Have A Nice Daisy
Have A Nice Daisy (H.A.N.D.) is an affiliate of Studioerin; an award-winning freelance design studio. The artist, Erin Starks, is an alumna of Ringling College of Art & Design with a bachelors degree in Illustration. While growing her Studioerin brand over the years, she's expanded her skill set to also include various aspects of graphic design & photography, specializing in entertainment media (music, film, fashion). A Michigan native, she currently resides in the picturesque seaside town of Jupiter, FL along the southeast Atlantic coast. Erin's older sister, Sherri Phillips, had 2 dreams: raising a family & owning her own crafting business. She enjoyed creating unique handmade gifts from recycled materials; having worked for Hallmark & American Greetings, stationery was yet another passion. Sherri named her company Have A Nice Daisy & enlisted Erin's talents for branding & website design (sample: www.studioerin.net/hand). From 2007-2010, Sherri successfully realized one of those dreams by selling handmade accessories & home decor online as well as at local art shows throughout the Indianapolis area, where she lived with her husband, Curt. Unfortunately, they weren't able to have children of their own & adoption efforts went unfulfilled, so their "baby" came in the form of a lovable gentle giant chocolate lab named Brownie. In an unexpected twist of fate, Sherri was diagnosed with breast cancer & passed away suddenly from an unforeseen complication in November 2014, despite having successfully completed treatment. Though devastated by the loss of her sister, Erin wanted to keep Sherri's spirit alive by resurrecting her H.A.N.D. dream with family-friendly illustrations reflective of their shared interests: travel, nature, music & more! ABOUT THE ARTIST: Erin's favorite artists - Ty Wilson, Wassily Kandinsky & Mary Blair; her favorite children's book authors - Roald Dahl & Astrid Lindgren; her favorite color - purple. Stay tuned for additional designs coming soon.