Saturday, April 30, 2011


I've never been to London but after the last couple days it's now on the top of my list of places I'd like to go. I'm not a big city girl. I've lived in Manhattan twice & each time leave knowing I need nature around me. So when I think of were I'd like to vacation a city doesn't usually make my list.
I have to say I'm intrigued by London (so much history) & would love to see more. I found a piece in my sketch book I painted about 5 years ago. I guess this city has always been somewhere in my mind. If you live their or have visited what do you like about it? I'm curious.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royally Excited!

I have to admit I'm smitten with the upcoming royal wedding. Yes, I'll be up at the crack of dawn tuned in tissue in hand. I wish I was in London to see pageantry a bit more up close & I guess kind of personal? (among millions) I haven't completely lost my mind though. I do realize that people are just people & the stress these two must be under is immense. For me it's just about a temporary break from the ordinary & seeing some pretty amazing hats! My son wakes every morning at 5:45 I've talked him into watching it with me. I've already planned our breakfast Friday morning tea & blueberry scones. So I'll never be a princess but I do look forward to being the tooth fairy some day. Close enough for me!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Egg Wraps

Today I wanted to post something you could print at home & use if you like. I made these a few years ago & they looked cute wrapped around an egg. Just download & print, very patiently cut each out (sorry about that part) tape & voila it's done.
Happy Easter & Happy Earth Day!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Day 3- Easter

This is an older piece I sold a few years ago. I painted it on a bright turquoise piece of canson paper. I had to separate the painted area from the background. (like we always do around here)
I just remember this one being a particular challenge because there were so many little bits & texture. This print ended up on a popcorn canister full of pastel Easter sweets.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 2- Easter

More fun Easter art.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hippity Hoppity

Easter's on it's way! I've been so busy lately I didn't realize Easter is this Sunday. I thought for the next couple of days I would post some Easter art. I painted this one my first spring with Luca. I'm looking forward to dying eggs with him. What an exciting mess that will be!

Monday, April 18, 2011

In the Air

and out my window I see flowers, feathers, & sunlight swirling around. A sight I've been waiting to see!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gifts From Springtime

My favorite springtime flowers are popping up everywhere. One of my weekend plans is to snip a giant bouquet from my lavender lilac bush. Can't wait. Happy Friday!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I Love Stripes

Especially a painted stripe. So simple, colorful & easy. I have drawer full of these. I guess it's therapeutic for me to paint these.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Look what I found digging around in my flat files. This is a piece I painted about 4 years ago. Thought it was spring appropriate so I wanted to post it. Something like this would make pretty wall decals. Hmmmm... ideas.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Can't Eat Them...

but we can still draw them around here. Antonio & myself gave up sweets with our son Luca. He's on a strict diet to help him with his spring allergies. Mmmm, what I would do for a cupcake!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Starting Points

I thought I'd explain the work process I go through when I get a new project & I just don't know where to begin. I head to my fabric closet. I think of a theme & a name for each each group I'm working on. I start opening my bins of fabric & picking out the ones that I'm responding to. I end up with a big pile then take a deep breath & begin to edit. I stack my fabric in folded rows I pull out ribbon, yarn or thread that seems to fit. At the end of this process I take it all in. It's like a visual snapshot of what was spinning around in my head. Visually pulling it together makes it easier for me to move on to drawing, painting or computer work. Of course I change any patterned fabric I pull the whole point of this exercise for me is to create the general feel. Wish I could show the end product but it's not out yet. Hope you'll give this process I try. I find it really helpful.

Friday, April 1, 2011


and Spring- I like this combination!
Have a great weekend.