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 […]
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. […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My wholesale catalogs are in! They’ll be available in booth #2154 at the National Stationery Show.
The Brighter Place Catalog is the first with my new logo and refreshed brand. I have been focusing on hand lettering, more lush, intricate patterns in my designs and blank cards intended for boutiques. My birthday line is […]
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 […]
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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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