Handling an Instagram account last year proved too much for this social-media-shy person. I'm trying to be more plugged in, and as I perusing Hygge & West's Instagram I saw the greatest photos of some of my wallpaper designs in real life actual spaces! You guys, it just never gets old seeing something I designed out in the wild, especially in these GORGEOUS spaces. I definitely need to check in on the interwebs more often!
It's a lot harder to paint with a baby in your lap pulling at the paper, but it is much better :)
I'll be posting these daily on Instagram now, and then I'll post a weeks worth on the blog every Friday!
This is probably an unattainable goal, scratch that... definitely an unattainable goal... I'm going to start posting a daily sketch again. I'll try to Instagram them too. I had grand hopes for Instagraming artwork last year. Follow along here to see if I can manage it this time :)
Hi there! Well, Lucie is growing and smiling and just being adorable all the time these days. It's been so fulfilling and fun taking care of her all day long. I've just started working again while she sleeps and when Joseph is home to help with her. At first I didn't think it was going to be possible to get anything done, but things are coming together a little better this week. Getting any work done is more slow-going for sure, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I mentioned before that this Summer I signed with Pink Light Studio licensing agency. I've been a HUGE fan of Mary Beth's group of artists for years, and I am thrilled to be a part of her team. Pink Light just participated in Printsource for the first time this past weekend, and soon we'll be gearing up for Surtex. Hopefully I'll get to share some new work soon!
May I introduce the very best excuse for a long absence?
Baby Lucie was born October 4th at 12:44 am, and has kept us busy and very very happy. The past Summer and Fall was a whirlwind of preparing for her arrival, navigating pregnancy, moving into a new house, renovating a lot of said new house, Joseph launching a new company, and transitioning my work to a new agency. Then she came, almost three weeks early, and the insane work-load we put on ourselves had to (thankfully) grind to halt for a while. We are so grateful for Lucie. God is so good. I'll be getting back to work as soon as I am sleeping a bit more, and I'll be writing about it here. xoxo
Two of my faves just posted about me, and I'm dropping in to say thanks!
My Athens highlights all the local creativeness that seeps out of little Athens, GA. It is kind of amazing how many talented people live here, and I'm very flattered to be mentioned on the My Athens blog where they beautifully document it all. Check it out here if you'd like!
And Garden and Gun was so kind as to feature me and my Carved Ogee wallpaper for Hygge & West in their Meet the Makers blog post along side the uber-talented designers Anna Bond at Rifle Paper Co and Amanda Talley. I cannot believe my work is on the Garden and Gun blog; it's really exciting!
So, thank you so very much!
I could not be more obsessed with the glitter and embellishments Papyrus added to this new licensed artwork I created for them! They really make the things I draw so much prettier. It is so much fun to see! Here is the card on Papyrus' website.
I made some cards from The Winter Series prints, and I am so happy with how they turned out. It's nice to have something on hand for a last minute whatever-you-need-it-to-be card. Last week I used two of these for birthday cards and one as a thank you card. I've added them to the Shop in sets of four. Hope you enjoy!
So busy over here at the Pruitt homestead. All good things, all at the same time. My cup overfloweth. How is it that work life and personal life so often collide at the busiest times for both? I wanted to take a quick second away from the insanity to say thanks to these blogs for featuring my work, so thanks Coco + Kelley (a favorite since blogs began) and Apartment Therapy + Squarespace!! Both blogs mentioned the new playing cards. I'm glad people like them! I think they are very "me", and as someone who has been trying to figure out what that means design-wise for a few years now (after jobs designing for other people's brands) it is so nice to hear some positive feedback!
Last December I doodled some lemons and limes, remember?
Well, a lovely textile wholesale manufacturer licensed the designs to create tea towels that are now available at World Market! They asked for some more fruit options in a similar look, so I drew some cherries too...