This year, I've been asking myself, "What are you waiting for?". A lot of people my age get stressed out at the holidays because either we're not where we thought we would be by now, or we're not where our parents thought we would be. We end up avoiding holiday traditions because we feel like they don't apply if we don't have a "family" yet, getting roped into extended family shenanigans by default, and feeling out of place and without a true sense of "home" all season long. Well. It's time to change all that.
Gift Maker: Courtney Jentzen
Inspired Gift: Hand-drawn wrapping paper and holiday cards
Nikon Camera: The D610, the D800 and the COOLPIX A captured the brilliant designs and sweet whimsy of Courtney’s work and studio.
This holiday season, Nikon teamed up with Apartment Therapy to post the stories of three makers from our community. We hope showing how these people create handmade holiday gifts will inspire your own creativity. Our photographer Gabriela Herman will help us capture their stories brilliantly.
The holidays have always been a creative time for Courtney Jentzen, the designer and illustrator behind Swiss Cottage Designs. She’s been giving handmade gifts for as long as she can remember. “I’m talking as far back as the magic marker days!” Courtney told us. We got to watch Courtney as she created whimsical gift wrap from an old paper bag, and as she painted this year's holiday cards. Are you ready to be inspired?