Archive | September, 2008

2009 calendars here!

I am so flippin excited to share these with you!  They are beautiful and would make such a wonderful gift.  I am offering two options.  The first is 12 individual panels featuring illustrations of YOUR snapshots.  Each picture is hand drawn in ink and then digitally colored, printed  on gorgeous paper and mounted to wood panels.  Here is a little peek of the calendar I made from our family snapshots. 


Candid pictures work best, as do images that show the subjects whole body. 





The 12 panel calendar is beautifully packaged, bound with italian cotton ribbon,

I am also offering a single image large print calendar…


You can see more details and purchase them here.

art, creating

oh alice!

Have you seen the pictures of the filming of the new Alice in Wonderland movie dirceted by Tim Burton?  Wow, can’t wait for this one!


art, inspiration

anatomy of a costume

My kids are in full prep mode for Halloween.  Wasn’t it just summer?  Holly came home with a costume diagram to help in the planning…


I’m looking forward to the weekend, this week just flew.  I will have (knock on wood) a really fun new product available starting Monday!  I’m really excited about this one, stay tuned.


more cuteness

Is cuteness a word?  Thinking not, but if it was, these are what you’d see under the definition.  I spotted these over at poppytalk this morning.  There is a link to Pillpat’s flickr stream where you can print them out your self!  I know my daughter (and I) would have so much fun making these.


creating, everyday

seeing circles

New in the shop!


 I have many more in this series that I will be adding today and throughout the week.  Also, right now it is offered mounted to a Birchwood panel, but I will be offering them as prints as well.

art, etsy

taking a peek around

the house today at a few things…


finally framed and hung the underwater pic from our vacation


my new favorite light in the house (and winner of the most improved bare light bulb ever!)


and a peek at a new piece, just one in a series that will be available beginning Monday in my shop!

oh, and happy weekend!

art, decor, etsy

happy weekend!

Lots of here and there this weekend, including my very, very favorite Portland activity.  I’ll try and get some good pics.  In the meantime here is a bright and happy picture of a small but growing pez collection in Ian’s room.


everyday, inspiration

its gone to the birds

swifts to be exact.  I have been playing around a little bit with cutting paper and texture and here is the result…



My extra hours while the kids are at school have afforded me the opportunity to play and it’s so much fun.  You can see more of this piece here.

art, creating, etsy

children’s rooms

are always a source of inspiration for me.  Pictures of a wonderful kid space can often be a starting point for me in terms of color and character.

Some of the most beautiful books of kid spaces are available over at the Yvestown blog.  There are several books in this Japanese series of European kids rooms.  What strikes me is the simplicity that runs through them.  There are no ‘theme rooms’ which seem to often plague US kids rooms, instead it’s beautiful toys and treasures that create unique and personal spaces.


decor, inspiration

portrait of a boy

 going to kindergarten.

We sent our youngest off to kindergarten today!  He is so ready, so excited, so I am not sad, but happy for him and for me and all the time I will have to create.




addition and subtraction

I am toying with the idea of offering my wallpaper panel art as cutouts as well (ie subtracting the image instead of  adding it through paint).

The wood panel is just too pretty to hide, I think.


(note that this is not a finished piece, don’t want you to think I’m a slacker in the craft department)

art, creating

catch up

I finally updated my press page.  Thank you to everyone who has written about my work!





press, uncategorized

summers end


Last week we had a wonderful picnic up at the rose garden.


But now it’s back to school (for one of the kiddos anyway).  Ian starts the big K on Friday.


what d’you think?

New wallpaper options and designs to come!  Here’s a quick sneak peek!