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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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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
$19.00 USD
Mother's Day Card - Card For Mom - Chalkboard Art - Hand Lettering and Illustration By Valerie McKeehan- Chalk Art
Mother's Day Card - Card For Mom - Chalkboard Art - Hand Lettering and Illustration By Valerie McKeehan- Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 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
$24.00 USD
Graduation Gift - Wanderlust Print - Travel Quote Print - Chalk Art - Mountain Art - Gift For Traveler - Hipster Art - Inspirational Art
Graduation Gift - Wanderlust Print - Travel Quote Print - Chalk Art - Mountain Art - Gift For Traveler - Hipster Art - Inspirational Art
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
Tea Lover Gift - It's Always Tea Time - Tea Party Decor - Kitchen Art - Chalkboard Art  - Kitchen Print - Chalk Art - Kitchen Chalkboard
Tea Lover Gift - It's Always Tea Time - Tea Party Decor - Kitchen Art - Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Print - Chalk Art - Kitchen Chalkboard
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
Fleurs - Bouquet - Chalk Art - Spring Art - Flowers - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print
Fleurs - Bouquet - Chalk Art - Spring Art - Flowers - Hand Drawn - Illustration - Home Decor - Art Print
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
Boxed Set of 8 Hand Lettered Thank You Cards - Chalkboard Thank You Cards - Black and White Thank You Cards
Boxed Set of 8 Hand Lettered Thank You Cards - Chalkboard Thank You Cards - Black and White Thank You Cards
LilyandVal
$20.00 USD
Birthday Cake Card - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
Birthday Cake Card - Chalkboard Art - Celebrate Card - Illustration by Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I Know The Plans Card - Encouragement Card - Hand Lettering - Chalkboard Art
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I Know The Plans Card - Encouragement Card - Hand Lettering - Chalkboard Art
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
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
$24.00 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
$19.00 USD
I Must Have Flowers Always And Always - Claude Monet Quote - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print  - Hand Drawn - Artist Inspiration
I Must Have Flowers Always And Always - Claude Monet Quote - Illustration - Spring Decor - Art Print - Hand Drawn - Artist Inspiration
LilyandVal
$19.00 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
$19.00 USD
Christmas Card - Christmas Tree Card - Christmas Cards - Unique Christmas Card - Chalk Art - Hand Lettered Holiday
Christmas Card - Christmas Tree Card - Christmas Cards - Unique Christmas Card - Chalk Art - Hand Lettered Holiday
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Friendship Card - Best Friend Card - Chalkboard Art - Hand Lettering - Chalk Art - Chalkboard Note Card
Friendship Card - Best Friend Card - Chalkboard Art - Hand Lettering - Chalk Art - Chalkboard Note Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Love Card - Just Because - Just Because Card - I Pick You - Everyday Card - Everyday - Berry Picking - Summertime Card
Love Card - Just Because - Just Because Card - I Pick You - Everyday Card - Everyday - Berry Picking - Summertime Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Sending You Love Card - Retro Airmail Card - Retro Valentine's Card - Airmail Card - Valentine's Day Card - Snail Mail Card
Sending You Love Card - Retro Airmail Card - Retro Valentine's Card - Airmail Card - Valentine's Day Card - Snail Mail Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 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
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
$19.00 USD
Scripture Art- Graduation Gift - Jeremiah 29:11 Print - Bible Verse - Typography Art - Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art
Scripture Art- Graduation Gift - Jeremiah 29:11 Print - Bible Verse - Typography Art - Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$19.00 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
$24.00 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
$19.00 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
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
$19.00 USD
I Get By With A Little Help From My Girl Friends - Valentine's Cards - Galentine's Card - Illustrated Art - Greeting Card - Love
I Get By With A Little Help From My Girl Friends - Valentine's Cards - Galentine's Card - Illustrated Art - Greeting Card - Love
LilyandVal
$4.50 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
$4.50 USD
Spring Decor - Chalkboard Sign - Spring Art - Happiness Blooms from Within - Tulip Art - Inspirational Print - Chalkboard Decor - Chalk Art
Spring Decor - Chalkboard Sign - Spring Art - Happiness Blooms from Within - Tulip Art - Inspirational Print - Chalkboard Decor - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
Love is Patient Chalk Art Print - Scripture Print - Wedding Gift - Wedding Decor - Chalkboard Art - 1 Corinthians Print - Paper Anniversary
Love is Patient Chalk Art Print - Scripture Print - Wedding Gift - Wedding Decor - Chalkboard Art - 1 Corinthians Print - Paper Anniversary
LilyandVal
$24.00 USD
As Seen In Good Housekeeping Magazine - Kitchen Print - Chalkboard Art - Food Quote - Foodie Gift - Hand Lettering by Valerie McKeehan
As Seen In Good Housekeeping Magazine - Kitchen Print - Chalkboard Art - Food Quote - Foodie Gift - Hand Lettering by Valerie McKeehan
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
Congrats Card - Congratulations Card - YAY - Yay Card - Boxed Card Set - Card Set - Congratulations - Celebrate Card - Celebration
Congrats Card - Congratulations Card - YAY - Yay Card - Boxed Card Set - Card Set - Congratulations - Celebrate Card - Celebration
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
Welcome Baby Card - New Baby Congratulations Card - Sweet Pea Baby Shower Card - Hand Lettering and Illustrations
Welcome Baby Card - New Baby Congratulations Card - Sweet Pea Baby Shower Card - Hand Lettering and Illustrations
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Chalkboard Card - Cloud Card- Blank Notecard - You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray  -Hand Lettered Card - Chalk Art
Chalkboard Card - Cloud Card- Blank Notecard - You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Gray -Hand Lettered Card - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Father's Day Card - Card For Dad - Mustache Card - Chalkboard Art - Retro Father's Day - Blackboard Card - Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
Father's Day Card - Card For Dad - Mustache Card - Chalkboard Art - Retro Father's Day - Blackboard Card - Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Valentine Card - Happy Valentine's Day - Hand Lettered Valentine Card - Chalkboard Card  - I Heart You
Valentine Card - Happy Valentine's Day - Hand Lettered Valentine Card - Chalkboard Card - I Heart You
LilyandVal
$4.50 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
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
$19.00 USD
Bakery Print - Kitchen Print - Kitchen Art - Just Roll With It - Chalkboard Print - Kitchen Chalkboard Art - Bakery Sign
Bakery Print - Kitchen Print - Kitchen Art - Just Roll With It - Chalkboard Print - Kitchen Chalkboard Art - Bakery Sign
LilyandVal
$19.00 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
Love Card - Valentine Card - Anchor Card - Travel Lover Card - Anchor Illustration - Nautical Card - Chalkboard Art - Unique Card- Chalk Art
Love Card - Valentine Card - Anchor Card - Travel Lover Card - Anchor Illustration - Nautical Card - Chalkboard Art - Unique Card- Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Joy To The World Card - Hand Lettered Christmas Card - Religious Christmas Card - Christmas Chalkboard - Chalk Art - Typography
Joy To The World Card - Hand Lettered Christmas Card - Religious Christmas Card - Christmas Chalkboard - Chalk Art - Typography
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Congrats Card - Congratulations Card - Congrats - Congratulations - Celebrate Card - Celebration
Congrats Card - Congratulations Card - Congrats - Congratulations - Celebrate Card - Celebration
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
Mother's Day Card - Happy Mother's Day - Chalkboard Art - Blackboard Card - Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
Mother's Day Card - Happy Mother's Day - Chalkboard Art - Blackboard Card - Hand Lettering- Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Baby It's Cold Outside Sign -Winter Wedding Photo Prop -Chalkboard Art -Winter Decor -Winter Wedding Sign -Black White Christmas
Baby It's Cold Outside Sign -Winter Wedding Photo Prop -Chalkboard Art -Winter Decor -Winter Wedding Sign -Black White Christmas
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
I Love You a Bushel and a Peck and a Hug Around The Neck Wall Art - Gender Neutral Nursery Art - Childs Room Decor - Chalk Art
I Love You a Bushel and a Peck and a Hug Around The Neck Wall Art - Gender Neutral Nursery Art - Childs Room Decor - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$19.00 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
$19.00 USD
Hot Cocoa Sign - Hot Cocoa Bar - Chalk Art - Chalkboard Christmas Decor - Recipe Illustration - Chalkboard Art - Holiday Decor
Hot Cocoa Sign - Hot Cocoa Bar - Chalk Art - Chalkboard Christmas Decor - Recipe Illustration - Chalkboard Art - Holiday Decor
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
Coffee sign - Gift for mom - Coffee Lovers gift - Coffee Art Print - Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Print - Kitchen Art - Chalk Art - poster
Coffee sign - Gift for mom - Coffee Lovers gift - Coffee Art Print - Chalkboard Art - Kitchen Print - Kitchen Art - Chalk Art - poster
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
New Baby Card - New Baby Congratulations Card - Illustrated Stork Card - Hand Lettering and Illustrations
New Baby Card - New Baby Congratulations Card - Illustrated Stork Card - Hand Lettering and Illustrations
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Happy Easter Card - Easter Bunny Card - Tulip Card - Chalkboard Art - Hand Lettering - Easter Illustration
Happy Easter Card - Easter Bunny Card - Tulip Card - Chalkboard Art - Hand Lettering - Easter Illustration
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Anniversary Card - You Will Forever Be My Always - Husband Valentine - Wife Valentine - Chalkboard Card
Anniversary Card - You Will Forever Be My Always - Husband Valentine - Wife Valentine - Chalkboard Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Faith Card - Encouragement Card - Hand Lettering - Chalkboard Art - Unique Card - Chalk Art
Faith Card - Encouragement Card - Hand Lettering - Chalkboard Art - Unique Card - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
You'll never know dear - Nursery Art - Chalk Art - Nursery Wall Decor - Nursery Rhyme Art - Chalk Lettering
You'll never know dear - Nursery Art - Chalk Art - Nursery Wall Decor - Nursery Rhyme Art - Chalk Lettering
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
Celebration Card - Gold Foil Card - Pop the Bubbly Card - Champagne - Congratulations - Birthday Card - Cheers Card - Gold Card
Celebration Card - Gold Foil Card - Pop the Bubbly Card - Champagne - Congratulations - Birthday Card - Cheers Card - Gold Card
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Spring Art - Easter Print - Birds Nest - Robins Egg Blue Decor - Chalk Art - You Make All Things New - Feather Illustration - Scripture Art
Spring Art - Easter Print - Birds Nest - Robins Egg Blue Decor - Chalk Art - You Make All Things New - Feather Illustration - Scripture Art
LilyandVal
$19.00 USD
Ferris Buellers Day Off - Motivational Card - Ferris Bueller Quote - All Occasion Card - Hand Lettered Card - Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art
Ferris Buellers Day Off - Motivational Card - Ferris Bueller Quote - All Occasion Card - Hand Lettered Card - Chalkboard Art - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Friendship Card - Best Friend Card - Proverbs Card - Chalkboard Art - Hand Lettering - Chalk Art
Friendship Card - Best Friend Card - Proverbs Card - Chalkboard Art - Hand Lettering - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD
Bless Your Heart Card - Southern Card - Any Occassion Card - Hand Lettered Card - Chalkboard Card - Chalk Art
Bless Your Heart Card - Southern Card - Any Occassion Card - Hand Lettered Card - Chalkboard Card - Chalk Art
LilyandVal
$4.50 USD

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