This pattern started with a flower and then bloomed into a bunch of different “flowers.” I have also just moved to Beacon, so we’re calling this one Beacon Bloom.
I’ve been creating lots of patterns lately and since most of them won’t appear as cards, I’ve decided to share them here. In [...]
I took a Design Procedures class this fall at SVA (which has amazing continuing education courses by the way) and did this project. The assignment was to redo a New York Times Magazine layout. I picked an article about the Ocarina – which [...]
New cards available in our Cynla Etsy shop! A land of ice cream where all your cares melt away, Happy Birthday in blues for all of your happy birthday blues, and some Japanese lanterns in red and blue for brightening someone’s day. The puns I know.. I think [...]
Snorkeling is my new favorite hobby. It was amazing in Culebra, Puerto Rico — we saw every fish in the guidebook, tons of beautiful coral, a couple nurse sharks, sting rays, octopus, and we were very lucky to see tons of turtles. It must be nesting season because they were gathered around this one [...]
Some designs that I worked on at the end of last year. They are all official cards now. I love making these, it’s so relaxing. I draw them in ink, scan them in and then color them on the computer. The coloring is the hardest part for me. I can never make up [...]
I’m taking a licensing class and I have been working on some patterns. This one is Sakura branches I drew and colored. It includes 3 colorways: Pink, Purple and Beige [below]. The hardest part for me is knowing where to stop. I could probably come up with 20 different colors for this [...]
A new Brooklyn design – for cards, prints, maybe a bedspread?
New Valentine’s Day cards are almost here!
This is the first holiday I’m really prepared for in my business and I’m proud to offer EIGHT new designs this year!
I have patterns and hand lettered designs. My “tons” card is already a hot-seller. I like colors that aren’t really associated with the [...]
I could probably live in an ice cream land.. so here are two cards – a Cupcake Land and an Ice cream land. They’re filled with color and pattern and delicious goodies. They look like little worlds dripping of goodness to me. Are there any types of [...]
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