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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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Pumpkin Spice Checklist - Print - Fall Decor - Fall Wall Art - Thanksgiving Art - Autumn Wall Art - Fall Art - Pumpkin Decor
Pumpkin Spice Checklist - Print - Fall Decor - Fall Wall Art - Thanksgiving Art - Autumn Wall Art - Fall Art - Pumpkin Decor
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Pumpkin Spice is my Love Language - Print - Fall Decor - Fall Wall Art - Thanksgiving Art - Autumn Wall Art - Fall Art - Pumpkin Decor
Pumpkin Spice is my Love Language - Print - Fall Decor - Fall Wall Art - Thanksgiving Art - Autumn Wall Art - Fall Art - Pumpkin Decor
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Happy Fall - Print - Pumpkin Art - Fall Decor - Chalkboard Illustration - Chalk Art - Autumn
Happy Fall - Print - Pumpkin Art - Fall Decor - Chalkboard Illustration - Chalk Art - Autumn
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Hello Pumpkin - Print - Fall Decor - Fall Wall Art - Thanksgiving Art - Autumn Wall Art - Fall Art - Pumpkin Decor
Hello Pumpkin - Print - Fall Decor - Fall Wall Art - Thanksgiving Art - Autumn Wall Art - Fall Art - Pumpkin Decor
LilyandVal
$18.95 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
Bicycle Art - Bicycle Print - Chalk Art - Enjoy the Ride - Spring Decor - Bicycle Illustration - Chalkboard Print - Hipster Decor
Bicycle Art - Bicycle Print - Chalk Art - Enjoy the Ride - Spring Decor - Bicycle Illustration - Chalkboard Print - Hipster Decor
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Fresh Flower Market - Print - Spring Decor - Flower Decor - Hand-Lettering - Spring Wall Art - Floral Art - Farmer's Market
Fresh Flower Market - Print - Spring Decor - Flower Decor - Hand-Lettering - Spring Wall Art - Floral Art - Farmer's Market
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
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
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
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
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
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
Kitchen Wall Decor - Kitchen Sign - Bakery Sign - Bakery Art - For the Baker - Happiness is Homemade - Kitchenaid
Kitchen Wall Decor - Kitchen Sign - Bakery Sign - Bakery Art - For the Baker - Happiness is Homemade - Kitchenaid
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Give Thanks - Print Fall Decor - Fall Art - Pumpkin Print - Pumpkin Illustration - Fall Wall Art - Thanksgiving Art - Hand-Lettering
Give Thanks - Print Fall Decor - Fall Art - Pumpkin Print - Pumpkin Illustration - Fall Wall Art - Thanksgiving Art - Hand-Lettering
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe - Print - Fall Decor - Fall Art - Pumpkin Spice - Recipe Illustration - Fall Wall Art - Hand-Lettering - Chalk Art
Pumpkin Pie Spice Recipe - Print - Fall Decor - Fall Art - Pumpkin Spice - Recipe Illustration - Fall Wall Art - Hand-Lettering - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Give Thanks Print - Thanksgiving Decor - Fall Art - Illustrated Art - Give Thanks - Thanksgiving Print - Fall Decor - Watercolor Art
Give Thanks Print - Thanksgiving Decor - Fall Art - Illustrated Art - Give Thanks - Thanksgiving Print - Fall Decor - Watercolor Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Kitchen Decor - Kitchen Chalkboard Art - Gift for the Baker - Baking Art - Kitchen Art - Illustration Print - For the Bakery - Bakery Art
Kitchen Decor - Kitchen Chalkboard Art - Gift for the Baker - Baking Art - Kitchen Art - Illustration Print - For the Bakery - Bakery Art
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Moscow Mule Print - Chalk Art - Recipe Print - Cocktail Art- Bar Cart Art - Chalkboard - Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Chalkboard Art
Moscow Mule Print - Chalk Art - Recipe Print - Cocktail Art- Bar Cart Art - Chalkboard - Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Chalkboard Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
DIY If You Instagram Printable Sign - DIY Instagram Wedding Sign - Chalkboard Printable
DIY If You Instagram Printable Sign - DIY Instagram Wedding Sign - Chalkboard Printable
LilyandVal
$10.00 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
Pumpkin Everything - Fall Art - Fall Decor - Pumpkin Art - Fall Print - Chalkboard Illustration - Chalk Art
Pumpkin Everything - Fall Art - Fall Decor - Pumpkin Art - Fall Print - Chalkboard Illustration - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 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
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
The Paloma Print - Chalk Art - Recipe Print - Cocktail Art- Bar Cart Art - Chalkboard - Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Chalkboard Art
The Paloma Print - Chalk Art - Recipe Print - Cocktail Art- Bar Cart Art - Chalkboard - Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Chalkboard 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
Manhattan - Manhattan Drink Recipe - Chalkboard sign - Art Print - Kitchen Decor - Chalkboard Art - Bartender Art - Chalk Art - Mixed Drink
Manhattan - Manhattan Drink Recipe - Chalkboard sign - Art Print - Kitchen Decor - Chalkboard Art - Bartender Art - Chalk Art - Mixed Drink
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Keep It Fresh Keep It Simple - Print - Summer Art Decor - Citrus - Kitchen Wall Art - Summer Prints
Keep It Fresh Keep It Simple - Print - Summer Art Decor - Citrus - Kitchen Wall Art - Summer Prints
LilyandVal
$18.95 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
Love You To The Moon and Back Note Card - Hand Lettered Card - Moon Illustration - Chalkboard Card - Chalk Art
Love You To The Moon and Back Note Card - Hand Lettered Card - Moon Illustration - Chalkboard Card - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Literarily The Best - A2 Note Card - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Book Lover
Literarily The Best - A2 Note Card - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Book Lover
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Cooking Is Love Made Visible - Print - Kitchen Decor - Kitchen Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Art - Illustration Print - For the kitchen
Cooking Is Love Made Visible - Print - Kitchen Decor - Kitchen Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Art - Illustration Print - For the kitchen
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
Happy Birthday Treats Card - A2 Note Card - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card - Happy Birthday - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
Happy Birthday Treats Card - A2 Note Card - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card - Happy Birthday - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Birthday Card - Happy Birthday Card - Hope Your Birthday Is Sweet Card - Birthday Treats Card - Birthday Cake Card
Birthday Card - Happy Birthday Card - Hope Your Birthday Is Sweet Card - Birthday Treats Card - Birthday Cake Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Boxed Set Of 8 Autumn Note Cards - Apple Card - Apple Cider Illustration - Unique Thanksgiving Card - Chalkboard Art
Boxed Set Of 8 Autumn Note Cards - Apple Card - Apple Cider Illustration - Unique Thanksgiving Card - Chalkboard Art
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
To Travel Is to Live Print - Wanderlust Print - Chalkboard Art - Gift For Traveler - Travel Art Illustration - Hand Lettering - Chalk Art
To Travel Is to Live Print - Wanderlust Print - Chalkboard Art - Gift For Traveler - Travel Art Illustration - Hand Lettering - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 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
Sugar Cookies Recipe Print - Baking Wall Art - Cookie Recipe Art - Sugar Cookies - Baking Print - Kitchen Decor
Sugar Cookies Recipe Print - Baking Wall Art - Cookie Recipe Art - Sugar Cookies - Baking Print - Kitchen Decor
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
Brunch Ladies Forever - A2 Note Card - - Valentine's Cards - Galentine's Card - Illustrated Art - Valentine - Hand Lettered - Greeting Card
Brunch Ladies Forever - A2 Note Card - - Valentine's Cards - Galentine's Card - Illustrated Art - Valentine - Hand Lettered - Greeting Card
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
F. Scott Fitzgerald Poem - Print - Hand-lettered Wall Art - Quote - Fall Art - Autumn Decor - Illustrated Print
F. Scott Fitzgerald Poem - Print - Hand-lettered Wall Art - Quote - Fall Art - Autumn Decor - Illustrated Print
LilyandVal
$23.95 USD
No Rain No Rainbows - Print - Rainbow Art - Children's Bedroom Decor - Baby - Nursery Decor - Rainbow Baby - Baby Wall Art - Children's Art
No Rain No Rainbows - Print - Rainbow Art - Children's Bedroom Decor - Baby - Nursery Decor - Rainbow Baby - Baby Wall Art - Children's Art
LilyandVal
$18.95 USD
Blush Monogram (S) - Stationery Sheet Download - Instant Digital Download - Personalized Stationery
Blush Monogram (S) - Stationery Sheet Download - Instant Digital Download - Personalized Stationery
LilyandVal
$2.95 USD
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Print - Recipe - Chalk Art - Spring Art - Kitchen Print - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print
Strawberry Shortcake Recipe Print - Recipe - Chalk Art - Spring Art - Kitchen Print - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print
LilyandVal
$23.95 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
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
DIY Craft, Chalk Art, Hand Lettering, The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering By Valerie McKeehan - Signed Copy
DIY Craft, Chalk Art, Hand Lettering, The Complete Book of Chalk Lettering By Valerie McKeehan - Signed Copy
LilyandVal
$19.95 USD
Pumpkin Spice Checklist - A2 Note Card - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Pumpkin Lover - Fall Greeting
Pumpkin Spice Checklist - A2 Note Card - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Pumpkin Lover - Fall Greeting
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Pumpkin Spice Checklist - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Everyday Greeting - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Pumpkin Lover - Fall Greeting
Pumpkin Spice Checklist - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Everyday Greeting - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Pumpkin Lover - Fall Greeting
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Hello Pumpkin - A2 Note Card - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Pumpkin Lover - Fall Greeting
Hello Pumpkin - A2 Note Card - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Pumpkin Lover - Fall Greeting
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Hello Pumpkin - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Pumpkin Lover - Fall Greeting
Hello Pumpkin - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Pumpkin Lover - Fall Greeting
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Literarily The Best - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Book Lover
Literarily The Best - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Thinking Of You - Book Lover
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Nice Seeing You - A2 Note Card - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Glasses - Thinking Of You
Nice Seeing You - A2 Note Card - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Glasses - Thinking Of You
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Nice Seeing You - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Glasses - Thinking Of You
Nice Seeing You - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Everyday Greeting Card - Friendship - Glasses - Thinking Of You
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Many Thanks - A2 Note Card - Thank you Greeting Card - Gratitude - Thanks - Floral Thank You
Many Thanks - A2 Note Card - Thank you Greeting Card - Gratitude - Thanks - Floral Thank You
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Many Thanks - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Thank you Greeting Card - Gratitude - Thanks - Floral Thank You
Many Thanks - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Thank you Greeting Card - Gratitude - Thanks - Floral Thank You
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Happy Bee-Day - A2 Note Card - Birthday Card - Birthday Greeting - B-Day - Happy Bee Day - Bee Lover
Happy Bee-Day - A2 Note Card - Birthday Card - Birthday Greeting - B-Day - Happy Bee Day - Bee Lover
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Happy Bee-Day - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Birthday Card - Birthday Greeting - B-Day - Happy Bee Day - Bee Lover
Happy Bee-Day - A2 Note Card - Boxed Card Set - Birthday Card - Birthday Greeting - B-Day - Happy Bee Day - Bee Lover
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Thank You Tea Tin - A2 Note Card - Thank you Greeting Card - Gratitude - Thanks - Tea Lover
Thank You Tea Tin - A2 Note Card - Thank you Greeting Card - Gratitude - Thanks - Tea Lover
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD

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