Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Early Autumn

All around, I'm seeing and feeling the beauty of early autumn. There's a slight wind in the air and the squirrels and the crows are dancing around. Picking plums, apples and pears from the trees in my yard. Sipping a double spice chai tea. Today I took the sweetest walk, just seeing sights in my small town neighborhood. Love this time of year!

And in the studio, I'm working on Early America dolls for a local shop! I designed the patterns a few years back, and it's fun to bring these out again. They are somewhat inspired by the historical Izannah Walker dolls, I fell in love with them and wanted to make something like one myself. The dolls have sculpted Paperclay heads, and painted cloth bodies. I will paint their faces and give their feet boots with laces. Then I will sew simple dresses and petticoats for them from these pretty fall, Civil War reproduction fabrics. More on these coming as I finish them!

And, my Country Apple quilted pillow pattern is now available on Craftsy. Two pillows are included in this one- an applique and a patchwork. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Creative websites + inspiration

I absolutely enjoy helping other artists and creative businesses promote their work. Here are some artist websites/logos I have designed in the last few months!

Check out the beautiful fall fashion jewelry and wraps at:

See gorgeous asian inspired abstract art at:
A grand new website shop for Robin Phillips Studio is in the works too! Until then, my current shop is still open at www.etsy.com/shop/RobinPhillipsStudio  :)

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Graphic + Web Passion

Graphic and web design is one of my creative passions. Many of my clients are small businesses, non-profits or creative women planning special events such as weddings, holidays or baby showers. Ask me about creative logos, illustrations, business cards, invitations or new websites. If you're looking for a simple, low-cost website, I'll set you up with WordPress and teach you how to update your site. I'll connect you with affordable online printers, and help you every step of the way. And coming soon... I'll be introducing an ongoing selection of design templates and printables for creative DIYers.

Check out my latest design work at:www.robinphillipsstudio.com/design.html