Meet the Muse : Jeannine Erasmus

Rise & Ramble invites you to meet our muse, Jeannine Erasmus. Jeannine is the gal behind our recent fall collection release, and also the illustrator of her own line, Jam and Toast Cards. 

We met Jeannine at the Holder Holiday Market in 2017 and we were drawn to her radiant smile and charming illustrations. Jeannine became the muse of our fall collection and we want you to meet her. We promise you'll be a fan, get to know Jeannine through our interview below...

Describe a day in the life of Jeannine.

First, coffee. I like to draw in the morning while listening to music. I am very into Jessie Reyez and Twin Shadow right now. From 8am-4pm, I'm a Copywriter, but when I get home, I'll go for a run. It's a pretty average day but I always look forward to cooking while drinking a glass (a few glasses) of wine.

How did you get started with Jam and Toast cards?

I've been drawing since I can remember. Jam and Toast Cards started a few years ago while I was living in Barcelona. I would doodle here and there, sending letters to my friends back in the States and South Africa (where I'm from). After returning to North Carolina, I decided to dive into it a little more, and voila, Jam and Toast Cards. 

What inspires your illustrations?

My illustrations are almost like a diary. I am inspired by everything that happens around me, I am inspired by women, sometimes I draw what I feel, and sometimes I just draw cups of coffee.

Where can we shop for Jam and Toast Cards?

Right now at the Zen Succulent in Raleigh and Escazu Chocolates! You can also find me at and Instagram @jamandtoastcards.

Where are your favorite places to go in Raleigh?

Boulted Bread is my absolute favorite. Their scones are the best (actually, they're the best at everything), and a coffee, of course. You can find me at Boulted on any given weekend morning. I also spend a lot of time running at Lake Johnson and Umstead Park, beautiful oases from the chaos. 

Name 3 things you can't live without.

My family (can that count as one?), Coffee, Pen and paper. That's more than three.

If you could be anywhere else right now, where would you be?

Cape Town, South Africa, sitting around my grandma's kitchen table and eating her homemade pumpkin fritters.

What are you passionate about right now?

Women's rights.

What was your favorite look from the recent photo shoot?

All of them.