Category Archives: Inspiration

DIY Bobbin Inspired Frame by Joanna Baker

DIY Painted Bobbin-Inspired Frames…

DIY Bobbin Inspired Frame by Joanna Baker

With my new art print collection launching in May, I wanted to add some pizazz to my listing photos by featuring them in fun new frames. I love how playful the bobbin style frames are and thought they’d be perfect for the new Favorite Things and updated alphabet prints. Awhile ago, one of my favorite interior design content creators, Alisa from A Glass of Bovino, created this DIY blog post all about how to make your own bobbin frame from scratch. I’ve had it bookmarked forEVER and finally decided to give it a go!

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Garden Medallion Collection by Joanna Baker

Garden Medallion Print Collection – Frame & Mat Suggestions

Garden Medallion Collection by Joanna Baker

The Garden Medallion Art Print Collection launches tomorrow and to help you envision these beautiful art prints in your space, I thought I’d share some of my best DIY framing tips along with my favorite sources for vintage inspired frames and colorful mats. If framing intimidates you, know that you’re not alone. But the good news is that framing art prints is actually really simple. And you don’t need any fancy tools either – just a frame, a mat if you’d like, and some acid free framer’s tape!

My brand new collection of prints features a selection of original watercolor fruit & floral paintings from the Watercolor Garden calendar along with corresponding patterns I created using the same motifs. The result is a vintage wallpaper inspired look – each piece gives the appearance of having its own patterned mat! These art prints are equally beautiful framed straight to the edge as they are framed with an added mat. Let’s walk through a few options of frames and mats to give you some inspiration…

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Joanna Baker Illustration - Inspiration

Inspiration for the 2023 Heirloom Egg Collection…

Painting these little jewels is one of the creative highlights of my year. This is the third year of hand-painting ceramic bisque eggs to celebrate the spring season and I’m delighted to share a bit more about how this year’s collection came to be… I’ve been on a bit of a vintage plate kick as of late and have loved incorporating plates as artwork in our home. While scouring Etsy for pretty ones (there are so many great vintage shops on Etsy), I came across this shop and these antique bread and butter plates.

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Heirloom Egg & Plate Collection by Joanna Baker

Styling Heirloom Eggs…

Heirloom Egg & Plate Collection by Joanna Baker

The Heirloom Egg & Plate Collection launched nearly two weeks ago and I’ve had the honor of sending so many hand painted beauties off to their forever homes. While these one-of-a-kind decorative plates and eggs make beautiful Easter decor, they are also lovely to keep up throughout the spring and even year round. My Mom has kept hers displayed on the nightstand since she received it so she can see it every morning. 🥰

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Hand-Painted Heirloom Easter Eggs by Joanna Baker

Inspiration Behind the Heirloom Egg Collection…

Hand-Painted Heirloom Easter Eggs by Joanna Baker

In early February I began to feel my creative spark coming back after a month of rest and recuperation following a busy holiday season. Inspiration is such a fickle thing, often times one tiny thought leads to another and before you know it, you’ve fallen down a rabbit hole of inspiration and ideas are flooding in. Sometimes it’s hard to trace the source of the spark but this time, I remember clearly the moment I felt inspired again…

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