I have a new line of patterned greeting cards in the Gather Goods shop. This collection features hand lettered sayings over some of my graphic pattern designs. The color palette of this greeting card collection is soft and muted and many of the phrases are inspired by friends. Patterns . . .
One of my favorite sculptural plants is a mounted Staghorn Fern and we are hosting a DIY workshop on Thursday November 4th at Gather in downtown Raleigh where you can make your own. We asked Megan of The Zen Succulent if she would teach a workshop on making them at Gather and she agreed. You can . . .
There are some great classes coming up in the next few weeks at my shop, Gather: * Tues July 21 - Learn to make a gorgeous fiber wrapped necklace. We carry these beautiful necklaces in our shop by talented local maker Erica Fink. In this class she is teaching her technique on how to make these . . .
Here are some photos I took for the forthcoming book Modern Terrarium Studio, many of these didn't make the cut but I thought I'd post some of my favorites here. You can see more photos from the book here, below are ones with a lighter background, I'll be posting a more photos from the book in . . .
I was so honored when last year Megan George of The Zen Succulent asked me to be the photographer for her upcoming about terrarium crafts, Modern Terrarium Studio. The book, now complete, is a softcover craft book published by Fons & Porter and features dozens of terrarium instructions that you . . .
Here are some photos from one of a number of food & prop styling jobs I worked on for Southern Season this past Spring/Summer. This shoot had a brunch theme. Food Photography by Lissa Gotwals, Food & Prop Styling by Michelle Smith . . .
Some photos I styled from a photo shoot a few months ago for Southern Season. What a joy it is to work on these projects. Photo Styling by me, Michelle Smith, Photography by Lissa Gotwals . . .
This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of doing some more prop & food styling for my client Southern Season. I thought it would be fun to show some behind the scenes iphone pics from the last shoot. You can see some of the final images here. For this shoot that I worked on last year, I . . .
Here is an update of happenings in my world through photos that I've snapped on instagram: For the past couple of weeks I've been working on a fun food & prop styling job for a large advertisement for Southern Season in Garden & Gun Magazine. I can't wait to show the results after the . . .
Every once in a while I'll be on Pinterest and I'll see an image of Kindred that's been posted and re-posted dozens upon dozens of times. Today was one of those mornings. A blogger that I follow had pinned an image of Kindred's front door and that image had then been re-pinned scores of times from . . .
I'm currently working on producing the next Rock & Shop Market which is fast approaching on April 6th. But, when I get overwhelmed with tasks related to the event I procrastinate by working on other projects. Here are some things I've been working on lately, documented by Instagram . . .
This wreath is very pretty and can be used year round because it is non-perishable. Once the wreath is complete you can hang it or use it as a centerpiece on a table. For the tissue paper wreath you’ll need: gold tissue paper gold spray paint pipe cleaners hot glue gun wreath . . .