The newest addition to my 2018 cherry blossom collection (and Etsy shop!) might be a new favorite: an aerial view painting of the Jefferson Memorial and Tidal Basin inspired by some of the photos my pilot hubby has sent me after flying into and out of DCA! I'm making a big trip to the post office tomorrow...would you love your own print (or the original) included in tomorrow's run? 😘 Head to the link in my bio to be taken to my Etsy shop! . I'm selfishly a bit smitten with this out of the airplane window point of view. I'm thinking it may be a new regular addition to my shop. I know for sure my hubby has some KILLER pics of what it looked like for him to fly into and out of JKF and NYC! And now that he'll be flying to some incredible international destinations? I'm thinking we'd make a great creative team. What do you think?? Let me know in the comments if you're just as smitten as I am!
One of my May couples' invitations FINALLY arrived....and I just couldn't be more obsessed! Head on over to my stories to see more!! . After R reached out to me regarding creating a wedding crest, I was reviewing all of the elements she had requested...and I was like...hmmm...I think we could really take all of these and turn them into a beautiful full invitation suite. Thank goodness she said yes, because I couldn't imagine this suite not being in my life! . From the completely custom wedding crest featuring the couple's pup, hand-painted magnolias and roses, to the floral wreath, to the custom wedding map featuring a various venue paintings...I just can't even 😭❤🎨
The happiest of 30th birthdays to this hunky monkey right here!! To say this guy is my best friend is an understatement. He's never not supported me...even when, in tears, I told him I wanted to give up the highest paying salary I had ever earned to start this little adventure. Or that time I desperately needed a Starbucks refresher...oh..wait..that's every day... ANYWAY! . We're truly like puzzle pieces. Even on our first date, everything was just easy. And though we've been through some challenging times already...it's still just easy. And have I told you how freaking proud I am of him? He's already learning to fly the freaking 747. I mean....common...definition of cool...except when said person proceeds to try and teach YOU about the systems of the 747...non-stop...before you've had any caffeine... . Despite all of that, I'd truly kiss his face any day...and make @lizfogarty stare right into the sun for an epic sunburst shot any day...Sorry not sorry Liz
Though Fall is technically my favorite season....around here, it ALWAYS seems to be Spring! (Freud may have something to say about that....). . Happy First Day of SPRING lovelies! (as I peer outside my window at the freezing rain and sip my hot tea...). Oh..well...you know what they say! March showers bring...yea...forget about it...let's just move on.. . This weather ain't stopping this artist from pumping out more cherry blossom goodness! More prints and originals coming this week :) Currently working on the Japanese lantern garden at the tidal basin, and what I'm sure will be my NEW favorite: a painting of the cherry blossoms as seen through an airplane window! Are there any locations in particular you'd love to see me paint?? Let me know! . Also, prints of these preppy blooms are available in my Etsy shop, along with the current cherry blossom collection!!
April's almost here....and that means the start of my live wedding painting season 😍😍 I'll be finalizing my travel/plane tickets situation for my currently booked couples this week as the looming loss of our flight benefits draws near 😓 . But, that can't put a damper on my excitement!!! I've already developed Insta-friendships with some of my couples...and the fact that I get to hug them in person soon?! I CAN'T EVEN! 😭❤ . Until then...goodness gracious...soooo many invitations and day-of paper is heading out the dooooor. May the mail gods be kind (
Your wedding invitation isn't the only pretty paper that deserves to be...well...pretty! Bachelorette? Shower? Rehearsal? Heck, new puppy announcement?! Yea, I got you 😘 . Super appropriate that I made a realization today (on St. Paddy's Day)...I use a heck of a lot of green in my paintings!! Never would have thought that. But, as I look over some of the darling venue paintings I've had the privilege of painting...yup, greenery is necessary. . The gorgeous @veritaswinery serves as the primary inspiration for this bachelorette invite! The formal invite is the perfect 5x7 little keepsake art print for all guests given one. How cute is that?! And the floral pattern on the front of the invite re-purposed on the liner? Yea 😍💐🌹🍃 . Ready for your own artistic invites? Or in need of the perfect venue painting? All it takes is a message to my inbox! I have some bespoke stationery availability for late summer/fall, and venue painting spots for late April/May delivery! 🎨
ATTENTION MY ENGAGED PEEPS! Are you getting married more than 30 miles outside of Annapolis? Love live painting? Did you happen to catch my amazing life news from earlier this week?? Well...if you happened to say yes to any of the above questions...this affects you! . You see, for the past few years, I've had the pleasure of lovingly mooching off of my husband's well earned flight and travel benefits (#pilotwife status, boo ya). This has allowed me to extend to my couples very low or entirely waved travel fees (and even REALLY low painting shipping costs!!). Alas, the hubby may be upgrading his airplane with his new company...but our travel benefits are now grounded :( . If you've been yearning for some live wedding painting goodness to happen on your very own big day, let's chat ASAP!! I have until April 1st to pass my deeply discounted or completely waved benefits on to you....so let's get you booked! . As seen on @stylemepretty , Image by @kellyhornberger , Venue @tudor_place , Model @sammyjaeger , Beauty by @makeupbyanab , Florals by @petalsbytheshore , Stationery by @thedandelionpatch , Gown by @annebarge , Jewelry by @atheriajewelry
THEY'RE LIVE!!! The first handful of 2018 Cherry Blossoms Buildings and Blooms prints (and their originals) 😍🌸 Head to the link in my Linktree bio to be taken to my Etsy shop. I can't wait to bring a bit of DC cherry blossoms goodness into your homes ❤ Happy Shopping!!