Thursday, November 26, 2009
I woke up this morning from a genuinely sweet email from Daniela Brum, artist and designer from Brazil. She has featured some of our work on her blog, see here. THANK YOU Daniela!
Her work is so beautiful! Check out her prints and patterns here! Such happy, cheerful designs, which I of course love!!! A few of my favorites...
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." --Marcel Proust
I would like to say thank you to all of Pink Light's clients, artists, friends, and family. This has been a spectacular year and it is because of all of you that this experience has been truly unique and special. I wish you a blissful Thanksgiving with your family and friends.
I encourage us all to give thanks EACH day as we are truly blessed with creativity and the opportunity to work in an industry that is so much FUN!!!!
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
I am so excited to announce that Pink Light is launching a new line named Pink Chandelier! Our Pink Chandelier collections will of course still have fun, vibrant colors, and a happy, whimsical feel. We have simply added a twist of sophistication! The first in our new line is named "Miss Kelly"...after the lovely Grace Kelly, of course. As I'm a bit obsessed with classic films at the moment. Enjoy! (You can double click image to view it larger)
Pink Happy Thought of the day: Be who you are. Always strive for improvement, but love where you are right now. Celebrate yourself. Celebrate life!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I came across these amazing cards designed by Curly Girl Designs, Leigh Standley, when I was visiting Vancouver. She mixes adorable, inspiring, and witty sayings with lovely illustration and collage. Check out her products and designs here.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Jillson & Roberts purchased this fun print from us at Surtex and I was so excited to get this product shot from them today! It's a thrill to create and sell artwork but it's MOST FUN to see how the finished product comes out. Big thanks to Jillson & Roberts! And it's part of their eco collection. Love it!
Esther Loopstra is one of Pink Light's FABULOUS new artists. I had the pleasure of meeting Esther last Thursday and she is incredibly sweet and genuine. Above are a few of the Esther's new designs created for Pink Light. They are available for outright sale or licensing. So cute!
Esther Loopstra is an award winning illustrator and designer who's whimsical work is a reflection of her quirky sense of humor, love of travel, passion for color, hand written type and patterns. She has a BFA in Illustration from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.
Esther's work includes commercial illustration such as advertising and editorial illustrations, surface designs and patterns for products and packaging, children's books and children's products, book covers, posters, c-d covers, t-shirts, invitations, stickers, gift bags, gift wrap and stationary
She has done work for companies such as Frito Lay, Target Corporation, Wal-Mart, American Greetings, Colorado Tourism Office, RBC Dain Rauscher, and Urban Threads. She has illustrated children's books for Picture Window Books and her work has appeared in publications such as The Denver Post, The Rake Magazine, and L'etoile magazine and has received awards from CMYK and 3X3 magazines.
See more of her work at www.estherloopstra.com
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Just came across this amazing magazine, interestingly enough, as I am dreaming of my new office space. It's called Where Women Create. Visit their website here and click here to see a few more spreads (scroll to the bottom). It's so beautiful and inspiring to see the lovely interiors of creative feminine minds....what joy!
I will be able to see my art at Nordstrom for a few more seasons so I will enjoy every bit and remember all the fun I had creating flowers and butterflies and frogs and trees and dinos and scrolls and flowers and snails and trains and polka dots and stripes and.....what fun! What a great place to start! I am so grateful for this experience and all that I learned. Enjoy...
and very large, happy, snails....
Happy thought for tomorrow..."Live your passion!"
While in Vancouver a few weeks ago I visited The Cross, a beautiful and unique home decor and design store in Yaletown. Here are a few shots. I keep dreaming of decorating my new office and home with lovely items from this store. Visit their website here and their blog Things we Love here.
I am absolutely crazy about ornate vintage mirrors. The Cross is the place to find one. They have all shapes and sizes.
I don't have words for this one...I just love.
The pink elephant teapot is so cute! And I'm hearing that elephants are a must have motif for the next few seasons...a tip for all you fabulous designers out there!
Here's to more travels so that I can share my pix with you!
And a happy thought for the day...
"As I give, I receive. I give my best and I expect the best of everything". -Edwene Gaines