A collection to inspire reflection, creativity and peace in the mind and home.
Snow and Ink is inspired by my own daily rituals and routine as a writer and creative thinker. I have been journaling since I was a teenager and it is through this process that my own dreams have been brought to light and manifested.
In this fast paced world of instagram and Twitter where you have 20 seconds to make your case, it is essential for me as an artist that I have a space to retreat to. A place where I can think and dream. The ritual of lighting a scented candle with the strike of a match, closing my eyes and taking a moment to be thankful for the good things in my life. On my table, there is the short stack of books written by others to inspire me and the journals filled with my own handwriting waiting for me to open to a clean new page. On a cold New England morning, there is the warm cup of French pressed coffee, served in a beautiful cup that I unconsciously wrap my hands around for warmth as I reflect on what will be written on the blank pages before me. There is the ritual of my chosen tool. The small black canvas case, holding my favorite pencils, erasers and sharpeners. The smell of fresh pencil shavings, winter Pine and coffee and the early morning New England winters framed by my cottage windows, this is the vision and inspiration for Snow and Ink.
The collection is to help bring that moment of reflection into our daily lives. It is shared space between the writer and the reader. The collection will highlight words from my own writing on much of the products. For example, a pack of 6 pencils with song titles or lines pulled from lyrics beautifully packaged. Scented candles can be named after songs and on the inside there can be a pendent with an image or words relating to the song to be retrieved as a token once the candle has been burned down. A candle called Light Rays is a good song title to start with. The collection can have coffee cups with lyrics and images on them, An example could be “In a field of Whispering Dandelions...” with an image of a dandelion. There is also match boxes that can be designed. Whether it’s metal jewelry stamped with inspirational phrases or lyrics, Journals, T-Shirts, Pillows or bags, the Snow and Ink brand will be centered around words and images that inspire one to go inside, reflect and dream. For me that reflects the slow life, the writers life, here from where I sit, North of Everything, in a small New England Town.