Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Pink Light Design for CHA

Pink Light had the amazing honor of designing the CHA Holiday Card this year! Check it out here. It was VERY FUN!!!

Print and Pattern Post

BIG THANKS to Bowie at Print and Pattern for posting our designers Printsource promos! Thanks to Bowie and the great resource of her design blog, I found such AMAZING ARTIST!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Let your Light of Love shine Bright this Holiday Season!

Elissa Hudson for Pink Light at Printsource

Amazing new artist Elissa Hudson will premiere her work for the fashion industry at Printsource in January. I am so excited to have Elissa on the team! Please stop by and check out her fun, whimsical designs! Welcome Elissa!

The PERFECT heel for dancing

I think these gorgeous Kate Spade heels might be my Happy New Year gift to myself! I have the perfect pair of black and white polka dot shoes that remind me of these that are almost shredded because I love them so much! Miss Khristian Howell and I have the same pair and we used to heat up the salsa dance floor in them. They need replacing and we need to dance again! ;)

What will you treat yourself to this Holiday season? GIVE LOTS AND LOTS!!! and then, treat yourself to something special. You deserve it!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Jane Dixon for Pink Light at Printsource

We will have lots of vibrant, playful, and gorgeous designs to show from designer Jane Dixon at Printsource! I am so lucky to get to show Jane's beautiful work!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pink Happy Thought for the week

I am reading a new book titled "Success through a positive mental attitude" by Napoleon Hill. It's a great read and I would suggest it for anyone who desires to lead a happy, fulfilling life! I wanted to share with you the 17 success principals extracted from a lifetime of experiences by hundreds of the most successful people our nation has known during the past century. The book dives into how you can change your world and relationships through positive mental attitudes, and so much more!!! I hope you pick it up!

1/ A Positive Mental Attitude
2/ Definiteness of purpose
3/ Going the extra mile
4/ Accurate thinking
5/ Self-discipline
6/ The master mind
7/ Applied faith
8/ A pleasing personality
9/ Personal initiative
10/ Enthusiasm
11/ Controlled attention
12/ Teamwork
13/ Learning from defeat
14/ Creative vision
15/ Budgeting of time and money
16/ Maintaining sound physical and mental health
17/ Using cosmic habit force (universal law)

I'm a slow reader as I have to read a bit and then practice, re read, process, etc, but I have learned that life is definitely a journey and the more we move toward continual growth and development in all aspects of our lives, the more fulfilling and meaningful life becomes. Here's to a successful and happy 2011!!! Best to all!!!

Jane Dixon highlighted by Surtex

Jane Dixon for Pink Light is highlighted in The Marketplace on Surtex website Check it out!!!

Diana Skylacos at Printsource

Pink Light will be showing new designs by artist Diana Skylacos at Printsource! Diana has just developed a number of new great designs! Also, she has recently been licensed to York Wallcoverings for Wallpaper and Wall accessories. It's Pink Light's first wallpaper license so it's VERY exciting! Congrats Diana!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Lucy Joy Oldfield at Printsource

Check out Pink Light artist feature on Print and Pattern today! Thanks Bowie! Great work Lucy!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pink Light Design Published in CRAVE Seattle Book

The new CRAVE Seattle book has officially launched! CRAVE Seattle is a celebration of women entrepreneurs that showcases some of the most creative, interesting and gutsy proprietors throughout Seattle. Check it out! And check out the CRAVE site to see if there's one in your city!

Pink Happy Thought for the week

I make my vocation my vacation. I know that I am following my bliss when my work is an act of love and devotion. Every day is a joy to live. --Deepak Chopra, from his "Success Cards"

Friday, November 26, 2010

Missoni-Spring 2011

Missoni's Spring 2011 collection...jawdropping!

Artist Highlight: Kristin Knych

Kristin Knych has been designing for Pink Light for over a year now and there are some exciting things happening with her work! Look for Kristin's designs on greeting cards, gift wrap, tissue paper, and gift totes for one of our great clients, Design Design! Also, Kristin's first scrapbook collection for Momenta will be released in 2011 as well! I will keep you posted on more details. Thanks Kristin for your amazing work!

When I asked Kristin about the top five things that make her happiest in life, she replied:

1/ Treasure hunting at garage sales, flea markets and thrift stores
2/ A perfectly ripe banana
3/ Sending and receiving cards in the mail
4/ Being creative
5/ A bike ride through the fall leaves.

Here are a few of Kristin's designs. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Love this!

Holiday collections in progress at Pink Light

Pink Light artists are busy working on lots of Holiday and Christmas designs! It's so much fun to work on Holiday designs when it's snowing outside!

Here's a sneak peek at the first piece in my new collection...from sketch...

to final design...I've added a woodgrain texture to this collection which I'm really excited about. Makes it look natural and a bit rustic...more to come.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Pinking Thoughts of Gratitude

Have I mentioned lately how grateful I am to get to do what I do? Thanks Amazing Pink Light Artists! Thanks fun clients to work for! Thanks family and friends for supporting me! I'm getting so excited for the new year!

Artist Highlight-Angela Nickeas

I'm excited to share another new artist, Angela Nickeas! Angela's designs are spot on for Pink Light as they are fun, bright, and full of happiness! Angela is one of our newest artists and we have just recently licensed one of her newest collections for scrapbooking. More details to come! Stay tuned!

When I asked Angela about the top five things that make her happiest in life, she replied:

1. My wonderful husband and daughter-who are a constant source of laughter.
2. Interior design
3. Beautiful butterflies
4. Good food and good restaurants
5. A cup of tea (or 10)!
And a few of Angela's designs for Pink Light...Enjoy!

Artist Highlight-Diana Skylacos

I am excited to announce one of our newest artists, Diana Skylacos. She studied Illustration at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Since graduating in 2008, Diana has been working for a paper goods company, advertising agency and greeting card company. Her work has appeared on greeting cards, packaging, party products, magazine covers and advertising. Drawing and patterning are Diana's favorite things besides playing softball. She also likes cream soda, pizza, and shoes, and has a pet tortoise named Boris.

When I asked Diana the top things that make her happiest in life and as an artist, her reply was:

Cream Soda
Fun Tights
pms 179c
Thai Food
Ruffles not the chips
Drawing with Brush Pens
The Zoo

and a few of Diana's pieces for Pink Light. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pink Happy Thought for the day

"The world is alive with all kinds of challenges. Pick a particularly difficult and meaningful one, creatively work your way through it, and bring new prosperity to yourself and others". -Ralph Marston

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pink Happy Lessons

I've been thinking today about a few lessons I've learned lately...

1. Sometimes taking a little break is the best thing to do.
2. Mistakes are the big lessons. Learn from them. Come up with a solution so that you don't repeat them.
3. Get your sleep so that your pink light can shine!
4. Don't worry about getting too much sleep because your business (your art) is your passion. Your passion makes your light shine!
5. Know the difference and balance between numbers 3 and 4. :)
6. Have a vision board. Constantly update it. Keep it in a place you see every day. It works!
7. Be grateful. For everything. Even if things don't seem to be going your way. If you stop being grateful, return to number 1. Take a break until you find your gratitude again. :)

Thank you to everyone who has supported Pink Light in the last 1.75 years! It has been such an adventure! I'm getting excited for 2011 and I can't wait to share all of the great artwork that our artists have been creating!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Job Shadow at PLD

Hailey spent the day job shadowing me at PLD--I thought it might be boring for her to watch me email and draw. Hence, I decided to take her to The Seattle Design Center to look for fabric swatches for the studio design, do some "notebook" market research and to of course...stop by Nordstrom to try on some pretty shoes...

At the design center...
looking at pretty wallpaper designs..
And the pretty red shoes at Nordstrom...
Our favorite find of the day was this wallpaper design by The Designer's Guild. I'm thinking this will look BEAUTIFUL on one wall in the studio.

PLD for Design Design Green Line

These are a few of our greeting cards that have been licensed to our wonderful client Design Design. Designs are by Jane Dixon, Kim Anthony and Mary Beth Freet.

above: designed by Jane Dixon
above: designed by Kim Anthony
above: designed by Mary Beth Freet

Just being a kid at the Getty Museum

I had so much FUN this day drawing with an erasable marker in the kids section of The Getty Museum! More pix from The Getty trip to come soon!

"Whitney Daniels" for PLD licensed to Robert Kaufman

This "green" design was created by artist Whitney Daniels for PLD and licensed to Robert Kaufman fabrics.

"Lola" for PLD licensed to Robert Kaufman

This fun print was designed by "Lola" for PLD and licensed to Robert Kaufman. So cute!

PLD for Jillson and Roberts-Whole Foods spotting

Spotted my gift wrap design in Whole Foods yesterday!

Runway Loves-by Blu Marine

Loving these too! I love how Blu Marine always takes a look and REALLY believes in it. Makes such a strong, beautiful statement!