I love to imagine. My mind can get lost in just about anything; Taking a walk down the street… imagining what the birds might be chirping to each other… or how a flower blooms each Spring, and how wonderful that must feel after the long snowy winter we’ve had; to come back to life, colorful and radiant, soaking up the returning sun.
As an artist, I believe in taking a closer look at the world, in finding beauty in unlikely places. Like watching a seed blossom into a flower, or a vine unexpectedly sprout roses. Seeing things grow in the yard, in the windowsill, and in the world is what inspires my imagination, and inspires my art.
I created a short animation with Miracle Gro to launch their Gro Something Greater campaign. Imagining a world within the shadows…
Music written and performed by my brother, Ben Rodgers.
As part of the campaign, we’re challenging you to share your own Gro Something Greater story with us. Share your story, and use the hashtag #GroSomethingGreater for a chance to win a Grow Kit. Enter by April 15th- open to US residents only.
When you grow, you grow more than just plants.
In collaboration with Scott’s Miracle Gro.
It all began with a simple study; a quick exploration of lipsticks in watercolor.
A few conversations later, I dreamt up two new fabric patterns for my friends over at Bow & Drape! The perfect feminine mix of lipsticks and florals.
Bow & Drape recently launched our collaborative collection, which you can see in it’s entirety here.
My personal favorites… the Pucker up Shirtwaist Dress, Pucker up Swing Dress, Gardenia Floral Shorts, and the Gardenia Floral Blazer.
I couldn’t be more thrilled to bring my watercolors off the paper and onto this beautiful collection- available for preorder now!
Last year, Jordan approached me about illustrating her new book, Ramshackle Glam: The New Mom’s Haphazard Guide to (Almost) Having It All. Here’s a look at the process behind the cover illustration…
Illustrating a book about being a new mom was a a new type of challenge… of course, I know absolutely nothing about being a new mom! We wanted to convey both Jordan’s quirky-glam personality, as well as something any new mom could relate to in one image.
My first draft illustration (above) seemed like a fine idea to me, until we quickly realized that storing a baby bottle and extra shoes in the same place is less than sanitary. (Whoops!)
I experimented with various perspectives, and various props… trying to figure out which viewpoint captured the message in the most instantaneous way.
and alas, we found the look we wanted…
Change the bag a bit… and voilá!
Check out the book for more than 20 illustrations scattered throughout!
Illustration inspired by the pearlescent glow of the Olay Regenerist Luminous Collection.
Watch her come to life here.
In collaboration with Olay.
Parker Pens are undoubtedly classic. A classic brand that has kept it’s beauty and has a history written in the hands of President’s and notable authors alike. You’ve probably come across this famous Parker Pen advertisement by the charming Norman Rockwell- which is personally a favorite of mine!
I’m honored to have been tapped by Parker Pens to create their holiday greeting cards this year!
It’s easy to get caught up in today’s digital world, but I truly believe in the act of sending hand written cards and notes. There is nothing more special than receiving a personalized card with a note during the holidays (or anytime, really!). There is an unspoken charm to handwritten letters that I hope never disappears… I’ve collected letters and cards I’ve received over the years and it’s the most wonderful feeling to discover them all over again. The different papers, designs, handwriting, colored inks; they are full of such personality! Email just doesn’t carrying the same magic…
Leave a comment below about a hand written card moment or memory you have for a chance to win a lovely Parker Pen of your own. I’ll be choosing one winner to receive either the Parker Premier or Parker Sonnet. (please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you are chosen.)
Happy Holidays! Follow along here as I’ll be taking over the Parker Pen instagram account this week!
This post was made as part of my collaboration with Parker Pens. Parker Pen purchases $75+ will receive a set of our holiday greeting cards at Parker Pen retailers.