Arts + Crafts

Katie Vernon Art + Illustration

June 9, 2011

I was so happy when a reader, Amy M., commented today to share the work of her talented friend, Katie Vernon, and her beautiful watercolor illustrations. I am always so touched when someone recommends a friend, it’s so sweet – she didn’t even include a link to her blog or website in the process because she simply wanted me to know about her friend Katie. This speaks volumes about a person, to be willing to do something nice for no reward in return, and I just had to write about Ms. Vernon as a result of Amy’s kindness. Well, that and the fact that her work is stunning and inspirational and well, it will make you feel a bit happier after seeing it. At least that is exactly what it did for me.

Katie Vernon Art + Illustration

Katie Vernon Art + Illustration

Katie creates one of a kind prints and original pieces to artfully preserve floral memories from events such as weddings and birthdays, graduations and launch parties. I think this idea of sketching something vs. freeze drying flowers, which was a big trend ten years ago, is so much more interesting. I can see freeze drying a boutonnière but not an entire bridal arrangement, where would you put it for goodness sake!?

If you love these beautiful drawings above, you can purchase many of them in her shop online called Chipmunk Cheeks.

Thank you again Amy and also to Katie for such inspirational work!

(images: katie vernon)


  • Reply petites et grandes June 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Really beautiful :) And yes, friends are the best advertisers ;)

  • Reply brittni: papernstitch June 9, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    What a sweet story. Love Katie’s work. I am go to head over and bookmark her shop for browsing later. Hope you are having a great week Holly!

  • Reply Nanako June 9, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    Thank you for this beautiful reminder on the ripple effect of kindness. And for helping me find another favorite shop on etsy!

  • Reply allison June 9, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    Im loving all the watercolors today!! I especially love watercolor and pencil together! It definitely makes me want to go paint!

  • Reply Lizet June 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    Beautiful! Love her work.

  • Reply Laura@JourneyChic June 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    What beautiful illustrations! That little hedgehog is killing me with its cuteness. I’ve already checked out her shop and added it to my Etsy favorites!

  • Reply Christa June 9, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Beautiful! I love the idea of creating watercolors to preserve the flowers. I would much rather have one of these gorgeous artworks instead. My favorite is the one with the three ships.

  • Reply Kenya June 9, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    So beauty, thnks for all creativity!!!

  • Reply Melissa de la Fuente June 9, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Such a huge fan of her work….the one of the ships is going straight to the top o’ my wishlist! :) Thanks hun…

  • Reply Brooke H June 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Such lovely work!

    About the dried flowers, its also really bad feng shui to have “dead” flowers around. I had a professor once who told me to never have any dried floral arrangements in the home.

  • Reply Pinar June 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    really lovely illustrations! thanks for highlighting Katie :)

  • Reply Barbara June 10, 2011 at 12:55 am

    Katie is really talented, I love her illustrations! Thank you for sharing her Etsy shop as well, I am running to take a look there :)

  • Reply Jess June 10, 2011 at 1:03 am

    That is a wonderful idea – and gorgeously executed, too!

  • Reply Star Hughes June 10, 2011 at 2:19 am

    What a cute name – chipmunk cheeks! I love it! And I love her work. Great post!

  • Reply hena tayeb June 10, 2011 at 4:15 am

    Very pretty.. lovely detail

  • Reply DearSarahBlog June 10, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Love her work! So pretty and thank you for sharing. :)


  • Reply Ea June 10, 2011 at 5:21 am

    very nice. and that’s very sweet of Amy. :)

  • Reply Nat@ dear little house June 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

    They are beautiful! And you are so right; much, much better than freeze drying.

  • Reply Katie Vernon June 10, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks so much for the thoughtful and sweet post! It completely made my day! Thanks Amy for thinking to mention my work… I’m so tickled! Toodles, Katie

  • Reply Afi June 10, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    Cute illustrations, love the line work and gorgeous color combinations that she uses…very delicate. And I agree, it’s so nice to be a good friend :)

  • Reply meeralee June 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    i love katie’s work! thrilled to see her featured here. :]

  • Reply Amy June 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    wow! thanks for reading your comment section – I am so glad that you followed up and featured Katie. the collage of images is great!

    • Reply decor8 June 11, 2011 at 12:20 am

      @Amy – I read every single comment! :) Thank YOU for leaving such a great tip!

  • Reply Susan Hazel June 10, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    These are adorable. They would really brighten up a room. I want at least five of them.

  • Reply Lotti June 11, 2011 at 10:50 am

    These are so beautiful, I love them

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