Friday, April 29, 2011

Spring Home

I love the spring time with all the flowering plants and trees- so full of beauty, hope and new possibility.  Here at my house, I feel this energy stirring. I live in a small folk art/country-style house (sometimes I call it the cabin) with my wonderful boyfriend, and our animal friends: 2  dogs, 2 cats, and snake too. The trees are blossoming in the yard. I like to look out for robins dancing in the grass :) In the pic, is my cat Jorellis who always finds a charming way to get into what I'm doing. And that's my dog, Phantom under the table. I like all kinds of art and crafts, and I often get into sewing and crafts projects, which end up inspiring my paintings too. In spring spirit, I recently finished these delightful tropical quilt flowers and ribbon roses. I used the traditional pattern of grandmother's flower garden with bright fabrics, and floral centers inspired by our recent trip to Puerto Rico! I ended up making 2 sofa pillows with these, using batik prints for the background.

Right now I'm starting to work on a new mixed media painting, Kuan Yin Spirit. It's a small piece, in white, pastel blues, violet and pinks with ribbon roses. Will post pics soon! Also, I'm excited my new website is now up, check it out!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mission and Vision

Healing © Robin Phillips Studio

give • love • inspire • cherish

I believe in making life special....

...... through the power of positive imagery, uplifting words and helping one another.

....through embracing spirit and cherishing the special moments in every day.

......through living a joyful life that is rich with possibility.

......through encouraging others and spreading joy, love, hope and beauty in life.

Art and words connect us all.

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Welcome to my blog and thanks for visiting! My art/design studio serves creative small businesses, non-profit organizations, publishers, marketing/design agencies, art galleries and gift shops, interior designers, art collectors, and manufacturers in the craft, sewing, children's and gift industries.

• Inspirational imagery, branding and design services to promote your unique business or organization's mission: custom websites, business cards, ads, brochures, logos, invitations/cards, copywriting and more

• Whimsical illustration and surface design for licensing/publishing in the craft, children's and inspirational gift markets

• Original inspirational paintings, prints and gifts for home or office decor (retail/wholesale/commissions)

• Unique arts/crafts patterns and printables for the paper, sewing and home decor markets (retail/wholesale)

• Article and content writing for arts, crafts, design, home and garden publishers

Looking for an artist or designer? I'd love to meet you. Connect with me.

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About Me/Background...

- I spent my early years in the Midwest, but I now call beautiful Portland, Oregon home.
 And I love capturing beautiful scenes on camera!

-I'm a passionate nature and animal lover. My family includes five pets, many of them rescues...

-BFA in Art and minor in Psychology. No wonder I surround myself and others with inspiring, joyful and whimsical images, books and messages :)

-In 1998, I began my art career by exhibiting at art fairs, shops and galleries. Since then, I've exhibited professionally in over 50 shows and galleries.
-For 12 years, I worked in corporate and non-profit marketing departments as a graphic and web designer before launching Robin Phillips Studio full time. During this time I honed my skills in marketing, branding and design. 

-In addition to art and digital design, I have a lifelong love for fiber arts and sewing.
Now I create printable designs and patterns for the crafts market too!

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