April 30th, 2015
Here are a handful of sketchbook pages that turned into recent new products!
Wit & Whistle pop-up shop this weekend! I’ll be selling my goods at Madewell in Durham (at Southpoint) from 1-4 on Saturday, May 2nd. Perfect timing if you still need a Mother’s Day card! If you’re planning to come and hoping to pick up a specific product let me know, and I’ll make sure I bring you one.
April 28th, 2015
Grass doesn’t grow well in my shady yard, so I’m not exactly a lawn snob. Maybe you could call my lawn “creative”? Any green thing that will grow and cover the dirt is pretty much okay by me. The front yard is nearly completely covered in a moss carpet (with a smattering of assorted weeds), and we have a small patch of grass out back. Every fall I buy a bag of clover seed and go nuts throwing it around out there. Like magic, tons of soft clover leaves come popping up in the spring. If you can’t beat the weeds, join them!
April 23rd, 2015
I have a problem. Somehow I’m amassing abnormal quantities of vintage brass doodads. I think it all started with the scissors. Then I decided I needed a few things for “photo props”. Now little brass knickknacks are coming out of the woodwork around here. I’m even wearing brass jewelry in spite of the green tinge it leaves on my skin. Is anybody else fighting a brass addiction lately?
There’s plenty more where these came from. Oy.
April 17th, 2015
I’m co-organizing a new group for creatives here in the Triangle! “Triangle Creatives” will bring local creative entrepreneurs (and aspiring entrepreneurs) together to spark new friendships and build a community where we can support each other as we grow our businesses. If you’re in the area and interested, please come and bring your friends!
Michelle is kindly hosting the kick-off party at Gather on Friday, April 24th beginning at 6pm. Come hungry, because the Deli-icious food truck will be there! It’s going to be super casual—just show up, hang out, and chat with other creative people. Here’s the event Facebook page where you can RSVP and read more about our goals and the amazing ladies I’m collaborating with.
If you’re an introvert like me, and this kind of thing makes your palms sweat—still come! You can hang out with me in the corner! ;)
Hope to see you there!
^ first photo by Michelle Smith.
April 15th, 2015
I’ve got some new Mother’s Day cards in the shop and all the old favorites, too. I thought I’d share the new cards with the sketches that led to the final products. I hope you like them!
I love the “loin fruit” card, because it works for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. This card went through a couple phases—first this sketch I shared last month, then I was thinking of incorporating strawberries, but I ended up with peaches and bananas. They just seemed more “loiny” to me, hehe.
The “some animals” card is another one that’s great for Mom or Dad, assuming neither of them ate you. This card is actually a redesign of an old Mother’s Day card I used to sell…back in 2010?! That’s practically vintage.
This is the first card I’ve made specifically for mother-in-laws! Let me know if you’d like to see a “you’re not so bad for a father-in-law” version for Father’s Day.
(Disclaimer: Wit & Whistle is not responsible for offended or otherwise disgruntled mother-in-laws. Give responsibly.)