Our Story

Welcome to The Blissful Willow. We are sisters and artists specializing in custom portraits and calligraphy. And we're so glad you stopped by! Please have a look around and if there's something you are looking for that you don't see please let us know. We love to dream up new projects and bring them into being with our patrons.

When we are children it's easy to know what we like and dwell on the things we love. But as we grow up, life happens and often fills up with a great many things that while necessary, are not how we would choose to spend our time. Eventually we may wake up and realize that we forgot the things that once brought us joy.

The Blissful Willow was born out of a need to remember those things -- the things that made us feel like us. Both busy moms of three, we spend a great deal of our time doing things for the little ones that we love. But at the end of a day shuffling children from here to there, filling cups, making lunches, and cleaning dishes we realized we needed to be reminded of the things that made our hearts sing before we began our adult lives.

For Katie this meant picking up a pen and a paintbrush and a pad of paper and creating beautiful pictures. Christy's soul found bliss in exquisite penmanship. Eventually it occurred to us that magic might happen if they combined our two loves. What great joy might come from developing these pieces and watching others use them to create blissful spaces of their own?

We hope that in our prints, cards, and special found objects, you discover something that puts a smile on your face and hope in your heart.