I am in awe of the work of Jill Bliss, who I had never heard of till I saw her Native Flowers Journal on Manda's blog over at Treefall Design (sorry to hear about dead sewing machine!). I had a look at Jill's site which is just BLOODY GORGEOUS and full of happy California colour.
The journal has even more loveliness inside! On the site you can see all the different pages inside it. I've not shown them here but the endpages are my absolute favourite. I don't think I could ever bring myself to actually write in it, it's so perfect.
And the flowery colour continues with her equally gorgeous oh how much do I want to own this Native Flowers stationery! If any of you ever want anything I make I'll swap for this stuff which even comes with stickers...
And it doesn't stop there, there's a book as well! To quote from her site...
'Treelets by Jill Bliss and Shinpei Tanaka, a 32-page full color graphic novel that can be read from left to right, right to left, front to back, and back to front. simple and quirky hand drawn images illustrate the stories of two increasingly interpollinating worlds populated by small trees. ' How sweet are these illustrations...
There's even an online shop called Blissen.com where she sells handmade, reused and recycled things that she and her friends have made. It's all so much living the fantasy so many of us have about doing this kind of work with creative friends. I just love it, love it, love it all.
And for those of you with shops you there is a blissen wholesale catalogue for some of the items, see here for details so that more people can buy some sunshine.
I tried responding to you through your email, but it came back?? I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog and all your kind comments!xo.
Another thankyou for complete linking goodness, the Jill Bliss link, oh my god I want to be her! How good is her art direction and design stuff...?? I havent even looked at the illustration yet, I dont want to cry all day about my own measly creations!!
i found your blog through alicia but i see my blog is on your list so perhaps we have communicated before. if so, i am happy to make your acquaintance again. you are quite the blogger!! anyhow, jill is a friend of mine and she is as amazing in real life as she is in her shop and work. she's really helped me get started in my own thing over the past couple years!
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