Central Park Boathouse

My lovely friend Hillery posted a gorgeous photo on Instagram, and it sent my mind spinning.

The photo is gorgeous on its own - she could frame it as-is.  But I was looking for inspiration to show stationers how my custom paper illustrations would work, and this hit the perfect note.

Wanna see?

First, I created an illustration in black and white.

Then, at this point, you could color it in lots of ways.  I like to use hand-applied watercolor.  

Some options:

Once you have the image you like... there are so many possibilities!

These images led to a spread in my new retail portfolio... more on that later.

I love creating these paper pieces!  If you're interested in custom, one-of-a-kind artwork for your events or social correspondence... I'm your girl!