Strokes of Compassion on Today's "Favorite Things"

Thank you, Kathie Lee Gifford, for joining us in Charlotte for our November 7 book launch luncheon, and for sharing Anne Neilson's book, Strokes of Compassion, on Monday's Today Show.  as one of this week's "Favorite Things"  She also shares Anne's new note cards.

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Book Design: Strokes of Compassion


It was an honor to design this beautiful art book for client Anne Neilson

Strokes of Compassion was celebrated with a book launch this week in Charlotte, with guests Kathie Lee Gifford and Jimmy Wayne. The coffee-table art book features stories and images of Neilson's Angel Series, as well as paintings from other artists featured in her gallery, Anne Neilson Fine Art.


Email Newsletter: Anne Neilson Fine Art

Client Anne Neilson is opening a new gallery in Charlotte in May 2014. Construction has delayed planned opening dates but Anne and Elise Bainbridge, Gallery Director, have been marketing (and selling!) paintings in advance of their grand opening using email marketing and social media.

Kathie Lee Gifford Holiday Card, featuring Neilson Angel Painting

Kathie Lee Gifford of The Today Show has become a friend and supporter of client Anne Neilson this year, and was kind enough to fit a visit to Charlotte into her busy schedule recently for our "Love Thy Neighbor" Harvest Center fundraiser.

I was honored to help produce a holiday card for the Gifford Family featuring one of Anne's Angel Series paintings, "A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord".   This simple 5x7 card included a hand-lettered signature and was printed on linen cardstock with a Stardream metallic gold envelope.


We were tickled to see her share the card on The Today Show this morning, though sad to hear she took a scary spill in the driveway when meeting the UPS delivery!

Client Press: Anne Neilson on Today Show

Our keynote speaker for the "Love Thy Neighbor" event last week, Kathie Lee Gifford, talked about her visit to Charlotte on The Today Show on Wednesday. Client and co-chair Anne Neilson became fast friends with Kathie Lee after sending a copy of her book earlier this year, a relationship that made her rare speaking appearance possible. Kathie Lee was delightful and gracious, and clearly enjoyed her time with us as much as we enjoyed having her.

Event: Love Thy Neighbor

We enjoyed an inspirational evening with The Harvest Center and special guest Kathie Lee Gifford tonight at the Westin, their biggest-ever "Love Thy Neighbor" annual fundraiser.  I was honored to help plan this event, to provide design of programs, banners and other visual marketing materials, and to participate as one of 900 guests in this lovely dinner!

I look forward to quality photography from the pros, but until then, share a few pre-party captures from this well-executed event.


Event Branding: Harvest Center "Love Thy Neighbor"

On October 24, 2013, The Harvest Center will host its biggest-ever, annual "Love Thy Neighbor" fundraiser. Artist and philanthropist Anne Neilson is co-chairing the elegant dinner event which will feature keynote speaker Kathie Lee Gifford and will include 900 guests.

Stir Studios is proud to serve as sponsor and steering committee member for the important fundraiser, which will serve Charlotte's homeless community through transformative work of the The Harvest Center.  Today, volunteers assembled our programs, which were printed beautifully (and generously!) by United Printing.

Hats off to Anne and co-chair Cindy Grantham for their extraordinary vision and organization. They've already raised over $100,000 in sponsorships!  Can't wait to celebrate this wonderful evening next week! 


Dilworth Artisan Station - Spring Open House

Invitation Graphic for email, facebook, and printed flyer

The artists of Dilworth Artisan Station will host a spring Open House on May 3, 2013.  This graphic was created for use on a facebook event page, email invitation, and for individual participants' online use.

The photo used is by the very talented Jeff Cravotta, who is a resident of DAS and a participant in the Open House.