The Magic of Us . Shrimp Salad Scribbles

I recently had the pleasure of creating a commissioned poster for a surprise wedding anniversary party. The shindig was coordinated by The Heart Bandits and Sweet Root Village, and it was a gorgeous explosion of white rose petals, massive floral displays, and flickering candlelight everywhere. 
I still believe in the magic that brought us together. 
The big 'ole poster was hand-lettered in deep grey watercolor with shimmery gold accents with a beautiful quote requested by the client. This was a really fun project to work on, and it's nice to do something with so much meaning behind it. All these photos were taken by Sweet Root Village, and I can't thank them enough for inviting me to be part of this couple's special day!

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Skinny Copper Dangle Bangle . How To-sday

Somewhere along the past couple weeks, I've developed an obsession with copper. It's popping up all over our apartment, and I'm going a little bit jewelry-crazy with it, too. I just love that you can pick up the supplies at any hardware store and end up making a lamp, a necklace, or a plant container - all with the same exact supplies!

It's been awhile since I've done a jewelry tutorial, and I was super inspired by a leftover bit of copper wire to make a funky, earthy bracelet. You can add a pop of color with any bead or charm, but I love how this rough chunk of turquoise echos the verdigris patina of aged copper. 

P.S. I'm a guest over at the Etsy Christmas in July blog today, so pop over to check out all the great tutorials and goodies happening there! 

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These Days

This past week has been an amazing blur of creativity. Naturally, I've made more messes than I've cleaned up, but our home is become the coziest little haven. I've gotten back into painting and lettering, too, and I forgot how much I missed it. I got to collaborate with the gals at Sweet Root Village, creating a brush-lettered poster for a surprise anniversary party, which was a blast to put together, too!

P.S. This picture is a painting series I'm working on before I get the shop reopened. You can keep up with all my little day-to-day projects on Instagram!

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Favorite Finds No. 36

Happy Friday, internet-friends! I hope you all had an amazing (or at least not terrible) week, but I think we're probably all on the same page: glad it's Friday. It's been really nice having some time to follow my hobbies and passions full-time while I'm in between 9-5 jobs, but it's more fun when Andrei's home with me. Plus, I'm pretty much on the fast track to crazy cat lady land...

That said, here's what I've been loving during my abundant downtime this week:

You guys know I'm on board with the spray paint.
I can't stop staring.
Often all the little 'disasters' come together for the most amazing memories...
This actually seems doable.
How precious is this one? And the project, too... ;D
Well said indeed...
We used to get these in our CSA share, and they're amazing!
That little teepee!
I'm always up for squeezing in a little extra holiday.
These seem so fresh, pretty, and versatile.
I love the mismatched dresses.
I need an occasion to make this happen. Sigh.
On chaos.
Mannnn I love a well-curated shop.
Such a stunning gathering of friends and food.

Photo from Mornings Like These

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