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. […]
I spent a WHOLE day drawing yesterday. I think the last time I did that was January 2014 when I was attempting to draw 30 pieces (one a day) and had to draw a whole bunch of them in early February to catch up… Anyways, I feel like it was a mini vacation. I […]
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. […]
My top sellers of 2014 are my Fireflies Card and Brighter Place. I really enjoyed making these two designs. When I first moved out of the city, I couldn’t get over how many fireflies there were. They really are a magical thing — Seeing fireflies (and stars) is one of those things that never […]
I’ll be in Chelsea Market this weekend for the Holiday Handmade Calvacade! Come visit my booth – I’ll have a ton of these NYC cards. New York City by day and by holiday.
I have a couple holiday fairs coming up if you’re in the Hudson Valley or NYC areas.
> Hudson Valley Hullabaloo – Craft & Holiday […]
This is the first year I’m offering Father’s Day cards. This top image is my dad. He passed away in 1996.. which it’s really hard to believe it’s been so many years without him. He used to take us fishing a lot. It was always beautiful and calm – my memories of going fishing […]
The 4th card in my series of Classic Kitchen appliances. I’ve had this coffeepot for years. It started leaking (just a little and only sometimes) so it had a plate under it for the last couple months. My mother-in-law just bought me a fancy, wonderful coffee maker that has the coffee magically inside and […]
Another one in the Classic Kitchen series – a mixer card. I did some mixer research and had some help from some mixer-lovers. Thank you Sandy, Lorenz and Catrina! These appliances plug in on the back of the card and have a cute extended scene on the back.
I’ve really fallen in love with […]
I could probably eat ice cream every day. If I invite people to go with me, then it’s ok…
Part of my new Get-Together series of skinny flat notes. There is space to write a short note on the front and lots of space on the back.
This card will be debuting at the […]
This is another one from my new Get-Together series of skinny flat notecards. They come 8 in a pack so you can get together with 8 dog-lovers. Don’t worry, there is also a cat one! No long story behind this one, just inspired by how long I can talk about my cats for.. and […]
My Japanese mom had this old rice cooker she used while I was growing up. It has always made perfect rice and the ding announces when dinner is ready. When I went off to college, she decided to upgrade and I dragged it to my dorms with heavy bags of Japanese rice. I […]
Brunch and dessert both have to be in the top 10 of my favorite things. These are part of a new series of skinny flat notes that I made. They have space on the front and back to write and come with a mint envelope. All of my NSS previews can be seen in […]
That’s right. A crockpot card. Have a warm and happy birthday. Part of a series I’m doing of classic kitchen appliances and foods. These are inspired by my mom’s vintage kitchen. She had this vintage crockpot that she didn’t give up until the bottom finally just dropped out. Sweet n sour meatballs all […]
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!
As she was hanging up the phone yesterday, my mom said, “Have a lucky green day!” Hope you have a great St. Patrick’s Day and that’s it’s very lucky and green.
New dandelion card in my etsy shop. Thought it was fitting I put it up today. I’ve been […]
Since I’m now waiting for the snow to melt and the flowers to bloom.. I’m putting up spring cards. Garden gate thank you cards are now available in the shop. I really love how these ones turned out. Hope you like them!
If you’re snowed in on Valentine’s Day like I am, I hope you are making the most of it. Cooking a feast, spending time with your loved ones, doing some cuddling in this snowy weather..
And shopping for cards – some love for my followers: use code vdayLoveSnow for 20% off my […]
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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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