Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 


San Francisco, CA

415.625.3440

Monica Loos

art / design / paper goods

selling art prints and paper goods based on paintings and designs made my monica in san francisco, california.

about-top.jpg

About

I've loved art, crafts, and sewing since I can remember. One of my early grade school memories is of me in art class making a queen frog out of clay. Loved that frog. I took art electives throughout high school and in college, but being the first-born to immigrant parents, conservative of constitution, I graduated with a BS in business and got a "safe" job. My twelve years in the corporate world served me well and moved me from the East Coast to my current city in the West. I transitioned from the world of telecommunications and logistics to running my own creative business ten years ago. And, oh! I had my first son then too. My messy hair, paint-laden hands, and my heart are very happy.

My heart is also happy with my supportive and handsome husband and our two boys.

Watercolor

I'm relatively new to watercolor. I believed its permanence and unpredictably to be in direct conflict with my {recovering} perfectionist tendencies. But when I came face to face with watercolor in an art class, I slowly warmed up to it. Most of my work to date is small in scale. I've incorporated watercolor illustrations into paper products, printed fabric and sell art prints available as well.

The Stationery + Paper Goods Business

My business was born, essentially, while planning my wedding in 2003. As I wandered happily through the world of beautiful papers and fonts, I fell in love with it all. Shortly thereafter, I designed and created a birth announcement for my friend Mary. Another friend asked me to make hers, and voilà, I was in business! My clients have been happily purchasing truly personalized timeless and whimsical birth announcements, party invitations, note cards and wedding suites since.

Within my customizable card collection, clients may request changes in colors, fonts and design element placement/swapping. Pricing is as stated online. I also work with clients on design projects from wedding invitation suites to children's stationery.  Pricing is determined on a project-by-project basis. 

I've have a small boxed card and paper goods collection I call Fig & Tulip. Letterpress cards are printed on gorgeous, thick 100% cotton paper. Flat print cards and envelopes use paper with at least some recycled content and some are also printed on 100% cotton. And for good measure, I've designed screen-printed tea towels, notepads, note cards, gift tags and rubber stamps. All Fig & Tulip products are designed by me and printed by humans in the San Francisco Bay Area in small batches.

I am an artist, graphic designer and maker. 

I paint and design in my tiny home-based studio in San Francisco. Mostly self-taught, my style is equal parts classic, understated and whimsical. I am inspired by food, nature and man-made tools. My approach is a bit methodical. It’s in my nature - I fight to let go a bit. It's a work in progress. 

I've loved art, crafts, and sewing since I can remember. One of my early grade school memories is of me in art class making a queen frog out of clay. Loved that frog. I took art electives throughout high school and in college, but being the first-born to immigrant parents, conservative of constitution, I graduated with a BS in business and got a "safe" job. My twelve years in the corporate world served me well and moved me from the East Coast to my current city in the West. I transitioned from the world of telecommunications and logistics to running my own creative business ten years ago. And, oh! I had my first son then too. My messy hair, paint-laden hands, and my heart are very happy.

My heart is also happy with my supportive and handsome husband and our two boys.

Watercolor

I'm relatively new to watercolor. I believed its permanence and unpredictably to be in direct conflict with my {recovering} perfectionist tendencies. But when I came face to face with watercolor in an art class, I slowly warmed up to it. Most of my work to date is small in scale. I've incorporated watercolor illustrations into paper products, printed fabric and sell art prints available as well.

The Stationery + Paper Goods Business

My business was born, essentially, while planning my wedding in 2003. As I wandered happily through the world of beautiful papers and fonts, I fell in love with it all. Shortly thereafter, I designed and created a birth announcement for my friend Mary. Another friend asked me to make hers, and voilà, I was in business! My clients have been happily purchasing truly personalized timeless and whimsical birth announcements, party invitations, note cards and wedding suites since.

Within my customizable card collection, clients may request changes in colors, fonts and design element placement/swapping. Pricing is as stated online. I also work with clients on design projects from wedding invitation suites to children's stationery.  Pricing is determined on a project-by-project basis. 

I have a small boxed card and paper goods collection I call Fig & Tulip. Letterpress cards are printed on gorgeous, thick 100% cotton paper. Flat print cards and envelopes use paper with at least some recycled content and some are also printed on 100% cotton. And for good measure, I've designed screen-printed tea towels, notepads, note cards, gift tags and rubber stamps. All Fig & Tulip products are designed by me and printed by humans in the San Francisco Bay Area in small batches.

monicaloos-watercolor