Lacelit

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Lacelit

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http://www.lacelit.com/

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@lacelit

✍︎ Illustrator of Lacelit | Stationery ✉︎ Sending intentionality through the post & leaving merry paper trails wherever she goes ✐ Made in CA ☟Explore

3644 Followers

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The moment you open your postbox or front door is the moment you should instantly know that something intentional (and altogether non-junk-mail-esque) has made its way to you. I’ve been marking my parcels as such with merry little rubber stamps and seeing them off on their happy way to land in the hands of dear ones. 🙂... 😳📬... 😀💌 . Available in the shop while supplies last. Tap link in profile to shop. . 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
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Ohhhhh, friends. I could not be more honored nor thrilled to be the subject of this month’s @artstew52 Steward Collectible Card. This positively delightful portrait was illustrated by the very talented and heartfelt @gracieklumpp with hand lettering by our fearless leader @rheaamyett and handmade red velvet pouches by @lovebrendi. Rhea is hosting a 3-HOUR GIVEAWAY from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. PST (or 1-4 p.m. CST) today over at the @artstew52 account! Pop on over for full details. . Art Stew is a cozy community of makers of all mediums who explore creativity through responding to a weekly art prompt and posting to #artstew52. This stewy band has become such a tremendous source of community and light for me, and I’m so grateful. My sincerest gratitude to each of you who worked on this meaningful keepsake. It was such fun being a small part of the process. ♥️
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Positively deeelighted to introduce you all to Lacelit’s newest stockist, @madejacksonhole. Their welcoming space is filled to the brim with goodness. A strong supporter of handmade goods, MADE shares the work of over 360 artists across the U.S., including paper and leather goods, jewelry, pottery, glassware, and a lovely assortment of thoughtful decor for the home. Pop on by their shop to enjoy all things of the most intentional variety. 💛
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I’m so honored to be part of @lacountystore’s love-themed group art show and opening night party this past weekend. It was such fun to be in a room filled with art enthusiasts and LA-based creatives of varying mediums for an evening celebrating love, connection and community. . I contributed two pieces called “Another First” and “Ups and Downs.” As I worked through initial concepts, My hope was to create something simple in its imagery, yet thoughtful in meaning. I wanted to center each on the unconditional, sacrificial love found in friendship. Since my illustrations often carry a storytelling aspect to them, I thought I might incorporate a child book style of imagery along with a gentle “moral of the story” turn of phrase to capture each sentiment. I enjoyed working on these so immensely that I’m considering creating a larger series. . On opening day, I was so surprised and delighted to learn that my pieces had sold before I arrived at the opening night party. My sincere gratitude to the unknown lovelies who took each one home. You made my weekend so much brighter, and I hope they, too, will bring a little extra warmth and light to your homes. . Many thanks to MaryAnne LoVerme for hosting such a heartfelt event and for championing local artists and independent businesses always. This thoughtful show is up through Feb. 18, and will gradually disappear as each work of art finds its home. I hope you’ll pop in to enjoy it while it’s love-liness lasts! 💛
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To paint is to fill. To fill a space and leave it entirely new. To draw in eyes and hold them for a briefly gentle interlude amidst busy days. . Of what does this freehand watercolor make you think or remember? It makes me think of winter snowflakes or mosaic-tiled floors and fountains.
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There is little as lovely as stumbling upon a space that beckons you in as if it is a secret. It is as if you share something- a kinship, an understanding- and it becomes a sanctuary when in need of solace. . On my lunch breaks, I’ve taken to walking and noticing the little hidden havens all around. I have a tendency to become focused and fixated on a specific task, going full-force until it’s done and I can check it off my list with a satisfied nod (and on to the next!). Yet, there is inspiration for the finding whenever I put my pencil down, close my laptop, and lift my gaze. . What little notable have you found this week? 🌿🐾
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Building confidence and self-esteem is a process, and the ones who affirm our abilities, talents and immense potential along the way make all the difference. This little flying piggy soars to great heights, doing the seemingly impossible. A card for those who champion you always, lifting your spirits ever upward. 🌥🐷☁️ . This little piggy is up in the shop and ready to fly away to one of your biggest supporters. Tap the link in my profile or visit lacelit.etsy.com. 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
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This card is about longevity- in friendship, kinship and partnership. It’s about traversing life together over time, through change, during light-heartedness, in the midst of sadness. It’s about steadfastness and loyalty and true companionship, and these lovely, meaningful aspects of human connection give me hope always. ☺️💛 . The Foreverly card is available in the shop with 2 days left for guaranteed pre-Valentine’s Day delivery on all US domestic orders. Send some foreverlies to your dearest and oldest friend, a beloved sibling or a lifelong partner. Visit the link in my profile or lacelit.etsy.com. . 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
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“Only children know what they are looking for.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince . 05/52 SHIP/BOAT ⚓️ // This sketch is part of the #ArtStew52 art prompt challenge orchestrated by @rheaamyett. Join us in creative exploration or follow along with @artstew52 for coziness and inspiration. See my personal contributions at #lacelit52.
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I’m delighted to be teaching at the Craftcation makers conference again this April in beautiful Ventura, thoughtfully orchestrated by the wonders @dearhandmadelife. I can’t wait for four days of making and mingling with fellow artists, crafters and independent business owners. I’ll be teaching Freehand Watercolor Patterns, Hand Lettering with Art Pens, and participating in a panel on running a small business while working full-time. Join us! Visit the link in my profile for more info. 🎨✂️🖍 #craftcation18
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Sometimes, happy trails come from things that don’t work out. Early on during my second year in business, I had been invited to participate in a 3-way collaboration with two exceptional creatives to design freehand watercolor patterns for 3 gourmet chocolate bar wrappers. I was so honored and delighted. But, for reasons unknown, the leading contributor stopped replying to our emails and eventually, the remaining two of us decided we’d best move on. . Though it was sad to say farewell to a project I’d put so much thought, time and heart into, I learned a necessary lesson in the importance of signing the agreement before letting excitement propel you into getting a jumpstart on your portion. I also had a chance to practice shifting perspectives. I found a new purpose for this chipper trio and turned them into a boxed stationery set affectionately named Happy Trails. And, I have even more plans for them in the future. 😉 . 2 years later, I look back and find that it’s so helpful to remember from where I came, note what I learned, and realize how the road may have turned out to be a happy trail in the end. #makerstories . {The Happy Trails boxed set of 6 blank cards is available at lacelit.etsy.com or via link in my profile.}
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I was stalling, anticipatory ideas circling around in my mind. The significance of pausing on the edge of possibility lay in determining which step to take next. . As a small business owner, each and every decision is ultimately up to me. I both love and fear the freedom and responsibility simultaneously. In some ways, it can be a relief knowing that my mistakes will be on me, and me alone. Yet in other ways, it can be nerve-racking or even a bit lonely at times. . One of the most meaningful things I’ve found is being a part of a mastermind group with three fellow illustrators and business owners of stationery lines. It’s so helpful and energizing to have a small group of creative women who are doing what I’m doing, and with whom I can relate, share, brainstorm, send late-night SOS! messages, trouble-shoot issues, and celebrate wins. And as helpful as it is for me, it’s equally rewarding to be able to offer my thoughts and support to them as well. . I’ve been planning and percolating on several new projects, and am taking some steps in new directions. In the weeks to come, I’m revamping my e-newsletter to better share these steps and serve my lovely readers. I’d love to have you along for the ride. Tap the link in my profile to subscribe, and keep your eyes peeled for new delights in your inbox. 💌
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About

About

Sending intentionality through the post.

Lacelit started as a daydream several years after college and a family/child psych degree had come and gone.

In 2010, I began taking note of the varying handwritten fonts that filled the pages of my journals and the geometric doodles in the margins. I pulled out an old, unused sketchbook and began creating the very first of the designs that would launch Lacelit in January of 2014.

Having discovered my passion for art-making in my late twenties, I am mostly self-taught. My ink and watercolor designs center on a love of geometrics, lace-like shapes, illustration, freehand patterns and hand lettering.

Ever since ever, I’ve found beauty in stationery and sentence-strings and postage stamps. And among my favorite things in all the world is the intentionality that comes with sending meaningful thoughts to another in a lovely sealed envelope.

Lacelit is all about sending intentionality through the post. Together, let’s keep the art of letter-writing alive.

@lacelit

✍︎ Illustrator of Lacelit | Stationery ✉︎ Sending intentionality through the post & leaving merry paper trails wherever she goes ✐ Made in CA ☟Explore

3644 Followers

Smile


The moment you open your postbox or front door is the moment you should instantly know that something intentional (and altogether non-junk-mail-esque) has made its way to you. I’ve been marking my parcels as such with merry little rubber stamps and seeing them off on their happy way to land in the hands of dear ones. 🙂... 😳📬... 😀💌 . Available in the shop while supplies last. Tap link in profile to shop. . 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
link


Ohhhhh, friends. I could not be more honored nor thrilled to be the subject of this month’s @artstew52 Steward Collectible Card. This positively delightful portrait was illustrated by the very talented and heartfelt @gracieklumpp with hand lettering by our fearless leader @rheaamyett and handmade red velvet pouches by @lovebrendi. Rhea is hosting a 3-HOUR GIVEAWAY from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. PST (or 1-4 p.m. CST) today over at the @artstew52 account! Pop on over for full details. . Art Stew is a cozy community of makers of all mediums who explore creativity through responding to a weekly art prompt and posting to #artstew52. This stewy band has become such a tremendous source of community and light for me, and I’m so grateful. My sincerest gratitude to each of you who worked on this meaningful keepsake. It was such fun being a small part of the process. ♥️
link


Positively deeelighted to introduce you all to Lacelit’s newest stockist, @madejacksonhole. Their welcoming space is filled to the brim with goodness. A strong supporter of handmade goods, MADE shares the work of over 360 artists across the U.S., including paper and leather goods, jewelry, pottery, glassware, and a lovely assortment of thoughtful decor for the home. Pop on by their shop to enjoy all things of the most intentional variety. 💛
link


I’m so honored to be part of @lacountystore’s love-themed group art show and opening night party this past weekend. It was such fun to be in a room filled with art enthusiasts and LA-based creatives of varying mediums for an evening celebrating love, connection and community. . I contributed two pieces called “Another First” and “Ups and Downs.” As I worked through initial concepts, My hope was to create something simple in its imagery, yet thoughtful in meaning. I wanted to center each on the unconditional, sacrificial love found in friendship. Since my illustrations often carry a storytelling aspect to them, I thought I might incorporate a child book style of imagery along with a gentle “moral of the story” turn of phrase to capture each sentiment. I enjoyed working on these so immensely that I’m considering creating a larger series. . On opening day, I was so surprised and delighted to learn that my pieces had sold before I arrived at the opening night party. My sincere gratitude to the unknown lovelies who took each one home. You made my weekend so much brighter, and I hope they, too, will bring a little extra warmth and light to your homes. . Many thanks to MaryAnne LoVerme for hosting such a heartfelt event and for championing local artists and independent businesses always. This thoughtful show is up through Feb. 18, and will gradually disappear as each work of art finds its home. I hope you’ll pop in to enjoy it while it’s love-liness lasts! 💛
link


To paint is to fill. To fill a space and leave it entirely new. To draw in eyes and hold them for a briefly gentle interlude amidst busy days. . Of what does this freehand watercolor make you think or remember? It makes me think of winter snowflakes or mosaic-tiled floors and fountains.
link


There is little as lovely as stumbling upon a space that beckons you in as if it is a secret. It is as if you share something- a kinship, an understanding- and it becomes a sanctuary when in need of solace. . On my lunch breaks, I’ve taken to walking and noticing the little hidden havens all around. I have a tendency to become focused and fixated on a specific task, going full-force until it’s done and I can check it off my list with a satisfied nod (and on to the next!). Yet, there is inspiration for the finding whenever I put my pencil down, close my laptop, and lift my gaze. . What little notable have you found this week? 🌿🐾
link


Building confidence and self-esteem is a process, and the ones who affirm our abilities, talents and immense potential along the way make all the difference. This little flying piggy soars to great heights, doing the seemingly impossible. A card for those who champion you always, lifting your spirits ever upward. 🌥🐷☁️ . This little piggy is up in the shop and ready to fly away to one of your biggest supporters. Tap the link in my profile or visit lacelit.etsy.com. 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
link


This card is about longevity- in friendship, kinship and partnership. It’s about traversing life together over time, through change, during light-heartedness, in the midst of sadness. It’s about steadfastness and loyalty and true companionship, and these lovely, meaningful aspects of human connection give me hope always. ☺️💛 . The Foreverly card is available in the shop with 2 days left for guaranteed pre-Valentine’s Day delivery on all US domestic orders. Send some foreverlies to your dearest and oldest friend, a beloved sibling or a lifelong partner. Visit the link in my profile or lacelit.etsy.com. . 📷: @deborahtraceyphotography
link


“Only children know what they are looking for.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince . 05/52 SHIP/BOAT ⚓️ // This sketch is part of the #ArtStew52 art prompt challenge orchestrated by @rheaamyett. Join us in creative exploration or follow along with @artstew52 for coziness and inspiration. See my personal contributions at #lacelit52.
link


I’m delighted to be teaching at the Craftcation makers conference again this April in beautiful Ventura, thoughtfully orchestrated by the wonders @dearhandmadelife. I can’t wait for four days of making and mingling with fellow artists, crafters and independent business owners. I’ll be teaching Freehand Watercolor Patterns, Hand Lettering with Art Pens, and participating in a panel on running a small business while working full-time. Join us! Visit the link in my profile for more info. 🎨✂️🖍 #craftcation18
link


Sometimes, happy trails come from things that don’t work out. Early on during my second year in business, I had been invited to participate in a 3-way collaboration with two exceptional creatives to design freehand watercolor patterns for 3 gourmet chocolate bar wrappers. I was so honored and delighted. But, for reasons unknown, the leading contributor stopped replying to our emails and eventually, the remaining two of us decided we’d best move on. . Though it was sad to say farewell to a project I’d put so much thought, time and heart into, I learned a necessary lesson in the importance of signing the agreement before letting excitement propel you into getting a jumpstart on your portion. I also had a chance to practice shifting perspectives. I found a new purpose for this chipper trio and turned them into a boxed stationery set affectionately named Happy Trails. And, I have even more plans for them in the future. 😉 . 2 years later, I look back and find that it’s so helpful to remember from where I came, note what I learned, and realize how the road may have turned out to be a happy trail in the end. #makerstories . {The Happy Trails boxed set of 6 blank cards is available at lacelit.etsy.com or via link in my profile.}
link


I was stalling, anticipatory ideas circling around in my mind. The significance of pausing on the edge of possibility lay in determining which step to take next. . As a small business owner, each and every decision is ultimately up to me. I both love and fear the freedom and responsibility simultaneously. In some ways, it can be a relief knowing that my mistakes will be on me, and me alone. Yet in other ways, it can be nerve-racking or even a bit lonely at times. . One of the most meaningful things I’ve found is being a part of a mastermind group with three fellow illustrators and business owners of stationery lines. It’s so helpful and energizing to have a small group of creative women who are doing what I’m doing, and with whom I can relate, share, brainstorm, send late-night SOS! messages, trouble-shoot issues, and celebrate wins. And as helpful as it is for me, it’s equally rewarding to be able to offer my thoughts and support to them as well. . I’ve been planning and percolating on several new projects, and am taking some steps in new directions. In the weeks to come, I’m revamping my e-newsletter to better share these steps and serve my lovely readers. I’d love to have you along for the ride. Tap the link in my profile to subscribe, and keep your eyes peeled for new delights in your inbox. 💌
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