At Sarah B. it begins with the philosophy that we can make a difference.

It starts by incorporating better materials such as natural fabrics like cotton and linen, and hand printing our designs using eco-friendly water based inks.

We strive to reduce our environmental impact by making thoughtful decisions as they relate to our materials and construction processes.

Our small accessories and bag linings are made using fabric remnants - a great means of reducing our waste.

These choices reflect our core values - that however small, we have a responsibility to "do our part”

We understand that by embracing a slow, more sustainable approach, our methods may not reflect the least expensive nor fastest route in which to bring product to market however we believe it results in a better quality product overall.

At Sarah B. we place emphasis on the art of making and we celebrate the skills required to do so.

Watercolor Dots Series - New Surface Pattern Design

I am not a "fine" artist-my skills lie primarily in being able to translate my ideas graphically on the computer. I will sketch or doodle and translate those ideas from paper into a pattern design after some manipulation in either Photoshop or Illustrator. Watercolor painting exposes my lack of drawing skills to a degree which makes me somewhat uncomfortable. If I am to be viewed/regarding as an "artist" shouldn't I know how to draw? Seems a pretty basic skill requirement wouldn't you think? This I know is a self limiting thought process and something I struggle with everyday. I have to remind myself that "I am an artist" and my art is unique to me so comparing my style to others does not accomplish anything but promote the self doubt which already exists.  As a "newbie" to surface patter design, it's hard to be on the side where you "do not know anything" however I am learning to view these situations as opportunities and not let fear prevent me from taking the next step.  Art really is "in the eye of the beholder"

Watercolor "Dots2" series, available as throw pillow

Watercolor Dots Series - New Surface Patter Design

Watercolor Dots Series - New Surface Pattern Design