Women who inspire: Artist Courtney Khail
Building on yesterday’s post, which seems to have resonated with so many blog friends, I’m excited to introduce you to Courtney Khail and her beautiful watercolor creations. She’s one of those treasured connections I made through blogging. We met at Alt last year and became fast friends over little more than 24 hours and several glasses of bubbly. Not only is she a salt-of-the earth kind of gal (who just happens to rock the most amazing vintage gowns you have ever seen, thanks to a very chic grandmother) she’s also a gifted artist.
Courtney is expanding her custom wedding invitation business to include custom paintings. You guys, she took an iPhone snappy I took of a bouquet from my cutting garden last spring and gifted me with an original painting. See below: my photo and my painting. I love her interpretation so much. She captured the joy my tiny plant babies provide and reminds me to keep tending to the soil even when the sweet peas have dried up and the rose bushes are cut back. It’s my daily does of garden inspiration.
I love the idea of gifting original art and small watercolors are an affordable way to do just that. Check out Courtney’s pricing on custom pieces. If I had any soon-to-be brides in my life I would jump on gifting a custom painting as a way to immortalize the bride’s bouquet. I’m also thinking that my mom would appreciate a painting of her beloved roses and forget-me-notes for Mother’s Day. And I’m personally loving this blood orange painting since I just recently made the plunge and added it to my mini citrus “grove”. She also makes custom cards which would make an extra special handmade gift.
P.S. Courtney was one of my “Creative Crushes” last year. You can read more about the things and places that inspire her here.