Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I Think I Can...


I Knew i Could!

The power of self belief.  A nice note to leave 2015 on!

I made this as a personal piece when I was going through a very trying time.
Eventually, I added it to my Etsy shop with little expectation. Today this piece has become the top seller in my Etsy shop.  Funny how life works! 

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

May your pockets be heavy
& your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you
Each morning & night!

*Irish blessing for 2016!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Monday, December 21, 2015

Yoga is a gift!


Stress is something I'm always trying to successfully manage in my life.  A couple years ago I started faithfully doing yoga & it's really helped me.  Like someone hitting my reset button!  It reminds me it's OK to feel the good & the bad, to breathe guiding me back to who I want to show up as in the world.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Traditions...


One of my favorites, going to see The Nutcracker Suite.
A holiday highlight for me!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Super Duper Christmas!


Wishing you a Super, Duper Christmas!
Thought superheros & Christmas would be a fun mix.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Interview!



August Wren aka Jennifer Orkin Lewis has me on her blog today.  If you've ever been curious about my journey take a look!  So pleased to be featured on her blog today she's an HUGE inspiration!
Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Otomi Christmas

                       

I'm calling this print A Very Otomi Christmas.  Inspired by the beautiful Mexican Otomi textiles.  I love the symmetry & I'm always a sucker for animals!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Hanukkah

Today I'm posting some Hanukkah art for my Jewish friends. The holidays are such a special season for everyone!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

My 1st Christmas Carols


Do you know a little one who love to sing?  My 1st Christmas Carols is a nice selection of toddler friendly songs paired with bright, festive illustration.  I have to admit I enjoy caroling & there's nothing sweeter then passing these time, treasured tunes down to the next generation.
Get your fa, la, la, la, la on! 




Monday, November 30, 2015

Etsy Shop UPDATE!


I have some NEW bright beauties in my Etsy shop!
12 new limited addition prints.  Hope you enjoy taking a look.


Offering FREE shipping now through Jan 1st with code 
ZEROSHIPPING
*Feels good to have some new art available. This has been on my To Do lis for a while!


Friday, November 27, 2015

And So it Begins....

Today I'm decking the halls!
This will be the first year in our new house & we are thrilled about that.
Such a pretty, cool house to begin with- 
I can't wait to see it with lots of twinkly white lights & a big tree!
The art I'm showing is from the printmaking class I'm in.  
Intaglio prints that I then painted back into with my favorite, gouache.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bake it with LOVE


Spending the day baking for Thanksgiving with some of my favorite people.  
Not much of a cook but, I'm a true believer if you bake it with love it taste better!
(a drink or two never hurts either)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Blueprint Show in NYC

If your going to the Blueprint show stop by Jennifer Nelson's Artist booth Dec 2nd to the 4th.  This is the first time Jennifer will be exhibiting all 8 artists work together. The booth will showcase a range of lovely art from florals to seasonal, lettering & much more!
Hope you'll stop by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Pears


Something sweet for your Monday!

Friday, November 13, 2015

YES!

it's Friday!  This is the linoleum print I made in the printmaking class I'm taking. Sewed on some fabric flowers & sequence for extra fun!  

Here's a couple more pieces from this weeks class.
*Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Baby Train...

I come from a big family.
We're patiently awaiting the arrival of a NEW baby any day now.
My brother & sister in law are welcoming their second daughter. 
Very happy to have so many little ones (near & far) in my life!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Veterans Day


A special Veterans day THANKS to all the men, women & their families who help serve our country.
You are brave & inspiring!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Stem Flowers


Some flowers in a fall friendly palette!
Drawing flowers never gets old.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

The Basics...

numbers, shapes & the box step.....
Cha Cha CHA!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Printmaking



I went to my 2nd printmaking class earlier this week.  Linoleum block prints. 
side note: This is how I lost feeling in my left pointer finger in high school, accidentally gouging the carving tool into it.  OUCH!
You can imagine my trepidation about revisiting this method.

Took the carving slow & steady leaving the class band aid free!
*still not my favorite way to make a print but good to know I can do it without hurting myself...


I can see the above in shades of green with a few red pops as Christmas wrap.




Hard for me to leave any meeting, phone call or waiting room with out doodling a flower or two!



This one is how I feel about Friday!
Cheers to the weekend...

Thursday, November 5, 2015

I Am Grateful...



Thanks for all the kind comments & support yesterday!  
I was blown away...  
I feel so lucky to get to do what I love everyday 
& for the opportunities & new friends that come my way.  
I am GRATEFUL!  (i like that the month of November seems all about that)
c h e e r s !

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

3 CHEERS!


1



2


3

I'm now represented by Jennifer Nelson Artist!
I think this will be a great fit & I'm really excited to
see how this next chapter goes.  Having someone as kind, generous & smart as
Jennifer better shine a light on what I can do is such a great opportunity.
*Not to mention a perfect chance to share this journey with her other AMAZING artist!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Hallows' Eve...


How about a pumpkin parade?  This is an older piece that I made for Pottery Barn Kids.  
Thought it was a perfect fit for today!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Monotypes

I started taking a print making class last night.  It's a continuing education class through the Kansas City Art Institute.  This class appealed to me as in the description it talked about print making at home with out a press.  I loved print making in art school but having access to all the equipment isn't realistic now.  This offered a nice alternative.  The first picture is some of what I made last night.  The first class was about monoprinting .

This little experiment was on of my favorites.
(I added the words later on)

This "waves" print is more of  a typical monoprint.
I loved how I was never quite sure what the print would look like until it was done.

The next class will cover block carving so stay tuned for more!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Painted Circles


Some painted circles... next stop is putting these in repeat!
Color palette inspired by FALL.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015

Growing on GREEN!


I've been into green lately.  I love this ground color.  Feels like it could work in any season.  This may be my subconscious at work.  Knowing that soon most the green around me will be gone.  Until then I'm soaking it all up!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Halloween

10 days to go!  
*(don't carve your pumpkin quite yet)

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Sunshine Shower

I hosted a baby shower for my sister n law over the weekend.


With any good shower there was food...


games & ...

GIFTS! 
 My sister in law has a contemporary aesthetic which I tried to accommodate with the 
wall art I made for the nursery.  I found the wonderful plush sun mobile at Hallmarket a couple weeks ago.  Made by the talented pureandthimble.tumblr.com
Here's to hoping little Adaline is filled with sunshine!

*Top 2 photo's taken by my friend Gigi!
She makes cool embroidered things.
She takes the best picks of the shiny & vintage items that catch her eye.
you can see more of that here:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Folksy Birds on Green


This is an old piece in one of my sketchbooks.  Thought it felt appropriate for today!
(painted with gouache, messy stripe on the right side)

Friday, October 9, 2015

MEOW!

Happy Friday!

*side fact:  Cat's are my kryptonite.  They make my eyes swell up like giant gummy bears.
You won't hear me say "Here Kitty, Kitty!"

Because of this I rarely draw them.