Entries from January 29th, 2009

the perfect gift

January 29, 2009

for my kids, anyhow, is a fresh pack of tape and some old cardboard.  So when I saw this yummy tape (did you know tape could be yummy?) I knew it would be a perfect little gift for my daughter’s upcoming b-day. 


thank you to simplesong for the amazing tip (image via simplesong)  It is availabe at DWR.

shiny new toy

January 28, 2009

Did you know they make Polaroid attachments for holgas?  They do!  I just got mine and after nearly 2 packs of film and several expletives I finally figured the darn thing out (ummm…i needed more light)   It’s so funny to see the kids reaction to polaroid.  To them it’s like magic, ‘it makes the picture right away!’  We are really, really bad about getting all of our digital pictures printed (I mean, really, really bad)  So for them to get a ‘real’ picture on paper, and right away, stand back.  To bad the film is so darn expensive.


cozy day

January 27, 2009

We got a bit of snow today (more than expected), but luckily the kids were already off to school by the time it really hit.  Snow is enough of a novelty here, that school is cancelled at the drop of a snowflake.  So, I am happily working away and enjoying the view.  I am finishing up some orders and working on a couple exciting projects I will share soon!  Oh and lots, lots of new work that will be available as prints very soon.



January 23, 2009

Did you see this amazing keepsake created by the small object?  Truly, my head is spinning with possibilities!



(via oh happy day)

oh, and a side note, I have had an avalanche of spam comments today, so if I accidentally deleted your very much appreciated comments, so very sorry (i started to get a happy click finger)

a beauty

January 22, 2009

oooh, look what is available starting tomorrow…


(via polapremium)

my name is Lisa

January 22, 2009

and I have an addiction to chalkboard paint.  There I said it!  I can’t stop myself.  I just painted our powder room with the stuff.  Fun, no?


prints in the real world

January 21, 2009

It’s always fun for me to see where my work ends up after it is sent off to its new home.  I was thrilled to see a few of my prints hanging in this lovely home.


(little red caboose)

in honor of today

January 20, 2009

a few cool finds from etsy


(via palomasnest)


(via onebalckbird)

yes we did…

January 20, 2009

nuf said


(via castle)

which came first

January 19, 2009

So a couple of weeks ago I got a haircut, a much needed haircut.  Then this morning we went and got my daughter’s hair cut.  When we came home, I realized we now have almost identical cuts…


happy weekend!

January 16, 2009

Have a beautiful weekend!


foggy walks

January 15, 2009

We’ve been having wonderfully foggy mornings followed by sunny afternoons.  Really beautiful, perfect for looking for frost dragons and making fairy houses (or so I’m told).


week at a glance

January 13, 2009

I saw this image at Pinch  (via bloesem) and think it would be a great solution to staying organized.


building a bridge

January 12, 2009

I volunteered to work on my daughter’s class auction project.  If you have school aged children you know what this is.  To raise money each class creates something to be auctioned off.  I actually really enjoy doing it and thinking of something that has not been done.   So, I think we’ve settled on creating a photo transfer of one of the Portland bridges.  It will actually be made up of many, many small transfers that will be framed together to create the image of the bridge.  It should be a really cool piece.  Here is a little peek at my test squares.  I am using wintergreen oil for these transfers so my house has a nice minty freshness!  I will post the finished piece when it’s done.


paint chips

January 8, 2009

I always grab extra paint chips when we go to the paint store and stick them up on my inspiration board over my desk.  It’s an easy way to see color combos, plus I just like the way they look pinned up there.  When I saw this I realized I could take it to a whole new level.   I may  be taking a few trips to the paint store soon…


(thanks to oh happy day for tipping me off to this slide show)

returning routine

January 7, 2009

The kids are back in school and I’m working my way back into my days.  With the holiday rush over I am itching to get going on some new pieces.  Here’s a peek at a painting I started on. 


Happy B-Day J!

January 5, 2009


new year, blank page

January 2, 2009