Flashback to my own wedding

The weather is heating up again and everything is abundantly green - making me think back to my own wedding last summer! I can happily say it was the most fun, exciting and just wonderful days of my life so far. Here are some nice moody shots of our invitations. All photos here are by Katrina Ohstrom: 

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Cat not included

This is what I get from photographing wedding suites on my front porch. I love the worn grey wood from the thousands of steps taken into and out of my house. So apparently does Tucker, who loves to greet visitors, smell the daffodils, and help model some of my work. 

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Custom Holiday Cards

I printed these for a local Asheville business based on their design - they even have the company's logo as the backcopy. The quality of the paper and printing, as well as the striking graphics, made these really stand out in the mail!  

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Some Illustrations

Dear Universe, 

Please send me more illustration work. I really like doing it. Here is a moth forest, logging truck, and moonshine still (not pictured) I did for Southern Cultures quarterly.

Fondly. Ratbee


Now offering Calligraphic Services!

I have been practicing with my nibs and brush pens, and I'm excited to officially offer envelope addressing! I currently offer 5 different styles: nice and neat, quirky, flowy, extra bouncy, and brush pen. You can see them all here. Let me know what you think! 

Protea Wedding Suite

I love how this steel blue on white paper reminds me of china plates. The bride and groom met in South Africa and wanted a protea flower design on their invitations.


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Dog card

Just wanted to share this sweet, slightly dopey new birthday card, printed on 100% cotton paper

Heck Yes!

I was thrilled when a customer emailed me this picture from his wedding! What a fun idea. And it's so nice to see some of the ways my prints make it out into the world

Photo credit to  Jeff Dobson .

Photo credit to Jeff Dobson.

New wedding invitation suite

I had a lot of fun coming up with the design for this new wedding suite. Ali's wedding planner contacted me after she saw my display at a craft fair, and thought my style would suit this rock-and-roll couple. All Ali wanted was an illustration of a gallery wall of illustrations of some of their favorite things - like coffee, giraffes, eggs, and records! I thought a portrait of each of them would complete the design, plus some funky and loose handwritten text to match their quirky wording. 

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For their information and reply card, we went with a similar border to the main invitation, but included a typewriter-esque font. Black ink on white cotton paper, and recycled brown envelopes add a crisp elegance. I'm so happy for this authentic couple!