Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Recent Work: New Paintings



A sampling of some of the small original paintings now for sale in my Etsy shop.  More new work is on the way soon… Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for sneak peeks and to get first dibs on new paintings as soon as they're available!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Colorful Collaboration: GREAT.LY





Hello Great.ly!  I'm proud to be a part of the launch of this very exciting new marketplace where artists create, then tastemakers like the Jealous Curator, Bri Emery, Kelly Beall, Victoria Smith and many more curate shops filled with beautiful art and handmade goods.  It's like having a personal shopper collect all of their favorite things for you in one place for easy shopping.  

Liz Stanley of Say Yes (pictured below) was so kind to include my art in her GREAT.LY boutique and guess what?  We are featured in Elle Decor!  Someone pinch me!!  Then read the article here



Check out GREAT.LY to see all of the exclusive prints of my work for sale or click on the individual artwork pictured here to go directly to the tastemaker's boutique where each print is available.   










Monday, March 03, 2014

Colorful Collaboration: One Kings Lane


I'm honored to be a newly featured artist on One Kings Lane where some of my favorite paintings will be available as BIG canvas prints!  Like 30" x 40" big!  Keep an eye out for exclusive sales on the site featuring my work... Several pieces are included in the Abstract & Geometric Art sale happening now through March 10th.  

If you're looking for bold, abstract artwork for your home, these majorly colorful prints make a big statement at a great price! 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Recent Work: Plum Pretty Sugar for BHLDN Collection


I'm thrilled, excited, and so so honored to finally share a project that has been months in the making. . . 

The fabric designs I painted exclusively for the beautiful new Plum Pretty Sugar for BHLDN collection have launched!  

Having the opportunity to bring my longtime dream of fabric design to life while creating alongside two of my favorite brands has been such a special experience and an absolute dream come true... I hope you love them as much as I do!!!


The gorgeous robes and dreamy lounge wear we adore from Plum Pretty Sugar are now available in three hand painted watercolor prints exclusively for the Plum Pretty Sugar for BHLDN Collection: Calliope Beneath the Stars, Imogen Whisked Afloat, and Viviette Encounters a Lark.  


A beautiful Plum Pretty Sugar for BHLDN robe would be such a thoughtful, perfect gift for a bride or a mom-to-be at her baby shower... I can't wait to give them to my own bridesmaids!  And I am so looking forward to slipping into some of those cozy pjs, what a treat! 


Shop the collection at PlumPrettySugar.com

Exclusive items available only at BHLDN.com 

Images via Plum Pretty Sugar and BHLDN

Monday, December 16, 2013

3 Day Holiday Print Sale!


Save big on prints and give the gift of art this holiday season!  Starting today, signed prints are just $18 with free domestic shipping over $50 using code FREESHIP50.  All orders will ship on December 19th to arrive in time for Christmas (for US shipping addresses).  Pop on over to my Etsy shop to choose your favorites!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sweet Art



I adore these prints by The Donut Shop... they rival my love and affection for the real thing!  And what's even sweeter is that these 5"x7" prints are sold by the dozen for $25 or choose 1/2 dozen prints for $15.  So brilliant!  At that price, wouldn't they make fantastic gifts to give to a dozen of your sweetest friends?  I want to collect them all and enjoy all of that happy frosting and sprinkley goodness everyday.       

Friday, September 27, 2013

Pretty Pillows



So many pillows, so little couch space!  In addition to indoor throw pillows, Society6 now has weather and fade resistant outdoor pillows in each design and three different sizes to choose from.  Outdoor pillows are such a fun and bold way to dress up your deck or patio.  And wouldn't they be a colorful addition to a picnic or a nap in the hammock?  I'm definitely taking one along on our next beach day!  All pillow covers ship for free worldwide thru Sunday September 29th, get yours today at Society6! 




It was such a treat to have my Pie for Breakfast pillow featured in the beautiful new September issue of Rue Magazine.  Thank you beyond words Rue!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BHLDN + Green Wedding Shoes

I still can't believe this really happened.



Lucky and grateful only begin to describe the feelings that come along with winning your dream dress!  You might remember from this post that Tyler and I have been engaged for a few years but between our cross-country move and unpredictable freelancing we've had to put wedding planning on hold for a bit.  So when I entered a BHLDN wedding gown giveaway on Green Wedding Shoes blog, forgot all about it, then got an email from Jen Campbell a few weeks later with "congrats" "winner" and "BHLDN" in the title,  I was stunned.  I was so excited and completely in disbelief that I burst into tears and couldn't even read the email.  Tyler had to read it to me while I cried (happy tears!) and images of gowns that I had dreamed about but never would have bought for myself on our DIY wedding budget flashed through my head.  I feel so blessed and so inexplicably lucky!




I was afraid that at any moment someone would tell me "oops! we have the wrong Emily, sorry!" but BHLDN recently posted pictures from my fitting at their beautiful new Beverly Hills store, so it's Facebook official!  I was excited and giddy and a bit nervous leading up to the fitting.  This was my first time trying on wedding gowns, and under unusual circumstances, I wasn't sure what to expect.  What should I wear?  Do I need to bring certain shoes?  A: nude colored underthings were the way to go and they provided me with these lovely BHLDN heels for the morning.  With our moms and sisters in Ohio, Tyler volunteered to go with me to help me choose the one.  Now I know it's not very traditional for the groom to see the dress or especially to attend the fitting, but I really enjoyed having my best friend there to share my excitement and give his input.  We talked it over before the fitting and afterwards and neither of us feel that any surprise was ruined... instead I think it made us both more excited for our wedding day.  And you know you've got a keeper when he is willing to watch you try on dresses for two hours!  Tyler is the best.


Jen & Emily at BHLDN Beverly Hills

I tried on a few of my favorite gowns while the BHLDN staff suggested accessories like the stunning beaded capelet below, jewelry, hairpieces... it was so much fun playing dress up!  Everything I tried on was unbelievably gorgeous, comfortable, lightweight, and airy.  And Sommer was amazing and so so kind, she helped me in an out of the gowns and clipped me in so the sample sizes fit in all the right places.  I was beyond lucky to have Jen and her husband Jason there to help me make a decision (and their sweet baby!)  Seriously, who knows more about weddings than those two?!  I've been a Green Wedding Shoes reader for years, and on top of how grateful I am to them for hosting the giveaway, it was such a treat to meet the couple behind one of my favorite blogs!  Tyler was just happy to have another guy there to talk football with in the midst of all the sparkle and lace.




And the store, oh my goodness!  Beauty everywhere you look.  It was such a special experience for me (and the best surprise ever!)  I can't even begin to thank BHLDN, Green Wedding Shoes, and the wonderful staff at BHLDN  Beverly Hills enough for all of your kindness and generosity... it was a dream come true.

I am completely in love with my dress!


Monday, August 26, 2013

Wishlist: Pinterest Edition



I basically want one of everything on Pinterest!  Just deliver it all to my apartment in a giant box, with one of those fancy homemade Pinterest bows that I've pinned four different times to four different boards but will probably never find time to make.  I'd also be a happy camper with just these beautiful treasures. Clockwise-ish from top:

Gold Pinata by Confetti System because everyday should be a party! 
Rorschach, 1984 print by Andy Warhol a modern classic for a gallery wall.
J.Crew bracelet I want to wear all of the jewelry from J.Crew's fall 2013 collection at the same time.
Bau Deco Letter Poster E for everything! Which is what I want every time I go on Pinterest.
Mini ban.do heart there's no such thing as too many sequins.
Laura Mercier lip colour in Baby Lips wait, this is what Joan wears on Mad Men?  I'll take twelve.
The Large Wine Sippy Cup because sometimes more is better and spilling is the worst.
ksny: Things We Love my birthday is in less than a month.
Dior gel coat for those ocd gals like me who can't stand chipping for less than the cost of one gel manicure.
Agate trivet by Leif Shop to go under my wine sippy cup!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A Day at the Beach

 
We chose a grey day to go to the beach.  Usually we pick a spot to set up camp in the morning, the marine layer fades away by noon, then it's all sunshine all day.  But it stayed pretty foggy and breezy in Santa Monica yesterday.  No matter what the weather has in store, it's always fun to pack a lunch (and maybe some margaritas sshhhh!) and spend a lazy day by the ocean with good friends! 
 

It was kind of haunting and beautiful how the buildings and palm trees disappeared into fog down the coast.
         

Of course, no day at the beach is complete without a little roughhousing, right?!  Tyler (in blue) had surprise-tackled Steve earlier in the day and I was lucky enough to document this series of payback pics from the safety of my beach towel.  Boys.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Society6 Faves


I love running across incredibly inspiring artwork on Society6.  Here are some of my recent favorites!

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

#RollTribe

Monday evening we met up with Steve and drove down to Anaheim  for the Indians vs. Angels game.  Tyler and I are both lifelong Cleveland fans and we love keeping up with tribe games since moving to LA (it reminds us of home!)  But this was the first time ever that either of us had been to an away game.  Not sure what to expect, we were completely blown away by the number of Indians fans!!!  So much fun.  Tyler's dad even spotted us on tv trying not to get hit by a foul ball.


There is nothing quite like hearing "O-H!" as you're leaving Angel Stadium after an Indian's win.  Best feeling in the world for a couple of kids from Ohio!      

Thanks to Steve Umbleby for the pictures!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Print Giveaway! - Closed


Happy Thursday!  I have some exciting giveaway news to share...One lucky guy or gal will win a signed 9.5" x 13" giclĂ©e print of their choice hot off the presses from my Etsy shop.  Check out all of the print options here, find your favorite, then enter using the Rafflecopter giveaway below.  Easy as pie!  


See terms & conditions below for giveaway details.  Open to US residents only (but I promise to host an art giveaway in the future for international friends!)  One winner will be selected at random next Thursday with up to five entries per person.  Good luck!

   
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Love Love Love

August 14th, 1948

Happy 65th anniversary to my Grandma and Grandpa Rickard... the sweetest, kindest, funniest, most caring, generous, and inspiring couple I know.  Ed and Pat have been together since grade school.  Grandpa tells hilarious tales about his childhood shenanigans but Grandma is the one who remembers all the details (and calls foul when the stories get too elaborate)  They are the best team!  And so SO loved by so many!  Here's to the first 65 years and counting!!!      

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Good Luck Charms




I'm so smitten with these colorful horseshoes from Cast & Crew, they make for a stunning collection.  And my guess is they're probably extra lucky!  Buy one or all of them at Cast & Crew's Etsy shop.   

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Recent Work


Hand signed and printed with beautiful color accuracy on heavyweight fine art paper... a bold and affordable way to build your art collection!  Shop for prints here.

Sunday, August 04, 2013

The Fig House


I'm so happy to share that my work will be at the Fig House this fall in LA!  It's a brand new art-deco-meets-the-1980s inspired event space designed by the fabulous Emily Henderson and curated by Danielle Krysa (aka the Jealous Curator) needless to say the final product will be so much fun and totally stunning... what a dream team!!!

And I can't believe the rockstar list of artists showing work in the initial round of Fig House decor (pinch me please!) Just being included with some of my favorite artists is pretty surreal.  So I put together a round-up of my personal favs from the nine other artists (plus one of my own) in celebration of the impending Fig House launch.  So exciting!        


1. Stephanie Vovas
2. Jaime Derringer
3. Max Wanger
4. Claire Elsaesser
5. Kai Samuels Davis
6. Emily Rickard
7. Zoe Pawlak
8. Amy Wilson Faville
9. Nike Schroeder
10. Ellen Heck

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Paintings + Ice Cream

Happy national ice cream day! I hope you were able to celebrate today with a giant cone of your favorite flavor!  Mine is Jeni's Wildberry Lavender.  Jeni's is one of the things that I miss most about living in Columbus... nothing says home to me like going on walks around the city, ending up at Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, and enjoying a waffle cone with friends on a summer evening.  Isn't ice cream just the best comfort food?  In celebration of two of my favorite things, art and ice cream, I paired a few of my dessert colored paintings with some of my very favorite flavors.  YUM right!    




 




 
 Paintings 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5                                                       Ice Cream  1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5