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Telephone Flower Illustration by Madeline Trait

2345 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



A place to share news, advice, ideas, and my process with you.  

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I'm back

Madeline Trait

It's been a long while since I have added to the blog. 

A lot has happened in the last couple weeks. The biggest is that I got  married in Maui! It was amazing, fun and I almost didn't come back to San Francisco. Maui continues to be a source of great inspiration for me. This year will be known as the year of tropical fauna and flora. If you follow me on instagram, you will see or know. The wedding was located at the Hui No'eau which is an arts center and one I plan to visit in the future. If you are ever in Maui, I highly recommend you check this place out. But in the mean time, stay tuned as I plan to make something happen with all this tropical inspiration. 

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I have also been continuing to write blog posts for Martha Stewart and you can see anything you may have missed here. (I think I may due for a new profile pic!)

I am also working on some upcoming events which I will share with you in the next post! 


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Let the Butterflies Fly

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I had the opportunity to do a butterfly installation at the Hilton Spa in the Financial District. I am so jazzed with how it came out! Want your own, contact me for details. 

The butterflies are created from posterboard and then I placed each one to create the composition to immediately transform the space.  


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Putting it out there.

Madeline Trait

I am always working out new ideas and some will become a print..some will not. But, I want to share them with you since it's part of my process and if you do see something you like, it's all for sale weather I say it or not. I love to create and sometimes I forget that I am trying to make a living at this too. Opps.

Don't forget, you can get a digital prints, iphone cases, pillows, bags, etc. over at my shop at Society6.

I have decided to create more "still lives" and branch out from just floral. But alas it's hard for me to stay away from those plants. So here you go. 

9 x 12 - "Vases in Light". Gouache Paint

9 x 12 - "Vases in Light". Gouache Paint

Want to purchase? It's $40.  Email me at

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From The Sketch Book

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A lot of my process is a daily habit of working out new ideas, refining old ones and exploring surface design. I have been posting a lot of the pages of my sketch book on Instagram but since not all of you are on Instagram and it's good to have an online record, I am going to post them here. I will try to keep this going and post regularly of my sketchbook diaries. I say try as many times I fail miserably about being consistent on this blog. I am working on changing these old bad habits. 

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