Saturday, December 12, 2009

On the Drawing Board: An Illustrated Alphabet

Okay, so I know an illustrated alphabet isn't the most original of ideas, but I just have to say how excited I am by my newest collection-in-progress.

I've wanted to come up with a bright and cheerful alphabet collection for ages now, but wasn't sure what to do, to make my collection unique. As I'm still in a super-obsessed-with-plaid phase, I figured some plaid backgrounds and super cute illustrations would be just the thing.

When Gracie was a baby and I was decorating her jungle themed nursery, I wrote out her name, letter by illustrated letter, and framed them individually above her crib, hanging the frames by ribbons. It was the cutest thing EVER.

Annelie has a Scandinavian name, and finding personalized stuff for her inside of the US is pretty impossible. I can't wait to finish up this collection so I can frame ANNELIE just for her. The more popular letters of the alphabet I will be creating two different prints of, so that kids with repeating letters in their name will have options to choose from.

Do YOU have alphabet illustration suggestions that you might like to see in my collection? Let me know!

All ideas are appreciated!

xoxo,

11 comments:

Leah said...

Great idea Marisa!

bunter said...

These look amazing! You are so gifted.

Nikki said...

These are going to be fabulous! Can't wait to see them all.

The Momma said...

Love it!!!!!

Oh Mandie! said...

oooh super adorable!

Kelly said...

These will all be soooo cute! I'd like to see an owl for O(livia) and a sunflower for S(arah). :-)

Fern said...

Super cute!!!! :) Love the colors too :)
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esque said...

Oooh, I love this! All the colors make me feel so cheery, and the plaid design is darling!

Melissa said...

Your talent amazes me! Um . . . I'm quite jealous, as I've not the capacity for drawing/painting/illustrating. I can barely color a coloring book. LOL!

DancingMooney ♥ said...

Plaid is in, Alphabets are in! I think it's fantastic!
:)

Can't wait to see more. ♥

Whimsical Creations said...

Those are adorable!! Great idea.

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