Winter is here! How fitting that on this first day of the new season we have gotten our first real snow here in Providence, and that I have these illustrations to share with you. SO Rhode Island asked me to create 4 half-page illustrations for a winter story. I am seriously filling up my portfolio with the color blue; it is my favorite, especially in minty hues.
A couple months ago I was approached to create a set of custom illustrated wine labels for a world-traveling couple's wedding reception. One of the aspects of illustration that I absolutely love is being challenged will all sorts of different projects; experimenting with new materials and formats is so exciting and rewarding!
The client was looking for wine labels based on each city they had traveled to as a couple to use as table markers for their reception. They were really a dream to work with, and the process moved smoothly along from mockup to final designs. I created a simple but elegant drawing for each label, then pulled from my fabric collection to reference designs and colors reminiscent of each city.
I think these add a great heartfelt touch to a celebration, and I am so glad that I had the chance to work on this project.
"we need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly" susan taylor
Here's to taking time to breathe sweet air and spend time with amazing friends! I'm remembering the necessity of refueling and knowing that I am part of something bigger than just me. I must remind myself that as much as I love my work, rest is vital.
So I'm taking time to just "be", and trying to tie the loose ends of some straggling projects. Saying goodbye, learning new... happy days.
(I've been posting pages from a journal page series from last fall- don't worry, I'm not falling apart!)