Erisha Rubingh is a fashion and lifestyle illustrator. Inspired by style in every form—food, fashion and décor, her illustrations reflect her naturally effervescent and colorful personality. If Erisha had to describe her illustrations in one word, it would be, “Exuberant! Or Vivacious! It’s hard to pick just one!” she said.
In 2012, her vision feverishly flourished when she launched a creativity blog. “That was when I realized illustration was what I loved to do.” Since then, she has developed a career as a freelance illustrator, as well as curating a paper product business called “A Thing Created Illustration.” She has garnered attention by being featured by many big-name bloggers such as: “The College Prepster;” “Rarely Taken Seriously;” and “Castle Foundations.”
Living in Seattle, she finds the fresh, local food and flowers at the world renowned Pike Place Market to be intoxicating and filled to the brim with inspiration for her art. Erisha produces illustrations using Arches hot-press watercolor paper and usually gouache paints, a water-based medium, which is like watercolor but more opaque. This technique soaks vibrancy into each unapologetically girly painting, full of color and whimsy.
Having taken only one art class in high school, Erisha is basically a self-taught artist, taking the world by storm. Her humble spirit offers a fresh approach and her attention to daily style and décor is instantly enticing. “My illustrations are always very colorful and detailed because I am all about inspiring people to celebrate everyday beauty in the world around them. I hope people feel uplifted and inspired when they see my work. Where ever I am, I always hope to be creating beautiful art.” With her love for everything beautiful, it’s not surprising her favorite holiday is Valentine’s Day.
One of her wildest dreams is to partner with major names in the fashion industry. In addition, she is blazing the path of success in becoming a household name stationery and paper product designer.
This month’s cover is entitled Modern Mary Tyler Moore. It makes one want to start singing the classic comedy show’s theme song: “Who can turn the world on with her smile? Who can take a nothing day and make it seem worth while…Love is all around, no need to waste it. You’re going to make it after all!”
Follow Erisha Rubingh’s blog at athingcreated.com and shop for her incredible illustrations and artwares (there are 593) in her Etsy shop: athingcreated.etsy.com.