This is me. I drew a rainbow on top of my head cause that's pretty much how I see it. I'm eternally optimistic and can't keep my mouth shut when I smile for photos (this may be the first time) cause I'm always grinning ear to ear. It's tough. Really tough.

The studio in our Atlanta, GA house. I recently relocated to Augusta, GA where my wife is in graduate school. It's temporary and I'm back several times a month, cause as much as I am enjoying Augusta, ATL you won us big.  I also have a studio space with other awesome illustrators in Candler Park called Paper Ghost Studio. With Katrin Wiehle and Mike Lowery, we also recently launched the wholesale print company, Paper Ghost Press. We're super excited.

One of my favorite moments in a field of flowers on the California coast. Even though the East coast is my heart and the South even more, the West has it's thrills. My family is relatively new to the South and it can be politicially challenging to call this space home, at some points, but I always return. My midwestern parents ditched the snow and created a bunch of sun loving folks out of their three kids.

CUSTOM WEDDING CAKE TOPPERS keep me extremely busy in the Spring and Summer months. You can read more information about them on my wedding cake topper site here.

Stamps are a super simple way to create an original print and the precision of laser engraved rubber stamps transfer my drawn elements in such amazing detail. Sometimes it's hard to tell if it was hand drawn directly on the paper or not. I consider that amazing.

Organization is taken very seriously in my studio. Luckily, my mother gave me the skills to run a tightly organized ship. Well, you know that and about 300 drawers helps. A lot.

ABOUT SARAH NEUBURGER


The Small Object is the creation of Sarah Neuburger. Sarah is the illustrator, designer and owner of The Small Object which was established in 2004. She was born in the Midwest and raised in the South, spending most of her childhood mapping out elaborate neighborhood monorail bicycle map systems, singing "It's a Small World" until her mother could take no more. After spending some time hopping from Brooklyn to Manhattan to Jersey City, she completed a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts and left the world of non-profit arts management to retreat back to the land of boiled peanuts + iced tea to start The Small Object. 

 

Originally, The Small Object featured her handmade line of objects and painted wooden figures. After working on that collection for ten years, it was time for a change. In a desire to illustrate more, she currently designs art prints, stamp designs which are laser engraved with the help of an outside business and works directly with clients on their own illustration projects. You can find more information about her illustration work at sarahneuburger.com.

 

In the past, Sarah has lived up and down the East coast (Brooklyn, Jersey City, Savannah, Columbia) with a short stint outside of Chicago--but the South is deep in her core. Currently, she is happily living it up in Atlanta, GA with her wife, who works in an ICU, along with their three perfect cats--Chloe, Charlie and Oscar. Most recently, they adopted their very first dog Milton--a tripod chihuahua who was supposed to be a temporary foster but weaseled his way into their family, too. He is quite smart and is no fool. At this point, the shop continues to be run by just herself and is her full-time and only job and that's because of you. Thank you! You are amazing!

Beginning in 2009, Sarah has worked with Chronicle Books on a collection of gift and paper products. The collection contains products from labels and stickers to notecards and activity sets. Her thumbprint activity sets are super fun and popular across all age groups. If you are interested in carrying any of these products in your own store, please contact Chronicle Books directly.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Her work has been featured in the following magazines: Country Living, House Beautiful, FamilyFun, ReadyMade, Wondertime, Home Companion, Juxtapoz, Lucky, Brides, The Knot, Loop, BUST, Stitch, Venus, Bitch, 101 Woonideeen, Petit Magazine, Adorn, VogueGirl Korea, dpi and Crochet Today.

Her work has also been published in the following books:
* Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl
* Juxtapoz Handmade by Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine (edited by Diana Weber)
* The Crafter's Companion by Anna Torborg
* Craft, Inc. (Revised Edition) by Meg Mateo Ilasco
* Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse
* The Art of I Love You by Chronicle Books
* Pretty Patterns by Chronicle Books
* Handmade Hellos by Sabrina Moyle and Eunice Moyle
* Mascotte 2 by Delicatessen
* Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek
* 1-2-3 Sew by Ellen Baker
* Tease: 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Sarah Sockit
* The Pillow Book by Shannon Okey.

For television, there was the very surreal experience of once flying to LA to tape a few crafting segments for the television show, Uncommon Threads, that was featured on HGTV and the DIY network. Her work was also featured on HGTV's "15 Fresh Handmade Gift Ideas" during the 2011 Holiday Season.

 

ABOUT SARAH NEUBURGER


The Small Object is the creation of Sarah Neuburger. Sarah is the illustrator, designer and owner of The Small Object which was established in 2004. She was born in the Midwest and raised in the South, spending most of her childhood mapping out elaborate neighborhood monorail bicycle map systems, singing "It's a Small World" until her mother could take no more. After spending some time hopping from Brooklyn to Manhattan to Jersey City, she completed a Master of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts and left the world of non-profit arts management to retreat back to the land of boiled peanuts + iced tea to start her own online business. Currently, The Small Object is a thriving online store that remains humbled by the consistent support for handmade objects and by those who continue to support independent designers.

Since 2009, Sarah has been working with Chronicle Books on an ever-growing collection of gift and paper products. The collection contains products from labels and stickers to notecards and activity sets. Her thumbprint activity sets are super fun and popular across all age groups. If you are interested in carrying any of these products in your own store, please contact Chronicle Books directly. If you would like to supplement your collection of The Small Object products with her handmade line, please email Sarah and she will forward along her wholesale information.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Her work has been featured in the following magazines: Country Living, House Beautiful, FamilyFun, ReadyMade, Wondertime, Home Companion, Juxtapoz, Lucky, Brides, The Knot, Loop, BUST, Stitch, Venus, Bitch, 101 Woonideeen, Petit Magazine, Adorn, VogueGirl Korea, dpi and Crochet Today.

Her work has also been published in the following books:

* Handmade Nation by Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl
* Juxtapoz Handmade by Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine (edited by Diana Weber)
* The Crafter's Companion by Anna Torborg
* Craft, Inc. (Revised Edition) by Meg Mateo Ilasco
* Indie Craft by Jo Waterhouse
* The Art of I Love You by Chronicle Books
* Pretty Patterns by Chronicle Books
* Handmade Hellos by Sabrina Moyle and Eunice Moyle
* Mascotte 2 by Delicatessen
* Picture Perfect Knits by Laura Birek
* 1-2-3 Sew by Ellen Baker
* Tease: 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations by Sarah Sockit
* The Pillow Book by Shannon Okey.

For television, there was the very surreal experience of once flying to LA to tape a few crafting segments for the television show, Uncommon Threads, that was featured on HGTV and the DIY network. Her work was also featured on HGTV's "15 Fresh Handmade Gift Ideas" during the 2011 Holiday Season.

In the past, Sarah has lived up and down the East coast (Brooklyn, Jersey City, Savannah, Columbia) with a short stint outside of Chicago--but the South is deep in her core. Currently, she is happily living it up in Atlanta, GA with her wife, who works in an ICU, along with their three perfect cats--Chloe, Charlie and Oscar. Most recently, they adopted their very first dog Milton--a tripod chihuahua who was supposed to be a temporary foster but weaseled his way into their family, too. He is quite smart and is no fool. At this point, the shop continues to be run by just herself and is her full-time and only job and that's because of you. Thank you! You are amazing!