tintner family tree

is it just me, or is there a new baby or expectant family everywhere you turn…strolling downtown, seated at dinner next to you, on facebook/instagram…the list goes on. well we’ve had several friends have new additions to the family, and we’ve doubled our niece/nephew count with 3 new little ones this year! and i know it’s not the same, but we even brought home a new 4 legged baby to our home this summer…


okay, but enough about our dog(s)…back to juliana’s announcements.

my sister asked me to create a birth announcement for juliana that was just as special and fun as maddie’s were (remember these, way way way back when?) since juliana is named after her paternal grandfather, julius, it was fitting to incorporate a family tree. i loved the idea of also tying together the forest animals that i’ve been so fond of for my sister…maddie’s announcements had an owl and her birthday party invites sported the party animals.  so i went to my sketchbook and drew a woodland scene focused around a ‘family tree’ where juliana is cradled on one branch and big sister maddie is swinging from another. doesn’t this remind you of the scene from sleeping beauty where aurora is singing to all her forest friends?



Tomtoberfest & fleaVILLE

I was so honored to participate in Charlottesville’s flea-VILLE this weekend, as part of Tom Tom’s Tomtoberfest…yes, that was a lot of word-play.

My friends from Kindred Paper, asked me to join their booth and also contribute some artwork for a few of their cards. This was not only Kindred’s debut but also my first time selling studio goodies at a market-like setting. We were also joined by Emily and Adam who make knitted goods and art prints respectively. The four of us has so much fun spending the afternoon together and meeting all the other vendors–there was a little of everything from paper to vintage antiques to food trucks…yes, I said food trucks.

It was also wonderful because it was located 5 blocks from our house, so my husband walked the dogs over to say hi. They seriously were the best advertisement we could ask for…I mean, who can resist those puppy faces? And no, they are not related by blood…nor are they the same breed. In fact, they are both mutts that we love so much and were just destined to be brothers.


photo source: stonestreet creative


photo source: fleaVILLE


photo source: fleaVILLE

I had a blast and hope everyone who came out to the market had fun and enjoyed looking at (and even buying) some cards.