During the past 6 years, I developed two collections in one Etsy shop. My stationery mingled with my hand painted Christmas ornaments. They coexisted, but neither had a chance to thrive on its own.
That's how Harmony Mill Paperie was borne, as a place devoted to my stationery and wall art designs.
But the real back-story is that my art was my creative outlet to balance my career in a laboratory. I earned my Ph.D. in biochemistry and put that to use as a staff scientist at a lab in a well respected college. But a change had to happen, and when I made the jump out of the lab, I threw myself into my art full-heartedly.
I haven't looked back.
My original paintings are mostly done in watercolors, with a few oil paintings mixed in. All of my designs are more than inspired by nature. Each one starts with a lot of research. I want to be sure that my butterfly is positioned on a plant it would actually encounter, and enjoy, in nature.
I also support eco-conscious choices, so all of my artwork and stationery are printed locally on FSC-certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper. And while that may seem like a risk for quality, I personally inspect each card and print. I want to make sure that there are no imperfections that would take away from my designs, or your notes.