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Jaclyn Yamada
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Free Printable - <br/> Holiday Hang Tags
Working on Christmas designs is always something I look forward to. It means I get to crank up the air conditioning, bundle up in chunky knit sweaters, and pretend it's cold outside months ahead of schedule. This year, I've been jamming to Christmas carols ...
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The Gentle Art of the <br/>"Just Because" Card
(Above) These autumnal greeting cards were inspired by a woodland theme, utilizing jewel tone colors (a necessity this time of year) and vintage floral accents. I integrated some hand lettering and chose to design in a "cute" direction that fostered cozy fe...
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A Festive Table Setting
It was so nostalgic to break out my sewing machine again after years of being zipped up in its carrying case. When I unearthed it from the dusty corners of my closet, it was like a visitation from an old friend — one who had seen me through some of the hard...
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Thrive - Behind the scenes<br/> of a collection
There's something wonderfully cozy and heartwarming about folk art. It lends a sense of community, shared history, family and tradition; and with the holiday season right around the corner, it seemed only fitting to embrace the feeling of "togetherness" thi...
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Confessions of a Homebody
The first time someone told me I was a homebody, I felt insulted – as though that label was synonymous with being called a dull, boring person. So...I got out there. I tried the party scene in college. I sat at sticky bar tables and waited for a "night out ...
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Happy (early) Halloween!
We are officially 1 day away from All Hallows Eve! I'm planning a fun night in on Tuesday with some spooky classics like "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" and "Hocus Pocus!" We don't normally get trick-or-treaters at the apartment, but I still wanted ...
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8 Days and Counting...
Halloween has been one of my favorite holidays since I was very little. It began with my mom hand-sewing all of my outrageous costume requests (one year I wanted to be a peacock) and now, as an adult, my seasonal enthusiasm has become personified in pumpkin...
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Introducing my "Aloha" Collection<br/> and some humble art advice
It may seem a tad off season to be featuring a tropical-inspired collection in mid-October. But it was that time of year again to reassess old designs from the dusty, archived files in my hard drive. I do this for two reasons: 1. It gives me fresh perspecti...
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Spellbinding - <br/>Behind the Scenes of a collection
I am so thrilled to finally be in October! Autumn progressing into winter is my favorite time of year. But living in Florida, I miss seeing the leaves turn color along with any practical need for cute winter boots. Since my hot, humid Sunshine state environ...
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I is for Irma
This is a brief post to let you know we're hunkering down here in Orlando, FL preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma. So far, it's been scattered showers, booming thunder, afternoon sunshine and clear night skies as far as the eye can see. In all hones...
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