Whimsical Signage & Wanderlust Prints by
Remember the wedding I just attended in Chico Springs? Among Tanner & Erika’s elegantly branded wood slab centerpieces, hints of white and orange and playful bouquets of greenery – was this beautifully painted ceremony sign:
Let me remind y’all: this wedding took place in the breathtaking mountains of Montana; so any décor element had a big job: impress guests and peel their eyes away from the view, even for just a moment. Artist Lauren Younis (friend of the bride, sister of bridesmaid Jordan) had no trouble when she created this masterpiece! Read on for our exclusive interview with this inspirational artist:
Lauren, you are one artistic gal! When did you begin painting and at what point did you decide to open A Quartzy Life?
I started painting as a hobby in college. Making art was – and still is, in a different way now – a very therapeutic, opening process for me. I really create out of a love for creating. A Quartzy Life wasn’t really born until much later though; about three years ago, when I started looking at painting as more than just a hobby and something I may be able to make a viable business out of. I started turning my work into cards and art prints, and creating work for people’s weddings and special occasions, and the rest is history!
What products do you offer, what are your specialties?
For weddings, I make whatever people want! Seriously, wedding work is my favorite work to do. It’s always so custom and personal and I love working with people to make something they can look at on their special day and be so in love with. Most recently, I made a logo for a client who wanted meaningful, custom magnets to give as favors to her guests. My most asked-for items are wedding posters, which I custom make based on the bride and groom’s home states (or countries) and their desired message. I’ve also done several custom wedding invitations.
Those are AMAZING. Where do you find the inspiration for your work?
My inspiration comes from absolutely everywhere. Everyday I am in the habit of noticing life and being enamored by it: little details, things I see in nature, interactions I have with people. As an artist I think you have to look for joy. You have to find it all around you, in the simple things, and you will always have inspiration to create.
I HAVE to get the deets behind the Marlatt’s gorgeous sign – can you tell me how you came up with the design elements?
What is your favorite material to work with?
Can you offer decor advice to brides who want to go with signage?
Seems like that’s definitely a favorite design! Any others?
Now that all my brides are in love with your work – how can they commission you?
“As an artist I think you have to look for joy. You have to find it all around you, in the simple things, and you will always have inspiration to create.”
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