Illustration for a workshop
A shop approached me to work on the illustration for her workshop invite. This one is for an Abstract Painting workshop – it sounds really great! If you’re in the Austin TX area, check out her lovely shop Love Ding and amazing events. You can buy tickets for this event here on
I’m on Etsy Wholesale today! So excited to be on the homepage in their Fresh Finds.
Speaking of wholesale, I just heard that one of my shops will be closing. It really is a gorgeous shop and I’m really sad to see it go. I’m sharing this because of my hope that more […]
Sneak preview – new product!
Busy busy! We’re in our new home and studio space and I love the light that comes in. New product coming soon!
Holidays, I’m almost ready for you!
An interview & giveaway with EtsyNY
I did an interview with the Etsy NY team and it’s now up on their blog. Head over there to read a little more about my inspiration and thoughts about my greeting card business and to enter a huge giveaway! I’m raffling off $100 of Cynla paper goods. Happy […]
Phew – we’re moving our home and studio in a bit. Moving is one of my least favorite things, but I’m paring down, simplifying, making decisions and starting anew.
Send me some good moving vibes! Or better yet, take advantage of my moving sale. Had your eye on my new Turtle Print? or […]
April is National Letter Writing Month and as a greeting card designer, I’ve decided to really get involved (outside of making cards). The lovely people at Egg Press and Hello!Lucky started a letter writing campaign called write_on. They are challenging the world to write 30 letters in 30 days in April. […]
A Better Place
There are a lot of people in my life that I can honestly say make the world a better place to be a part of. I’ve been seriously thinking about what that means to me lately. I can’t wait to send this card out.
It’ll be available soon as part of my Spring release. […]
cynla news – MFA Boston
I’m so thrilled to announce that my cards will be at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston! I’ll have to go visit them soon. I went to college in Boston and this is truly a dream come true for me. Plan a museum trip, stop by the gift shop on […]
Events coming up…
I have a couple holiday fairs coming up if you’re in the Hudson Valley or NYC areas.
> Chappaqua Holiday Market
Chappaqua, NY • November 8 • hours 10-4
Robert E. Bell Middle School – across from the Chappaqua Train Station
> Hudson Valley Hullabaloo – Craft & Holiday […]
get it done
I accomplished a very big goal last week. I finally submitted my first project to the Global Talent Search by the amazing Lilla Rogers Studio. The theme was “Little Terrarium” and I had to create a design based on the creative brief. (The above sketch is […]
featured on Pretty Paper Things!
I woke up this morning, checked my email and my usual favorite paper blogs… and was so excited to find myself on Pretty Paper Things! If you aren’t familiar with her blog, Krissy features the most drool-worthy paper products and design. I have to stop myself from buying everything on […]
my 1st giveaway
The lovely Jillian and Kylie over at 2 Hearts B 1 Designs has offered to host a giveaway of Cynla notepads! Head over to their inspiring wedding and invitation blog to enter to win one of my […]
At the National Stationery Show!
A quick photo from Day 1 of the National Stationery Show. My booth is all set up with my yellow walls, new logo and lots of greeting cards and paper goods. Met a lot of great people and shop owners so far! If you’re heading to the Javits this week, stop by and say […]
From the studio
I was going to wait until it was painted and finished – but I can’t wait any longer! I had a wooden sign cut by my friends at Contour Woodworks inc. Anton took my logo, threw it into this complicated program that tells a robot of a machine to cut […]
bazaar-on-hudson photos – thank you!
Here are some photos from the Bazaar-On-Hudson. My friend Aileen never forgets to take pictures – I’ll have to remember to take some good ones next time as well. (She’s in the 3rd photo with me – Thanks Aileen!) Thank you to everyone who came out and […]
bazaar on hudson Sunday!
I’ll be participating in the Bazaar on Hudson market on Sunday.. and many Sundays after that. Hopefully they’ll be some nice weather and some new cards you’ve never seen before! I finished the Hudson Valley cards and prints (above) just in time for the market. See them in person on Sunday!
a refreshed logo
You may have noticed a new logo popping up.. I’m excited to announce a slight “refreshing” of my logo! I created my first cynla logo when I started my business and drew the first greeting cards. I remember thinking it was hard to create a logo […]
I have a spring bookmark for you! Free with any order from my etsy shop: www.cynla.etsy.com.. until they run out! They have a good hidden message and it makes me so happy to use.
I haven’t been reading as much (been doing a lot of computer work and […]
you make the world a brighter place
I’ve been mentioning the Fun A Day exhibit opening on Saturday. Now’s the time to figure out a ride, clear your afternoon and plan on coming! I’ll be there with 31 new ink drawings.
And a special release — The work above is a colored version of one of the drawings I […]
Hope you had a wonderful holiday! I don’t know if whirlwind or roller coaster is a better metaphor for the past couple weeks, but emotionally and physically I am spent. I’m taking the next couple days to reflect on the year, figure out my life and business plans for […]
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about meHi! Thanks for visiting. Drawing and creating has become a way for me to de-stress. I'd like to do it more often. This is a space for me to share my art and inspiration, my card designs, and to remind myself to stress less.
My card business and moving outside of NYC [gasp] is a new adventure in my life and I'm happy to be able to share it with you. Feel free to drop me an email cindy [ at ] cynla.com, leave a comment or two, or visit my website (www.cynla.com) and shop (cynla.etsy.com).
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