So psyched to be part of Pinecone + Chickadee's 3rd annual Matryoshka Doll Art Show! Each artist was supplied with a set of wooden nesting dolls to decorate however they chose:
I've been fairly obsessed with mid-century modern design for some time now and wanted to illustrate something with an atomic/retro feel. I thought designing a team of astronauts would be super fun - and making them a bunch of happy cats was just the next logical step.
If you're local, stop by Pinecone + Chickadee at 6 Free Street in Portland, Maine during the month of October to check out the show!
Yesterday I helped out my boyfriend Kyle in his booth at Picnic Music + Arts Festival in Portland, Maine - where he's sold beautiful terrariums & container gardens for the past three summers under Moran's Terrariums!
I was very glad to have a chance to revamp his logo & sign before the event as the original one was my first logo ever (and obviously so). This time I did some hand-lettering and made a more polished outline - and we went with a simple black & white palette to keep it versatile:
We used the new branding for his business cards, tags and D.I.Y. Kits:
So proud of Kyle for all of his hard work building this business and crafting such beautiful things every year. And many thanks to everyone who stopped by
our tent yesterday!
Super excited to share a poster I designed for my favorite local radio station, WYAR Heritage Radio! They're located a couple towns over in Yarmouth, Maine and play a wide range of music from the first half of the 20th century. I chose to focus on the late 40s - early 60s for this illustration with a mid-century modern color palette and composition, taking inspiration from some 1950s jazz album covers:
It was super fun to work on & I also ended up making a quick pattern with all of the radios:
For any locals who haven't heard of Heritage Radio, I highly suggest checking it out!!
I am so excited to finally be able to share this poster I designed for Greenpeace about the Alexander Archipelago Wolf in the Tongass National Forest!
Accompanying key identifying each of the species illustrated:
Before we started talking about this project, I wasn't very familiar with the Tongass Forest and its intricate ecosystem. Located in Southeast Alaska, it is the largest national forest in the United States at 17 million acres. The objective of this poster was to illustrate the ecosystem of the forest with a focus on the Alexander Archipelago Wolf which Greenpeace has petitioned to protect under the Endangered Species Act.
For anyone interested in learning more about the Tongass and the environmental debate surrounding it, here are some great resources:
This week I finished part 1 of my most recent project, "Support Your Local Farmer." I had been brainstorming and sketching ideas for this poster all summer and really enjoyed checking out all of the awesome local farm stands and farmers' markets for inspiration. Having fresh vegetables and flowers in my apartment every week is definitely something I could get used to.
Coming soon to my Etsy shop will be part 2 of this project, 6 newly-formatted card designs and eventually a few hand sewn projects for the holidays. I've also been working on a poster design which I'm pretty psyched to finish & share soon:
Many thanks to everyone for supporting my work this past year through your enthusiasm, commissions and Etsy orders - I still kind of can't believe that my job description includes watching Arrested Development and painting in my studio all day. Thank you.