Inside My Process: Finding Inspiration

Abstract art inspiration via Evermore Paper Co.

As I begin to dream up new ideas for my next collection, I feel like a sponge trying to soak up everything around me. I get into these phases where I see inspiration everywhere and suddenly can't keep up with my ideas. Let's be honest, this is an awesome spot to be in as an artist. Right now I am especially drawn to rich palettes, brushstroke patterns and irregular shapes. With that said, I think it's safe to say that my new designs will be exploding with abstract details. 

Here's a peek at some of the artists that I am currently inspired by:

  1. Poppy Coomber
  2. Rosemarie Auberson
  3. Damien Tran
  4. Georgiana Paraschiv
  5. Landon Metz
  6. Rebecca Atwood

You can also find more of my inspiration sources on my art and color boards on Pinterest. 

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'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

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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

Current Mood: Graphic Yet Soft

Mood board via Evermore Paper Co.

Here's a look at the latest mood board on display in my studio. I love bringing my pins to real life and letting them keep me inspired day in and day out. Right now I am really digging the combination of bold textures and lettering with subdued illustrations and palettes. As always, I'm enjoying the process of playing with new methods in an effort to bring some of this prettiness into my work. I can't wait to see it all come together and to show you the end result. In the meantime, you can see more of what inspires me here on Pinterest. 

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.