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personalized a grandma is born tile

by Patricia Carlin
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Just Grand

The birth of a child not only marks the dawn of a new generation, it also symbolizes the start of a beautiful relationship: the one shared between a grandma and her first grandchild. Designed by Patricia Carlin, these soft teal or lavender tiles framed in natural ash wood honor the birth of first-time mee-maas, nanas, bubbas, and abuelas with the printed phrase "When a baby arrives, a grandma is born." Tiles can be given a personal touch with special printed details about the new grandchild, including their name, birthday, and birth weight. Ceramic tiles are made in Holland and printed in Canada.

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Made from
ceramic, wood
7" H x 7" W x 1" D
Arrives ready to hang or display on a desk.
  • the maker
Patricia Carlin

Patricia Carlin

Patricia 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.

Despite the August 2001 launch, the business did well, and Patricia found herself designing a range of tabletop products.

When Red Wheel Weiser Conari Press 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."

Patricia is inspired by Ikko Tanaka, Adrian Tomine and Diane Arbus. She has won many awards for her design work and is the author of "How to Tell If Your Boyfriend is the Antichrist: And if he is, should you break up with him?"

She comes from a long line of RockStar Moms, and aspires to that status on a daily basis. collection

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