Month: May 2012


Carolyn’s art for crewel embroidery

Carolyn Gavin’s artwork is now on crewel embroidery kits for Dimensions Crafts. I took a stab at doing her “Blooms” kit, it was so much fun (and so relaxing!. Below, a picture of my pillow and then a picture of how the professionals do it. – Julia


Uppercase’s interview with Helen Dardik at Surtex

Last week, we told you about Uppercase’s interview with Lilla at Surtex. Alanna Cavanagh also interviewed Helen Dardik at the show. Read more about Helen’s dream assignment & how she stays so prolific here. -Julia



Uppercase interview with Lilla at Surtex

Alanna Cavanagh of Uppercase Magazine caught up with Lilla at Surtex. Lilla talks about her upcoming book with Quarry/Rockport and her thoughts on staying on trend here. -Julia

P.S. I love Lilla’s clothes, her artwork and her smile in this pic!


Walking the High Line

Susan, Jennifer and I walked the High Line this evening. Outstanding views of NYC architecture.


Lilla’s dress for tomorrow at Surtex

My dress for tomorrow
Vintage bark cloth


Don’t forget to visit us at Surtex NYC this week!

May 20-22, 2012, Javits Center, NYC
New location: Booth 309 by the escalators
Lots of amazing art for purchase!

Below: Jenn Ski

Below: Lisa Congdon

Below: Susy Pilgrim Waters

Below: Suzy Ultman

Below: Sarajo Frieden


April showers bring May flowers and..

…gorgeous May flower patterns by Helen! -Julia


Cartolina for teNeues

Fiona of Cartolina writes:

“We designed some super pretty, new cards for teNeues recently.
Three different sets of note cards – all eco-friendly – I love the packaging!
They can be purchased online here.
I’m really delighted to have been asked to design these.
Thanks Lilla!”


See us at Surtex NYC!

Three Reasons to Visit Us at Surtex NYC
May 20-22, 2012, Javits Center, NYC
New location: Booth 309 by the escalators

1. See great work by our newest artists, Macrina Busato & Cartolina

2. Get cool free stuff (while supplies last).

3. Meet our artists! About a dozen of our artists will be attending.

…and of course, see our fabulous books & prints! Come view our best selection ever of prints for sale.

Visit us at our new booth location: Booth 309 by the escalators at the front of the show. Email to schedule an appointment.

Below: Jennifer Judd-McGee

Below: Cartolina

Below: Macrina Busato

Below: Jillian Phillips

Below: Helen Dardik

Below: Allison Cole


Wall decals by Carolyn Gavin for Chocovenyl

Check out Carolyn’s wonderful decals for Chocovenyl.

From the Chocovenyl site: “Our wall stickers are very thin fabric stickers made of polyester which will adhere to almost any surface. These wonderful stickers are of the highest quality and are PVC free. Gorgeous matte with slight fabric texture. They can be repositioned many times without causing damage to your wall or tearing. Simply peel off the backing sheet and place them on your wall for an instant transformation of your room.”

Happy Owls


Mini Whales