Wednesday, July 7, 2010

nature walk.

allow me to introduce you to gwen frostic printsgwen was a michigan stationery designer and a lover of nature, and she merged the two beautifully in her prints.  i was first introduced to her during an "artists in the afternoon" type event way back in elementary school, and i still buy her designs today.  they're simple and just lovely.

 this little guy was my absolute favorite of her designs when i was a little girl.  

last summer, on a trip to the northwestern part of the state of michigan with my mom, i had my first opportunity to visit gwen frostic's studio.  
although she has passed on, her studio is still open to the public, complete with the most adorable and enormous shop, with nature peeking its way in wherever it can.  i was positively giddy to finally be there.
  purchases in hand.  excuse the awkward pose - i blame it on the aforementioned giddiness

hope you fall in love with her work as much as i have. 

xo. di.

*image 1, image 2, image 3, image 4, image 5, 6, and 7 from my personal collection, image 8

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thanks so much for the note! i love reading your comments. xo. di.

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