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Featured Seller: Bold & Noble

Jul 6, 2011

by boldandnoble

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Tell us a bit about yourself.
David and I started Bold & Noble in 2008. David already had an illustration business called Designed By David. The bulk of his work was book covers and he’d become very established in that arena — you couldn’t walk into a bookshop without seeing his designs on the shelf. People would often email David to tell him they loved the cover he designed for such and such book, so we were mildly aware there was this positive vibe about his designs. We’d just had our first child and moved 30 minutes outside  London to Hertfordshire. My background was also in graphics, art direction and websites. Although motherhood was a delight, I needed something to keep my creativity going. The thought of commuting back into London and leaving our son Wilf in childcare for 12 hour days wasn’t appealing to us.

We’d also recently struggled to find lovely wall art for our son’s room, so the idea of setting up a business that sold screenprints came to the fore. As designers you have all the right skills to set up a business – you can design a logo and website, shoot the product photography, and create the products.

We were incredibly lucky when Elle Decor, The Times and Livingetc ran features on our work within the first few months of operation. It really helped to get our name out there. Slowly shops and galleries started approaching us about selling our prints. I look back fondly to those first few months were I’d walk down to the post office with my poster tubes propped up on the buggy to dispatch our orders. Nowadays it’s a bigger operation, but I like to think we haven’t lost any personality or quality. If anything we’ve improved and streamlined the process for our customers.

Apart from creating things, what do you do?
I’m a working mum, so I spend a good chunk of my time trying (and often failing) to be good at that, too. Our second child is due in just over a month, so that’ll be interesting. Thankfully Sarah and Hannah — who we hired to help with packing and office work — are on hand to seamlessly dispatch our prints and keep the place ticking along nicely.

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
So Much to Do, So Little Time. I’m naturally optimistic about what can be achieved in a day, but it seems I never learn.

Where does your inspiration come from?
Anything and everything: a news story, the nature around us, other artists, a piece of beautiful typography, a colour, a funny saying or quote. Now that we’re running a fully functioning business with part-time employees and overhead, it can be tricky to switch off the business brain and give ourselves time to be creative. In order to come up with new ideas, you need to have the time to play, and it isn’t easy getting to that place if you’re worrying about your tax return. Thankfully we’ve got lots of new ideas and designs that we’re working on right now, so it feels like a very creative, upbeat time.

What does handmade mean to you?
The human touch. Working with things that are tangible, that you can feel and smell. In this fast, digital age, we are lucky to still have contact with materials and be part of the process of having an idea and making it a reality.

Who has been most influential in your craft?
My grandpa was a designer and cartographer in London from the 1940s to 1950s. When I was young we’d paint and draw together, and as I got older he’d show me the portfolio of his posters and advertising. I remember being gobsmacked at the simple beauty of his designs. He was a real craftsman — back then it was all done by hand, and it took time to airbrush and organize the hand-drawn type. Unfortunately, I haven’t inherited much of his patience, but he was certainly the catalyst behind my craft. When he passed away I was given lots of his collected ephemera, like London Underground maps from the 1920s onwards, and I often refer to it for inspiration.

When did you know you were an artist/maker?
I think we all start off as artists and makers with our early doodles and art projects. Some of us just never grow out of that phase! I’ve always known I loved making things. It’s a joy to have a simple idea in your head that you can turn into something visual or tangible.

How would you describe your creative process?
I’d like to say I have the time to mull and think over ideas, but juggling design and motherhood means that we don’t have the luxury of spare time. I tend to jot an idea down when it crops up, spend the next weeks or months resolving and developing it, before finally finding the time to get something visual on paper.

If you could peek inside the studio of any artist, designer or craftsman (dead or alive), who would it be?
I’d like to meet Peter Blake — he always seems to be such a humble man and his studio is packed with weird and wonderful collectables. Alan Fletcher was a very witty and succinct designer; I’d like to have talked to him about his work. The sculptor Barbara Hepworth, the ceramicist Lucie Rie, the list goes on… I’d also like to go back in time and talk to my grandpa more about how he worked and what inspired him. I think he’d be proud of what we’re doing.

What handmade possession do you most cherish?
A 1938 poster that my grandpa designed for a Scout Fair in Harrow. It has a prime spot in our home.

How do you get out of your creative ruts?
I’ve been a professional designer for nearly 15 years and there’s really no way to avoid creative ruts; you have to just go at it head first. My motto is “perseverance works” — just keep plugging away and eventually something good will come out of it.

Where would you like to be in ten years?
Where I am now, but a bit older, wiser and slimmer. Maybe I’ll have even ironed out my habit of trying to do too much in too little time by then. I’d like things to chug along as they are, with us still making things and having the time to talk to the people who like our work. We’re very grateful for our customers.

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172 comments

  • TwinkleStarCrafts

    TwinkleStarCrafts said 5 years ago

    Great designs! Congratulations!

  • SweetandDandyVintage

    SweetandDandyVintage said 5 years ago

    Love the Moonlight print. Reminds me of art nouveau, which I adore! Congrats on the feature!

  • madebynanna

    madebynanna said 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Love your story and store.

  • CountrySquirrelsRUS

    CountrySquirrelsRUS said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congratulations on being an Etsy Featured Seller and thanks for sharing a great interview!

  • TheZestyDesk

    TheZestyDesk said 5 years ago

    Wow...Congrats on your success! Loved the article. I too try to cram too much into too little time. I guess that's just one aspect of being a designer and having so many ideas crammed inside your head :-)

  • aBreathofFrenchair

    aBreathofFrenchair said 5 years ago

    I love your shop! Thanks for sharing your story with us!

  • nantuckettiechic

    nantuckettiechic said 5 years ago

    I love how grandparents are so often an influence in creativity. Can't wait till my grandson gets back out to the island! I, too, hope to be wiser and slimmer...

  • redhardwick

    redhardwick said 5 years ago

    Love your work!

  • PatchworkTrails

    PatchworkTrails said 5 years ago

    This was one of the most inspiring Featured Seller posts I've ever read! What fabulous designs, and fabulous approach to your business. Thank you for providing such a good example to those of us who keep plugging away. Very encouraging and inspiring!

  • CherylBrissonFolkArt

    CherylBrissonFolkArt said 5 years ago

    Perseverance does work...I am an artist, a runner, a wife, a friend, a teacher, a sister, a daughter, and in all aspects of my life I follow my own motto derived from much time spent cycling - Just keep pedalling! (Sometimes it helps to downshift as well.)

  • TheBloomingThread

    TheBloomingThread said 5 years ago

    awesome, awesome shop! just love being inspired by these interviews and the wonderful folks behind them ♥

  • botny

    botny said 5 years ago

    such a beautiful and inspiring shop!! congrats on being the featured seller!! :D

  • greymaggy

    greymaggy said 5 years ago

    Inspiring!

  • MootiDesigns

    MootiDesigns said 5 years ago

    Love the artwork.

  • noonblueapples

    noonblueapples said 5 years ago

    Congrats to you two!! I really love your shop :)

  • SELVIDGEByRachidaS

    SELVIDGEByRachidaS said 5 years ago

    Beautiful :)

  • pillowfactory

    pillowfactory said 5 years ago

    What a great feature. Lovely personality and wonderful work..congratulations!

  • SlippinSouthern

    SlippinSouthern said 5 years ago

    Hey Y'all, this was a very inspiring article. Grandparents are the best, you were so lucky to have met and worked with them. I really like your work... keep it coming! G :)

  • grimmandgrete

    grimmandgrete said 5 years ago

    Beautiful artwork and story. Congrats and continued success!

  • MegansMenagerie

    MegansMenagerie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful shop!!! Love your work! Congrats on the FS!!!

  • 5280bliss

    5280bliss said 5 years ago

    love love love!!! ♥ shirley

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 5 years ago

    Great designs!

  • cooljane

    cooljane said 5 years ago

    fabulous shop! congrats!

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 5 years ago

    What a wonderfu story - thank you so much for sharingj!

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 5 years ago

    Fav is ROBO alphabet! :) Nice work, keep it up and Congratulations! -Rozzie

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 5 years ago

    lovely.

  • shaylen303

    shaylen303 said 5 years ago

    Absolutely love your prints!!! And I'm right there with the tube thing, currently. Something so magical about it. <3

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 5 years ago

    Great shop!

  • caitlihne

    caitlihne said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring story. Great work produced.

  • MeSweet

    MeSweet said 5 years ago

    Great interview. I love that you two have a partnership in and out of your business. Keep up the wonderful work! Congrats on being featured:)

  • ModernShop

    ModernShop said 5 years ago

    Beautiful. Congrats!

  • MaggiePainting

    MaggiePainting said 5 years ago

    Lovely shop., very creative!

  • ACupOfSparkle

    ACupOfSparkle said 5 years ago

    You have a lovely selection of prints. Your packaging looks great as well. Congratulations!!!

  • rosealida

    rosealida said 5 years ago

    I agree It can be hard to find ways (and time) to balance being a mom and being an artist. Congrats on the success.

  • rebourne

    rebourne said 5 years ago

    I love reading about how other artists balance their work and family. Best of luck with your new little one, and continued success with your shop!

  • lowercasejdesign

    lowercasejdesign said 5 years ago

    I totally agree with your comment about designers having all the tools we need. I like to think that I have a tool belt on but instead of a hammer and nails its a camera and film. In my back pocket I have a book on HTML and CSS for quick reference and am constantly walking around holding paper, with a pen tucked behind my ear.

  • thistlehandmade

    thistlehandmade said 5 years ago

    Delightful interview to read through! I especially like her description of the meaning of handmade. It's always a treat to learn more about a successful handmade artist.

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 5 years ago

    . i love the simple color palette, it's so bold and bright. and how cool that your grandfather designed posters too!

  • RareDesign

    RareDesign said 5 years ago

    Congrats!

  • SeaGlassJournal

    SeaGlassJournal said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Your graphic work is fantastic. Good luck with your endeavor.

  • sianuska

    sianuska said 5 years ago

    many congratulations on your success. i too am attempting to combine mamahood and making art, helps to stop the mummy-fication. looks like you're doing a grand job of the juggling. good luck with the new arrival. x

  • signaturecovers

    signaturecovers said 5 years ago

    Your story just hit the spot!!! My grandpa used to build wooden toys, he too was my main source of inspiration in the arts and crafts. He was noble and kind and very patient. He took me to movies and aquariums and places that he loved which soon became my favorite places as a child. I got the "tinkering" abilities from him, no doubt. Thank you for such sincere story and don't worry keep working at the mommy thing, it will get better !!!! enjoy the early years they go fast quickly. Sincerely, Mayuly

  • PiccoloInteriors

    PiccoloInteriors said 5 years ago

    I love the title of your Memoir! Trying to do the career change while holding down a full-time job (in graphic design) I can really relate. Congrats on being featured!

  • TheScarfTree

    TheScarfTree said 5 years ago

    I loved reading your story! Great for you to be able to run the business from home and share the joy of your child, soon to be children! You seem like you have a powerful mix of creativeness between you and your husband! Well done! Wishing you all the best!

  • lindaketelhut

    lindaketelhut said 5 years ago

    Love your work and shop so it's a delight to read a about feature about you guys. Congrats on your success so far and may it continue to grow along with your family!

  • PattieJansen

    PattieJansen said 5 years ago

    Astounding work! LOVE the maps made up of city names...how clever! I love your story, your sense of history and connection, your love of typography, your dedication to creating a balanced artful life. CONGRATS on your featured seller status. You deserve every success! Wishing you all the best! Pattie ♥

  • ExpressingDevotion

    ExpressingDevotion said 5 years ago

    Your screen printing is beautiful!

  • CashmereJewels

    CashmereJewels said 5 years ago

    congratulations!!!

  • theroyal

    theroyal said 5 years ago

    your work looks very professional. congrats

  • SageHandCrafts

    SageHandCrafts said 5 years ago

    Awesome designs!! Congrats on the feature.

  • SimplyMadeByErin

    SimplyMadeByErin said 5 years ago

    Congrats on the feature, your work is amazing. I especially love the robot alphabet, my son would love it too!! Best wishes for the new baby.

  • HomemadeParade

    HomemadeParade said 5 years ago

    I bought a British Isles print from Bold & Noble a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it!! Thanks Bold & Noble!!! Homemade Parade

  • JasmineLund

    JasmineLund said 5 years ago

    Swellissimus! I love the classy look of your work; and your interview was delightful. Congratulations on the feature! Blessings, Hannah Jasmine

  • thegretest

    thegretest said 5 years ago

    Great shop! And the book covers of David are fantastic!

  • AllthingsWood

    AllthingsWood said 5 years ago

    Love the Noah's ark piece. Keep up the great artistic work. ♥

  • ChrissiesRibbons

    ChrissiesRibbons said 5 years ago

    I adore your work- very inspirational story too. I hear the working mum feeling!!

  • KARozWoodworking

    KARozWoodworking said 5 years ago

    very very cool

  • AmyJiggetts

    AmyJiggetts said 5 years ago

    Love the lettering and numbers great shop and work. Congrats on new baby and being featured....

  • HeyChica

    HeyChica said 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, I enjoyed reading about the evolution of your company!

  • dodelinedesign

    dodelinedesign said 5 years ago

    Boy do I relate. I am forever overestimating the hours in my day! Congrats on the feature!

  • FindingFelicityLLC

    FindingFelicityLLC said 5 years ago

    Such a lovely shop! Wonderful prints. Many congrats on being featured, and wishing you much success!

  • pradaonpointe

    pradaonpointe said 5 years ago

    I have been in love with Bold and Noble prints for a while now. It was a treat to see them featured!

  • ShelleAnne

    ShelleAnne said 5 years ago

    Love your shop and your feature! Best Wishes in all you do!

  • LaughRabbitJr

    LaughRabbitJr said 5 years ago

    Love this shop! Congratulation on feature!

  • FAIRYTALE13

    FAIRYTALE13 said 5 years ago

    Faved your shop - bliss work - congrats HAPPY ETSYING TO ALL X.

  • trickie

    trickie said 5 years ago

    Hooray a featured seller from England! And not only that but one that lives in the same county as me!! I have loved your work since I saw the UK map for sale on a website and now I know more about you I love it even more. One day that poster will be mine!!

  • BasahanAlit

    BasahanAlit said 5 years ago

    Love your story, and love your works. They're great items!

  • sabiesabi

    sabiesabi said 5 years ago

    love your work! congrats!

  • girliepains

    girliepains said 5 years ago

    love!

  • lamixx

    lamixx said 5 years ago

    Amazing congrats.

  • candybead

    candybead said 5 years ago

    So cool!

  • MissPattisAttic

    MissPattisAttic said 5 years ago

    We enjoyed reading about you and your shop!! It is wonderful seeing a sweet couple making a living doing what they love and raising their children them self. My husband and I have worked together for all of the 50 years we have been married and I have enjoyed it so much. It let me stay home with my babies and I felt so lucky! Thank you for sharing and good luck to you and your husband and those babies. Good luck pushing! LOL

  • PaintBoxWearables

    PaintBoxWearables said 5 years ago

    Great stuff, the country maps are very clever. I find old posters and maps so fascinating too. Its as if the typography and imagery from past times can transport us to another world.

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 5 years ago

    Congratulations on getting featured it's nice to see another UK seller! :) lovely story hope your success continues in the difficult economy.

  • tigersanddragons

    tigersanddragons said 5 years ago

    The inspiration you find from your grandfather's work and ephemera collection is my favourite part of this article. Congratulations on this feature of your wonderful prints that are hand pulled! My partner and I also create together, and find the synthesis of two minds very satisfying.

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 5 years ago

    Great feature. Love the Noah's Art :)

  • steampunkfunk

    steampunkfunk said 5 years ago

    Oh such cool work! Congrats on your feature!

  • myvintagecrush

    myvintagecrush said 5 years ago

    I love your maps! Such a great feature for yall, congrats!

  • stephaniemonroe

    stephaniemonroe said 5 years ago

    Amazing work. I like how both of you used your existing talents to start a business that was beneficial for your family as a whole. Congratulations on your feature. Wishing you many years of success.

  • CraveBuyLove

    CraveBuyLove said 5 years ago

    Gorgeous works! Congratulations :-D

  • ElisaGomez

    ElisaGomez said 5 years ago

    Good luck with the new baby and congrats on all your much deserved success :)

  • angryhairjewelry

    angryhairjewelry said 5 years ago

    Love your clean style

  • OceansideCastle

    OceansideCastle said 5 years ago

    Love this article. Congratulations on your indie success! I loved your recollection of the first big sale orders and pushing the cart filled with poster tubes to the post office. It's inspiring to hear that you consider keeping the personal "mom & pop" essence of your business a priority. Enjoyed this interview very much!

  • Meandtheboy

    Meandtheboy said 5 years ago

    awesome stuff!!!

  • moddyboy80

    moddyboy80 said 5 years ago

    Oh, I loved this article, and your shop as well. I hope one day I'll be as talented. Keep up the great work! : )

  • 26Sorts

    26Sorts said 5 years ago

    Stellar work. Love your intricate, yet clean design.

  • CarlaRaeVintage

    CarlaRaeVintage said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work, you should be very proud. Congrats.

  • littleray

    littleray said 5 years ago

    i have one of your prints (the british isles) and it is gorgeous!

  • LeobellaBoutique

    LeobellaBoutique said 5 years ago

    I have long been a fan of your wonderful creations. Great story, congratulations!

  • KingdomKards

    KingdomKards said 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Love your work!

  • Alaroycreature

    Alaroycreature said 5 years ago

    Lovely! And the guys has cool hair! :O

  • kathyjohnson3

    kathyjohnson3 said 5 years ago

    Love the moonlight print, beautiful work, congratulations!!

  • ChompMonster

    ChompMonster said 5 years ago

    Awesome prints!

  • Kyriosity

    Kyriosity said 5 years ago

    A well-deserved feature spot. My Bold & Noble print is one of my favorite things in my house.

  • thebeadgirl

    thebeadgirl said 5 years ago

    congrats on a great feature. my hubby and i run our business together too so i can stay home with our 4 kids...it's worth it. makes you a little bit of crazy sometimes, but we wouldn't trade it for the world!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful!

  • Rhubarbacado

    Rhubarbacado said 5 years ago

    Congratulations, I love reading about other art forms and yours has certainly always intrigued me!

  • OrionOctober

    OrionOctober said 5 years ago

    Beautiful work! Congrats on the new baby, and on being featured!

  • HenrietteWhite

    HenrietteWhite said 5 years ago

    Love your work! Congratulations!

  • aspectdesign

    aspectdesign said 5 years ago

    amazing, truly amazing

  • TheScarletSageTree

    TheScarletSageTree said 5 years ago

    Congrats for being featured! I especially love reading about Etsy couples and their shops - something very heart warming about it. Perhaps someday my very creative husband too will join my business like he always threatens, lol. Wishing you continued success, joy and togetherness :) - Suzanne

  • pillowflightpdx

    pillowflightpdx said 5 years ago

    Love your color combinations!

  • OliveLongstocking

    OliveLongstocking said 5 years ago

    Fantastic ! Would love to see Australia in your type maps !! Best wishes........ x

  • aubepine

    aubepine said 5 years ago

    You have a beautiful shop!

  • CuffandCollar

    CuffandCollar said 5 years ago

    amazing!

  • originalperfection

    originalperfection said 5 years ago

    I love your spectacular designs! Keep me inform and update. Thxs for sharing your story!

  • boldandnoble

    boldandnoble said 5 years ago

    Wow, so touched by all your comments. How lovely of you to take the time to say a few words, we're really chuffed you like what we're doing. Lots of love. x

  • beliz82

    beliz82 said 5 years ago

    Wonderful shop and great article !!! Congrats

  • Willow4u

    Willow4u said 5 years ago

    Congrats! Your graphic work is wonderful!!

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry said 5 years ago

    What beautiful work. Very inspiring story! Thanks for sharing, JoDene

  • leelooandoreo

    leelooandoreo said 5 years ago

    lovely work

  • GardenDaisies

    GardenDaisies said 5 years ago

    Your designs are so nice and simple, as opposed to motherhood, I would guess :-) Love love love the moonlight print, but that's my vintage spirit. Keep up the great work and congratulations on being featured!

  • PointsArt

    PointsArt said 5 years ago

    How cool that you have some of your Grandpa's art! I also am usually too optimistic about how much I can fit into a day. :)

  • BlueDoorStyle

    BlueDoorStyle said 5 years ago

    Love the maps! Good luck with both business and new baby!!

  • littlelovelygift

    littlelovelygift said 5 years ago

    Amazing!

  • Guchokipa

    Guchokipa said 5 years ago

    Me too re: time vs ambition. Congrats on the feature and your expanding family. It is always great to read about fellow working mums and how they mange. Thanks for sharing!

  • JustColor

    JustColor said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed reading this article. Inherited talent seems to be the norm for most creative individuals. In my case it was my aunt and my mom. All the best for a greater future.

  • joyscottglass

    joyscottglass said 5 years ago

    Your designs are awesome, Congrats !!!

  • HopesAndDreamsStudio

    HopesAndDreamsStudio said 5 years ago

    Congrats. Love the story.

  • JKistlerStudios

    JKistlerStudios said 5 years ago

    Good story! "So Much to Do, So Little Time. I’m naturally optimistic about what can be achieved in a day, but it seems I never learn." So glad I am not the only one! When you figure out how to be more realistic, let me know! :-) Keep up the good work.

  • sakizome

    sakizome said 5 years ago

    Charming! And I agree wholeheartedly - So much to do, So little time! Congratulations!

  • BanglewoodSupplies

    BanglewoodSupplies said 5 years ago

    Getting a write up in Elle Decor is amazing. I love you work and you story. Happy delivery for your new baby as well!

  • mroses

    mroses said 5 years ago

    Stunning work! Congrats on your feature!

  • cassandrastephanie

    cassandrastephanie said 5 years ago

    these are absolutely beautiful! congrats

  • DARKLUXvintage

    DARKLUXvintage said 5 years ago

    beautiful designs! congrats!

  • JeJeweled

    JeJeweled said 5 years ago

    Love your work.

  • GrinderGraphics

    GrinderGraphics said 5 years ago

    Love your stuff! Congrats.

  • LoveYourBling

    LoveYourBling said 5 years ago

    very cool!

  • strawberryluna

    strawberryluna said 5 years ago

    As a printmaker and print seller, seeing rows of tubes makes me happy :) Thanks for sharing your story with us and congratulations on being the FS!

  • rosemreyes

    rosemreyes said 5 years ago

    Lovely work! Congrats on being feature!

  • ReinventionbyAngelaB

    ReinventionbyAngelaB said 5 years ago

    Love your work and interview, especially the book title. I always seem to think I can accomplish twice as much as i actually can in a day. Atleast it's better than the other way around.

  • thevelvetheart

    thevelvetheart said 5 years ago

    I enjoyed reading your story, and can sympathize with trying to balance children and work. All the best!

  • Marmozel

    Marmozel said 5 years ago

    Great that you are working together and very successfully. You are the great example that couples can work together :)

  • esmeraldadesigns

    esmeraldadesigns said 5 years ago

    wonderful story - wonderful artwork - am in love with your Noah's ark print!

  • poosac

    poosac said 5 years ago

    I love your prints! They're so beautiful and simple. Congratulations on the feature & best of luck for your continued success!

  • bigbluebed

    bigbluebed said 5 years ago

    Oooh I love your work. And how wonderful that you have your grandfather's work too.

  • SoliDeoGloriaSDG

    SoliDeoGloriaSDG said 5 years ago

    Love the Noah's Arc poster - so pretty!

  • Mystiquebijoux

    Mystiquebijoux said 5 years ago

    Nice colors and cool designs. Like SoliDeoGloriaSDG I love the Noah's arc print. It's my son's name so it's even more special to me! Have fun and good luck with your second child. ;-)

  • jpgphotography

    jpgphotography said 5 years ago

    I *really* dig the robot. NIce interview!

  • roseycheekes

    roseycheekes said 5 years ago

    These are simply beautiful!

  • PuNkPoPwallDecor

    PuNkPoPwallDecor said 5 years ago

    Wonderful story! it inspires me! I want to make big sales like you someday! Check out my shop please:)

  • perfectwear

    perfectwear said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured seller! Amazing work.

  • OldMillVintage

    OldMillVintage said 5 years ago

    Loooooooooove your shoppe !!!!

  • MagnoliaLeatherWorks

    MagnoliaLeatherWorks said 5 years ago

    Love love love the robot alphabet!

  • bmused

    bmused said 5 years ago

    I love your work! Congratulations on the feature!

  • MaJentaDesigns

    MaJentaDesigns said 5 years ago

    wow the items are so awesome, I've been eyeing these for quite a while, glad to see you've been featured for your great items :)

  • PonyAndPoppy

    PonyAndPoppy said 5 years ago

    wonderful interview! congratulations on the feature--your work is beautiful!

  • TheAnatolian

    TheAnatolian said 5 years ago

    Great work and lovely items

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 5 years ago

    Wonderful graphic art work! The Noah's Ark print is especially appealling. Thanks for sharing!

  • mamif

    mamif said 5 years ago

    lovely designs

  • TheFertileGarden

    TheFertileGarden said 5 years ago

    Great work!! Enjoyed your feature...congrats!!

  • ChristinaRomeo

    ChristinaRomeo said 5 years ago

    Your work is amazing! Loved reading your inspirational story....Best wishes on your new arrival. Congrats on your success!

  • CronkandSchaefer

    CronkandSchaefer said 5 years ago

    Love them!

  • ALittleWorld

    ALittleWorld said 5 years ago

    Very inspiring! Congrats on the feature and on the new baby!

  • ThePolkadotMagpie

    ThePolkadotMagpie said 5 years ago

    Beautiful interview. Love your work. Yay for us book jacket artists!

  • fromthedrawingboard

    fromthedrawingboard said 5 years ago

    Loved reading your story...amazing work!

  • tokenandpine

    tokenandpine said 5 years ago

    Beautiful, beautiful work!

  • kristina88jenni

    kristina88jenni said 5 years ago

    I've already bought three of your prints and they are just wonderfull..everybody loves them and they are really unique!

  • CrankyDogStudio

    CrankyDogStudio said 5 years ago

    Innovative, clever design. Very unique maps. Congratulations.

  • natashaaloha

    natashaaloha said 5 years ago

    Lovely work! Congratulations on your success. - Natasha

  • simplyuniqueboutique

    simplyuniqueboutique said 5 years ago

    Awesome work !!!

  • StinkyCute

    StinkyCute said 5 years ago

    Love your design!!!

  • annyschoo

    annyschoo said 5 years ago

    Great work! Congrats!

  • Liduvina

    Liduvina said 5 years ago

    Awesome work!!! Congrats!

  • AllForYourWeddingDay

    AllForYourWeddingDay said 5 years ago

    Fantastic shop!! Congratulations!!!

  • ReendiculousGourds57

    ReendiculousGourds57 said 5 years ago

    Enjoyed reading your article. Congratulations and keep on creating new items and encouraging the rest of us to do the same.

  • TinglingStudio

    TinglingStudio said 5 years ago

    Tra la la la la ... that's lovely, that's fun, that's the way to combine work & life. Keep up the good work Bold & Noble! greetings

  • KristyLynnJewelry

    KristyLynnJewelry said 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured! Awesome work, loving the "love grows"!

  • boldandnoble

    boldandnoble said 5 years ago

    Thanks again for all your wonderful comments! We're delighted that you like what we are doing! x

  • hazelstark

    hazelstark said 5 years ago

    What beautiful work, the photos for the article are very lovely too. Who's the photographer I wonder?

  • Amuru

    Amuru said 5 years ago

    Fabulous work and great story! I love the Hedgerow - Dark Mulberry!

  • Namaz

    Nazima Banka from nazimabanka said 4 years ago

    Just discovered this article, so inspiring and you have a stunning selection of items, congratulations!

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