The new collection has just been launched! I have just released six new fabric designs that are available by the yard, as well as six new 20"x20" pillows that are a little bit larger than the previous collections 16"x16" pillows. Both sizes are great - it just depends what look you are going for! They also stack beautifully next to each other on a sofa or chair. I have just updated the website to also offer 90/10 feather/down pillow inserts as an option for purchase at checkout. You may get the pillows with or without the insert. The inserts have a luxurious feel and weight to them, and are my personal favorites for my own pillows. It has been great working on this new collection and I am very excited to finally have the fabric by the yard up and running. That is something I have been looking forward to doing since I started the business last fall. It has really been a whirlwind year so far - with a move and this new collection that needed to be accomplished, I am happy that everything has come together. This summer I am also launching a semi-custom wedding stationery collection, as well as custom stationery! Stay tuned for the launch of those collections in the very near future. In the meantime, check out the new products and feel free to contact me with any questions!
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It is hard to believe that 2017 is officially in full swing! The holidays brought a whirlwind of events, orders, and a big studio move. That's right - we have officially moved into a bigger studio! Now that things are more spread out, 2017 will bring some new additions to the business. I can't announce the new items yet - but some very cool things are in the works, including a new collection! Don't forget that Valentine's Day is approaching, and what better way to celebrate than to give a loved one something completely unique and elegant, such as our 'Celandine' table runner pictured above? I love how the 'Celandine' pattern is such a conversation starter, with it's beautiful color palette and intricate line work. So cheers to 2017 and stay tuned for all of the exciting things in the works for Janice Nelson Designs!
Photo courtesy of Aly Carroll Photography
There is something so stunning about botanical art.
The breathtakingly realistic details....
The organic, muted color palettes....
Warm, rustic, and organic hues intertwine to form an ethereal still-life glimpse into the past - a fleeting moment in a flowers life, when photographs were not there to capture the moment. The artist had to paint what was in front of them before the lifespan of the flower had passed.
Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, turmeric, rust, and verdant tones dance across the meandering vines.
I often look to old botanical paintings and illustrations for inspiration for not only drawings, but patterns as well. The mysteries of this genre of art always perplex me because the majority of these pieces come from a time in history when not everything was documented. It is not always easy to trace who the artist was or where the art was created. These artistic feats come from many bygone eras - where time was on the side of the artist - undistracted by the hustle and bustle of modern life, where social media and technology play the headliners. It was a place in time when life was slower, steadier, and perhaps a bit more predictable. It was a time when hours could be spent gazing upon the intricacies of a node, stem or bud making its debut into the world. A time when paints were crafted from the earth, and their hues so beautifully portrayed, as the stroke of a brush danced across a piece of paper. A time when the mysteries of the world and nature were perhaps just a bit more mysterious - when many answers to life were yet to be discovered. I suppose that is what draws me to this art the most - the mysterious quality is held within the notion that life was more of a mystery to people at that time. There was more time to dream, more time to rest, more time to yearn for the delightful detail that simple pleasures held - true and unparalleled wanderlust of the mind. All artistic discoveries and wonders of the artist were portrayed amid the ornate patterns produced by paint droplets and hand-sharpened pencils, delicately showcasing themselves through the eyes of a transient moment.