Isa's Journal and Studio Blog

Pablo Picasso painting of two hands holding bouquet of flowers

Seriously, Why Watercolor?

Watercolor is underrated. It's a medium linked to hobbyists, children, Prince Charles, and retirees. And me. I used to paint...
two girls in the snow with a snowball

Rubbernecking

A line can be straight, or the street, but the human heart, oh no, it's curved like a road through...
From the Ground Up

From the Ground Up

In the right season, I sink to my knees. Something is always churning at ground level and I might catch...
Showing Up

Showing Up

A spotlight on a Colorado non-profit that shows up: Valley Settlement Kids on El Busesito is one of many amazing...
English In Action

English In Action

The women of English In Action. From left to right standing: Angela, Lara, Shinta, Paulina, Manuela and sitting: Rachel, Heather,...
japanese wood block print of peony flowers for a design blog

Peony in Blue: Design Story

Luna amongst my peony hedge. Peonies are easy to fall for. These legendary perennials look high-maintenance but are quite the...
Funny Valentine

Funny Valentine

My husband and Rose It was easy to fall for my husband. First off, he’s kind ---a real eye smiler....
Making the List

Making the List

Our studio director Jennifer Roberts on the story behind our bestselling List-It notebooks Our monkey king list it notebook. 1....
Magical Thinking in 2022

Magical Thinking in 2022

“Character — the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life — is the source from which self-respect springs.” Joan...
The Soul in Winter Solstice

The Soul in Winter Solstice

Reflections on the Solstice
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