Sweet and Simple Magazine: All Time Favorite Finds * by April * Sarah Jane Studios

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All Time Favorite Finds * by April * Sarah Jane Studios

If you don't already know about Sarah from Sarah Jane Studios you will want to know about her lovely illustrations. She is one of, if not the most talented children's illustrators of all time. I say this with a background in design, art and photography. I say this as a lover of children's books and illustrations. She has the heart and soul of a true creative genius. There is a magic in her images of sweet little children and animals that will capture your heart. It is what you see in a master touch. It is what a true artist is striving for to stir the emotions of the soul.
I first came to know of Sarah in the beginning of her professional journey. It was also way back at the beginning of my professional editor, writing and blogging journey. The first post I could find where I featured Sarah Jane Studios was in Jan 2008. We gave away one of the sweet print sets on my Fun Free Fridays Giveaway back on my original blog Sweet Life in The Valley.

$50 is a steal wouldn't you say for such beautiful art prints! I knew the first time I saw her work that it was special. I had to collect it ALL. I started with the month by month prints and loved that she dated and signed each one. I knew that someday these would be worth a lot and I would pass them down to my daughter and so on. I have the blue read with me print over my children bookshelf. I have a large collection that I started back when I worked as the community relations manager at Barnes and Noble.

It's exciting to see her progress and accomplishments from her art prints to her greeting cards and then to fabric designs, embroidery patterns and paper doll collections which you can purchase in her shop.

You would have recognized her Nutcracker set from the Ralph Lauren Children Store window displays during Christmas this past year in New York City and London.

Not only has Sarah accomplish all this she has also illustrated books including A Christmas Goodnight and French Kids Eat Everything.

Now she has come out with a line of lovely wallpaper and wall art pieces. I can only imagine a childhood filled with her beautiful art and sitting under her family tree wall piece reading a book or staring at her wallpaper at night as I fall asleep.

Sarah Jane is one of my All Time Favorite Finds. I am sure you will love her too.

by April Atwater founder and editor-in-chief Sweet and Simple Magazine