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BUBBY AND BEAN is a line of illustrations, greeting cards, and other intriguing trinkets created by Chicago designer Melissa Baswell Williams. Our art is inspired by spontaneous adventures, positive outlooks, and the memory of a rather extraordinary old dog.

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READ ON for the story behind the real "Bubby," the art of Bubby & Bean, and a glimpse inside Melissa's career and favorite things...

THE REAL LIFE BUBBY AND BEAN // A 16-year-old rescue dog named Leary, who was given the nickname “Bubby” when he was just a pup, serves as Bubby & Bean's official muse. Although we had to say goodbye to our sweet boy on 12/22/12, he lived a remarkable life, defied all odds, baffled vets, and impressed…

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  • Female
  • Born on January 1
  • Joined October 27, 2010

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sustainable materials, pen and ink, vintage, colored pencil, medium format photography, prismacolors, reclaimed wood, found objects, acrylics, black and white photography, recycled paper, ephemera

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About

BUBBY AND BEAN is a line of illustrations, greeting cards, and other intriguing trinkets created by Chicago designer Melissa Baswell Williams. Our art is inspired by spontaneous adventures, positive outlooks, and the memory of a rather extraordinary old dog.

SHOP: www.etsy.com/shop/bubbyandbean
BLOG: www.bubbyandbean.com

READ ON for the story behind the real "Bubby," the art of Bubby & Bean, and a glimpse inside Melissa's career and favorite things...

THE REAL LIFE BUBBY AND BEAN // A 16-year-old rescue dog named Leary, who was given the nickname “Bubby” when he was just a pup, serves as Bubby & Bean's official muse. Although we had to say goodbye to our sweet boy on 12/22/12, he lived a remarkable life, defied all odds, baffled vets, and impressed countless strangers. Though gray-muzzled and a bit slow in his final years, he delighted in showing affection and kindness to everyone he met. Always by Melissa’s side, Bubby's love and loyalty provided - and continues to provide - daily fuel for her creative process. “Bean” is the nickname of Leary’s friend and “cousin” Isis, also a very special old dog who grows more and more distinguished with age.

BUBBY AND BEAN ART features illustrations, greeting cards, journals, and other intriguing handmade trinkets inspired by many wonderful things (including but not limited to: spontaneous adventures and relentless laughter, old dogs/new dogs, nature/the big city, vintage findings/shiny new discoveries, music/silence, jet-setting across the globe/the comforts of home). Bubby and Bean art is crafted using a sustainable approach, and special care is taken to use eco-friendly and recycled materials as much as possible in each piece.

MELISSA BASWELL WILLIAMS is a Chicago-based sustainable fashion designer, illustrator, and blogger. When not in a fetal-style ball on the floor of her studio creating art, Melissa can be found at her other gig, designing contemporary women’s wear for the eco-friendly clothing label Mountains of the Moon. Melissa’s work has been shown at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, in Chicago and Portland Fashion Weeks, in local galleries and boutiques worldwide, and in fine publications like Design*Sponge, Women’s Wear Daily, Apartment Therapy, Boho Magazine, Business Week, Discovery Channel's TreeHugger.com, and on NBC and ABC television. When outside of her art bubble, Melissa may or not be dancing to live music (her husband is the full time Stage Manager for a band), exploring vintage shops and estate sales, roaming the world in search of cute animals, taking care of her urban container garden, or drinking soy chai teas.

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BLOG // www.bubbyandbean.com
FACEBOOK // www.facebook.com/bubbyandbean
TWITTER // www.twitter.com/MotM_EcoFashion
ECO-FASHION LINE: // www.mountainsofthemoon.com


Art and images © 2008-2012 Melissa Baswell Williams

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