Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Hi everyone, hope all is well. My computer is still sick and I can do a very limited amount of things on it like check my email or surf the web. I can't download anything and all my software is gone. I am working on getting all of my things reinstalled but it is hard when I am not too savvy with computer stuff to begin with. I miss my shop and blogging so much and hope this nightmare is over

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Computer Has Crashed!

It just stopped working a couple days ago and I am working on getting it back to the way it was. I am sad. I hope it can be fixed. I am hoping to get it fixed by next week. Hope to be back soon!

Sunday, January 18, 2009


The other night I was checking out all the blogs I follow to catch up on some reading and DeluxaNYC is first on my list so I clicked and there I was! She put a little something about me on her lovely blog. I was so excited and I couldn't believe my eyes when I was reading it! Somebody pinch me! She said the nicest most flattering things about my work that she totally made my weekend for sure. I found her blog while I was lost in blog land, she was on someone else's blog list and I checked it out. Turns out she owns a sweet little vintage shop in Brooklyn, NY that I wish I could go visit! She loves everything vintage as do I,so her blog was interesting. My favorite thing that I found on her blog is Scott Hansen! He is an awesome and talented artist. I was in awe of his work, I literally went through his entire website portfolio and was just in another world. He also is involved with music he calls Tycho and while your looking at the site, its playing the whole time. I usually mute all music and sound on sites b/c I don't like to be startled and have my girls wake up, but I really enjoyed the music. It reminded me of my "college days" if you know what I mean. If you check it out, you won't regret it, there is a ton of inspiration on his site.

Just want to give a special thank you to DeluxaNYC for including me on her blog and I look foward to discovering more great things on there!

Here is some of the work of Scott Hansen, the pictures are from DeluxaNYC's blog.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Linda Solovic

Linda is a very talented artist on Etsy who has been in my favorites for a while. We just recently did a trade and it turned out great. I have done some trades in the past and thank goodness they have all been great. One could easily run into trouble doing a trade if dealing with someone who is not honest. She wanted a mohawk bird print and I liked her bird prints as well. We ended up agreeing to trade a set. She picked out her two favorites and I picked out my favorites from her shop. I gave them to my daughters to put up in their room and they loved them! My oldest who is three especially loved them. I received mine quick (thanks Linda!) and was off to send mine when my daughter asked, "which pictures are you taking to the post office?" I told her I am taking the ones I had printed on my printer and she said, "o.k. don't take the ones in my room because I need them!" How cute is she? These two were the ones that I had to have from her lovely shop. Thank You Linda!

Blooming Buddies-Bubble Flowers and Trixie the Bird

Explosion of Creativity

So early last week, I had not one ounce of creativity in me! I was in a super slump. But, I finally got on the ball this past weekend and I haven't stopped. I always create in bulk for some reason. I have to do a series or a big batch of new projects. I will keep going as long as I can, and keep putting it up here for feedback. I am loving my break from my shop, no checking the shop every hour! I worked on these the past couple of nights when my girls have gone to bed and I can't sleep because I HAD to watch "forensic files" on TruTV. I usually start to think I am next after I have watched three episodes in a row starting at 11 p.m.,lol! So there I was on the couch trying to stay awake and checking the doors and windows like every 15 minutes to convince myself it is safe to go to bed. I gotta stop doing that! But here is what the end result was.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

New Paintings

Well here they are, both untitled still. I have no idea what to name them, but I was thinking something along the lines of spring since it is around the corner. They are both on 9x12 stretched canvases that have a side width of 1.5 inches. I have been saving these canvases forever! They cost more than the canvases that are not so wide on the sides, so I wanted to make sure I didn't mess them up. There is such a thing as cursed canvases if you ask me. I have worked on canvases that no matter what I paint on them, I never like them. So it just becomes a canvas with a thousand layers of paint because it's cursed and it usually goes in the trash or to my daughter to paint on. I wonder if other artists know what I am talking about, or am I just weird? I have about six things I need to list in my shop, but since I am on vacation from Etsy, I am going to just stock up and list them all at once. I have been procrastinating taking pictures of them all!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Here's one I did just for fun.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Sneak Peek Of My New Art

I am so happy that I got to paint a little this weekend! I have 2 new paintings done so far and I am working on two more. This picture here is a distortion of one of them. I took pics of it, cropped a section of the painting and distorted it and it looks like really cool wallpaper or wrapping paper. I may print a big 11x14 of this one and frame it. I love these colors and it could liven up one of my rooms! I have yet to attempt to print anything that size on my Epson, so it could be good practice. I will post more of my new work this week, so stay tuned.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Crowded Teeth

I just love these greeting cards and I know this isn't the best picture of them. They are a bit hard to make out, but if you go this blog, they can be enlarged! Michelle Romo is super talented and has the portfolio to prove it. She is working on a new line and I can't wait to see what it looks like. If you go to this website, she has a few of her last items on sale because she is making room for her new line of products.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

SShh, Don't Tell Etsy...

But I sneaked out the back door to go take a peek at what was at...E-Bay! (gasp!) I feel like I shouldn't lurk around on "the other" site because everyone on Etsy despises it, unless they sell there too. I can't help but wonder how my art would do on the site! I have even looked up how to sell on there, but it is pretty confusing to me, not to mention costly. But would if I could be way more successful there? I doubt I would ever list anything there because I couldn't handle two shops and a blog. Anyway they have sooo many cool vintage shops there, and here a few of my faves!

Mid-Century Danish Modern Fine Art Teak Frame Eames Era

Figgjo "Daisy" Norwegian Pottery-Small Casserole Dish

Mid-Century Architectural Metal Magazine Rack Eames Era

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sandra Bonava Design Studio

Sandra Bonava is a painter, dancer, and designer of fabric. I just love the color that bursts throughout her fabric. If I ever learn to use my 5yr old brand new sewing machine, I would love to create something out of fabric. I am surprised I don't hoard it already! My favorite of her fabric lines is Citronella. This woman has some of the swatches of this fabric line all along her dress. What a nice print this Citronella Lady would make! She has many more fabric lines to drool over, so go check out her site for some eye candy. Her site is full of beautiful photos that clearly show her eye for color and design.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Cool Vintage Poster

Here is a vintage poster I found a while back, and I cannot for the life of me remember where I got it from! I thought it was inspiring, so I wanted to share!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Two of My Favorite Colors

I found these awesome pics! I am always drawn to these two colors, you may have noticed that if you've browsed my blog before. So when I saw these two spaces, I was in love! They come from a blog that you may have heard of called FeedDog. There are more cool pictures to look at if you want to take a peek at the blog.

Living Room


Blog Archive