Inside My Process: Choosing A Color Scheme

Color inspiration via Evermore Paper Co.

As I work on my next collection, one of the things I have spent the most time thinking about is color. I've wanted to incorporate more of it for some time and have spent countless hours thinking about how to do so in a way that would work well with my already neutral palette and minimal branding. 

For someone who works primarily with kraft, white and black paper, you could see how this decision could become a little daunting. I decided to start gradually last year with the introduction of 4 colors: peach, burgundy, emerald, and sky blue. I can't really say how I came to selecting these four, but they have definitely had a positive impact on my collection.  

So here I am, a year later, looking to expand my color palette even further. I've always been the type to get hooked on the color of the moment and then a few months later be over it. Taking that into consideration, I decided that it would be best to select colors that I had a deep connection to. I found myself constantly returning to images of coastal Italian cities and tropical and desert regions and it soon became clear that I should draw my palette from my favorite places. 

Over the last few months, I've carefully selected the colors that best elicit my memories of places like, Positano, Big Sur and southern Utah. I've narrowed it to 20 colors and am so excited to reveal them with my new collection. In the meantime, I hope this mood board serves as a nice little preview...it's certainly helped to keep me inspired. 


IMAGE SOURCES: Floral Drawing | Citrus Tree | Positano | Tile | Eucalyptus | Blossom Tree | Desert Oasis

Inside My Process: Paring It Down

A peek at some new work from Evermore Paper Co.

Here's a little process shot of some new work. I'm typically a very organized person, but when I get into creative mode, my studio space fills up very quickly with little piles of paper full of ideas, sketches and notes. After months of toiling away on new designs, I feel like I am left with a giant puzzle. Hundreds of doodles, brushstrokes and letters that I keep arranging and rearranging into my next collection. It's certainly a process paring it down, especially since I find it difficult to part with any work I've created, but slowly it is all starting to come together. The truth is, I just need to stop being so indecisive. Ha! Well stay tuned...and if there's anything you would like to see from me going forward please feel free to tell me so in my shop survey

New Directions

New directions via Evermore Paper Co.

I am currently working on my next collection and with that comes a lot of sketching and experimentation. I keep gravitating to my brushes and can't stop painting abstract marks and textures. Everything I've made lately is pretty much the polar opposite of the work I've done in the past, which consists of very clean lines and precise cuts.

It's certainly fun to let loose like this, especially after two years of being very intentional with my designs so that they would stand up to my cutting process. It's important to me that everything in my line looks cohesive, so I definitely have my work cut out for me trying to fit all the pieces together. I think it's safe to say there are some changes coming and that I'm very excited about the new direction I'm headed in. 

New directions via Evermore Paper Co.
New directions via Evermore Paper Co.

Springtime Vibes

Spring Moodboard // Evermore Paper Co.

I'm so happy to finally open the windows in my apartment and go on walks without piling on the layers first. It feels like spring has arrived at last and I can't help but notice the positive impact it's had on my daily routine. Morning runs and evening bike rides or strolls have reintroduced themselves and it looks like they're here to stay. Hallelujah! 

With the change in season, I always like to create a new mood board of the images that are inspiring me the most. This is my latest rendition. It's feeling much lighter and airy compared to this board I created a few months ago. 

Sicily by Daniel Faro / Jordan Sullivan Photography / tee / invite / Landon Metz Painting / Positanoposter 

Work in Progress

work in progress // evermore paper co.

Popping in to share a little update on my new collection. If you follow along on instagram you may have seen a few sneak peeks here and there and know that I've been testing out all sorts of new techniques. It's been exciting to have time to experiment like this, but in the midst of doing so, I have become incredibly indecisive over my next steps (as I mentioned here). I had hoped to have a ton of new items in the shop by now, along with a fancy new catalog and a little website update, but it seems like those things keep getting pushed further and further off. 

To be honest, I was starting to feel quite down about it all and my mind started swirling with all these negative thoughts ("You're a failure!"). Rather then succumb to the depths, I've taken it as a challenge to work even harder, because the truth is, I've not failed at all, not even a single bit. All it took was the realization that I had set completely unrealistic expectations for myself. Once I adjusted those, it became much easier to start moving forward again. So I'm back to toiling away and getting closer to having some new items for you soon! You can sign up for my newsletter below to stay in the know.

In the meantime, I found this quote and the subsequent post from Molly Jacques really relevant. Enjoy and TGIF!

Holiday Sketches

sketchbook // evermore paper co.

One of the most difficult aspects of being in the stationery biz for me has been thinking 3-6 months in advance of the holidays. Working on holiday designs in June and summer designs in December just does not come naturally for me. I'm slowly improving at working months out, but I think it's something that may always feel a little awkward. With that said, here's a peek at some of the holiday designs I've been working on. Please note the summer florals creeping in on the winter foliage. Oh, and that random cactus! Like I said, it's a work in progress.

The entire collection will be available in the shop next week. 

sketchbook // evermore paper co.