October 26, 2012

Now Available: Caribou Tea Towel

I am so excited to show these new tea towels to you! They are oversized, flour sack tea towels, featuring a gorgeous caribou illustration.

I've always wanted to have products that were a little more sophisticated than my usual fare, and I feel like these tea towels would be the perfect gift or stocking stuffer this holiday season.

They arrive folded and packaged. I hope that you really love them! They are limited edition, so get them while you can!


October 23, 2012

Win Some Gingiber (And Other Goods) At Darling Clementine

I have been selling Gingiber products through online retailer Darling Clementine since they opened last November. I must say that it has been one of my best experiences with a retailer so far! Lindsay, the brains behind Darling Clementine, is a joy to work with, and she is celebrating DC's 1 year anniversary with a big old giveaway! Read on for details on how to enter:

Darling Clementine is turning 1 on November 1st! They are celebrating by hosting a HUGE giveaway featuring tons of products from their favorite brands at a value of $600+ (that's all for 1 lucky winner!) Click here to find out all details on how to enter. 

& after entering the fabulous giveaway use this code dcturns1 for 10% off the entire shop through November 9th. Happy Shopping!

Ways to enter:
1. Follow @drlngclementine on Twitter
2. Like Darling Clementine on Facebook
3. Sign up for the Darling Clementine Newsletter 

(each one is another entry)

I hope that you take an opportunity to enter :) Good luck!


October 22, 2012

Gingiber is Growing!

Hi friends! If you follow me on Instagram (user name gingiber) or on Facebook then you may have seen that I've hired a part time employee!

Kaitlyn has already proven herself to be an invaluable part of the Gingiber team, filling orders, packaging, and doing all of the little things that make Gingiber run so that I can focus more on the creative/business side of business.

Gingiber has been steadily growing, adding new retailers monthly and seeing continued online sales. I have been running this business alone since we launched several years ago, but recently the late nights and constant demand was getting to me.

So I knew with a busy holiday season approaching, it was time to get some help.

And none of this would be possible without you, my friends and customers, who have shown love and kindness towards my business.

Sometimes I sit at my desk and remember, "Wow, I am really doing this! I am a full-time artist!"

Thank you for letting me live my dream.


October 15, 2012

GIngiber Clothing Ships FREE In The US

Happy Monday! I wanted to share with you that now through the end of October, all Gingiber Clothing will ship FREE in the USA!

No code necessary, discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

So go ahead, Treat. Yo. Self.

October 14, 2012

Shop Love: Depeapa

I first saw one of Depeapa's tea towel sets on Pinterest and fell in love. I adore the illustration style, easy and expressive. 

The artist Veronica de Arriba is based out of Spain Here's a link to her blog (you may need to use google translate) but I have been browsing it from time to time. I love seeing the day to day life of artists I admire.

I also love her other items, like brooches and pocket mirrors. I like that her products are diverse. Like I could purchase sooo many presents for people from this shop!

Geometric Mountain Backpack

You need to check out Depeapa for yourself. It is just great. Great products. Great photography. The. Bomb. Dot. Com. (yes, I did just write that).

October 13, 2012

Today: Studio Snapshot

In the Gingiber Studio today: adventures in block printing.

Have a lovely Saturday,


October 11, 2012

Recent Show at Shindig Paperie

Image via The Little Craft Show

Hi! I am not very good at writing about the day to day portions of my life. So I thought I would write about a show I had last Thursday at Shindig Paperie, here in Fayetteville, AR. Artist Natalie Freeman and I were invited to be featured artists at Shindig, coinciding with the First Thrusday Art Walk. 

Natalie and I both showed up wearing adorable red frocks (it was not planned but we looked mighty fine), and many of our friends came out to enjoy cupcakes, champagne with lavender simple syrup, and an evening of merry making.

I was so excited to meet so many people who had seen my work online, and introduce myself to many new faces. And, the girls who run Shindig are amazingly kind and generous. 

image via Shindig Paperie

So happy to have been a part of the evening. Little moments like these make me feel more connected to the community and happy to call NWA home :)

October 10, 2012

And Now For Something Completely Different: Antler Animals

Okay, these aren't completely different from my existing body of work, but they are a bit more sophisticated with their stark color pallet. Each antlered animal has a different pattern illustrated on their bodies. A bit hard to see in the initial photos, but here are the close ups:

I especially love the Caribou (they are like reindeer) because the diamond motif reminds me of snow falling on his back.

I decided to have a small run of square tea towels produced with the Caribou illustration. They should be available later this month. Even if no one else likes them and I end up giving them all away as Christmas presents, I really love the design.

Blank note cards will also be available of these illustrations. 

I truly wanted something that felt a little more "grown-up". I started sketching these over the summer when I stayed the week at a cabin in Branson, MO. Glad that I pulled out these unfinished illustrations and gave them some life.

Thanks for reading,


October 3, 2012

Today In The Studio

Ah, who doesn't enjoy a graining iPhone preview of new illustrations? Working on a new series of illustrations. I really really like them. They seem a little more sophisticated than some of my other pieces.

Have an amazing evening. My kids are asleep and I have the night to sketch :)


October 2, 2012

Cross Deer Illustration

I took several of these deer prints to Indie Emporium and they were well received. So I have listed them in the shop.

It is hard to see in this initial photo, but there is some lovely detailed illustrative work going on here, if I do say so myself! The colors are gold and black. I desperately wanted to have this design letterpressed, but it was not meant to be :(

Anyways, I am looking forward to drawing some more serious animals :) I do love a cross deer. 

Hope that you like it!


October 1, 2012

Indie Emporium Recap

I spent the weekend in Tulsa, OK as a vendor at Indie Emporium. This was my 1st out of state craft show, and it was fantastic!

The show was busy. Super busy. Which is fabulous. And I got to meet so many online friends in person. I had a table set up and was so thrilled with how my products were received. I spend so much of my time in my office, isolated from people. Just getting out of my element and watching people's faces as they walked up to my booth reminded me why I do what I do. I love making art that people also enjoy!

My onesies were a hit! I was thrilled with how many sold! With any new product, there is a bit of a financial investment. Now I have broken even on that front. Which feels really really good. Many people really enjoyed the new Tis The Season Deer illustration. I am excited to explore this style a bit more in the future.

Oh, and actress Juliette Lewis came by the show and bought several items from my pal Kate of Little Things Studio! I was soooo thrilled for her! Kate and I are pictured above.

But, probably the highlight of the entire show for everyone who attended was my amazingly awesome allergic reaction to cilantro. It is so strange, but I never knew I was allergic until Saturday afternoon when I had 2 cilantro chicken tacos for lunch. Emphasis on cilantro. I became violently ill, which resulted in my having to be away from my booth for hours. 

How did I not know I was allergic? Well, my mom is allergic to cilantro, so she never cooked with it growing up. My sister is allergic, too. And now that I think of it, any time I go to a Mexican restaurant and eat salsa, I get ill, too... No time like the present to discover a new food allergy.

As I told my new Indie Emporium friends, the way you get to know me best is if I am vomiting in the bathroom :) 

Onto other highlights, while I was sick and unable to run my booth, my darling sister took care of everything for me. She is a great little saleswoman, and graciously opted to stay the entire day with me at my table instead of going home to her own family. She is the best. I love her so much!

Sunday morning several of the artists met up for brunch. I had a blast being with everyone and just hanging out! 

That is my little recap. I feel better now that all of the cilantro is out of my system ;) Thanks to everyone who dropped by my table to say "hello"! Cannot wait for next year.