It's My Birthday Month! August 2018

It's My Birthday Month! August 2018

Happy August! This month is my birthday month, and I'll be turning 32 on August 8th! I wanted to create an extra-special desktop wallpaper for you this month, that captures the feeling of warm summer nights in the backyard - because that's how I've been spending the last few months. We've even seen some fireflies, which is one of my fav childhood memories. 

Paper Raven Co. August 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper, Desktop Download www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com

^^^ Click on the graphic above to receive the August 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper. ^^^

* Please note! I work very hard on these as a monthly gift, so please be respectful of my work by only using the wallpaper for personal enjoyment, and tagging me when sharing! Thank you guys for being so supportive and awesome!

If you like these, please tell your friends about it, and tag me on Instagram with a pic of your desktop in your feed or stories, and I'll be sharing them on my Stories :) 

AND, because it's my birthday, we will be having a sitewide Birthday Sale from now until August 8th (my bday!). Take 20% off your order of $15+ using the code BIRTHYAY! More details below! The sale starts now!

Warmly, Erin

Paper Raven Co. Free Monthly Illustrated Desktop Download August 2018 www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com

July 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

July 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Happy July! After finally settling into our new home, I'm looking forward to enjoying the summer outdoors, and am resisting buying all of the cute inflatable pools for our backyard! I was inspired by this quote for the July Wallpaper, because I feel like it truly encapsulates that Summer Feeling. For this months' wallpaper, I worked on the lettering in ProCreate for iPad Pro :) and finished the colors in Photoshop. It's been fun to mix up my process a little!  

Paper Raven Co. July 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper



Click on the graphic above to receive the free desktop wallpaper in your inbox.

If you like these, please tell your friends about it, and tag me on Instagram with a pic of your desktop or phone in your feed or stories, and I'll be sharing them on my Stories :) 

Paper Raven Co. July 2018 Free Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

June 2018 Free Desktop Wallpaper

June 2018 Free Desktop Wallpaper

Happy June! Wishing you beachy, relaxing vibes this month.  

June 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Click on the graphic above to download the free desktop wallpaper.

If you like these, please tell your friends about it, and tag me on Instagram with a pic of your desktop or phone in your feed or stories, and I'll be sharing them on my Stories :) 

 

June 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper - Get it at www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com

May 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

May 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

This month is a big month for us here at Paper Raven Co.! We're moving house and studio (again, woof!) and we're coming off of a bonkers month of Holiday deadlines. It was especially refreshing to paint with some lovely sherbet pinks and bright, fresh greens. Daniel, Patty and I have been taking every chance we have to be outside in the sunshine, and I am excited af for the new *backyard* that's coming with our new house!! Tiki torches, BBQs, string lights, sunny morning coffee, lots of gardening. Lately I've really been trying to count the little, everyday joys in my life.  

Paper Raven Co. May 2018 Free Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Click on the graphic above to download the free desktop wallpaper. 

If you like these, please tell your friends about it, and tag me on Instagram with a pic of your desktop or phone in your feed or stories, and I'll be sharing them on my Stories :)

Paper Raven Co. May 2018 Free Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Have a wonderful May! 

 

Paper Raven Co. May 2018 Free Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper
April 2018 Illustrated Wallpaper

April 2018 Illustrated Wallpaper

Happy April, and Happy Easter, for those who celebrate. If you don't celebrate, then cheers to more sunshine - which we are finally having here in Atlanta! And what inspired April's Wallpaper. On my quest for more color, I have fallen even more deeply in love with royal blues and bright yellows. I hope you enjoy this happy wallpaper! Sending you good vibes at the start of this month.

April 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper by Paper Raven Co.

Click on the graphic above to download the free desktop wallpaper. And check out a peek at my inking process below.

Paper Raven Co. Inking Illustration Claude Monet, I must have flowers

If you like these, please tell your friends about it, and tag me on Instagram with a pic of your desktop or phone in your feed or stories, and I'll be sharing them on my Stories :) Cheers, Enjoy, and hopefully you are eating lots of candy today... for reasons that are your own ;) My personal fav? Those Cadbury Creme Eggs. Ugh yes.

Happy Easter from Paper Raven Co. Painted Watercolor Easter Eggs

 

April 2018 Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper by Paper Raven Co.

 

Hello March, aka All The Rain - 2018

Hello March, aka All The Rain - 2018

March Desktop Wallpaper by Paper Raven Co.

 

This month was all about COLOR. I love rich, china blues. It's been incredibly rainy here in Atlanta (like, for weekssss), so I also wanted to do a tribute to the downpour, and the resulting bloom-age that is slowly filling up my studio windows :) My dog, Patty, does not like it one bit (diva).

Now for the Wallpaper! 
Click on the graphic above to download the free desktop wallpaper. AND, after many requests, I have made a coordinating phone background as well, tucked in there too. Sorry it took me so long, y'all!

If you like these, please tell your friends about it, and tag me on Instagram with a pic of your desktop or phone in your feed or stories! Cheers, Enjoy, and hopefully it's not too rainy where you live.

As always, thank you for following my work. I love the experimentation + freedom these monthly wallpapers bring, and I'm so happy to share them with you.

Warmly, Erin

Paper Raven Co. sketching the March 2018 Desktop Wallpaper - www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com

 

Paper Raven Co. March Desktop + Mobile Backgrounds - Free Download at www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com on the blog

 

Hello February!

Hello February!

Happy February! I read the other day that February is the halfway point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox, so this month's wallpaper is dedicated to the contemplation of the seeds we will plant this Spring season, metaphorically and physically. I love that idea, and I wanted to create an illustration that symbolized new growth, even in the last winter months. I'm very much looking forward to the warmer weather!

Paper Raven Co. Free February 2018 Desktop Wallpaper at www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com



Now, on to the Wallpaper! 
Click on the graphic above to download the free wallpaper. And feel free to share your space with me on Instagram! Cheers, Enjoy, and scroll down to see some detail + behind the scenes shots.

 

Paper Raven Co. Free February Desktop Wallpaper at www.ShopPaperRavenCo.comPaper Raven Co. Free February Desktop Wallpaper at www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com

Paper Raven Co. Free February Desktop Wallpaper at www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com

 

Paper Raven Co. Free February Desktop Wallpaper at www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com
Welcome December!

Welcome December!

Happy December! We had a blast over Thanksgiving and the Holiday Weekend! Thank you so so much for Shopping Small. When you Shop Small, you aren't giving a CEO their 2nd vacation home, you're helping a family buy groceries, you're helping a business owner save to invest in new products, and (in my case) helping a fur-momma pay for a needed surgery for her puppy, Patty (who is recovering like a champ!). Your support really, really makes a difference, and I want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who supported Small Businesses last weekend. We love you, you are literally making our dreams come true. If that's not good karma, I don't know what is.

Now, on to the Wallpaper! Click the image below to get the Wallpaper.

Paper Raven Co. December Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper  And be sure to check out the work in progress shot and follow along on Instagram! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Paper Raven Co. December Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

 

Paper Raven Co. December Illustrated Desktop Download - www.ShopPaperRavenCo.com
A Thanksgiving Printable Set

A Thanksgiving Printable Set

Paper Raven Co. Thanksgiving Card and Gift Tag Printable

 

Surprise! I'm comin' atcha in the evening tonight to hand-deliver a fun and free printable for your Thanksgiving festivities. I have whipped up a Thank You Card and a set of little Gift Tags for you to use on Thursday. Simply click the image above to download. I recommend printing the items on cardstock paper on a color printer. Or you can go to your local Kinko's or Fedex store and request that they print it for you.

Here are some ideas to get you started: 

  • Attach the gift tag to a bottle of wine and bring it to Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • On the back of the card, write 2 - 3 things you appreciate about the hostess. Tuck it in an envelope and bring it with your side dish. 
  • If you're hosting, print several sheets and use the gift tags when boxing up leftovers to send home with your guests. 
  • Give the card to someone who helped you cook! 
  • Write guests' names on the gift tags and use them as drink markers. Tie them around the stem of a wine or water glass. 
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed illustrating these for you. As always, I would love to see how you've used them! Feel free to tag me on Instagram for some virtual high-fives.

I hope you have a very warm holiday, filled with good food and people you love.
Warmly, Erin
Happy November!

Happy November!

Happy November! I hope everyone had a great Halloween and did something fun and/or spooky. For this month's Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper, I really wanted a constant reminder of gratitude. The holidays are on their way, and being busy with a to-do list sometimes makes us forget to stop, take a breath, and be thankful. So, if I can be honest, I did this wallpaper really for me. For me to remember, when I turn my computer on to start the work day, to be extra grateful for the customers, and clients, and interactions I have that make my business successful. And that starts with you! I hope this month brings you peacefulness, clarity, and renewed relationships with those you love.

Paper Raven Co. November Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Click on the graphic above to download the free wallpaper. And be sure to check out the work in progress shot below, and share your space with me on Instagram! Cheers & Enjoy!

November Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper

Paper Raven Co. November Illustrated Desktop Wallpaper