I had the pleasure of attending a linocut printmaking class at 3 Fish Studios earlier in December with a friend. 3 Fish Studios is the artistic home of Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer, painters and printmakers, husband and wife, and creators of original and affordable art. They offer classes and original work for sale on their site, check it out. I had done printmaking in the past, but it had been years. Not only was the class great, but the studio space is so inspiring and Eric is the nicest and most patient instructor (Annie was sick that day, so I need to go back to meet her). I can't wait to go back and rent some studio time. This has inspired me on a whole new level and I'll be posting a very limited edition run of Bow Tie Pug Prints for sale on the Design Womb Etsy shop as soon as I can. If you are interested in reserving one, contact me. This is the start of my dog series, but of course I had to start with a black pug. Man, would I love to get one of these machines someday to have a small setup at my house, but for those of you that are like me in San Francisco, go check out a class.
December 30, 2011 | BY Nicole LaFave
How great are these coats. I secretly want one in my size. For all my friends and family with little ones, head on over to the Little Goodall shop on Etsy. These are great for an easy solution to a warm Halloween outfit for a fussy little one or perhaps for some back to school fun. They too cute to pass up. Even if your little one can't fit just yet, maybe stock up for a few years down the road? I can't decide what my favorite one is. The fox. No, the lion. No, definitely the fox .....
September 08, 2011 | BY Nicole LaFave
Did you know I have an Etsy shop? Right now it is mostly geared towards brides-to-be, but it will expand eventually. (Yeah, yeah, ... I've been saying that forever)
August 26, 2011 | BY Nicole LaFave
Design Womb was born awhile ago when I almost changed my website to an official "studio name." Though I still haven't fully committed to that big change at the moment, I will be updating this blog to reflect my new project and studio undertakings. Now, onto the official big news! I have launched a DESIGN WOMB shop on Etsy! While the shop will eventually carry a lot more in the near future and throughout 2010, it launches with a unique collection of sophisticated, modern and unique digital wedding invitation kits. You can purchase a digital file for the invite only or the full package with a response card and save the date included. This sprang from my personal feelings that there seems to be a lack of simplistic upscale design in the wedding stationary world, especially when it comes to doing it on a budget. Most brides can not afford to pay someone to design something from scratch and print it, so these truly capture that custom feeling without the giant custom made price tag. You can read more about how it works at the shop. Be sure to watch Design Womb on Etsy! I am working hard at expanding this throughout the year. Paper goods, design related collateral and more customizable and printable digital templates will be posted on Etsy. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me in the meantime.
July 20, 2010 | BY Nicole LaFave