Thursday, April 28, 2011

On the Hunt

Can you believe it??? 2 blog posts in 2 days!

Matt came up with the brilliant idea of utilizing his typewriter collection as decoration for our wedding reception in July. We  hope to be able to put a manual typewriter on each table, and ask our guests to type us a note. That way, the typewriters really do double duty as both table decor and guest book. Love it!

Matt has a few typewriters, but not nearly enough to deck out each table, so we are on the hunt. I've reached out to friends and family and have been scouring local thrift and antique stores in search of these adorable relics of the past.  I have managed to find 9 so far and this Underwood is by far my favorite.  I got it for a steal in a crazy little antique store in Clinton, Wisconsin. Score!

So here's where you come in blog friends. Do you live in the greater Rockford and have a manual typewriter sitting around that we might borrow on July 30th?  We'd be happy to pick them up and return them to you. Please let me know. I promise we'll be nice to them!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring Break (Work)

Well hello friends! Long time no see.

It's finally Spring Break at school and I've had some time to catch up on things I've been meaning to do for months now (like write on this blog!)

With just 51 days to go, wedding planning has been taking up a great deal of my time. It's exciting, but geez, I'm tired! This week I decided to knock off the few remaining details I need to wrap up for the Temecula Wedding, one of them being wedding favors. As an artist, I knew I wanted to incorporate my art into the wedding favor. I decided to make card sets, a gift I'd hope that my guests would appreciate and actually take home with them. I realize that the handwritten note is dying, but I hope these cards encourage my guests to write!

The artwork that I decided to feature on the cards may look familiar to some of you. This piece started its life as the backdrop for my wedding "Save the Date" card (seen above).  I came across the original watercolor and collage backdrop today, and decided to finish up the composition to use as the imagery on the cards. 

I filled in the negative space with more of my abstract flower forms and added a little more embellishment with my trusty white gel pen. I decided to add a little pop of orange in the right corner just to shake things up a bit. I'm happy with the results, and I hope that my guests will like them too!

My next artistic endeavor is to create reception invitations. We are having a small wedding at a winery in Temecula, California and then having a large reception here in our hometown when we return. Though I love the color scheme I have chosen for the Temecula affair (chartreuse green, black and white) I decided to shake it up a bit for the reception. Stay tuned for more details soon!