Monday, January 31, 2011

More Snow!

How many winter wonderlands can one girl take? New strategy - immersion. I will bake
cookies, make snow angels, feed the birds, drink hot cocoa & sled down the hills with my son.
(While I still secretly hope it melts asap!)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lucky Charms...

I painted this yesterday afternoon as possible endpapers for a book I'm working on. I'm going with something a little different so I felt OK posting this. I was really happy while I was working on this & when I was done it made me laugh reminding me of something. Hmmmm- kind of magically delicious! Can't escape my childhood.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Day Dream

I have to admit it I'm a total day dreamer. Especially since having Luca. I think I may be too tired some nights to remember my dreams so I make up for it during the day. This time of the year I daydream about hot summer days, places I'd like to travel to or what kind of flowers I'll grow when it is warm again. This simple act of imagining what's next & letting myself break free for a moment gets me through the day.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Almost February!

Today it hit me it's almost February. This makes me happy. February leads into March & March leads into spring. The only other thing that tops this discovery today is that it's FRIDAY! Hope you have a great weekend. (art is painted squares in gauche)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Eclectic Dinner

I doodle a lot & thought I'd post last nights dinner. We did a pretty good job of putting together something healthy for Luca. Falling a bit short for ourselves- it was well... pretty strange. We'll head to the store tonight. What weird combo's do you eat when in a bind?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On the Spot

I've always loved the simplicity & joyous nature of dots. Liz came up with this pattern. I think it's lots of fun.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Will Work for Cookies.

About two weeks ago Pocket Kisses- a book I illustrated for Little Brown came out. This is a very sweet book for toddlers with a pocket heart concept. As a very thoughtful gesture my editor at Little Brown send me a box of Eleni's cookies. Upon opening the pretty packaged cookies Luca wanted to know who they were from. I told him mommy made art for a book & they sent me cookies. He was excited and thought that was a pretty good deal. He turned to me & said "Mommy you're pretty cool. Some day I'm going to work for cookies too!"
Hmmm the power of sugar.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Make the snow, Disappear!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Types of Kisses

This morning Antonio left for Germany. He'll be gone a little over a week. I'll miss him but when he comes back I'm always WAY more appreciative of all he does for us. I snuck him a special something in his bag. I little cut paper collage with a kiss for each day he's away. I'll miss his lips!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


We're gearing up for Heimtextil in Frankfurt Germany January 12- 15th. Antonio will be showing the collection so if your at the show stop by! We have lots of great new art. I'm staying home with Luca. He's an energetic 3 1/2 year old that wouldn't do well with an 8 hour flight to Germany followed by a 3 day trade show. Can't blame him, we struggle with it too sometimes.