Hi, my name is Gretchen Schulze. I graduated May 2009 with a BFA in Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
I have always enjoyed drawing and creating imagery that might bring joy and delight to others. The works I create usually range from realistic images of plants and animals to stylized fairies, dragons and imaginary critters. I particularly enjoy working with a combination of pen and colored pencil, marker, watercolor, or Photoshop.
Since I was little, I've enjoyed drawing, sketching, creating, experimenting with color and texture. It was difficult to express myself in words, especially when I would write letters and thank you notes to relatives and friends. However, I discovered it was pleasurable to express myself by drawing what I wanted to say. Writing with pictures became a way of life.
In teaching an appreciation for gardening and the outdoors, my parents told me to look for the beauty in everyone and everything. I truly enjoy nature; there is nothing more beautiful and inspiring. From a fragrant, blossoming flower to a multicolored, fluttering butterfly, I love trying to recreate what I observe.
On this site I hope to be able to provide a line of greeting cards, stationery and other such materials that people can enjoy and use to keep in touch with loved ones and send messages to friends.