Friday, March 21, 2008

For the kiddos

Good morning friends. Today I thought I'd show you 2 new prints I illustrated with intention for a child's room. You can find them for sale for $12 in my Etsy shop. I wanted do design something simple, colorful and cheerful. They are small; 5 x 7, so these would work great in a small frame on a dresser or simply clipped to the wall. The paper is very thick (soft 100% cotton I use for wedding invites), so a hole could even be punched at the top to thread some ribbon or string through to hang it on a hook or doorknob. Happy Easter everyone! I'm off to get the house picked up, run errands, and do some client work. I hope you enjoy your Friday!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

The Art of it all

Hey everyone! It's a rainy and dreary day here (as usual for March) and I'm happy that it's the first day of Spring! Woo Hoo! Not that we'll see spring weather yet, but we're getting close now! March usually shows rainy weather all month, so April should start to show improvement. Today I thought I would share 2 new Fine Art prints with you. Of course, I enjoy doing letterpress notecards and stationery. But I have the "fine art side" to me that has been itching to get out for a while now. I remember I used to draw or paint every single day. Sadly, now, that is a rare happening.
But I'm getting back in the game with these prints now for sale in my shop. These are not letterpress; be warned. But each has it's own little back story (you can find the write up for each in the shop). I'm pleased with how they turned out, as this idea has been in my brain for a year now. I plan to do a few more in the theme soon. Have a great Thursday; I'll see you here tomorrow with some work great for babies and children.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

More of a good thing

Good morning! Today I have listed a new item in my shop: a notecard multi-pack! I printed tons of each color to create a pack of 5 flat notecards with 5 unique animals in the set. I just figured that a multipack would allow everyone to get a sampling of a few popular designs at once rather than only getting one kind to a set. Of course, feel free to contact me through the shop if you would like a certain number of one kind. I've got lots made. I chose to use bright colors to ring in the warm season here in the States. There are also 2 new cards that are making their debut in the set: the seahorse flat note and the dragonfly flat note...I hope you like them as much as I enjoyed making them! Have a happy Wednesday everyone and I will see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Spring is coming!

Spring is almost here...Thursday is the day I've been waiting for all winter. Not that it will change the weather much right away, but it's a step in the right direction for me. I love Spring and Summer. I love going outside without a coat and being able to walk freely without a thousand layers. Not getting frostbite is always an added bonus when going outside. These cards I designed and letterpress printed are my welcome to Spring (to be enjoyed all year round)...for sale in my shop here. I hope you like them!
Today I will be working on shipping orders, posting new items in the shop, and working on quotes for clients. Then, perhaps I will work on brainstorming new card designs and do some client work. I'm feeling a good bit under the weather (I'm scared I'm catching that super flu) so I'm trying to take it easy. Be well everyone!

Monday, March 17, 2008

It's in the cards

Hi everyone! It's Monday again and I'm back to the grind. I'm assuming you are too! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I would have a theme post, but I was too lazy to bother. See how honest I am? Anyway, I recently redesigned my business cards and letterpressed them in a pale robin's egg blue color...that's the photo above. It is a standard size for business cards, but this one is held vertically (just fit my info better) to be a little different. I used Crane's Lettra paper and was worried it would be too thick, but no, it isn't. It took a nice deep impression and makes the card feel sturdy and luxurious. I love collecting fun or fancy business cards and I hope people hang onto mine as a keepsake (the way I do others) when I start handing them out. This week I plan to share some of my recent notecard projects with you as I refresh items in the shop. Be well!

Thursday, March 13, 2008


I came across this great online shop today: a non-profit organization helping women in poverty stricken areas around the world start art and craft-based businesses for themselves. It is called "Nest." The women are provided with micro loans where they then take the funds and obtain all the supplies they need to start their business. They then sell their goods on Nest to pay off the loans...
There are also other designers and artists who sell their wares and 25% of the proceeds go back to help with the funding for this great endeavor. The products are a great range of giftable items for the home and for self.
When you make a purchase, you are also helping women around the world. A pretty great thing, huh?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


As many of you may have heard, Polaroid is closing its doors. No more film. No more cameras. Waaaa! I'm so sad about this. I keep hoping a small company will open that can create the film. It doesn't have to be a huge corporation, does it? Can't a new modest little company step in and create the film for the artists and photographers out there who still love the polaroid? A photo I'd taken of some of my little lovelies was featured today on my daily read: SF Girl By Bay blog. Such a fun surprise to look at her posts today and see my own photograph staring back at me. I will miss you Polaroid, many hugs and kisses to you.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Pretty paper

I'm always on the lookout for pretty flat papers to use in future projects or as envelope liners. I finally found a website with a nice wide variety at Paper Mojo. I'm in love! My favorite ones are from Elum...they have the greatest letterpress cards and now a matching line of wrapping paper! The photos here are of some of my favorite patterns from the Elum line. You can see the other papers in the line here.

Monday, March 10, 2008

meadow wedding

Good morning! Happy Monday to you. I thought I'd show a picture of a letterpressed wedding suite I did a while back...all in a chocolate brown. The invitation is a tea length card and envelope (just for something a little different). I can't wait until the weather here improves and we'll really be able to romp through the meadows like the one in the invitation! Today you will find me putting together quotes for several clients and working on artwork for some future prints...along with putting together a few etsy orders that came through over the weekend. The daylight savings time has me all thrown off. But I have to say I love when it is still "light" out at 7:00 in the evening! It makes me feel so much more energized. Time to come out of hibernation! (And the Robins hopping around outside seem to agree).

Thursday, March 06, 2008

A Peacock Wedding

Today's images are from a wedding suite I recently completed that involved a variation of my peacock wedding design shown in the portfolio section on my website. I could not use the original design since the bride's color scheme was too dark to work that way. I little shuffling took place and this is what we came up with. I'm very pleased with the outcome. It's printed on Crane's Lettra letterpress 100% cotton paper in Pearl White (an ivory). It's very soft to touch.
The suite included in invitation card, a directions card (with a map on the back) and an rsvp card. I also did an outer envelope with return address on the flap with a plain inner envelope. This was so much fun to work on! I love my job.
This Design is copyrighted by Megan creates...

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

A Cut Above

My friend Carson sent me this link to Peter Callesen's website... a huge selection of his romantic work can be found. Let me tell you, it is endlessly inspiring to pour through the pages looking at his paper creations. Based in Denmark, this amazing artist has exhibited in galleries and shows around the world through the past several years. I love how detailed the paper cuts are and how each one has an underlying message or theme. On several occasions I found myself having to look at a piece 2 or 3 times as I discovered it's special traits. This artist's site is definitely worth spending time discovering...the hauntingly beautiful sculptures took my breath away and they just might take yours!
All pics on this entry are from Peter Callesen's website.
As an aside, I have been hard at work on various client projects. I'm sorry I've been absent from this space! Today I plan on photographing a few weddings I've been working on..I will post a pic or two soon so you can see.