Native American

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 in art, education, inspiration, kids, pattern | No Comments
Native American

For my daughters library, I painted a Tipi pattern, created a hula hoop Dreamcatcher, and made cardboard Eagle feathers. Good times!

Making Space: Studio Clean-up

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 in art, studio, updates | 2 Comments

Did I forget to mention that my blog is EIGHT years old?  I just nearly ran out of space on my server when I realized how long it’s been!  What started out as a lark on Blogger has turned out to be the best way to hold myself accountable in creating my art. I spent […]

Wild Thing Linocut Art Print

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 in art, flowers, linocut, paper, printmaking | No Comments
Wild Thing Linocut Art Print

Wild Thing is my new hand carved & printed linocut on paper, now in my Etsy shop.  It measures 6×6 inches.  Loosely inspired by a wedding arrangement seen in Martha’s Vineyard. I carved this one in a very spontaneous way resulting in it’s ‘wildness’…since that’s where my head is at during the holidays  Hope you […]

Transitions

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 in logos, updates | No Comments

Well, I guess two months is long enough to be neglecting the blog! We’ve been busy adapting to new schedules of pre-school, kindergarten, teaching, and balancing new projects.  I’m really excited about this new initiative in our area called, Family Central. It is a grassroots movement that aspires to address the need to safeguard childhood and […]

Art and Education

Posted on Aug 30, 2014 in art, education, family, kids, words | 3 Comments
Art and Education

I was invited to teach an art class at our local pre-school, Kids Club House this year! Both of my kids attended KCH and thrived, so I’m so excited to be part of the KCH family. I can’t wait to have fun with these kids and expose them to different techniques & mediums. I think […]

GTS: Little Terrariums

GTS:  Little Terrariums

999 people entered the Lilla Rogers Global Talent Search and only 50 will make it through to the next round! I’m not going to post details of the contest requirements but will share my entry below! I used a combination of collage, gelatin prints, linocut, hand lettering & drawing & painting on this one. I […]

Before & After: Chair Re-upholstered in Ikat Taupe Pattern

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in fabric, pattern, textile | No Comments
Before & After:  Chair Re-upholstered in Ikat Taupe Pattern

I’m so excited to share this project with you!  Back in December, a lovely woman contacted me  to ask whether I would re-color one of my existing patterns she found on Spoonflower.  She wanted to re-upholster a beautiful chair to co-ordinate with her new sofa and rug.  We worked together over email to iron out […]

zestt ‘Fractured Light’ now on Nordstrom

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in art, linocut, painting | 4 Comments
zestt ‘Fractured Light’ now on Nordstrom

I am fortunate to be working with, zestt, Home Decor for a Modern World, as described previously here.   They have created a beautiful home accessories website and catalog and work directly with indie artists (like me!) when selecting artwork for their collections.   Currently, zestt features three different color stories including, Mandarin Spice,  Sapphire & […]

Hello! New Linocut

Posted on Jul 1, 2014 in art, flowers, illustration, linocut, pattern, printmaking | No Comments
Hello! New Linocut

New print coming soon to my etsy shop!  This was a fun cut!

Jasmine’s new hand-made dress

Posted on May 4, 2014 in craft, fabric, family, fashion, sewing, textile | 2 Comments
Jasmine’s new hand-made dress

I spent a good part of the afternoon attempting to create new clothes for my daughter’s Barbie and Princess dolls.  I finally came upon this great doll clothing tutorial site (scroll down for Barbie dresses).  I decided to use one of the fabrics I designed for Spoonflower.   The pattern was super easy to follow […]