Oceans + Waves Collab | Jenn Gietzen Write On! Designs

I am so excited to announce my collaboration with Jenn Gietzen of Write on Designs! You may remember her from when I photographed her last market item back in February.  She is such a talented artist and a joy to work with.  When Jenn told me about this new market idea that she had for 2014, I knew that I wanted to be apart in collaborating with her.  Each month, she creates a limited edition, hand lettered product and sells them in her shop.  This month, our mutual love of Hillsong's song "Oceans" and traveling to the sea lead us to develop the concept of her hand lettering some of the lyrics onto one of my photos of the ocean.  I could not be more proud of the result, and I am so excited to have it hanging in my home, along with some of my other favorite photos from my travels to the coast.  I loved every step of the process, from concept development, shopping around for materials, framing, designing a wall collage, and reflecting through the questions that she asked me.  Thank you, Jenn for letting me collaborate with you in your March market item! You can buy the collaboration piece here and the rest of the sea collection prints can be purchased here.        

You too can have this beautiful wall collage hanging in your home! Collab for purchase here, other collections prints sold here, and frames sold here.  

Wall Collage Tips -

Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Get Started -

+ Do I want the frames to all match or be a variety?

+ Is the art going to be bright and colorful, neutral colors, or black and white?

+ What are the dimension of the space? How many pieces will I be able to fit?

+ What type of collection do I want to showcase?

+ What story do I want to tell? 

+ What will be the consistent element that ties the gallery wall together?

+ How does this gallery wall reflect the current interior of the room?

Process Tips -

+ draw it out on paper first

+ measure

+ lay out the frames on the floor

+ measure

+ keep the spacing between frames consistent

+ measure

+ take it one frame at a time!