You guys know about my collaboration on limited-edition succulent prints with Leah Duncan for the Finely Crafted store (available online here). Last month we finally met in Brooklyn to print our artwork at Burn Photo, my husband’s digital boutique. Turns out Leah’s studio is a 20-minute walk from Burn, so I couldn’t miss a tour! I’d like to tell you a little more about the artist and show you where the illustration magic happens. Step through this festive door to begin the visual journey . . .
A devotee of Austin, Leah lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, temporarily while her husband, Chris, kicks off his culinary career. She’s no fan of New York winters, but this introverted southerner is making the best of her cozy, light-filled studio near the Navy Yard.
After working as a graphic designer for screen-printing and advertising companies, Leah went out on her own as an artist in 2008. She taught herself to sew and design patterns, creating a steady stream of handmade paper goods, pillows, and tea towels ever since. She sells her folksy-modern goods directly on Etsy and in dozens of boutiques around the world. Still only 31, she also has impressive art-licensing deals with companies like West Elm and Land of Nod.
More photos after the jump!