I’m not one to make resolutions at the start of the year, but this year was different. In 2016 my friend Alyssa and I opened an Etsy shop called Green Sea Designs where we sell prints of artwork we make from pressing marine algae found in our local waters. Over the next couple of years, I welcomed a baby boy, continued on big home projects, and Alyssa made a big move to Oregon for an amazing job opportunity. Through it all, the shop has been open and we’ve made sales here and there, but I always wanted to grow and make it more. And this year it’s time…my 2018 resolution was to nurture Green Sea Designs and grow it into what we originally dreamed of. We both got back out to the water, Alyssa on the Oregon coast and myself on the Texas coast, and got to work making new and exciting pieces.
I was able to find some great winter species here in Texas, some of which I’ve worked with before and some are new species for the shop. It felt awesome to get back out and do some collecting and identifying again!
Maybe the most exciting thing for the shop this year is to have Alyssa making pieces out of Oregon now. The west coast is pretty much the motherland of marine macroalgaes so she is able to find some seriously beautiful specimens in some seriously beautiful places!
So we introduce to you the Green Sea Designs Spring 2018 release!!
All of our 2016 prints have been restocked and there are 18 new pieces added; five as part of Alyssa’s Oregon Collection, and 13 from here in Texas. I also finally got around to taking beautiful styled shots of them which was almost just as much fun as making them :)
Here are just a few of the new listings!
We are so excited for these new prints and look forward to getting some pieces made from all the summer species we can find in the shop later this year!
We hope you love these new prints and we’d love to send a little piece of the coast to your home soon too!
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