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Featured Shop: Lily & Val

Jul 25, 2014

by Valerie McKeehan

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Hi, my name is Valerie McKeehan and I’m a hand-letterer and illustrator specializing in chalkboard art. I draw all of the designs for my shop, Lily & Val.

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to create. Although I never pursued any formal drawing or art training, creativity was a big part of my childhood and was always encouraged. I attribute that to my very artistic mother. My father is an entrepreneur and I get my business side from him.

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I graduated from college with a degree in marketing and pursued a career in advertising, but it wasn’t until the spring of 2012 that I discovered my true passion – drawing and illustrating in chalk. By that summer, with the prompting and encouragement of my husband and family, I opened my Etsy shop. After the holiday season that same year, I was able to make Lily & Val my full-time job. Six months later, my husband, Mak, joined me as the full-time business and wholesale manager. We make a great team.

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I’m so inspired by the simplicity of chalk art. It’s literally just dust on a surface, but watching a beautiful design emerge from that dust is rewarding. I begin my designs with a very rough pencil sketch. I don’t like to get too detailed in my sketch since elements and details arise when you put chalk to slate. I never really know how the dustiness will shape the pieces, but this variety produces drawings with character.

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I make art about things that truly speak to me, and I hope my customers feel that connection. To me, it’s the simple things that matter most. Knowing something I created plays a part in someone’s day, adds to their wedding decor, or provides the perfect gift is incredibly satisfying. My goal is to create artwork that brings joy and encouragement.

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All photographs by Chasing Eden Photography.

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Love You Mom - A2 Note Card
Love You Mom - A2 Note Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Coffee & Flowers - Print
Coffee & Flowers - Print
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Call Me Old Fashioned - Chalk Art - Summer - Cocktails - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print - Recipe Print - For the Kitchen
Call Me Old Fashioned - Chalk Art - Summer - Cocktails - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print - Recipe Print - For the Kitchen
LilyandVal
$18.96 USD
Gift for mom - Coffee Lover Gift - Coffee Shop sign - coffee sign - All You Need Is Love And Coffee -  Kitchen Art - Chalk Art
Gift for mom - Coffee Lover Gift - Coffee Shop sign - coffee sign - All You Need Is Love And Coffee - Kitchen Art - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Chalk Art - Floral Art - Wildflower Field Guide Print - Wall Decor - Flower Illustration - Chalkboard Print - Chalkboard Art
Chalk Art - Floral Art - Wildflower Field Guide Print - Wall Decor - Flower Illustration - Chalkboard Print - Chalkboard Art
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Chalkboard sign - Art Print - Sweet Tea Recipe Print - Kitchen Decor -  Chalkboard Art - Southern Art - Chalk Art
Chalkboard sign - Art Print - Sweet Tea Recipe Print - Kitchen Decor - Chalkboard Art - Southern Art - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Pimm's Cup Recipe - Chalk Art - Summer Art - Cocktails - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print - Recipe Print - For the Kitchen
Pimm's Cup Recipe - Chalk Art - Summer Art - Cocktails - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print - Recipe Print - For the Kitchen
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Engagement Card - Congratulations Card - Happy Engagement - Happy Engagement Card - Love Card - Marriage Engagement - Engagement Gift
Engagement Card - Congratulations Card - Happy Engagement - Happy Engagement Card - Love Card - Marriage Engagement - Engagement Gift
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
You Are On My Heart - A2 Note Card - Thinking of you Card - Illustration -  Flowers and Heart - Hand Lettered By Valerie McKeehan
You Are On My Heart - A2 Note Card - Thinking of you Card - Illustration - Flowers and Heart - Hand Lettered By Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Ferris Bueller Poster - Gift for Movie buff - Chalkboard Art - 80's Art - wall art - Motivational Print - Hand Lettering - chalk art
Ferris Bueller Poster - Gift for Movie buff - Chalkboard Art - 80's Art - wall art - Motivational Print - Hand Lettering - chalk art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Gift for Mom - Gift for daughter - Baby shower - Nursery Art - Wall Art  You Are My Sunshine - Sunflower Art - Childs Room Decor - Chalk Art
Gift for Mom - Gift for daughter - Baby shower - Nursery Art - Wall Art You Are My Sunshine - Sunflower Art - Childs Room Decor - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Farmer's Market Sign - Chalkboard Sign - Spring Farmers Market - Spring Produce - Farmer's Market - Fall Art - Chalkboard Art
Farmer's Market Sign - Chalkboard Sign - Spring Farmers Market - Spring Produce - Farmer's Market - Fall Art - Chalkboard Art
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Graduation Gift - Wanderlust Card - Wherever You Go Go With All Your Heart - Confucius - Chalk Art - Illustration
Graduation Gift - Wanderlust Card - Wherever You Go Go With All Your Heart - Confucius - Chalk Art - Illustration
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Tropical Note Card - Caribbean Rum Punch - Hand Lettered & Illustrated Card
Tropical Note Card - Caribbean Rum Punch - Hand Lettered & Illustrated Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Fall Art - Farmer's Market - Fall Decor - Fall Print - Pumpkin Art - Fall Farmer's Market - Fall Print - Chalkboard Illustration - Chalk Art
Fall Art - Farmer's Market - Fall Decor - Fall Print - Pumpkin Art - Fall Farmer's Market - Fall Print - Chalkboard Illustration - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Valentine Card  - Love Card - Pun Card - Meant to Bee - Wedding - Engagement - Chalkboard Art - Blackboard Card- Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
Valentine Card - Love Card - Pun Card - Meant to Bee - Wedding - Engagement - Chalkboard Art - Blackboard Card- Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
I'm Sorry - A2 Note Card - Sympathy Card - Lemon Illustration - Yellow and Green - Hand Lettering and Illustration By Valerie McKeehan
I'm Sorry - A2 Note Card - Sympathy Card - Lemon Illustration - Yellow and Green - Hand Lettering and Illustration By Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Choose Your Own Boxed Set of 8 - Note cards - Assorted Note Card Set
Choose Your Own Boxed Set of 8 - Note cards - Assorted Note Card Set
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Christmas Card - Mistletoe Card - Meet Me Under the Mistletoe - Christmas Cards - Unique Christmas Card - Chalk Art - Hand Lettered Holiday
Christmas Card - Mistletoe Card - Meet Me Under the Mistletoe - Christmas Cards - Unique Christmas Card - Chalk Art - Hand Lettered Holiday
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Get Well Soon Card - Chalkboard Art Card - Well Wishes Card - Hand Lettering and Illustrations
Get Well Soon Card - Chalkboard Art Card - Well Wishes Card - Hand Lettering and Illustrations
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Kitchen Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art - Kitchen Art - Chalkboard Art - Fresh Start- Motivational Print - Kitchen Print - Hand Lettered Art
Kitchen Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art - Kitchen Art - Chalkboard Art - Fresh Start- Motivational Print - Kitchen Print - Hand Lettered Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Unique Christmas Card - Egg Nog-  Holiday Chalkboard Card - Hand Lettered Card - Hand Lettered Christmas - Chalk Art Card
Unique Christmas Card - Egg Nog- Holiday Chalkboard Card - Hand Lettered Card - Hand Lettered Christmas - Chalk Art Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
You Are My Sunshine Note Card - Sunflower Card - Chalk Art - Fall Card
You Are My Sunshine Note Card - Sunflower Card - Chalk Art - Fall Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Fall Art - Fall Decor - Apple Decor - Apple Art - Fall Apple Cider Print - Autumn Decor - Thanksgiving Decor- Chalkboard Art - Hand Drawn
Fall Art - Fall Decor - Apple Decor - Apple Art - Fall Apple Cider Print - Autumn Decor - Thanksgiving Decor- Chalkboard Art - Hand Drawn
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Happy Birthday To You With Flowers Card - Boxed Set of 8 - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card -Happy Birthday- Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
Happy Birthday To You With Flowers Card - Boxed Set of 8 - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card -Happy Birthday- Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Thank You Bunches - A2 Note Card - Chalkboard Art - Thank You Card - Kraft Paper - Flower Bouquet - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
Thank You Bunches - A2 Note Card - Chalkboard Art - Thank You Card - Kraft Paper - Flower Bouquet - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Birthday Card - Vanilla Buttercream Frosting - Birthday Cake Card - Hand Lettered Card - Baking Recipe - Chalkboard Card - Chalk Art
Birthday Card - Vanilla Buttercream Frosting - Birthday Cake Card - Hand Lettered Card - Baking Recipe - Chalkboard Card - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Floral Thank You with Color Card - Thank You - Chalkboard Art - Floral - Blackboard Card - Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
Floral Thank You with Color Card - Thank You - Chalkboard Art - Floral - Blackboard Card - Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Bartender Gift - Cocktails Print - Bar Cart Art- Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Art - Bartender Gift - Chalk Art
Bartender Gift - Cocktails Print - Bar Cart Art- Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Art - Bartender Gift - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Summer Recipe Card - Strawberry Lemonade - Hand Lettered & Illustrated Card - Recipe Illustration
Summer Recipe Card - Strawberry Lemonade - Hand Lettered & Illustrated Card - Recipe Illustration
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Arnold Palmer - Chalk Art - Summer Art - Cocktails - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print - Recipe Print - For the Kitchen
Arnold Palmer - Chalk Art - Summer Art - Cocktails - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print - Recipe Print - For the Kitchen
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Choc Chip Cookie Recipe Print - Baking Wall Art - Cookie Recipe Art - Chocolate Chip Cookies - Baking Print - Kitchen Decor - Chocolate Chip
Choc Chip Cookie Recipe Print - Baking Wall Art - Cookie Recipe Art - Chocolate Chip Cookies - Baking Print - Kitchen Decor - Chocolate Chip
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Sugar Cookies Card - Chalkboard Card - Illustrated Card - Valentine Card - Heart Card - Baking Gift
Sugar Cookies Card - Chalkboard Card - Illustrated Card - Valentine Card - Heart Card - Baking Gift
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Happy Birthday To You With Flowers Card A2 Note Card - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card - Happy Birthday - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
Happy Birthday To You With Flowers Card A2 Note Card - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card - Happy Birthday - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Recipe Print - Summer Kitchen Print - Strawberry Lemonade Recipe - Chalkboard Art - Hand Drawn Chalk Art - Recipe Illustration
Recipe Print - Summer Kitchen Print - Strawberry Lemonade Recipe - Chalkboard Art - Hand Drawn Chalk Art - Recipe Illustration
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Donut Art Print - Chalkboard Art Print - Donut is Happiness with Sprinkles on Top - Kitchen Art - Donuts - Bakery Decor - Chalk Art
Donut Art Print - Chalkboard Art Print - Donut is Happiness with Sprinkles on Top - Kitchen Art - Donuts - Bakery Decor - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Faith Art - Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear - Chalkboard Art - Motivational Typography - Hand Lettering - Faith Print- Chalk Art
Faith Art - Let Your Faith Be Bigger Than Your Fear - Chalkboard Art - Motivational Typography - Hand Lettering - Faith Print- Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
French Cafe - French Scene - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Cafe - Hand Drawn - France
French Cafe - French Scene - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Cafe - Hand Drawn - France
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Fleuriste - French Scene - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Florist - Hand Drawn - France
Fleuriste - French Scene - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Florist - Hand Drawn - France
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
French Building - Set of 3 Prints - Boulangerie - Fleuriste - Cafe - Illustration - Whimsical Prints - Hand Drawn
French Building - Set of 3 Prints - Boulangerie - Fleuriste - Cafe - Illustration - Whimsical Prints - Hand Drawn
LilyandVal
$49.50 USD
Macarons - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print  - Hand Drawn - French Pastries - Foodies - Kitchen Print - Art Print - Home Decor
Macarons - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Hand Drawn - French Pastries - Foodies - Kitchen Print - Art Print - Home Decor
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Van Gogh Quote - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print  - Hand Drawn - Artist Inspiration - Love - Inspirational Print - Impressionist Art
Van Gogh Quote - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Hand Drawn - Artist Inspiration - Love - Inspirational Print - Impressionist Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Boulangerie - Bakery - French Scene - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Cafe - Hand Drawn - France
Boulangerie - Bakery - French Scene - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Cafe - Hand Drawn - France
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Home Sweet Home Print - Everyday Wall Art - Kraft Paper Print - Hand Lettered Art - Wall Art - Home Decor - Kraft Paper
Home Sweet Home Print - Everyday Wall Art - Kraft Paper Print - Hand Lettered Art - Wall Art - Home Decor - Kraft Paper
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Spring  Art - Chalkboard Sign - Daffodil Art - Begin Each Day with a Grateful Heart - Motivational Print - Chalkboard Decor - Chalk Art
Spring Art - Chalkboard Sign - Daffodil Art - Begin Each Day with a Grateful Heart - Motivational Print - Chalkboard Decor - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Succulent Wall Art - Chalkboard Decor - Chalkboard Art - Succulent Decor - Illustration - Chalk Art - Succulent Print- Succulents
Succulent Wall Art - Chalkboard Decor - Chalkboard Art - Succulent Decor - Illustration - Chalk Art - Succulent Print- Succulents
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
The Earth Laughs in Flowers - Spring Decor - Flower Art - Chalk Art - Spring Art - Garden Print - Chalkboard Print - Chalkboard Decor
The Earth Laughs in Flowers - Spring Decor - Flower Art - Chalk Art - Spring Art - Garden Print - Chalkboard Print - Chalkboard Decor
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Together - Print
Together - Print
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
You're a Wonder, Woman - A2 Note Card - Box Set
You're a Wonder, Woman - A2 Note Card - Box Set
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Brunch Ladies Forever - A2 Note Card
Brunch Ladies Forever - A2 Note Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Congrats With Balloons Boxed Set of 8 - A2 Note Card - Congratulations Card - Celebration - Hand Lettered By Valerie McKeehan
Congrats With Balloons Boxed Set of 8 - A2 Note Card - Congratulations Card - Celebration - Hand Lettered By Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Merci Flower Bouquet - A2 Note Card - Chalkboard Art - Thank You Card - French - Flower Bouquet - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
Merci Flower Bouquet - A2 Note Card - Chalkboard Art - Thank You Card - French - Flower Bouquet - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Happy Birthday Treats Cards - Boxed Set of 8 - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card -Happy Birthday- Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
Happy Birthday Treats Cards - Boxed Set of 8 - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card -Happy Birthday- Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
I Like You And I Love You - Valentine Card - Will You Be My Valentine - Vintage Valentine-Hand Lettered Valentine Card - Chalkboard Card
I Like You And I Love You - Valentine Card - Will You Be My Valentine - Vintage Valentine-Hand Lettered Valentine Card - Chalkboard Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Coffee Wall Art - Kraft Paper Art - Coffee Print - Coffee Lover Gift - Kraft Paper Print - Hand Lettered Art - Kitchen Decor
Coffee Wall Art - Kraft Paper Art - Coffee Print - Coffee Lover Gift - Kraft Paper Print - Hand Lettered Art - Kitchen Decor
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Everyday Note - Jonathan Swift Notecard - Greeting Card - Just Because Card - Hand Lettering - Illustrated Art - Kraft Paper Art
Everyday Note - Jonathan Swift Notecard - Greeting Card - Just Because Card - Hand Lettering - Illustrated Art - Kraft Paper Art
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Cactus Art - Home is wherever I'm with You - Home Decor - Succulent Art - Succulent Print - Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art
Cactus Art - Home is wherever I'm with You - Home Decor - Succulent Art - Succulent Print - Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Sending You Love Card - Boxed Card Set - Retro Airmail Card - Retro Valentine's Card - Airmail Card - Valentine's Day Card - Snail Mail Card
Sending You Love Card - Boxed Card Set - Retro Airmail Card - Retro Valentine's Card - Airmail Card - Valentine's Day Card - Snail Mail Card
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Boxed Set of 8 Floral Thank You with Color Cards - Thank You - Chalkboard Art - Blackboard Card - Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
Boxed Set of 8 Floral Thank You with Color Cards - Thank You - Chalkboard Art - Blackboard Card - Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
As Seen In Life & Style Weekly - Just Dropping You A Line Card - Vintage Phone Illustration - Retro Card - Chalkboard Note Card - Chalk Art
As Seen In Life & Style Weekly - Just Dropping You A Line Card - Vintage Phone Illustration - Retro Card - Chalkboard Note Card - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD

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