Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Painted Alphabet

Singing the ABC's has become a standard part of our day.  Luca loves songs & can make up to C then hums along the rest of the song with us. (chiming back in at Now I know my A, B, C's...)  I recently painted the alphabet & was happy with how it turned out.  I like the moody ground color with the pops of bright color.  I think it would be a fantastic rug.  

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bright Lights BIG c i t y....

I love architecture but will I admit I really don't know much about it.  When I met Antonio & found out he was an architect I was intrigued.  (and excited as I'm shy & this was a good topic)  I love the shapes, blocks of color, the decorative details, the variety of materials & how when you move around the world the approach to it all changes but yet doesn't.  It's all exciting to me.  I've wanted to do a series of cards each illustrating a different style of architecture.   This brings me to today's post a fun new piece that has more of an urban / we're all in it together feel.  

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Japanesse Stationary

Today I wanted to introduce a company that works with my designs to create wonderful stationary. Their name is Otto Trading and they are from Japan. I am very happy with the products that they have created with my art. I will be posting several of the products in the future, Today is "Tea Time" which is the print above and below you will find some of the final products they have created. My favorite spot in the is the Tea manners box. Something so refreshing about such prim and proper manners.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Friendly Reminders

Today's post are some funny little animals with some sweet little sayings or important things to remember (as in the case of the alligator who reminds us to brush our teeth 2 x a day- not a bad idea)

Friday, April 17, 2009

Feliz Cumpleanos

Today is Antonio's Birthday.  He hates a big fuss so I'll say no more.... (although I have got my parents to babysit tonight & we're going out for an evening of surprises)  Keeping with todays theme- Birthday a new piece I thought I'd share.  I think it would be really fun gift- wrap.  Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Train Station

Today's post is a response to "Amy C" question about what would go with the Train bedding I did for Land of Nod. The piece above is produced and sold by Oopsy Daisy. I think it would go nicely with the bedding.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Robot Son

The best toy = Box
Luca has discovered robots! His new studio attire......

Friday, April 10, 2009

EASTER Give Away

Hello.... In honor of Easter I thought I'd try a decorative Egg Wrap give away. Just click to down load, print, cut out, wrap around your nicely dyed egg, tape & enjoy. They were super fun to make I hope the add a little bit off Easter cheer to your basket.

Moving on.... I made Luca a Super Bunny for his basket & for his little friend Dominique a chick sidekick. Turned out pretty cute! Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Easter Squares

I can't believe Easter is this Sunday.  We're taking Luca to an egg hunt on Sunday.  He's allergic to milk, eggs & corn (so that means corn syrup too- which is blessing in disguise)  He'll hunt for his treasures hidden in pastel plastic eggs & then I'll have to give them away.  In preparation for this I've put together a great basket full of bath tub crayons, a Chinese yo-yo, sidewalk chalk, a mechanical bug, a felt bunny I'm making, and some dried cherries & blueberries. If that doesn't work, there's a pony ride & sing along that's after the big hunt so I think we are covered.  Any other suggestions for healthy Easter treats?

Monday, April 6, 2009

Birds of a Feather

We have a tiny bird's nest in one of our trees.  I can see the momma bird busy at work flying back and forth with her additions.  I'd like to get up close to admire it up close but being a momma myself now I'll give her here space.  This gave me the inspiration for todays post.  I had done this art (which was sold to Hallmark) about a year ago.  I'm showing just a few of the squares but you get the idea.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Flowers on Friday

Antonio bought me some beautiful ranunculus....
He's know how amazed I am by flowers.
I could, draw, paint, admire, touch & take in their light lovely fragrance forever.
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Life of the Party!

A dear friend of mine just celebrated a big Birthday. (she's like the sister I never had- I was the oldest with 3 brothers)  We were lucky enough to have her stay with us for 3 days of celebrating.  Around that time I came up with this print inspired by her big day.  I still owe her a painting which will happen...  We've just been so busy (which is fantastic)  She has a great blog filled with some of her clever crafty work, her wonderful thrift finds & her sweet dog Jack often decked out in something....  To see more visit