Monday, December 26, 2011

Preparing for 2012!!!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family! This happens to be one of my favorite times of the year. Reflecting on the past year and lessons I have learned along the way. Thinking about ways I can do better in the coming year and setting my intentions high.

I know that many people close to me had a challenging 2011. It was a year full of intense change, loss, separation from family and a lot of movement, which can be very unsettling. In light of these transitions, may we embrace all that we have experienced, learned, and gained from 2011. May we bless and release what we need to so that the light will shine on us every so brightly in the coming year!

A few quotes from Deepak Chopra:

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future”

“You must find the place inside yourself where nothing is impossible.

“Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.”

“In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.”

“Even when you think you have your life all mapped out, things happen that shape your destiny in ways you might never have imagined. ”

“Holding on to anything is like holding on to your breath. You will suffocate. The only way to get anything in the physical universe is by letting go of it. Let go & it will be yours forever.”

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another BIG THANKS to TRUE UP for the LOVELY post!

True up blog has posted about our new Halloween collection for Robert Kaufman, titled "Eerie Alley", by Jennifer Cepeda, as well as "O' Tinsel Tree" by Angela Nickeas and "Lola". GREAT WORK Pink Light Team!!! And big thanks to Robert Kaufman for their beautiful fabric!!!

Big thanks to TRUE UP for the nice post!

Pink Light received a complimentary post from True Up blog this week for our "Menagerie" collection for Robert Kaufman! Check it out here! Big thanks!!!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


I am feeling extra grateful today for all of the beautiful souls who have supported Pink Light and for how blessed I am to be an artist! When I draw it is the most wonderful feeling ever and I am so grateful for this!!! Thank you!!!

Do what you love!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Pink Happy Thought of the Day

"Smile. Even if it takes a little effort at first, and keep it until it becomes spontaneous, as it will."--Emmet Fox

"Divine Wisdom Works in You..."

If you do not use a hundred units of energy to do five units of work--or try to kill flies with a steam hammer.

If you do not cross bridges before you come to them.

If you do not allow yourself to be disorganized by trifling occurrences that you know perfectly well are of no importance.

If you realize that it is more economical to spend money wisely than to hoard it.

If you understand that what you have to live with is your own concept of things.

If you keep your personal business to yourself.

If you really practice the motto, live and let live.

--Emmet Fox

And most importantly, when you fail to do all of the above all of the time, forgive yourself, then commit to doing better next time! Have a a happy, successful, and compassion filled week!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pink Chandelier for Robert Kaufman for Stephanie Dawn

Check out our sophisticated Pink Chandelier designs that were licensed by Robert Kaufman for Stephanie Dawn handbags. I love the result! Big thanks to the team at Robert Kaufman!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pink Light Design for Uncommon-in Apple Stores Worldwide

As promised, here is the selection to date of our designs that are being licensed through super cool client Uncommon! Our designs have been chosen by Apple Stores in UK, Canada and US as well as Best Buy Canada! Very excited about these designs. The product looks amazing! Big thanks to the team at Uncommon!

The above designs are by Angela Nickeas, Diana Skylacos and Mary Beth Freet.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Pink Light Designs available in Apple Stores!!!

I was THRILLED to receive a package of samples from client Uncommon yesterday! We have 8 designs total on cell phone cases. I am sharing ONE now and will share the others soon! Our designs through Uncommon are not available online, but instead have been sold to Apple stores in the UK, USA and Canada, as well as Best Buy Canada! SUPER EXCITING to know that our designs are well received INTERNATIONALLY!! Great work to artist's Angela Nickeas and Diana Skylacos! More pix to come soon!

Big thanks to the team at Uncommon! Our designs and their products are a MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN! They look absolutely GORGEOUS!!! And FUN!!!!

Keep your eyes peeled for our cases in your city! I would love to hear your feedback!

Have a great weekend!

above design by Mary Beth Freet. More from other artist's coming soon!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Butterflies by Spring!

above illustration: Eric Carle
I'm feeling a little like a caterpillar right now. It' s great feeling. For any of you who have an idea or many ideas that have been itching to manifest, now is a great time to start.

Let's start at the very beginning. A very great place to start.

I'm super excited to announce that Pink Light Design is launching TWO new sister companies! Stay tuned for more information to come by Spring 2012!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pink Happy Thoughts: Quotes about time

Does't thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of. --Benjamin Franklin

Time is more important than money. You can always get more money, but you cannot get more time. --Jim Rohn

To get all there is out of living, we must employ our time wisely, never being in too much of a hurry to stop and sip life, but never losing our sense of the enormous value of a minute.--Robert Updegraff

Today I live in the quiet, joyous expectation of good.--Ernest Holmes

To fill the hour-that is happiness.--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.--Leonardo Da Vinci

We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-and melting like a snowflake.--Marie B. Ray

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.--John F. Kennedy

What would be the use of immortality to a person who cannot use well a half an hour.--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. --M. Scott Peck

We always have time enough if we will but use it aright.--Goethe

Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be, be one.--Marcus Aurelius

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Halloween Designs by Jennifer Cepeda for Design Design

While shopping with my boys for their Halloween gear, I spotted these in Display and Costume! So fun to see our artist's work instore!!! These delightful designs are by talented designer Jennifer Cepeda, licensed to Design Design for beverage napkins and hankies!

Great for Halloween parties!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Menagerie Collection for Robert Kaufman

I am super excited to announce our "Menagerie" collection for Robert Kaufman! What is so exciting about this collection is that it was a group effort from a few of our Pink Light artists which include Nina Seven, Elissa Hudson and Elizabeth Caldwell! GREAT TEAM EFFORT! Big thanks to Robert Kaufman for working with us on this collection! You can find it online here! Happy Sewing!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pink Light for Perfect Timing, a division of LANG

Our "Sunshine" collection launched at Surtex 2010 and it can be found on a variety of products! To start, it has been licensed to Perfect Timing, a division of LANG for day planners, desk calendars and Plan-it Calendars! These are currently IN-STORE at BARNES AND NOBLE!!! You can typically find them near the cash wraps with all of the other calendars! Big thanks Perfect Timing for spotting us at Surtex! It's amazing to see our product in Barnes and Noble!!!

Butterfly Damask by Mary Beth Freet for Design Design

More fun products with our Butterfly Damask pattern for Design Design! Playing cards, Bridge Sets and Bridge scoring cards! Love it!

Thanks Design Design!

Jessica Swift for Hilroy

Designer Jessica Swift is busy with her own super successful business now, but I was lucky enough to work with her for a few years! These great designs were some custom pieces designed for Hilroy-Canada by Jessica for Pink Light! You can find more of Jessica's work here, as well as information about her own new product (fun rain boots and more)!!! Jessica is a truly AMAZING designer! She weaves a beautiful message throughout her designs which are popping up EVERYWHERE!!! I'm so happy for her! Be sure to check out her website!

Kristin Knych for Design Design

I love how these gift bags, gift wrap and gift tissue turned out for AMAZING client Design Design! Artwork is by Kristin Knych! Kristin is an amazing designer! Great work Kristin!

Pink Chandelier for Orange Circle Studios

I was THRILLED to receive these samples in the mail last week! This print was licensed for specialty notebooks and a notepad to Orange Circle Studios. The product quality is impeccable! The notebooks are bound so that they open flat and they have added a lovely foil on the cover and special details on the inside pages. BIG THANKS to Orange Circle Studios!

"Garden Walk" by Elizabeth Caldwell for Robert Kaufman

"Garden Walk" collection was licensed to Robert Kaufman, designed by the ever-so talented Elizabeth Caldwell. Elizabeth's prints have been very popular on fabrics and soon to be in stores in Target for Holiday 2011! Great work Liz!

Jane Dixon for Design Design

Jane Dixon created this lovely "Burst" artwork, licensed to Design Design for notecards and other items to be announced soon!

Thank you Jane for working with Pink Light! It is such an honor to have you on our team!

Andrea Jasid for Design Design

Talented artist Andrea Jasid designed this lovely card for Design Design. Andrea is great at super sophisticated and detailed work. Love the foil details added by Design Design, which, by the way, are RIGHT ON TREND!!!
Big thanks to Andrea and Design Design!

Pink Light Design for Design Design

This lovely Christmas design was done by another of our talented artists! Licensed by Design Design for their "Green 2" eco-friendly line. Of course, always a beautiful product by Design Design! Big Thanks to two of my favorite people to see at the trade shows! Their team always exudes such great energy!

"Confections" for Robert Kaufman by Elizabeth Caldwell

This design turned out amazing! Another great collaboration between Robert Kaufman and our lovely artist Elizabeth Caldwell. Love the color ways and tantalizing desserts!

Great work Elizabeth! And BIG THANKS to the team at Robert Kaufman!

Pink Chandelier for Robert Kaufman for Stephanie Dawn

This collection was licensed to Robert Kaufman for Stephanie Dawn handbags. It was a collaboration between our very talented artist Angela Nickeas, myself, and Robert Kaufman for the great colorway! Big thanks to everyone for making these designs come together! LOVE the handbag!!!

Lola for Design Design

"Lola's" fun designs are licensed with Design Design for cards and invitations.
Stay tuned for more of "Lola's" cute designs in Target this holiday!

Pink Light Design for Gartner

I was thrilled to find these samples in mail. Such fun products from Gartner Studios using a print from Pink Light! I love their little shaped notecards. They're great for thank you's and the colors are fab! Big thanks to Gartner for bringing our designs to life on their products!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wisdom to live by from Steve Jobs

With deep gratitude for his greatness.

Steve Jobs Quotes:

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”

“I think we’re having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we’re always trying to do better.”

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

“There’s a phrase in Buddhism, ‘Beginner’s mind.’ It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.”

“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here?”

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

"Stay hungry, stay foolish."

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy words of Wisdom

Today I am so happy to share these words of wisdom from my son's principal. He was talking to the parents at curriculum night about how wonderful the staff is and that he is blessed to work with them. Then he said, "Even if you don't know it, YOU ARE BLESSED ALSO". It hit me because sometimes we are blessed in so many ways that we don't even think about. Many are obvious and many we take for granted. I say we start noticing the ones we take for granted. RECOGNIZE all of the wonderful sights, sounds, feelings, and everything else around us and then, life will be that much more lovely.

Here are a few of my favorite things that we're blessed with the ability to do.

Pink Happy Thought for the day

Let your light shine! :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thank you

Was just fortunate I am that I get to work with all of the clients that I do!!! Very blessed. Thank you.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Check out the Surtex video-featuring Mary Beth Freet

So many exciting things happening today! Just learned I am in the Surtex video on their main site in the upper right under "Surtex Buzz"! Check it out here!

ABC Kids Expo-Louisville 2011

It was a ways to travel, but I'm glad I was able to stop by and walk the ABC kids show in Louisville. There are so many great ideas out there for FUN kids products!!! My favorites:

1/ Oopsy Daisy: I was so excited to meet the owner of Oopsy Daisy (Fine art for kids) today. She is very kind and passionate about her products! Pink Light is soon to be one of their licensors, so I'm VERY excited about that! Stay tuned! Also, I saw some of Jessica Swift's amazing artwork for Oopsy Daisy! Check it out here! They are even MORE gorgeous in person. You can see all the paint texture and details. Lovely!

2/ Dwell: Love! They are taking over the world! ;) Great brand. They keep consistent with their designs and remain on top even when everyone else is trying to do the same look. I love that they're alway's a step ahead.

3/ Roommates: Gotta love this one! Roommates is a Pink Light Licensee! Shown here is just one of many of our new products with Roommates! My flowers were the focus of their booth! Their sales staff was so kind! They snapped a photo of me with the product and it will be on their facebook page soon. Check it out here.

4/ PetitNest: I was star struck again today! Met Tiffany Amber Thiessen at her booth for her line of baby furniture. Check it out here. Hopefully she'll keep my card around and call for our design services! Would love to do prints for baby bedding!

5/ Another favorite part of the show is that I saw a few different prints of mine in different booths, as well as one of my favorite artist's, Josephine Kimberling's prints! Seems like many children's wear and baby bag manufacturer's are using our open line designs on their products. Pretty cool to see!!

Overall take away is that I can't wait to launch Pink Light product in 2013! I'm going to wait until the show is back in Vegas as I understand it was a very well attended show. Pink Light will definitely be able to stand out in the crowd. So now all I need is the courage to manufacture. One step at a time...

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

HD Boutique Standouts!

I have been obsessed with chairs for the past few months and now I'm officially hooked after seeing these amazing works of art at HD Boutique in Miami!

above: "Flora" by Papatya

above: from Cafe Janus collection by JANUS et Cie

above: "Caprice" by Lowenstein

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Comforting Thoughts

I was just reflecting a bit on how unimaginably ungrounded my life has been this past year. Then, I remembered a phrase I've heard which goes a little something like this:

In order for the universe to manifest new, and more magnificence in your life, you must be willing to get a little uncomfortable. Or sometimes, VERY uncomfortable. Step into the unknown. Things may shake up a bit, but eventually they will settle down and you will be in your new glorious place. Thank goodness. Now for some peace, quiet, meditation, and drawing while the sun shines in my window. That is comforting to me.

Monday, August 22, 2011

What tickles you PINK?

Seeing my art on kids products tickles me PINK! When I received this sweet letter the other day that was written on stationery that I designed for Scholastic Books (I Heart Pandas), this reminded me of what makes me the happiest, which is making little girls happy and inspiring them to know that they can do anything they can dream up. :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

"Three Cheers for Girls"

Pink Light worked on this super fun project around this time last year for kids wear client "Three Cheers for Girls (aka 3C4G) and I just received the samples! They're SO FUN!!! I especially love the brown ground print! Check out designs with Pink Light art here. Perfect for Back to School! All printed items under "Bliss" and "Baby Cheers" collection are by Pink Light! Big thanks to 3C4G!