August 02, 2023
If you haven't guessed it yet, August is my favorite month. Summer is still in full swing, but the promise of change is in the air. Gardens are full and flowers are abundant! Here in Colorado, this is the month that the sunflower fields are glowing with beautifully blooming flowers. In some places the fields are so big it's all you can see for miles. So sunflowers are the inspiration for this months free desktop wallpaper download.
This month you have six color options to choose from:
To download your desktop wall paper, click the link below and a new window will open. Once the image loads right click on PC or control click on a Mac to download and save the image. Then follow your devices instructions to install the new wallpaper.
You can also download a wallpaper for your phone.
I hope you enjoy these on your devices and they bring a little joy into your day.
May 31, 2018
Every June I fly to Connecticut to help out a friend and I'm so excited to be doing it again this year! I usually shut down the shop while I'm away, but this year I was determined to keep the shop open for you! Click through to get all the details.
April 16, 2018
October 12, 2017
I love working with Colorado shops! I think because my Colorado designs are some of my favorite...probably cause I'm a Colorado native and I just get it. :)
August Ink is sold in a few boutiques in the Denver area, including Apricot Lane in Centennial. (See a full list of stores carrying August Ink here.) I met Kelsy from Apricot Lane at the Denver Flea a couple years back and it's been great working with her ever since. In addition to buying some of my designs as is, we have worked together to make fun colorways and fits that she knows will do well in her location with her customer base. As a result our products have been a huge hit in the shop.
I recently asked Kelsy why she likes to carry August Ink and this is what she had to say:
"I love August Ink because it's graphics that woman want to wear. So often Colorado graphic designs can be catered to the male market or feel hard to wear based on the colors/designs, but August Ink is feminine without being overtly girly. The color palette of her pieces is classic, neutral colors so it fits perfectly into your wardrobe for every season. Woman of varying ages, body shapes, and personal styles can wear her pieces to any number of life's events-brew hopping, mountain adventures, out of state travels, concerts, the gym. They are casual, cozy, great quality and the graphics are unique to anything else being offered. Andrea the owner is amazing to work with and is always willing to create custom sizing, color variations or designs just for our customers! We love August Ink and know everyone else in Colorado will too!!"
Kelsy also sent over some photos of our items in their location! One of my favorite parts of working with boutiques is to see how they style my pieces! Apricot Lane does a great job of this both in the shop and in their photo shoots for their web-shop and to use on social media!
Next time you're in Centennial be sure to stop into Apricot Lane and say hi for us! And be sure to check them out online:
Apricot Lane Boutique
The Streets at Southglenn
2154 E Commons Ave,#321
Centennial, CO 80122
Phone: (303) 955 - 7452
If you're a retail shop and would like more information about selling our products in your shop, visit our wholesale site: wholesale.augustink.com
June 05, 2017
Can you believe it's June already!? It's a little hard to tell sitting here in Connecticut where it has been rainy and grey pretty much since I got here. I miss my Colorado sunshine! But never fear! It just means I'm forced to sit down at my computer and work on some new illustrations and new t-shirt designs! And...time to make another free download. This time a rainbow! To commemorate national pride month...and also to remind my self that rain showers can end with rainbows. Make it yours by saving the photo below to your phone.
For personal use only, please!
March 20, 2017
“Despite the forecast, live like it's spring.” ~ Lilly Pulitzer
I was getting a little extra work down early Saturday morning at my desk and had the window wide open! It felt SO nice. I don't hate winter...but there is just something about Spring coming that feels so great! The air is fresh and smells a little better. The birds are singing and you can start to see green peaking out on the ground and in the trees. Things just feel happier. I have an extra pep in my step!
To celebrate the beginning of Spring, I illustrated this little crocus flower and decided to use it as lock screen on my phone. And I thought some of you might like it too. So grab the image below and save it to your phone. Even if you have snow on the ground or it's still looking a little dead and brown out your window, you'll have a little bit of Spring on your phone.
For personal use only, please!
November 25, 2016
We're getting in on the Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday fun with our biggest sale of the year! Take 25% off your entire order with code CELEBREATE. And we've marked down a few items for an additional discount. The sale is good from Friday 11.25 through Monday 11.28.16!
We also wanted to remind you that our Holiday Order Deadline this year is December 14th. Make sure to get your orders in by this date to ensure delivery in time for Christmas.
March 22, 2016
November 22, 2015
As you start to make your Holiday shopping plans, we wanted to make sure you knew that we will be setting up shop at The Denver Flea this December!! From December 3rd through the 6th we will be gathering with over 150 other Colorado makers to sell our goods just in time for the season of gifting...or treating yo' self! (Don't worry, we won't tell!)
There are all kids of shopping experiences dreamed up by the folks at the Denver Flea, so head to their website to get all the details and purchase tickets.
And as a special gift to you, use code AUGUSTINK to enjoy a $5 discount on a Holiday Flea ticket for Thursday and Friday Night’s Ultimate Shopping Experience! Tickets include valet, 5 adult beverages, gift wrapping, and access to the best vendors in town! Click here to buy tickets.
This is the only Holiday Festival we will be at this season so I hope to see you there!!
November 20, 2015
Today already started out great cause it's FRIDAY!! But it just got a whole lot better! I designed a tee for the Design The Good t-shirt contest with Cents of Style and Jane.com and my Give 'Em Hell design was selected as one of the top ten designs!!
Which means so many great things! First of all, Cents of Style is making the tee and you can purchase it on Jane.com today through Sunday! The tees are only $14.95, so not only can you pick one up for yourself for a steal, you can probably check off some boxes on your holiday shopping list! They make a perfect gift for any kick ass lady in your life! On top of that, a portion of the sales is being donated to an organization chosen by Cents of Style and the overall winning designer! How does one become the overall winner, you ask! Well, the tee that sells the most will be the winning design!!
So head over the Jane.com now, buy some tees and then GIVE EM HELL by spreading the word!
May 14, 2015
I was trying to count up the number of summers I've spent at camp last night, and couldn't remember exactly, but I know it is more than 15 years! And those few months or weeks spent at camp each summer hold such a huge place in my heart. From learning to ride a horse to going on back country trips in Colorado. And later leading girls up some of Colorado 14'ers and eventually finding my way to Maine to experience East coast camping! There are so many great memories. And lots of camp songs eternally stuck in my head. All of it a huge inspiration for my first line of kids tees!
Which one is your favorite??
January 01, 2015
We're having a Holiday Hangover Sale! Because hopefully you've been celebrating the holiday season like crazy with all your loved ones! And while we love a great party, we also know that parties come to an end! But we're OK with that! Especially when the end of the holiday season comes with the start of a New Year! And with the start of the New Year comes resolutions and new goals for the year ahead. And new dreams to chase! And we're all about chasing dreams here at August Ink!
We've printed some of our most motivating designs on tees, tanks, totes and pillows! When chasing your dreams a little extra motivation never hurt anyone!
New tank tops:
Our Holiday Hangover sale is now through 1.7.15. Take 25% off your entire order with code: happy2015!