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Contest! Sign up to win my original painting

Contest! Sign up to win my original painting

Did you know that subscribers to the Yardia mailing list receive a free digital calendar wallpaper every month? And this month, I'm giving the illustration to one lucky subscriber! April Digital Calendar Wallpaper April's calendar features my watercolor painting of a desert landscape, based on a photo I took while hiking in...

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What I learned about being an artist while traveling

What I learned about being an artist while traveling

It's been a bit too long since I last had my passport stamped--2016 in South Korea to be specific--so I'd forgotten how much traveling outside of my home culture and language can impact myself as an artist. I traveled to Oaxaca specifically as a solo business retreat and with the...

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Where are Yardia products made?

Where are Yardia products made?

Every Yardia product starts as one of my watercolor illustrations. I paint each design by hand in my home studio in Seattle. I prefer to work by hand instead of working digitally to start. Even though digital art programs can create pretty similar results to hand-made artwork, part of the...

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