Cloudy with a chance for beauty

Cloudy with a chance for beauty

Posted by on Jul 21, 2011 in Blog, The Washington Post | 2 Comments

I sent illustrator Julie Notarianni the idea to paint the scene of a rain garden as a storm is rolling in. Inside, she illustrated a rain garden in relationship to a house, which became the basis of a graphic detailing how to create one. She captured the spirit of the story perfectly.

Get ready to grow

Get ready to grow

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011 in Blog, The Washington Post | No Comments

I collaborated with illustrator Julie Notarianni to create a seed packet to kick off our spring gardening coverage. She painted the packet texture and central vignette (even incorporating the garden writer in the scene!). I added the border and seal in Photoshop to give it a more realistic feel reminiscent of vintage seed packets.