Design + Illustration Studio
 

Design Updates + Inspirations

 

Site Update!

Things have slowly been evolving around here, with a new logo, new project photos and updates, new profile pictures, small updates to my site design. Special thanks to my girl Kayla Adams for helping me update my photos! And to Aaron Wade for always updating the dev of my site.

I decided it was time for a new logo. I’ve had the same logo since day one. I made small changes as time went on, but I felt I wanted something completely new. I’ve been really into lettering that’s raw, energetic, and loose. I felt it was time to move on from my signature cursive because that’s no longer my personal style. The more work we make the more our own personal styles come out, and I think it’s a good thing, because it shows that we’re growing and evolving.

 

 

Momtrepreneur

I used to make sure I was creating unique content and uploading blog posts daily, making sure you, the reader, stayed interested, but, it’s been almost a year since my last blog post.

Over the past two years, my work has changed drastically. I used to wake up, spend the day at my computer, take the night off and start all over again the next day. Your pretty typical ‘work from home’ entrepreneur. My life revolved around my job. And I loved it. I had no idea what to expect when our baby girl came. We went through a big adjustment, and part of that was with my job. For a long time, I had no creative desire, whatsoever, or drive to get back to what I knew as ‘my creative normal.’ And, I think in part, it was because I was scared that I would never be able to have that ‘normal’ again, so I didn’t even want to try. It has taken me two years to find my confidence within my work again, it was a slow process of finding more and more time to work. Sure, I’m not working as much as I used to, my days don’t revolve around following the latest design trends, or reading all my favorite blogs, but, this new normal is starting to feel like ‘my normal’ again.

Going from an entrepreneur to ‘momentrepreneur’ felt in some ways, like starting from scratch again. But this time, I’ve got the most amazing little nugget trying to pound on my keyboard and steal all my paint brushes, all while secretly cheering me on.

 

Wellen Women

Last summer I backed my first Kickstarter with this amazing ocean inspired women’s brand, Wellen Women. After the Kickstarter was complete, I received one of their perfect pocket tees. And by perfect I mean, the perfect boxy, soft, everyday tee. It’s one of those that, as soon as it’s clean again, it’s the first thing I wear.

So, I’m excited to share that I’ve teamed up with Wellen Women to give you an exclusive 15% off coupon code! Treat yourself to one of their tees or the beautiful striped sweatshirt!

Use the code ‘evaLOVESwellen’ when you check out, to receive your 15% off coupon.

 

Shop Now!

The shop is officially open! Get your hands on something!

A few years ago I made some artwork and uploaded them to my Society6 shop, as a fun side project. Over time I’ve added a few other things and have honestly, been blow away by YOUR support. From day one, I’ve wanted to open my own shop, having something that was really an extension of me! Society6 gives you this option, without having to deal with all the extras. But, since having Mabel, I’ve started painting again, and I thought now would be a perfect time to launch my very own shop. If you follow along on Instagram, you probably noticed that I’m constantly inspired by the ocean, climate, and nature of living at the beach. So, it’s no surprise that that’s where I drew my inspiration for the shop.

Take a look and let me know your favorites!

 

SHOP!

Tomorrow (Tuesday) marks the opening of my new shop! I’ve been giving glimpses into my process and some of the artwork that will be for sale on Instagram. Take a peek: #EBDshop

With this launch, I’ll only be selling originals, I plan on doing prints (and other fun goodies) in the future, so for now, snag one before they’re gone! And, to whoever makes the first purchase, I may throw in an extra treat! Don’t miss out!

And! Make sure to follow along on Instagram (@evablack_), there may be a giveaway happening this week too!

The launch is happening tomorrow, Tuesday at 10 AM PST. See you then!

 

Merry Merry

Christmas is just around the corner! As a little gift to you, I’m sharing a free desktop + phone wallpaper download! This year has been very quite around here, but I’m so thankful for everything that has happened over the past year. Less work + time for blogging then previous years, but being a Mom has been SO amazing. But, that hasn’t stopped me from making time for creating!

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas + New Years! I’m so grateful to each and every one of you. Now go download* the wallpapers + get in the Holiday mood!

Desktop Wallpaper Download 
Mobile Wallpaper Download 

*Click the above links + save images.