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June 22, 2016 • Sam Ujvary
Seasonal Sketchbook: What’s Now?

In our domain, the big question is not so much, “What’s new?” as “What’s now?” Three of our favorite industry insiders shared a hint of their spring inspirations to help us get a handle on this age-old quandary.

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“Lately I’ve been reflecting a lot on the words I’ve been reading — more than usual for this bibliophile — so my little book nook is where I have been doing my best thinking. I’ve been so inspired to write original content and am incorporating it into my illustrations, along with my Indian-inspired doodles of positivity. Since my heritage has also been a very large part of me — the traditions, the festivals, and the colors — bright colors and beautiful patterns always inspire me. To celebrate a new spring, the festival of Holi is celebrated as a symbolic victory of good over evil. We wear white clothes, and enjoy soaking each other with bright colors. And who doesn’t love the idea of filling a blank canvas with bright colors, to bring in some positive vibes!”

— Natasha Bhagwanani, Bright & Blue Designs, Rego Park, New York

 

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“This spring we are inspired by the beauty of our natural surroundings. With so many couples choosing to have destination weddings, we look forward to discovering a location’s cultural history, picturesque landscapes and unique architecture to create invitations that are one of a kind.”

— Ellen Weldon, Ellen Weldon Design,New York City

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“National Letter Writing Month and the Write On campaign (both in April) are two big things that get us excited for spring. Spring is a time of renewal and for creating new habits — like getting outdoors, being more social and, of course, writing more letters! Spring is also a fun time to be daring with color — and we’re LOVING the color combinations in these stamps. We love putting a few of these gems on our envelopes as the finishing touch to the letters we send.”

— Tess Darrow, Egg Press, Portland, Oregon




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