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Category Archive: In The Studio

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.

 

 

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!

 

West Elm Feature!

I’m over at West Elm’s ‘Front & Main‘ Blog today, with a look into my updated studio and a chat about my ‘Spaces’ column.

So much has changed since the last time I shared! If you’re anything like me, I’m always looking for new ways to be inspired by my workspace, so I’m constantly making little changes. My newest change is my desk! At the start of the year, I decided I wanted something new. My little white desks where a great option, but they where cheap, light, tiny and white. White is great, but I use ink, paint and making messes often, so they where always a mess. I also decided I wanted a larger area to work for the same reason, I needed more room to make a mess. So in an attempt to save a little money and recycle the legs of my Ikea desks (after a coat or two of spray paint), I bought some planks from Lowe’s and with the helping hands of my husband and mother-in-law and made a new desk! I followed a couple various tutorials I found around the internet and made what I wanted.

Head over to Front & Main for a closer look into my workspace and the ‘Spaces’ column!

A huge thank you to Kayla Adams for shooting my studio!

 

Work Attire

Most of the time when people hear ‘working from home’, they think, ‘oh! wearing your pajama’s all day!’ — and maybe some people do! But I feel really uninspired and almost ‘blah’ if I work in sweats all day. Then I read Megan Gonzalez of Mae Mae Paperie’s interview with The Everygirl yesterday, and she’s SO right. Megan was talking about how she was inspired after reading Twyla Tharp’s, ‘The Creative Habit‘ (which I also highly recommend reading!), she explained… <

 

Yes—you are an artist, but it’s a job. You can’t show up in your PJ’s and expect brilliant ideas and vibrant patterns to be in your client’s inbox by the end of the day.

 

What do you guys wear while your working? Do you feel that on days when you make yourself presentable you work better? I know I do. When you feel confident in yourself, your creative + work process will follow. Or does working in sweats versus working in jeans not make a difference to you? 

I put together a standard outfit you’ll usually catch me wearing – jeans, oversized tee + sweater (because of course you want to at least be comfy) and I can’t forget my llama necklace from Madewell that I wear everyday (here’s a similar giraffe one!).

Sweater / Necklace / Tee / Jeans

 

Giveaway : InstaThis

I’m all about having Instagram photos printed. These little memories shouldn’t just live on our phones, we should live with them everyday. Well, get excited, because I’ve teamed up with InstaThis to giveaway one of their beautiful 12″x12″ wood prints! I decided to have one of my Instagrams from our trip to Hawaii this past fall, printed. I thought it would look killer on wood and I was blown away by the end result!

The print is gorgeous — you even get a little detail of the wood grain that shows through the image. Plus, InstaThis makes is super easy to hang with a slot in the back, they even send along a screw. I opted to lean my print amongst some other prints in my studio, because I’m always moving things around. This way, I can always have it exactly where I want it.

*Leave a comment below about how a wood print of your favorite Instagram would make a perfect edition to your home / studio. I’ll announce a winner a week from today – February 6th (giveaway closes Tuesday at Midnight).

Be sure to check them out — they even print on Acryllic and in different sizes, so you can create an Instagram gallery in your own home!

+ Thanks InstaThis!

Giveaway closed! 

The random winner is — Laura Coggins! 

Thanks everyone for playing! 

 

Portfolio

With the new site coming, I’ve decided I’d like to reshoot any print materials I currently have. This way, it feels a bit more cohesive. I began by searching for various inspiration on styling, color, lighting, etc. Here are a few that stood out. Check them all out ( + more ) on Pinterest.