Thursday, May 30, 2019

Quick question...


*Hope you're feeling good about yourself!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Yassss!


Did you know seeing a snake is considered good luck?
I have to admit they are not my favorite but, I'm going to 
try & keep that in mind next time one slithers by.

Monday, May 27, 2019

Happy Memorial Day-


WEEEEKEND.
Hope you've had a good one!
Sometimes that extra day makes all the difference.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Blueprint NYC



I just returned from the Blueprint show in NYC.  For those not
familiar with this show it's a 4 day event.  Artist from around the world
set up booths & bring their art to show to buyers & art directors from a variety of industries.
It's a great way to connect with the art community & find homes for some of
the art that's made.

This year it was a family affair. 
I brought my son, Luca. 
(Which explains why I didn't stay 4 days.  Also, a 4 day show is REALLY long)
He's interested in art & business so this is a great example of the two colliding. 
My husband Antonio works with me & he's a pro at the show part of our business.
I definitely prefer the art part! But, booth are part of the deal.

Here's a few things I've learned doing shows for the past 15 years.

-No two shows are ever the same.  It's hard to predict 
what the response or financial outcome will be.
(I know, frustrating)

-There can be a lot of sitting and waiting for people to
come by & look at your work.
(don't stress)

-Sometimes you don't get an immediate payoff but,
contacts that grow into something good
down the road.

-Don't feel discouraged.  Make art that you love
& has a distinct look that comes from you.
This will serve you well if not at the
current moment but down the road.

-If you're an introvert shows can be exhausting.
I use to worry about that as both Antonio & I aren't
flashy, talkative sales people.  But, I've realized that art
speaks for itself & that people who like my look
really connect with it. So, no song or dance is needed.




Thursday, May 16, 2019

RED


I have a thing for the color red & words that pull at your heartstrings.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Blueprint Surface Design Show


Packing up to travel to NYC & exhibit at Blueprint.
I’ll be serving up fun, colorful art in an array of categories.
Florals, Seasonal, quirky conversationals & much more.
Looking forward to sharing my new art soon!

(*The show starts on Monday & runs through Thursday- I'll be at the Hudson Mercantile building)

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day

I look at motherhood as an ever changing journey.  An experiment of the heart.
Finding strengths you never knew you had in exchange for worries you never considered.
Appreciating your own mother a little more. 
Teaching love & compassion with times you don’t treat yourself with the same gentle care.
A tour guide through the world helping them find their voice & interest. 
Staying conscious to not lose your's along the way.
Learning when to hold on & when to let go so they feel confident & capable.
Realizing there are no redos so you’re going to do your best.
And understanding no matter what age they’ll always need their mom.
This role is no joke but, what an honor to be part of this special journey with all it’s ups & downs.
 Here's to raising good humans.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Three Cheers...

for Friday.
Yippee, Yippee, Yippee!

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Vivid Brights

I took a watercolor class last summer & feel in love with the medium.  I enjoyed the intense color & how quickly you can fill the page. 
Planning on taking some more classes this summer to explore some processes I don't usually try.  Especially when there's a deadline involved.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Cut Paper Tea Party



Made a cut paper tea party embellished with some flower
finds from my yard.  Care to join me?


Friday, May 3, 2019

Feel Good FRIDAY!


Sending out those good vibes in a primary palette.



Wednesday, May 1, 2019