We chatted with Sarah from TheMintGardener about the new TheMintGardener Dog Leisure set, dogs, watercolors, and what she is up to!
Inspiration for the Design and how I like the outfit:
Curling up with my furry friends is one of the most comforting things, so naturally a darling beyond-comfortable outfit featuring these favorite little characters is perfect! Watercolor lends itself so well to capturing the fur and darling personalities of our pets: subtle paint layers build to capture texture and moods, so you can feel each dog's sweet disposition. People of Leisure boasts the coziest materials, and knowing everything created with them is good for our earth while also being darling fashion is something to be celebrated. I love lounging in comfort and class, and wearing my furry friends is an instant conversation starter with everyone I meet. And not only does the set fall and hug in all of the right places, the translation of the art to fabric is fantastic! None of the details from the original watercolor is lost, and each doggo gains a layer of soft texture with the incredible 100% made in Los Angeles fabric. This set is a conversation piece that is fashion, fabulous for our world and a delight to wear on the daily.
A bit more about Sarah, TheMintGardener:
Sarah Simon is the Artist, Educator and Author at TheMintGardener. Finding inspiration in the ever-blooming variety of textures and colors in her Seattle-based urban farm, Sarah creates and teaches lush Watercolors inspired by the diverse variety of herbs, flowers, and trees grown in her garden. With a continually blooming following of botanical and art lovers alike, her teaching has received worldwide attention with her online and in-person painting courses and painting retreats, and her monthly live zoom teaching sessions with the Flower Painting Club (patreon.com/themintgardener).
Sarah's work has been featured in many publications and blogs worldwide, and has been celebrated in the form of commercial product design, stationery, and textiles as well as wholesale and private commissions. Just a few of her clients include: Nordstrom, Country Living, Facebook, The University of Washington, Expedia, Sakura of America, Blick Artist Materials, Winsor and Newton, Target, Jo Malone London, JenniKayne, Estée Lauder and Sur La Table.
Her books Modern Watercolor Botanicals and The Plant Lady Coloring Book were released in November 2019, and are international best sellers. Her third book Watercolor Workbook was released April 2021 and has continues to hold the #1 international top best seller in Watercolor Books on Amazon. Sarah has a new book in the works, scheduled to release in May 2023. She has been teaching people to Watercolor since 2014 and is a thorough, engaging and knowledgeable teacher. Day to day, you can find Sarah painting and sharing creativity on her Instagram, @themintgardener as well as hosting exciting events for an online community of painting-lovers worldwide.