I can't believe Easter has come and gone, and Mother's Day is already around the corner. As usual, I have so many new things & so much inspiration to share in this month's journal. Thank you for being here and being interested in my art.
BEHIND THE SCENES
My upcoming wallpaper collection has kept me pretty busy over here. I'm finishing up some of the final details with everything (mostly just tech glitches & edits at this point) and should finally have it available in the June journal email (!!!). I tested both the peel + stick and standard wallpaper in my home this month (see here) and am excited for you to see all 20ish designs.
I also just got in the first sample copy of a new ABC book I illustrated for kids. It rhymes and is filled with whimsical scenes that I hope spark imagination in little ones as they learn their ABCs. So if you're in need of baby shower gifts, keep that and and some new milestone card patterns on your radar (they'll be available later in the summer).
And even though social media is already a lot to keep up with by myself, for some reason I decided to add tiktok to the mix. So if you're there too, feel free to follow along here.
To help everyone keep up with all the May happenings, I've added a ton of new mugs and cards perfect for Mother's Day, graduations, teacher thank you's, weddings, father's day, etc. If you still need a card or gift for the moms in your life, you can explore all the Mother's Day things here. And for all things new, you can see everything added in April here.
Something sort of new and sort of not, these best selling coloring books are now available as digital downloads. Thought it would be fun to make these even more accessible, especially with summer break coming up. Within a few hours of your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF you can print from home. Let me know if you want to see more of these!
RECENT COLLABORATION NEWS
In addition to some new online store happenings, I feel grateful to now be working with the home + dorm company Leigh Deux. I hope you will check them out or share them with anyone you know in need of the chic + colorful dorm decor- I would have loved to have had this back in college!
And, in case you're new or missed this in last month's journal, here's a recap of some other recent collabs: an earring collection with The Tiny Tassel, a scarf collection with Created By, and a tote design for Barrington Gifts. It's always fun to get to collaborate with and share other small US businesses that help me turn my art into something exciting and new.
MAY INSPIRATION BOARD
As I source inspiration for my work, I love discovering and bookmarking fun photos, fabrics, dresses, accessories and more as a reference. Observing the different palettes being used by fashion brands heavily influences my own color choices. I think it's fun to share what's catching my eye so you can get a glimpse of what inspires me. Peruse the collages below to get inspired with me and you can even shop some of my finds here.