How would you describe your style?
Lacelit first began with delicate, lace-like geometrics and freehand watercolor patterns. And while these elements are still infused in my work, I have since discovered a love of illustration and hand lettering that complements a passion for uplifting sentiments and affirmations. Lacelit is all about sending intentionality through the post and keeping the art of letter writing alive and well.
Are there any artists/designers that you particularly look up to?
I have long been inspired by the work of Lindsay Eller, Lisa Solomon and Genevieve Santos. Each of these light-makers awakens a truthfulness that deepens and brightens the world around them in meaningful ways.
My hope is to be part of the same movement by creating gentle starting points for meaningful connection through pen and paper and sentence-strings.
What do you feel makes your work unique and truly your own?
I have always loved the imperfect symmetry that comes with working freehand. I love lines that aren’t quite straight and imagery that isn’t perfectly symmetrical. When I want to include a particular element multiple times in a design, I draw and paint it multiple times so that no two elements are the same. Refraining from copy/paste stamping effects creates a truly hand-drawn aesthetic.
What's the coolest artistic tip you've ever received?
Do not depend on trends to guide your creativity. When you keep your head down with your eyes on your own paper, you’ll produce more meaningful work and allow yourself to explore and grow your own unique style. Results may not be as immediate as trends seem to be, but it is with organic growth that skills and vision develop and become strong.
Any special item you'll be releasing or sale you'll be doing at the fair that we should tell people about?
My new fall collection of greeting cards will make its Pasadena debut along with the new 2017 calendars--one of Lacelit’s annual best sellers. And in celebration of the coming winter festivities, I’ll be featuring some limited edition hand-painted holiday ornaments.