Artist Spotlight — Katie Daisy: Painter and Wildflower

Image from our Katie Daisy 2019 wall calendar. Click for more info.

We are thrilled to welcome Katie Daisy to our family of contributing artists. Our Katie Daisy line currently includes a wall calendar, coloring book, and best-selling on-the-go planner.

Working in watercolor and acrylic paint as well as mixed media materials, Katie strives to capture the magic and beauty of a life lived in harmony with nature. She sells her high-quality prints through her website and Etsy shop, and has licensed her work for a wide-reaching variety of products.

Some of her notable clients include the Oprah Winfrey Network, Pottery Barn, Spirituality & Health magazine, Target, and Chronicle Books.

Here’s a bit more from her website about her inspiration and process:

Photo by Charlotte Dupont

How long have you been making art?
I’ve been making art for as long as I remember! When I was a little girl, my mom would always have her purse stocked with art supplies so I could create wherever we went! I’d draw on the back of placemats in restaurants, and was always doodling on homework, etc.

I didn’t have any art classes until my freshman year of high school. It was then that I really spread my wings and dove into painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography. I owe so much to my high school art teachers Mr. Dobbs & Mrs. Mock for helping me develop my own style.

What inspires you most?
Mostly nature, but here is a short list of specifics: Goldfinches, meteor showers, old books, coffee shops, sunflowers, old growth forests, poetry, things with wings, open roads, creek swimming, cumulus clouds, honeybees, wild strawberries, summer thunderstorms, abandoned farmhouses, Big Sur, moon phases, purple clover, prairie grass.

Tell me about the early days of Etsy.
Wow, has the land of Etsy changed so much! In 2009 I created a print with the words “You are My Sunshine.” It’s very different from the work I do now, but something about it resonated with so many folks! It was almost overnight that this print gained popularity and was featured on multiple big blogs like Decor8 and Under the Sycamore. I owe so much of early success to design blogs.

Most of my notable clients have found me on Etsy. I think that the platform is the perfect place for art directors to source fresh, creative talent. Keep your shop stocked with a variety of goods and images!


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We publish calendars, weekly planners, and greeting cards that nurture your heart, renew your soul, and expand your mind. Sharing the diversity of world cultures and sacred traditions as well as the inspiration and beauty of the natural world is our passion. We focus on illuminating the sacred dimensions of everyday life — healthy living, mindfulness, creativity, and earth awareness. WE PLANT TREES to offset our carbon footprint — more than ONE MILLION and growing! Each year we plant over 20 times the number of trees used to create our products

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