Wendy S.

Wendy S.

BurkeVA

Graphic Artist / Illustrator / Textile Designer

Mainsail Studio began as means to combine my love of sewing, graphic design and soft sculpture with the memories of my childhood. Everything I make is created from concept to finished project in my Northern Virginia home studio. I am passionate about surface pattern design, creating art for digital die cutting, and costume design. When I was a kid I loved to draw all the stereotypical things you’d expect from a child in the 80’s who loved Lisa Frank. Unicorns, rainbows, cute animals, flowers, and bright colors….I loved it all. But drawing pictures was never enough. I wanted to hold the animals, be the butterfly… I guess I never really grew up - but I did figure out how to turn my illustrations into something more. My desire to create comes from the joy I feel when I see little kids interact with my creations. I love giving them ways to surround themselves with the softness of my blankets, to kiss their unicorn goodnight, to hold and play with the animal dolls. I take pride in the fact that almost everything I make is completely OOAK and handmade from concept to final piece. A child with one of my creations has something special, something that is just for them. I hope these items might provide comfort when the outside world gets to be a little overwhelming. They say that in order to be a “real” artist in my 40’s, my style should have developed into something more sophisticated or meaningful than “cute stuff”. Maybe that’s true, but I can’t imagine doing anything else. Sometimes I feel as though I can’t even sleep until I find a way to bring the things I imagine to life. I guess you’d probably call me a maker, rather than an artist. Whatever I am, I like to think I’m a creator of magical things. Somebody who can make a butterfly land in your hair, send a unicorn to protect your room or give you wings to fly.
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022

"Wendy is an excellent communicator. She provided multiple samples quickly. She took my ideas and made amazing samples for me to review. I'm very pleased with the logo provided and I know it will be the perfect face for my business."

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Mad Fox Squadron Homecoming/P3 Orion Retirement Fabric Collection
Mad Fox Squadron Homecoming/P3 Orion Retirement Fabric Collection
Dragon Costume Cut and Sew Fabric Panels
Dragon Costume Cut and Sew Fabric Panels
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Wendy S.

Wendy S.

BurkeVA
2
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Graphic Artist / Illustrator / Textile Designer

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Mainsail Studio began as means to combine my love of sewing, graphic design and soft sculpture with the memories of my childhood. Everything I make is created from concept to finished project in my Northern Virginia home studio. I am passionate about surface pattern design, creating art for digital die cutting, and costume design. When I was a kid I loved to draw all the stereotypical things you’d expect from a child in the 80’s who loved Lisa Frank. Unicorns, rainbows, cute animals, flowers, and bright colors….I loved it all. But drawing pictures was never enough. I wanted to hold the animals, be the butterfly… I guess I never really grew up - but I did figure out how to turn my illustrations into something more. My desire to create comes from the joy I feel when I see little kids interact with my creations. I love giving them ways to surround themselves with the softness of my blankets, to kiss their unicorn goodnight, to hold and play with the animal dolls. I take pride in the fact that almost everything I make is completely OOAK and handmade from concept to final piece. A child with one of my creations has something special, something that is just for them. I hope these items might provide comfort when the outside world gets to be a little overwhelming. They say that in order to be a “real” artist in my 40’s, my style should have developed into something more sophisticated or meaningful than “cute stuff”. Maybe that’s true, but I can’t imagine doing anything else. Sometimes I feel as though I can’t even sleep until I find a way to bring the things I imagine to life. I guess you’d probably call me a maker, rather than an artist. Whatever I am, I like to think I’m a creator of magical things. Somebody who can make a butterfly land in your hair, send a unicorn to protect your room or give you wings to fly.
Rating is 5 out of 5.
5.00 Sep 15, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022

"Wendy is an excellent communicator. She provided multiple samples quickly. She took my ideas and made amazing samples for me to review. I'm very pleased with the logo provided and I know it will be the perfect face for my business."

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Portfolio

Mad Fox Squadron Homecoming/P3 Orion Retirement Fabric Collection
Mad Fox Squadron Homecoming/P3 Orion Retirement Fabric Collection
Dragon Costume Cut and Sew Fabric Panels
Dragon Costume Cut and Sew Fabric Panels
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