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Design Spotlight: Silver Mist Greetings

August 19, 2014

Our Design Spotlight falls on new artist, Rachel Kogut-Hodges of Silver Mist Greetings, who joined GCU in July 2014.


Hello artists! My name is Rachel Kogut-Hodges, and I would like to introduce myself along with my new GCU store called Silver Mist Greetings.  Having been hooked on drawing and writing from a very young age, I am so happy to begin this journey of designing cards. I love the way a greeting card fuses images and words; capturing someone’s attention with an expressive design, and then syncing that in a personal way with a  message.  Hopefully we all brighten someone’s day through our efforts.

I feel very fortunate to live in beautiful Boulder, CO with my loving husband and our seven year old daughter. My daughter loves to paint as well, especially greeting cards! Watercolor is my favorite medium as I love the way the various watercolor techniques allow for a natural balance between control and free flowing expression.

My other interests include skating, hiking and listening to many kinds of music.  I am an avid ice skater and have taught recreational and figure skating for the past four years.  So I am looking forward to adding some designs that include skating, especially for the holidays!

Thank you to GCU and to Corrie for featuring my “Mare and Foal” design here; the lovely horses that inspired the painting live a few blocks from my home in Boulder. I look forward to meeting many of you through the forum and/or other avenues, so that we may enjoy and benefit from sharing our individual experiences.

Thank you all, for hearing a bit about me.  Enjoy your creativity and happy designing!

8 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2014 8:45 am

    Hi Rachel, great to ‘meet’ you 🙂 The Mare and Foul water colour really is beautiful you are clearly a talented artist and I wish you lots of success at GCU 🙂

    • August 19, 2014 12:46 pm

      Thank you Natalie, I appreciate the encouraging words as I’m just getting started! Your photography is amazing; I love your adorable dogs as well as the beautiful nature photography. And I’m so inspired by your story on your website.

  2. August 19, 2014 9:53 am

    Great to meet you, Rachel! Your paintings are beautiful! I really love your store banner, it takes me back to 1985 when I lived in Aspen for a few months. Best of luck to you at GCU!

    • August 19, 2014 12:59 pm

      Betsy, thank you for the comment about my banner! I love the name of your store, it draws one in. And your mastery of digital art certainly shows in your work.

  3. August 19, 2014 3:10 pm

    Welcome to GCU, Rachel! I’m a huge fan already of your watercolors! Such a beautiful ‘style’ in your paintings. Wishing you tremendous success on your new card store and be sure to join us on the forum any time you have a question or just something to share!


  4. August 20, 2014 7:52 pm

    Welcome to GCU Rachel – we are so happy to have you and your lovely watercolor creations as part of our community! I recently spent some time in Western Colorado – a beautiful part of the country to be inspired by 🙂

    • August 20, 2014 9:05 pm

      Thank you Mindy! I am excited to be selling cards on GCU and look forward to creating many more.

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