Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Blueprint San Francisco


Great news...
Antonio will be showing my collection at the
upcoming Blueprint show in San Francisco, October 2-4th.
We usually show in New York so it's exciting to have
my art hit the west coast.
If you're in the market for some fun, fresh art-
please stop by!


Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday

Starting a busy new week.
Here's a note to self or, maybe a note to you!

(I'm liking the layering of pattern & text)

Friday, September 14, 2018

Fall birdsong

with grasshopper chirps in the chorus.
*painted with gouache

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

September


September whispers with golden sunshine.
(and long dramatic shadows)
*painted with watercolor

Monday, September 10, 2018

Be Wild


I will forever love drawing animals!

Friday, September 7, 2018

Inspirational Snipping


You don't have to be perfect to be amazing!
(cut paper, paint & some pen details)

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Hello, World! 4 pack



Exciting news... Random House Kids is now offering a 4 pack of my best selling 
Hello, World! books.  This series introduces babies & toddler to simple concepts in science & nature.
These books are a real joy to work on.  I love the baby- toddler age range when new discoveries happen everyday.  
We're adding many more board books to the series over the next couple years.  I feel so lucky to get to spark curiosity & learning in such a colorful way.

Available at Barnes & Noble & Target.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Long weekend plans?


Let's go!  Waving goodbye to summer with one last trip.
Happy Labor Day weekend!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Hola!

I'm happy to say my thumb is beginning to green.  
After years of killing countless succulents- 
I think I finally got this down.  Improving makes me happy! (painting does too)

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Weekend window shopping.


I always want the thing on the top shelve way back in the corner.
I like finding treasures!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Your Best Chapter Yet!


Turning the pages & moving forward.

This collage piece was super fun to make.
I made it right around my birthday which was the end of July.
(felt kind of therapeutic with the hole aging thing)

I added some of my personal interest to each
one of the books. (take a look)

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Batty about a boy!

Today my kind, sweet, generous, son turned 11.
(I know, said like a mother.)

We're celebrating with a homemade card & cake tonight.
And- a party at the arcade with all his friends this weekend.

*I cherish every moment with this kid!


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Back to School


Do you know any kiddos about to go back to school?
I remember dropping my son off to his first day of kindergarten years ago
& having a hard time letting go of his little hand.

Now it's much easier & gone all day feels OKAY.
(for both of us but, in a good way)

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Weekend FUN!

Waking up to the weekend is like being first in line to a carnival packed
with all your favorites. 
Happy weekend- Have a great one!

Yes, this was influenced by the wonderful Mary Blair.
(& my love for bright color)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Work week wind down.


It's Friday!  Let's ride off into the sunset together.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Flowers... (forever)

I don't think I'll ever get tired of painting flowers.
Particularly, on dark grounds.
Looks like a midnight garden.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

What's cooking?


A little sketch of a kitchen.
This doesn't look much like my kitchen.
(except for the yellow cabinets & the Frenchie)

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Cupcake MAGIC-


Almost a dozen...& definitely bright & happy!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Weekend Plans...


Visiting the flower stands at the farmers market!
(One of my favorite summer activities.)

Sunday, August 5, 2018

This little heart of mine....

I'm gonna let it SHINE!
I sang this all the time as a child.
It was a song the music teacher had us sing in kindergarden.
I remember thinking the words felt bold, and brave and it was
fun to belt out with conviction.

Alas, I recently found out "heart" is actually "light" in the original song written
by Harry Dixon Loes around 1920.

I'm still learning something new everyday!





Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Hey, Happy Campers...


How's it going?
I'm doing well & am excited.
We're headed on a trip soon & I can't wait 
to reconnect with nature!



Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bah, Bah, Baby



Meet my new collection  Bah, Bah, Baby for Windham Fabrics.
(available in stores this October)

I love making baby collections- it seems like a fresh start & a new beginning.
I kept the palette gender neutral, with a black & white base with the addition of some yellow, periwinkle  & aqua to soften the look.

The second image is a 4 pillow print because who doesn't want to count some sheep & 
snuggle with a little one!?


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Longtime member...


of the hopeless romantic club.
This Walt Whitman quote gets me every time.
Sigh, so darn lovely!
(painted with gouache & my favorite paint brush)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Surrounded by green.


This time of year makes me feel like I'm wrapped in a cocoon of green.
I'm calling this piece Garden Glimpse inspired by William Morris.
(the English textile designer, poet, novelists, activist & more)

Monday, July 16, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The beach & the squid.


Will you be going to the beach soon?
I'm headed to a lake in a couple weeks.
(I know not quite the same but, I'm landlocked in Missouri.)

The older I get the less I like baking in the sun.
But, nothing beats the sounds of the sea washing in & out.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Paradise found...

on this bright Monday morning.
So in love with all the green this time of year!

Friday, July 6, 2018

Blue Grassland


Here are some painted animals that I think you might find in a blue grassland.
*Reminder: Stay wild!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Um, what day is it?

Post holiday confusion from a midweek holiday.
? ? ? / / / / / ? ? ? / / / / / ? ? ? / / / / / ? ? ? / / / / / ? ? ? / / / / /

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Firework floral...


Happy fourth of July from sea to shining sea!
(with lots of flowers in-between)

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Hola-


Look at what just rolled in... JULY!
Serving up something hot & spicy, no doubt.

*I think you'd find me at the baguette-mobile.


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Families belong together.


Seems kind of obvious, right?  The separation of this sacred bond
must stop. 

Friday, June 29, 2018

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

It's your time to bloom!

Painted blooms in my sketchbook.
I'm on a red kick- it makes me so happy!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Flow Magazine


Look what's in the June, Germany issue of FLOW magazine,
it's my I Think I Can print!
(I knew I could.)

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Safe & Free

May all beings be free.
May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings awaken to the light of their true nature.
May all beings be free.

My hope everyday.  (particularly, now)

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Happy Father's Day

To all the old school & new school dads out there- Happy Father's Day!
I hit the jackpot with my dad*** he's been supportive of all my dreams & continues to teach me grace & determination.  (What a gift!)

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

And the winner is...

I'm calling this piece "Prize Winning Cute".  It's a mix of fabric & paper collage,
a little paint, some embroidered details & A LOT of love.
Hope it brings a smile to your face!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ready to sail into the weekend?

Yoo- hoo, FRIDAY can you hear me?

This week has felt so     L     O      N       G      !
(watercolor sailboats painted summer 2017)

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Open heart, open mind

........message from high up on a kitchen chair.......
Zinnias- such a happy flower!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Begin

Ready, set, begin!  I finished my old sketchbook & it's time to start a new one.
This is spread one.


Friday, June 1, 2018

JUNE




Greetings June, my favorite month of the year.
(limited color doodle, pen and yellow gouache in my notebook)



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pattern Dance

Pattern dance color play.  A new spread in my mini sketchbook.
The hot days & sunshine have me reaching for the brightest colors I can find.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day Weekend

A parade of popsicles... I'll take on of each!
This weekend came just in time.  I'm in desperate need of a
l  o  n  g   holiday weekend!
**ENJOY**

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Surtex 2018

What a whirlwind the last month has been!
So many exciting things going on with my little studio.
After months of preparation I now get to check Surtex 2018 off my to do list!
(yes, I make lists...)

This was our 14th year exhibiting at Surtex.  The show has changed over time. (most things do)

My goal this year has been not just to check the tasks off but to do my best to be present with each.  So often it's just about getting it done. (particularly when you get stressed & busy)
I found myself although feeling overwhelmed at times enjoying the whole process so much more when I stay present with what I'm doing and not letting my mind flutter off to the next job.

Antonio & I took our son Luca to the show.  I'm not sure he really believed I have a job.  Working from home it can be ambiguous to the ones around you how it all works.  I think him seeing his dad & I at work with other humans gave him a better idea of what we do.  He often says "you're lucky you just draw all day" and I reply there's much more to it than that.  But, when I stop & think about it
he's right I basically just draw all day & sometimes at night.
And, I do so happily!

Luca (age 10) & almost as tall as me in heels.
(the vitamins are working)


P.S. A special thanks to this guy who is always supportive & patient with me.
Having your own business is hard work!
He let's me live in my own little world & makes me feel safe with all the parts I'm so bad at.