Back in September of 2013 my youngest sister beat me to the punch and got hitched. Despite my mixed feelings about her not waiting on me to make it happen, I was excited to get the chance to work on her and her husband’s wedding invitations. You’d have to meet my sister to know all the reasons behind the direction that I took with the invites but it was fun being able to pour my years of memories and understanding of her characteristics into this design. The original illustration was done using a traditional dip pen and ink and the final design was printed using metallic inks.
I think we’ve all been given some sort of gift to share with the world and that can only be done when we’re expressing our true selves. I think we’re all artists in our own right and that we should all be working to bring our unique contribution to our sphere of influence. That being said, I don’t think we were ever meant to attract the attention and approving glances of everyone. We’re most effective when we stop worrying about what others are doing and start focusing on what we love. It’s not about where we're going, it’s about the journey.
I'm an artist pursuing what I love and I hope that in the doing so I can inspire others to do the same.
Yondr Studio is the ever moving studio of Nathan Yoder currently located in Seattle, WA. An Oklahoma native, Nathan specializes in traditional forms of illustration as well as typography and dad puns. For inquiries and donations towards rent, feel free to contact him at the email listed above.
For prints and one off pieces, be sure to check out store.yondrstudio.com