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Artist Jill Bliss, from her home to yours

August 27, 2009

Jill Bliss' studio

This is Jill’s home studio, and that’s Jill at top.  Her studio is like a candystore for Korinne and I. With exposed shelves and a generous chair rail perfect for trinkets, we can’t help but point and grab. Originally the dining room of her classic Portland home, the light-filled and spacious room has become the ideal studio space for Jill to design, draw, and sew.

Whenever I think of Jill Bliss’ work, it makes me happy- the bright colors, fun patterns, and delicate organic shapes. So, it’s only fitting that Jill’s last name is Bliss!  As a child, Jill spent her days in the fields and orchards near her family’s northern Californian home.  Although she lives in the city now, Jill’s work and passions are still centered around her love and respect of the natural environment.  Her stationary and prints, normally spotlighting a native plant, are printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks, and her fabric goods are reused, vintage materials.

I love what she has to say about this, “the underlaying hope in everything that i do is to inspire others, and to encourage a more thoughtful art and design industry that focuses on local economies, fair practices, reusable or sustainable materials, and less consumption tied to ever-changing trends.”

It always such a joy to collaborate with Jill on a project.  We’re excited to work with her on our next two big events- the Home Trunk Show and the launch of the Plywerk art series in September.  For the Home Trunk Show, we will be featuring Jill’s affordable poster collection plus some limited edition prints. Here’s a sneak peek of some of the poster designs:

douglas fir



3 Comments leave one →
  1. Angela permalink
    August 28, 2009 2:28 pm

    I just hung the douglas fir print in my living room and can’t stop staring lovingly at it. Thanks Jill!


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