Patricia Carlin and Northwest Framing for the Uncommon Collection
Patricia Carlin started out as an art director in Philadelphia, selling everything from potato chips to financial products. In 2001, a friend wanted help launching a glassware business. Patricia designed several product lines for the new venture. "We couldn't afford a writer at first, so I wrote my own copy for the glasses," Patricia says. The business did well, and Patricia found herself designing a range of tabletop products. When a publisher noticed the glassware at a gift show, they saw book potential. With their help, Patricia produced two books: "Glam Girl" and "Geeky Girl." Patricia has explored many techniques in her illustration, but simple line drawing appeals to her most. "For me, paring things down to their simplest essence is always the best way to understand them," she says. "After I had my daughter I rediscovered the power these little sketches have to tell a story. Drawing was a fun way to communicate without language."
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