Awesome fangirl moment

You guys, Lisa Congdon shared a photo I took of her book on her Instagram feed and blog! It’s teeny tiny, and there isn’t actually a credit, but those are definitely my wrinkly sheets (three down, on the left). My second montage of #artinc out in the world (I posted the first one in September). […]

Maud Vantours

Maud Vantours is an artist and designer living and working in Paris, France. She makes beautiful things out of paper: Follow Abigail’s board Maud Vantours – Paper art on Pinterest.  

Doing the craft fair thing, so far

In the interest of collecting high-level observations and notes, without being tempted to wax poetical, here’s a list of the 10 things I’ve learned from my first two craft fairs: 1. Every fair/show/event is different. Location, time of year, time of day, weather, general mood of the populace, and who organized the event, along with […]

Watercolor & Lace Wedding Invitation

Watercolor & Lace Wedding Invitations

For this wedding, the bride wanted to bring in a lot of textural, textile elements: lace, burlap, linen, wood grain, flowers, and the colors yellow and blue. She was especially interested in incorporating paper doilies, to mimic lace. I pulled together a paper palette with the doily, brown “paper bag” paper, a beautifully textured cream-colored paper, […]

Elegant Autumn Wedding Invitations

Frank Lloyd Wright-Inspired Wedding Invitations

I designed these invitations for some good friends several years ago. They lived in the Chicago area at the time, and wanted invitations that reflected Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence on the area. We went with a fall-themed green and brown color scheme and pulled in some delicate illustrated elements to add interest and reference wrought […]