Monday, February 28, 2011

my new venture...



I am launching a line of goods featuring my artwork! It will include pillows made of burlap and pillow ticking, purses and tote bags, aprons, cup towels and whatever-else tickles my fancy. I will officially launch in June at Dallas and Atlanta markets. Here's a sneak peak:




The paintings {this is my calf, Gingersnap} are printed onto canvas and top-stitched onto old-time-y pillow ticking, French ticking, and burlap. I love the mix of old and new: the nostalgic fabric and my more modern artwork.



I call this one "Look Up."





Isn't the back nice? Molly made my prototypes and I couldn't be more pleased.




My goodies and I will be here!!! Along with my faithful friend and cheerleader, JoCarol. Come if you can!


{about the name} my great aunt, Lala, used to make fig preserves (her mother's recipe) with citrus peel in it. She didn't call it fig marmalade, but according to recipes I found on-line, fig preserves with citrus peel is fig marmalade. I like the farmhouse feeling that homemade preserves suggests and it is fitting that I would name my line of goods with Lala in mind. She is an artist and has always encouraged me in all my artistic endeavors. Roxanne, with the endless ideas waiting just below the surface for a reason to come out, came up with the tag-line. That was a fun day, brain-storming on her pretty porch.


{about the logo} Beth is the talented graphic designer, she is also Roxanne's daughter, who came up with the perfect combination of vintage and fresh. She exceeded my expectations and was such a joy to work with that I hope to have more reasons to hire her in the future!

6 comments:

molly said...

LOVE it ALL - the skys the limit for you my dear-I cannot wait to see what all God has planned for you and your amazing art!

Elizabeth Gregory Brown said...

Love it, Mom! <3

bunnytrails said...

Dallas Flea.....here we come!!!!!

Flower said...

I'm so thrilled to see the first glimpses of your new adventure! My best wishes to you as you go to market!! I'd be there if it weren't such a long drive!! :)

Eva said...

It was WONDERFUL to meet you at the Flea Market! Your art is going to make my apartment so cozy! Thank you for doing such a beautiful and inspiring work! :-)

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