There seems to be a lot going on lately. Drawing and painting are a huge part of my life, but there's also another side to it, namely Chapman at Sea, the surfboard bag and seaworthy goods company that I run, design and produce products for.
While generally this site is for art, when something really notable happens with Chapman at Sea, it'll get a mention here as well and that's just what happen recently. Anna Magazine, all the way from Japan, came to visit my shop. We talked about bag making, what surfing is like in different parts of the world, and just generally had a nice time visiting.
The interview and photos can be found in the 2016 autumn issue. My shop is in my home and is generally kept pretty private, so this is a unique look into that. It was also nice that my husband Joe got to be included as well. Although I do the bulk of the work with Chapman at Sea, without Joe a number of our products wouldn't even exist (handplanes, dog leashes) and it was good to have him along.
It's been over year since my last post, so I thought an update would be a good idea. Please follow me on on instagram @chapmanatsea so we can keep in touch better. It gets updated almost daily. Also, I write a bit more (although not a lot) on the Chapman at Sea blog.
Anyhow, what I've been working on lately is the new spring collection for Chapman at Sea. It's a combo of bright colors and classic neutrals. Fun & happy like sunshine, but still clean and simple. I had a great time making it. Hope you enjoy!
All the bags seen here are for sale in my Etsy shop or by emailing me..
There's not a whole lot to say here, except WHAT?!? Chapman at Sea, my handmade collection of beach-going goods, was featured in the July/August issue of Foam Magazine. So stoked!
Silent Night is one of my most popular designs and now it's being produced in leather and bamboo by the nice people at Grove. Like all their cases, the iPad case is an eco-friendly, quality product. The bamboo feel great in your hands and even though it's really protective, it's not too heavy.
It comes in black and london tan leather. I've had the tan version for about 6 months and I'm very happy with it. The leather is that nice type kind that gets better with age.
Check it out here:
The Grove iPhone case feature my "Feathers" design was highlighted in Werk magazine. It's an uber-cool publication for trendy Germans. Very nice!
I mentioned a couple times here and there that there was a special project I was working on during the past few months. Well it's happened now and here it is! It's a bamboo iPhone case made by Grove with my "Feathers" design engraved in it.
In case you don't know about Grove's products, they make one of the best, if not the best, iPhone & iPad case out there. They're all made by hand in Portland, Oregon. The cases are beautiful, feel like quality and are eco-friendly as well.
It was such a good experience. They don't just make and awesome product, they're an amazing bunch of people as well - really nice, really good at what they do. The whole process went so well and it was such a pleasure to be involved (even in in a small way) with them. If you need a case, this is the place to go.
Here are some more views of the case. The design is laser engraved into the wood. It gives it a nice texture and it feels good in your hand. I was also surprised how thin and light it is too. I'm generally not a fan of phone cases because they make the phone too awkward, but this one... This one is right. This is one I will happily use.