Thursday, November 29, 2012

Handmade and Heartfelt December

When I left my Day Job back in August, I set out to follow my heart's passion to create work that inspires others. It has been a blessing to me, and I have had a strong feeling recently to use what I do to help the community around me. So I thought about it long and hard and decided to give a portion of my proceeds for the month of December to a couple charities close to my heart. 

In my hometown of Dallas,  The North Texas Food Bank is a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals to hungry North Texans in 13 countiesEvery dollar donated provides three meals! They make such an impact in the community for those fighting for meals, but I'd like to help them make a bigger impact! Feed more meals to those that need it!

In Asheville, NC, the city I will be living in, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
 is a non-profit organization which operates a limited intake No Kill shelter and foster program tending to the physical and emotional needs of homeless animals. The staff and volunteers are dedicated to finding excellent homes for pets, often specializing in animals who need behavioral training or extensive medical care before being ready for adoption. I had the opportunity to visit the shelter on a recent trip to Asheville and got to walk some of the amazing dogs up for adoption. They just want someone to love them! 

I hope to make a big difference for these worthy causes this December!
Please share this post with others so we can really give them a Merry Christmas! Do a little gift shopping that will give back. For more information about each charity, visit their sites here:

Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
North Texas Food Bank

XO, Rhi

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Exciting News!

Last year I was asked by author Jenny Doh to contribute to a book called Creative Lettering, and I'm so excited to tell you it's available for Pre-Sale!!! I was so honored to be a part of it and it was a fun challenge for me... one that I'm glad I took. The book shares artwork and creative lettering tips from some fellow artists as well as myself. So you can learn about hand lettering or pick up some new skills! I cannot wait to get a copy of my own! A BIG thanks to Jenny Doh for allowing me to contribute my work!


Sunday, November 11, 2012

A Bit Bookish: Bookplate Love

Now that I have a bit more time to pick up a book and read for a while,  I've been thinking of coming up with some charming bookplate designs to put in the shop, and for myself to be quite honest :) They seem nostalgic to me and make reading all the more fun and personable.

I excitedly went on a little search for some free printable bookplates, and found some really great ones! I'm sharing with you some of my favorites...

 via Helen Dardik of Orange You Lucky!

via Carolyn Gavin of Designer Jots

via Amy Merrick of Design Sponge

French Library Bookplates via Miss B of The Blah, Blah, Blahg

via Miss B of Besotted Blog

via Emily Martin of The Black Apple on CraftSanity

Hope you enjoy friends! 

XO, Rhi

Friday, November 9, 2012

Fall in Asheville, NC

Just to show you how beautiful it was on our trip to Asheville for Halloween, here are some of the amazing images I was able to capture. Enjoy the beauty that is Autumn...

I can't believe how each shot I took looked like a post card! Incredible.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

New Items in the Shop

Well I have been buzzing around all over the place lately! It's been a little hard staying focused on the blog and shop with our move and all the shows we've done since, but I managed to post a few new things to the shop today!! Woo hoo! Yay for progress :) Here's a peek...


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