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 […]
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. […]
Happy New Year wishes from CYNLA
I can’t believe another year has flown by. Happy New Year to you and I hope a lot of your plans, dreams and wishes happen in 2015!
I haven’t had much time to think about 2014.. but this year, I want to be less rushed. This may mean being better prepared, making time for […]
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 […]
Spring thank you cards
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!
gallery show: 31 ink drawings
I created 31 ink drawings! It was a great challenge to complete in a month (ok, a month and a half). They are all up on display at the Art Riot in Kingston, NY for the Fun A Day exhibit. They’ll be there until March 1st. In the […]
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 […]
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 […]
new card: there will be dancing
New card up in my etsy shop! There will be dancing.
I LOVE to dance.. and if I wasn’t a graphic designer, I’d probably be a backup dancer. Another lifetime.
[ There Will Be Dancing Card ]
you’ll be fine
I spend a lot of time with sharpies and ink these days. Wouldn’t it be nice if they all told me, “You’ll be fine. Don’t worry, this drawing will come out spectacular. And on top of that, everything will be ok and you look very pretty today too.”
This drawing is part […]
Here’s a page from my sketchbook. Excited to start a new project! A Beacon hand lettering design. Hopefully I can share the final later this week. Have a good one!
Pumpkin festival today! I hope you were wishing for no rain all week!
I’ll be at the Beacon waterfront today 12-5. Come say hi, see my cards in person, and enjoy some beautiful fall!
[This photo I lettered over was taken at Fishkill Farms Pumpkin patch by me.]
wireless Wednesday 07: make a wish
Happy Wednesday! wireless Wednesdays are my productive days – whether that be productive in drawing, learning to relax (giving my eyes and hands a break is really important when I’m on the computer all day), or taking some time to get outside while the weather’s still nice.
Today, I’m […]
there will be dancing
When I lived in the city, I think I took advantage of the fact that I could go to the nearest club for a measly $20 cover and a $15 drink and dance the night away! I miss those days. My wallet is a little fatter though.. My friends knew that if […]
Wireless Wednesdays – Let it go
I’m bringing Wireless Wednesdays back! My connection to the digital world will be limited to checking work email briefly in the morning and at night. I’m not going to keep my email open and click on the window every time the little number goes up.. that goes for twitter too. Not going […]
happy anniversary & a card
Our 2nd wedding anniversary just passed (has it been 2 weeks already?). We went to Cold Spring, to the gazebo where we got married, visited the antique shops there and ate lunch at this great panini place. I made this lettering for Rob last year and this year […]
I promise to never grow up
I made this for a friend who’s wedding I went to in May. They both said this in their vows and they are definitely both young at heart. I hope they never grow up and never get old!
a storybook photo shoot
I did a Storybook Print photo shoot with the actual book I used for the background of these illustrations. The book is signed a “Present from your mother” to Henry Hirst in 1884. Maybe someone will have my prints in 2084 and say, “Wow, this was […]
My husband had been carrying around love letters that his grandparents wrote to one another, moving them from apartment to apartment for about 6 years before deciding that he wanted to go through them all, read them and share them. He scanned them in, transcribed all the words after deciphering their handwriting, and created […]
Mini garland & My save the date
Speaking of mini garlands (from my post yesterday), I made this one for our engagement photos. I drew the letters making sure there were loops to put a string through and painstakingly cut it out of cardboard. Then I cut out a bunch of shapes from origami paper and modge podged them on. […]
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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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