To Welcome Fall!

 

     Hi there! Seeing as it's the first day of fall, I thought it appropriate to share some of the designs I've conjured up for my fall/winter collection with Vida! I haven't scanned them in yet, so the finished pieces aren't live on their site, but they will be next month, so get excited!

     First off, I wanted to share the tools I used to create my prints + patterns. My parents got me this watercolor set for my birthday (Bailey destroyed my previous set), and it's amazing! The pigments are beautiful, and I love having a second water tube brush. The set comes with a little mixing tray, and sponges for dabbing your brush dry, both of which are essential features. I also used my other brush pen, but filled with ink instead of water. Ink gave my fox print a much more saturated and even color than watercolors or pen would have. My last tool is a trusty Sharpie, useful in so many ways, but especially for dark lines like in my compass print. Now, onto the art!

      When thinking of what I wanted to create for this new season, I thought first of the colors I associate with fall + winter. I thought of burgundy, mustard, olive, rust, + plum. Then, I thought of what I love about clothes for the cooler season, and what prints I like to see on items, and went from there! Vida recently added totes as an option for our designs, and I jumped right on that. The compass print above, and the fox print below are meant for a tote design, which is why they're black and white. Obviously, you can have colored bags, I just know that simple black and white designs are the most neutral for graphics, and ultimately will be worn more because they go with more things. I intend to use the plum floral pattern on a silk blouse, which I think will turn out gorgeous!

     The fox is my favorite graphic, but I'm partial to all things fox, so this probably isn't shocking. This time of year is the easiest to incorporate them into everything, since for some reason they are associated with fall. I will probably end up ordering this tote when it's available, or asking for it for Christmas! I don't typically buy my own designs, but I don't think I'll be able to resist. Thanks for reading, and watch this space for the new designs when they are available next month!

To Open a Shop

 

     Hi guys! Today, I am opening a shop on my site! I've decided to start small, with offering a couple of my hand-drawn illustrations, inspired by my love of the warmer months and all that comes with them. I plan to add more original products as we go along, but I am so excited for these two prints! Above, are the lead photos you'll see in the shop, and below are the detailed images. The prints are small (8x5) and simple in design, using only black ink. It's new for me, to not add color, but I really love the clean look it gives to the prints. 

     As you may have seen on Instagram, I named these two "Can't Touch This" and "Walk This Way", mainly because those two songs are what immediately popped into my head when finishing these prints. I love to add a little cheekiness in what I produce, it keeps life fun. I plan to share updates on the shop here and on IG, so keep an eye out for those, as I have some fun plans for the shop. I can't wait to see where this goes! Thanks for all the support, and have an awesome week!