Cami Monet, a passionate watercolor artist, has made a name for herself with her intricate, delicate designs that paint the world with a vibrant touch. Rooted in Winter Park, Florida, Cami's studio is a testament to her love for nature, capturing the essence of everything from sprawling landscapes to the subtle intricacies of the creatures that inhabit them. Her pieces are an embodiment of whimsy and wonder, inviting viewers to take a moment and bask in the beauty of the world around them.
For this month's cover, Cami has outdone herself, weaving together a piece that feels deeply personal and yet universally appealing. Drawing inspiration from the iconic Winter Park boat tour, her artwork splendidly showcases the serene environment and the allure of the waters. But what makes this cover exceptionally heartwarming is the inclusion of 'Miles', the golden retriever of our publisher and her husband, beautifully portrayed with a gleam in his eye, capturing the heart and soul of a beloved companion. The cover is not just a design; it's a story, a memory, and a celebration of Winter Park's splendors and the special moments we cherish with our furry friends. In Cami's own words, "Nature and nostalgia" drive her work, and this cover is a testament to that enduring passion. camimonet.com
At the Ladies Soiree, a notecard depicting a golden retriever reminiscent of my Miles caught my eye. Enthralled, I scoured Cami's online profiles and approached her at her National Stationery Day event. Without specific guidelines, I entrusted her to capture Winter Park's essence. She delivered a masterpiece beyond expectations.