A little dose of inspiration.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

 It's been awhile since I shared my pin-spirations with all of you but I've been finding some really great stuff on Pinterest lately and if you follow me you can tell that I've been on a frenzy! I love finding fun projects that I can work on in my spare time and since I'm coming to the end of my commissioned projects it's nice to have tons of different options for new endeavors. Here's whats been inspiring me lately!

Crochet and Knit // These  Sunflower Ornaments via The Purl Bee  would be so adorable on the Christmas tree or made into garland. I'm a little behind this year but I can always work on it now and have it ready for next year's festivities.
This scallop knit hat is so adorable. I haven't tried my hand at knitting scallops but it doesn't look terribly difficult and it makes for a lovely effect.
I am so in love with the idea of using clogs as needle and hook storage, I defiantly want to do this in my office!
This  bobble sheep pillow would be so adorable to make for the littles play room. Marli is so fond of sheep, this is a must do at some point!

Design Inspiration // I've been looking to floral layouts a lot lately as inspiration for my watercolor paintings. I love seeing different colors and textures paired together and it also gives me a nice reference for different styles of florals and arrangements.
I am hell bent on learning calligraphy in the next year, put that on my resolutions list!  I'm planning on taking a I Still Love Calligraphy course in the near future and I'll probably post some of my progress for those who are interested.

Product Photography // Currently I am loving the idea of incorporating paper flowers into photographs of my prints in the shop. I'm about to revamp the shop since I moved to Storenvy and I have been trying to come up with unique ways to show off my work.
I love this unique take on product photography as well, using a flower or other natural elements to create an image that really pops to the buyer. Plus, that flower is gorgeous!

What's been inspiring you lately? I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday Wants // Blythe Dolls.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Well, a new obsession has begun in the hive. What are Marli and I head over heels for? Blythe dolls of course! I have been in love with Blythe for a long time, but sort of forgot how wonderfully adorable they are until a couple of days ago. Marli and I have been searching the web for cute little Blythes and making our wish lists much to my husbands dismay. Unfortunately being a Blythe junky is quite an expensive hobby and I've been thinking of ways to justify the price of these dolls with the old man. Until Marli and I get our hands on one of these cuties we will just have to admire them from afar. I've made a Pinterest board full of cute little ladies (yes, it's come to that.) and Marli loves scrolling through it and pointing out what she wants for her doll when she gets one. Here are some of our favorite ones!
Maybe I'm a weirdo but my desire to have one of these dolls is so strong! Look at their sweet faces and creepy eyes! I discovered that there is a whole new level to little Blythe, customized dolls. People go bananas making their dolls super special with makeup, freckles, expensive hair, the works! Some of the dolls go for upwards of a grand! It's insane! For now I'll stick to a beginners Blythe and see where that takes me.

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Merry and Bright!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

It's December, can you believe it? I love this time of year, the holidays are so much fun! This year I painted some very cute winter themed cards for my store. They turned out really well and they are for sale in my new shop on Storenvy Honeycomb&Company. If you shop now you can get 20% off of your purchase with discount code MERRY. These cards are great to send to family and friends, they are blank on the inside and every one comes with an envelope. There are also a few prints listed in the shop and I'm working hard on listing some knitwear as well. It's going to be a busy month for me!

If you like these cards I also created little gift tags with the designs and they are available for a free download here.* They are pdf files and you can save and print them out for all of your holiday wrapping needs! If you use these gift tags instagram a photo with the hash tag #honeycombco so I can check it out! I hope you guys enjoy these little cuties!
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

* tags are not to be sold or used for profit.
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