A palm branch is a symbol of victory and triumph. So, it’s not too surprising that palm trees ultimately led Chelsea Preston to create Jelly Press, her successful business featuring hand-illustrated stationery and watercolor prints.
Growing up, Chelsea Preston drew everything. Her mom was artistic and encouraged a creative environment at home. (Her CPA father would have preferred she focus on becoming a doctor or something more practical.)
Chelsea excelled in all of her art classes and art became her primary focus in high school. Specifically, she drew endless doodles of palm trees - probably because she grew up in Kentucky and loved vacationing in Florida. The word “endless” is not used lightly… she really drew a LOT of palm trees. This obsession actually resulted in Chelsea being banned from drawing palm trees in her high school art class. To this day, there is a “no palm trees allowed” sign on the door in her high school’s art room.Read More