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About Bella Blue Earth

Bella Blue Designs' online shop "Bella Blue Earth" is based in Maple Falls, Washington in the foothills of Mt. Baker surrounded by rivers where salmon spawn and bald eagles come spend the winter, where farms and barns seem to have personalities all their own, and flowers, birds and wildlife burst into inspiration here in our art studio. We launched BellaBlueEarth in 2018 as an online shopping site to go alongside our graphic design business Bella Blue Designs and began offering our designs on greeting cards, tee shirts and art prints.

As 2020 began many of our lives suddenly changed. With the pandemic, new challenges are everywhere. But we also have a rare gift of time and space. We can make the most of our evenings home by learning new crafts, journaling, or coloring to relax. Shopping for unique activities, fun new games and jigsaw puzzles is safe and easy with Bella Blue Earth. We've added unique gifts, craft kits and curated care packages so you can safely and quickly send a surprise to a friend to brighten their day! Stay creative and inspired.


We are honored that Bella Blue Designs art has been used to support N-SEA, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Whatcom County's local organization helping salmon recovery. Jocelyn's illustrations can also be seen in many projects for Harbin Hot Springs, Northern California's cherished hot springs retreat center located in Lake County, CA.

Thank you for visiting and supporting our small business!


About Jocelyn's Artwork:

photo of Jocelyn Suzanne

My name is Jocelyn Suzanne Hoey and nature's inspirations bring life to my illustrations, greeting cards and art prints. I've been a graphic designer and digital illustrator for over 25 years and am excited to be focusing on illustrations celebrating the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, particularly Whatcom County and the countryside surrounding Bellingham.

My husband and I arrived in Washington state in late 2018 after many lovely years in Northern California abruptly ended when a forest fire whipped through our town, spitting us out like little pinecone seeds where we eventually landed fairly softly in Maple Falls. Eager to soak up the rain, we relaunched our small design business Bella Blue Designs with a renewed focus on art and illustration inspired by the natural wonders of the Cascades.

I am delighted and amazed by the plants and birds that are new to me since moving to Washington. The ever changing weather, the forest, the rivers and the salmon were calling to me and I began learning about the ecology of the area. Scenes like the swans in the muddy farm fields during winter and woodpeckers at my window have brought me so much joy. I hope you also find the joy in my artwork celebrating the beauty of earth.

To read more about my journey into digital art you can read a long post here: https://www.bellabluedesigns.com/jocelyn-suzanne.html