I’ve slowly, but surely, been adding artwork to my Minted store the past few months, at sueprue.minted.com. You can find some recent wins, like Pasture (above), as well as some self-launched pieces, like Red Barn (below)—just in time for the holidays.
I particularly love these art challenges as they’re a great outlet for experimentation: I’ve been working on creating loose patterns, as well as painting a little more abstractly. These were done in guache, watercolor, oil—and even water-based oil paints.
I’ll be adding more artwork in the coming months, as I enter the next wave of challenges, so check back periodically if you’d like. You might even find a notebook, pillow, or some wrapping paper in there as well. Thanks for visiting!
In addition to art prints and greeting cards, did you know you can buy personalized notebooks, address books and planners on Minted? Last year I entered one of these challenges and now have a few notebooks for sale: you can find Bird Rock here and Macaroons here.
Add your name (or a recipient’s), pick a colorway, and customize the finishing by choosing grommets or spiral binding. You can even choose lined or unlined paper, calendar sheets, or address pages, depending on the intended use.
Heck, while you’re at it, throw in some stickers. Like Minted says, you can basically personalize these notebooks to suit any purpose. Happy journaling!
(All images by Minted)
I saw these Illume candles while I was standing in line at Whole Foods the other day, and I’m totally into their random patterns and watercolor look. Makes me wanna break out the brushes.
(Images from Illume)
While I’m a color addict, I can’t help but be attracted to these bold patterns, emphasized by the simplicity of black and white.
Pillow / Cloth Basket / iPad Cover / Tree Illustration / Notecards / Platter
(1 Tea towel / 2 Platter / 3 Spoons / 4 Napkins / 5 Oven Mitt / 6 Placemats / 7 Tart servers)
I’ve been doing a lot of window shopping lately at my new favorite online shop: Leif. They have such a great collection of simple, yet unique, items that it’s fast becoming my go-to source for gifts. And I especially love these cute kitchen textiles from Holland-based textile house Tas-ka. (I’ve never wanted an oven mitt so badly.) They’re fun on their own, and even better when mixed in with a few other items Leif carries. My boyfriend and I just had a BBQ over the weekend, and now I want a do-over using this stuff!
(1 Tea towel / 2 Spoons / 3 Placemats / 4 Cheese board / 5 Mug / 6 Napkins / 7 Bento box)
(1 Close up of Colored Beans art print / 2 Coasters / 3 Cake knife and server / 4 Placemats / 5 Napkins / 6 Tote / 7 Dotted garden stakes)