These hand created pieces would be fabulous for the crafty couple wanting to communicate their personality to each guest.

December 9, 2009


Working through ideas for a floral design that can be stitched on.

Invitation Research

For my final project I am interested in creating stationery that incorporates both graphic design and hand done elements. So many have done it well. Below are just a few.

1) Fields | Elum 2) Thrive | Bella Figura 3) Clover | Moontree Letterpress 4) Greenwich Letterpress 5) Roseberry | Dauphine Press

December 1, 2009

Installation Up!

The final steps were taken today to complete the installation. The following photos recount the process.

So many thanks to Chris for helping me make my sketches a reality. Thank you Chris!

Applying vinyl

To my delight, the vinyl didn't give us any trouble about sticking to the textured tile surface.

The project was designed to be viewed from a specific location. The type will align correctly if you step on my feet indicators. However, you may need to shuffle forward or back if you are especially short or tall :) Come by the Sargent Art Building at BJU to check out the installation and the Mid-Year Exhibition!