Lately

7.1.2013

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for me. In fact, I can’t believe the year is already halfway over! There have been some great projects going on in the L&L studio, as well as at the Sigler house. Here are a few snapshots of what’s been going on around here lately.

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Wedding Day-of paper goods on the production table / breakfast / paint swatch madness–trying to choose house colors / post Flutter Mag photo shoot prop consumption / watercolor heart escort cards / plums from our tree / my chalkboard art at Industry Home / Peachy comforting me the day I broke my foot / a visit with my incredibly creative nephew / our painted house

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Lately

1.25.2013

Happy New Year dear friends. We’re diving into a new year of exciting projects over here after a whirlwind end of the year. Here’s a little bit of what’s been going on around here.

A bittersweet goodbye to our funky little rental / Christmas lunch in Bali / Gold wax seals / Vintage stamps on kraft box mailers! / Nathan and me on our motorbike while traveling in Thailand / A bright new studio in the works / hand-torn edge RSVP cards / under paintings for my upcoming show

Bohemian Beach Wedding Inspiration

8.22.2012

Lilly & Louise recently collaborated with a collection of talented vendors to bring to life our version of the lovely Bohemian Beach Wedding inspiration board created by Jen of Green Wedding Shoes. We joined forces again with Lavender & Twine  for photography, and Erica of Twine Events transformed the inspiration into reality, while Twig & Twine created the most beautiful floral arrangements! What a great team to work with! We were excited to create one-of-a-kind paper goods for the shoot. You may even recognize the couple (ahem)!

Photography:  Lavender & Twine   /   Event Design & Coordination:  Twine Events  /  Floral Design:  Twig & Twine  / Paper Goods & Stationery:  Lilly & Louise  / Cake:  The Scootabaker  / Tabletop Rentals:  Casa De Perrin  /  Bride’s Attire:  Saja  /  Hair & Makeup:  TEAM Hair & Makeup  /  Hair Accessories:  Lo Boheme  /  Kite & Driftwood Hearts:  Bramble Workshop

Lately

7.24.2012

Thanks everyone for your kind words, comments, and emails about the new website! Here are some snapshots of what’s been going on around here lately.

Fabric bunting banners for a bright and cheery wedding shower / PEACHES! I can’t get enough / Fruit Pizza, a summer staple / Onesie baby shower invitations / Peachy & Skip beat the heat / Sweet treats from a friend / Custom return address stamps / Nutmeg, a new furry friend.

PS. Please bear with us as we’re trying to work out only one kink with the new website: blog commenting. For now, feel free to leave comments through your facebook account. Thanks!

For the Love of Tradition

5.31.2012

I grew up going to summer camp one week each summer. Each year as I began to feel the change from Spring to Summer, I looked forward to this week of pool games, blistering Texas heat, weird Frisbee games, mosquitoes, bonfires, and great friends. Usually my bags were packed two weeks before I was scheduled to leave, and that compartment in my suitcase designed for underwear was filled with nametags…yes, nametags. Perhaps an odd tradition, but certainly a tradition at this summer camp. And I, being the little artist that I was, couldn’t wait to wear my art around my neck every day. In fact, at some point in my camp career I had more nametags than there were days of the week so I had to choose wisely.

As I grew older I realized it was even more enjoyable to make nametags for others, or receive a nametag from a good friend — perhaps a summer crush, or as an apology from someone who hit you in the face with a Frisbee — there was always a fun excuse to make nametags. After my camper days were over I worked for two summers as the Arts & Crafts director and taught kiddos how to make nametags, among many other fun projects (not to mention I also had to cut the wood and drill the holes for every nametag made those two summers.)

Now, almost ten years after my camper-then-staffer tenure at camp, I feel Spring turning into Summer again and remember the fun days I spent with a wooden nametag around my neck, scratching my mosquito bites with a smile on my face. Above is a smattering of nametags I pulled from my stash to share this crazy tradition with you. (These all happen to be gifts from others.) Happy almost Summer!

Oil & Water: Leslie Lewis Sigler & Lily Guild

5.8.2012

I’ve been busy over on the other side of the studio preparing for an exhibition of my paintings. I’ll be showing with Lily Guild, and we’d like to extend the invitation to all of you to the exhibition and opening reception this Friday!

Oil & Water

Tennis Club of Santa Barbara
2375 Foothill Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

May 11 – June 2, 2012

Reception Friday, May 11, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Gallery Hours 10 am – 9 pm daily

February Snaps

3.1.2012

Oh my, it seems that February just flew by. Why, hello, March–I hope you’ll stay a little longer than February.

It was a great month around here…I finished and sent my first international wedding invitation order to England; I celebrated a birthday; Valentine’s Day (ahem, chocolate); I painted TOMS!; we had a few days of swimsuit weather; I got a teeny tiny photo/mention in Rue Magazine (check out the Santa Barbara feature on p. 56); some exciting developments in the painting studio; more fun L&L projects; and everywhere I walk outside it smells like jasmine! Here are a few snapshots of my February.

Homemade applesauce / Skip, the dog, the lover / Save-the-Dates nearing their last step of assembly / color palette inspiration / hand cut chevron tags / Valentine’s Day yellow roses from my Texan man / a family heirloom birthday gift from my grandmother (she’s the greatest) / handmade dress cards / invitations, hot off the press / new developments.

TOMS Style Your Sole

2.24.2012

A couple of weeks ago I was honored to participate in the TOMS Style Your Sole event at Dressed and Ready in Montecito. With a handful of other Santa Barbara artists, some kickin’ live music, and summery February weather, I painted TOMS for an afternoon on the porch of Dressed and Ready. Customers purchased their shoes then chose an artist to paint them. Here are some snaps of the TOMS I painted (I took a few home for homework!) See more pics from the event here.

TOMS for LOVEMikana / Peacock Feathers / Seahorses / Aqua Chevron! / The Rainbow Girls

Lately

2.14.2012

I’ve been a delinquent blogger lately. Here’s a visual smattering of what’s been going on around here.
More soon…I promise.

Stamped profiles on dictionary pages / in the painting studio / Santa Barbara Winter sunset / H.E.A.R.T.S Donation / precious birth announcement / homemade granola / hand-cut tags / mmmm…paper / TOMS Style Your Sole

TOMS Style Your Sole

2.6.2012

This Thursday, February 9th, I’ll be painting shoes! TOMS shoes that is, at Dressed & Ready‘s Style Your Sole event in Montecito, CA. Stop by between 10 am and 5 pm and pick up a pair for yourself! Or perhaps you want to watch the artists at work and enjoy some live music…For every pair of shoes purchased a pair of shoes will be donated to those in need. (My shift is from 1-4pm.)