I have been busy packaging your orders, full of new products from my new Spring collections. Thank you so much for supporting the all that's new with this Spring release. This bright set of work, each collection with its own unique storyline, is really representative of the last year. I spent months working independently from my home studio. It was more isolated than usual, but it sparked inspiration for many one-of-a-kind illustrations. These collections are a true reflection of me and feel sort of like a time capsule. It means so much to see you appreciating these designs and cheering for Hazelmade.
My new House and Home collection — my largest Hazelmade release ever! — feels well-timed a year into the pandemic, which forced many of us to slow down and spend more time reflecting at home. The designs, focused on kitchen utensils, plants and other home objects, emerged when I connected deeply with the items in my home and gained a crisp appreciation for my space. Available on my website are: three art prints, six greeting cards (individual or as box sets), a mini note set, two notepads, two tea towels and a zip pouch.
This collection feels personal and cozy because the illustrations were inspired by belongings with special memories. The French press on one of the tea towels, for instance, came to life when I began sketching the one that sits in my kitchen, a gift from my aunt and uncle. The typewriter — which appears on a greeting card, notepad, zip pouch and art print — was inspired by one that a friend from out West gave me. The plants are the ones my husband, Charlie, tends to in our house. The mixed jars on the shelves are reminiscent of vintage finds that my mom picked up at antique malls over the years. This collection was initially focused on kitchen designs, but it kept growing and growing the more I observed the things I cherish most. They remind me of the people in my life who I love and miss. I hope this collection offers you a little something to connect with and give thanks to in your own home.
A very special thank you to Valerie Royzman