Love this vintage packaging. Vintage linen thread from Burgandy Brocante. Thanks Fiona, for the tip - not me, my friend Fiona!
Friday, April 22, 2011
The faded colour palette of this beaten up, vintage kid's cup and pitcher is so charming - I can't get enough of it. I'm quite obsessed with these miniatures - as you can tell - I seem to have featured a few of these recently - but that's what it's all about - passion. From 5 Gardenias.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I'd like to tell you about a brand extension that I'm launching this week . . .
Every week creative entrepreneurs email me with questions about starting a small business. I love talking about business and I'm flattered that people come to me for advice. I can talk for hours on the phone about design and branding, marketing and social media. I love seeing business happen - especially in the creative world. I firmly believe that when creative people apply themselves to business it can only make for a better world.
So I've decided to start offering consulting services to creative entrepreneurs.
I've been a self employed artist, living with another self employed artist for over 15 years. Along the way I've learned what it takes to turn passion into profit by learning every aspect of the business from the ground up. After a number of years as a freelance designer/illustrator helping build brands for clients I turned the table and developed my own brand, Cartolina, which I'm proud to say sells in some of the most beautiful stores around the world.
I live the life, I walk the walk and I understand how it feels to be responsible for your own small business. If I can help you - I'd love to! Details here.
Congratulations to Doug today - his illustration(below) was selected out of 7000 entries to be featured in the American Illustration Annual, 30th anniversary edition. This is a juried annual with stiff competition and I'm very proud of him :-).
Monday, April 18, 2011
I like these - I find them very inspiring. Sweet, little, chunky figures. The colours are so watery and spring like - I think it's more fun to be inspired by the curious than the obvious.