Thursday, December 15, 2016

Billie Claire Handmade

A Girl Who Says it Like She Means it with Sweetness & Sass!
Encouraging & Inspiring Statements to Decorate Your Space.

Images by Billie Claire Handmade
Artist: Claire Marie Vendetti
Expertise: Illustration
Additional Talents: Photography, Humor
Materials: Pen & Ink, Paper, Color, Frames
Style: Beautiful Hand Lettering & Illustrations, many Bold & Colorful
Inspiration: Sentiments Sweet & Sassy we'd all Like to Express
Subject Matter: Free Spirited, Sassy Statements
Common Creations: Prints, Magnets
Shop Online: [Etsy]
Shop Offline: Markets
Social Media: [Facebook]  [Instagram]
Home Base: Austin, TX
Spotted At: Austin Flea

Some art you buy because it speaks to you visually, the colors, the brush strokes, the underlying symbolism. And yet, a recent trend has brought us art that literally speaks to us, built on beautiful hand lettering with all kinds of statements. I guess this isn't technically new given a history of traditions like illuminated manuscripts, calligraphy and such. However, today's versions often capture a more free spirited and adventuresome nature of our generation. Take the pieces by Claire Marie Vendetti of Billie Claire Handmade for example. Her works offer light hearted, encouraging sentiments like "Be Bold" or "Listen to Your Wanderlust" to help us not miss out on great opportunities. She also has a few more colorful pieces, literally and figuratively, in the same supportive frame of mind, just more edgy in their language. I appreciate how she matches her lettering to the theme and often includes little supporting illustrations. To me these are like doodles elevated to a new level with Claire's skill and attention to design aesthetic. She features a range of different handwriting styles that play off of the statement. All in all, they come off as very playful and flowing which goes well with the sentiment she wishes to convey. As an excellent complement to her drawings, she finishes them in an eclectic array of frames, further conveying unique sense of style. They make great decoration for an office or she shed. Pair a couple together to showcase the various facets of your personality!

Images by Billie Claire Handmade