Introducing The Calm and Organic Lavender Wreath Invitation

December 2, 2014By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

Lavender Wreath Invitation by Hand-Painted WeddingsThere are a few new invitations in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation shop, that you have to check out! The first one is the lovely, organic Lavender Wreath Invitation. This ethereal watercolor design pairs wonderfully with a wedding that is keeping the look clean, natural and subtle.

Lavender exudes a state of calm and self reflection that are beautiful qualities to have flowing through your wedding. This invitation works for a wedding happening in any season, but particularly in the spring and summer, when the lavender plant is vibrant and full.

Lavender Wreath invitation by Hand-Painted Weddings.

Hand-Painted Invitation: Lavender

August 2, 2012By AllisonHand-Painted Invitations

The Lavender Invitation is very breezy and calm. It evokes warm afternoons wandering through the quiet rustle of lavender fields.

This invitation is feeling a bit like traditional flower invitations, but takes on a painterly approach. The painterly approach allows it to feel more relaxed and breezy. This would be perfect for a couple who loves summertime and wants to incorporate this lovely, calming herb into their big day. This would also be perfect if the couple was moved by the expansive lavender fields in Provence.

In case you didn’t recognize it, this is the finished painting from the work in progress painting I posted yesterday.

The Lavender Invitation is available for ordering under the Hand-Painted Weddings Shop Invitations tab.

Work in Progress: Lavender with background wash

August 1, 2012By AllisonWork in Progress

Above you will see a sneak peak of my progress on a new painting. Here I have used masking fluid to block off the lavender plant, so I could put a beautiful, warm wash on top of it. I’m excited to see how the bright blues and purples contrast with the warm yellows and oranges of the background.

Expect to see more works in progress around here! I like them a lot. I think it is interesting to see the progression into a finished piece. Watercolor can get a bit messy and I want to show that part of it too!

Lavender wedding invitation now available on the Hand-Painted Weddings invitation shop.

Inspired by Lavender – Lavender Wedding inspiration

July 31, 2012By AllisonInspired by

Today I am channelling serenity and tranquility by being inspired by lavender. As an aromatherapy herb, lavender is used to relieve stress, aid sleeping and support relaxation. If you would like to learn how to grow and harvest your own lavender, see here.

One of my savored uses of lavender oil is at yoga, which is one of my most relaxing hobbies/activities. During savasana (rest pose) at the end of a vigorous yoga session, one of my yoga teachers goes around the room and realigns shoulders and rubs our temples with lavender oil. If you are thinking, ew gross, then rest assured, because lavender oil has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties in it. It is such a lovely, restful way to end a yoga session.

Life has been really frantic for me lately, so this week I’m trying to focus on breathing and staying calm with my lavender candle burning by my side! Hope you are having a peaceful Tuesday!

Lavender Invitation is now available in the Hand-Painted Weddings Invitation Shop.