November 14th, 2013
I asked my friend, Michelle Smith, if I could snap some photos to share of her new space in Cary, North Carolina. I think you’ll love it! She created this magical place called Gather—a combination coworking space, coffee/tea shop, and boutique featuring local makers. Gather also offers classes to teach everything from cake decorating and hand lettering to writing press releases and product branding. It’s basically a one stop shop for getting plugged in to the creative community. On top of all that, it’s gorgeous in there—incredibly stylish but still nice and homey. Just the kind of place I’d like to curl up with my sketchbook and a cup of tea.
Tonight there’s a party at Gather from 5–10pm! All merchandise will be 20% off (perfect for holiday shopping) and the Will & Pop’s food truck and Oscar William’s Gourmet Cotton Candy will be there, not to mention beer and a band. Not too shabby for a Thursday night. See you there?
Hey Raleigh/Durham/Cary people! For a while now I’ve been toying with the idea of planning a meet-up for local Wit & Whistle readers. Conveniently Gather has a conference room available for rent. I think it would be fun for a small group of us to get together for an hour or two to chat while working on whatever (portable) creative projects we have in progress, whether it be drawing, calligraphy, sewing, knitting, jewelry making, etc… It would be a great way to meet some fellow creative types, and I’m betting we’d all become fast friends. If we enjoy ourselves we could talk about making it a monthly thing. I’m not really sure if this is a good idea or if I’m just being weird, but the thought keeps nagging at me so I wanted to get it out there. Leave a comment below or send me a message to let me know if you’d be interested in meeting-up early next year, and I’ll email you if it’s going to happen!
November 12th, 2013
Here are a few recent sketchbook pages! These drawings turned into my newest holiday cards. Don’t forget that today is the last day to use the coupon code HOHOHO to take 15% off the holiday collection!
These drawings became the fir fronds card and the 3D holiday town card.
With a little color this sketch turned into the ugly sweater card.
I printed this doodle on postcards.
This bit of hand lettering turned into the Luke 2:11 card.
November 7th, 2013
Daniel’s birthday was Monday, so he took the day off and we had a picnic lunch at Duke Gardens. My mom let me borrow her absurdly cute picnic basket, and Daniel looked adorable lugging it around the gardens until I settled on the perfect secluded spot.
I paired these scrumptious prosciutto and roasted red pepper sandwiches with heaps of grapes and blackberries, and a thermos of steaming hot chocolate since it was a little chilly out. After eating we laid back on the blanket and watched the clouds. It was a cliché picnic, but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. When was the last time you went picnicking?
November 5th, 2013
My holiday cards are ready to go! The new 2013 designs are below, but I’ve got lots of old favorites in the shop too.
I’m offering an early bird special on my holiday line. Now through November 12th use the coupon code HOHOHO to save 15% off all items in the holiday section. Click here to shop!
These thank you postcards aren’t really holiday specific, but I thought they’d be perfect for sending all those post-holiday thank you notes!
October 31st, 2013
This year I had the most fun ever carving my pumpkin. I scraped out the seeds, got my drill, and drilled holes all over it. I know pumpkin drilling has been done many times before, but I don’t think I’ve seen one turn out quite like this. I went a little crazy! It was hard to make myself stop, because the whole process was surprisingly therapeutic (and as messy as it sounds). How did you decorate your pumpkin this year?
Here’s the pumpkin archive: