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 […]
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 […]
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 have a couple holiday fairs coming up if you’re in the Hudson Valley or NYC areas.
> Hudson Valley Hullabaloo – Craft & Holiday […]
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!
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 ]
This is the makings of a new pattern. It has a tiny message. Let go and see what happens.
It came about because I really was not in the mood to draw. It was one of those days.. but I just started, and all of a sudden it started coming together and […]
Oh 2014. I feel like my whole January has been a big battle against the flu – first my husband, then I had it for a good week each. I’m happy to announce we are flu-free! and happily back to life and work.
In conclusion, I’m extra happy for health this year. […]
They’re here! Now you can quit some things.. because I have cards for that. I think quitting something makes huge amounts of space in your life for other things. That thing you want to quit probably comes with a lot of emotional weight, possibly taxing stress to your body and may be […]
They’re here! Holiday gift tags are now available in the shop. They match some of my best-selling holiday cards and are perfect to decorate your packages this year. Hand lettered and illustrated by me.
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.]
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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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