1. thebowerstudio:

    The Bower Studio has been in business for 3 years now! To celebrate, we are having a reblog contest giveaway. This time there will be two winners! The prizes feature new items which will be available at Renegade Craft Fair. These items won’t be online until mid-Spring. The salve is being discontinued.

    THE PRIZES

    Prize # 1: Datura Greeting Card (with envelope), 1/2 ounce Healing Salve with Peppermint, & Bower Bird Postcard.

    Prize # 2: Crab Curiosity Soap (Sea Salt Scent) & Bower Bird Postcard.

    HOW TO ENTER

    • Reblog this post. You can only enter once.

    • Follow thebowerstudio if you don’t already. (You may unfollow us after the contest has ended).

    RULES

    • No spam blogs or throwaway/empty blogs.

    • Likes will not count as entries.

    • Please do not change this text when reblogging. Doing so disqualifies your entry.

    • Open your Ask box so that you can be contacted if you win. If we cannot contact you, a new winner will be chosen.

    DETAILS

     • The contest ends March 20th, 2014 at 11:59p EST (US).

    • Open internationally!

    • Two winners will be chosen using a random number generator.

    • The winners will be announced on the blog and privately contacted to claim their prizes. We will need you to provide a valid mailing address. The winners must respond within 5 days or a new winner will be chosen.

    GOOD LUCK!!


    Reblogging to promote! :)

  2. thebowerstudio:

Yarrow with color.
Almost done with this poster!!



The last herb for the poster!

    thebowerstudio:

    Yarrow with color.

    Almost done with this poster!!


    The last herb for the poster!

  3. thebowerstudio:

Plantain with colors!
It looks like I might have the poster design completed by the weekend. The snow day certainly helped.

    thebowerstudio:

    Plantain with colors!

    It looks like I might have the poster design completed by the weekend. The snow day certainly helped.

  4. thebowerstudio:

Self-heal in color.
I think the roots are my favorite part of this one. Usually I like the roots best in these drawings…

    thebowerstudio:

    Self-heal in color.

    I think the roots are my favorite part of this one. Usually I like the roots best in these drawings…

  5. thebowerstudio:

Plantago major - Plantain
Another pen drawing for the Wild Medicinal Herbs poster.


For The Bower Studio again.

    thebowerstudio:

    Plantago major - Plantain

    Another pen drawing for the Wild Medicinal Herbs poster.

    For The Bower Studio again.

  6. thebowerstudio:

Achillea millefolium - Yarrow
For the Wild Medicinal Herbs poster I am working on.


One of my very favorite herbs!!

    thebowerstudio:

    Achillea millefolium - Yarrow

    For the Wild Medicinal Herbs poster I am working on.

    One of my very favorite herbs!!

  7. thebowerstudio:

Stinging Nettle - Urtica dioica
Second herb for the Wild Medicinal Herbs poster. I’m hoping to have this done in time for Austin, but we’ll see…


More plants! Endless plants! Another for The Bower Studio. And hoping I can finish before we head to Austin for Renegade Craft Fair.

    thebowerstudio:

    Stinging Nettle - Urtica dioica

    Second herb for the Wild Medicinal Herbs poster. I’m hoping to have this done in time for Austin, but we’ll see…

    More plants! Endless plants! Another for The Bower Studio. And hoping I can finish before we head to Austin for Renegade Craft Fair.

  8. thebowerstudio:

Part of a label design for a new Rose Soap Bar.
Pen drawing by me (Vincent) and colors by Isa.


More label designs! I haven’t had the brains to draw things other than plants. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing… Also, I’m enjoying the outcomes of this collaboration between Isa and myself. He’s been doing the colors after I do the line work. He’s got a better sense of color than I have I think ;)

    thebowerstudio:

    Part of a label design for a new Rose Soap Bar.

    Pen drawing by me (Vincent) and colors by Isa.

    More label designs! I haven’t had the brains to draw things other than plants. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing… Also, I’m enjoying the outcomes of this collaboration between Isa and myself. He’s been doing the colors after I do the line work. He’s got a better sense of color than I have I think ;)

  9. thebowerstudio:

Prunella vulgaris "Self-heal"
Finally! I’ve started to work on my next canvas poster design. This one will be part of a set of wild medicinal herbs. Colors will be added soon.



Back to the botanical illustrations!

    thebowerstudio:

    Prunella vulgaris "Self-heal"

    Finally! I’ve started to work on my next canvas poster design. This one will be part of a set of wild medicinal herbs. Colors will be added soon.


    Back to the botanical illustrations!

  10. thebowerstudio:

Working on some packaging design with Isa. Pen work is mine with coloring by Isa. This is for a Jasmine soap we’re making for Spring.


More illustration work for packaging.

    thebowerstudio:

    Working on some packaging design with Isa. Pen work is mine with coloring by Isa. This is for a Jasmine soap we’re making for Spring.

    More illustration work for packaging.

  11. Some time to breathe!

    Finally I have a break! Sort of… I don’t know how long it will last. So hopefully I can keep myself from being a lazy lump and do a bit of drawing. Even though I really just want to melt into a pile of mush after six months of non stop work with super long days. But I guess two weeks of hanging out and doing minimal work is vacation enough. Now I’ve got to at least keep my brain occupied! I’ve got a few old projects lying around and a couple ideas to dust off and revisit. If nothing else, I ought to be able to get out a few decent sketches. I miss my drawing implements! (Although my studio has no insulation and it’s pretty damned cold now. It’s about 50 degrees in that room…)

    Oh and Happy 2014 my followers! Thanks for sticking around despite my silence and lack of posting.

  12. Drawing cats in downtime.

    Drawing cats in downtime.

  13. One of my botanical drawings will be available for sale at 13Forest as part of their holiday show, Plenty. Reception is this coming Friday, November 22nd from 7p - 9p in Arlington, MA. More info here.

    One of my botanical drawings will be available for sale at 13Forest as part of their holiday show, Plenty. Reception is this coming Friday, November 22nd from 7p - 9p in Arlington, MA. More info here.

  14. thebowerstudio:

I am super excited to say that The Bower Studio will be at the Salem Open Market on Halloween! The market runs from 11a to 10p on October 31st. You’ll be able to find us on Hawthorne Blvd. So if you’re anywhere near Salem, MA, come stop by. We’ll have some great and creepy items for you guys. Maybe even some free candy??
Now Isa and I have to come up with some amazing costumes… 



If you’re in the Salem/North Shore area, come by and see us at the Salem Open Market! We’ll have soap, salve, and some prints and cards for sale. Plus two Poisonous Plant canvas posters. The best part is, you can wear a Halloween costume! I definitely will be. (Hopefully it looks as good as I’m imagining it will. Good old homemade costumes…) Also, we will have candy for you. At least come by for some candy, yeah?

    thebowerstudio:

    I am super excited to say that The Bower Studio will be at the Salem Open Market on Halloween! The market runs from 11a to 10p on October 31st. You’ll be able to find us on Hawthorne Blvd. So if you’re anywhere near Salem, MA, come stop by. We’ll have some great and creepy items for you guys. Maybe even some free candy??

    Now Isa and I have to come up with some amazing costumes… 

    If you’re in the Salem/North Shore area, come by and see us at the Salem Open Market! We’ll have soap, salve, and some prints and cards for sale. Plus two Poisonous Plant canvas posters. The best part is, you can wear a Halloween costume! I definitely will be. (Hopefully it looks as good as I’m imagining it will. Good old homemade costumes…) Also, we will have candy for you. At least come by for some candy, yeah?

  15. Soap consumes my life!

    We’ve got a massive holiday order for soap, plus a few smaller orders, and a couple shows coming up. That means no time for art :( And all I want to do is draw lots of eyes.