Entries from July 31st, 2009


July 31, 2009

Really loving these images by Amy Stein.domesticated_25.jpgdomesticated_21.jpg 

everyday style

July 30, 2009

I think I just may have to order the Sartorialist’s  book.bookcoverg10_14web1.jpg


July 29, 2009

Another print just added, ‘Once.’  If you are in the Portland area, the original paintings of these new pieces, as well as a few others, are now available at Noun.  I am so excited to be showing there!  They carry an amazing selection of really, really great stuff and as a bonus St. Cupcake resides in the back!onelasttimeblog.jpg

new prints to beat the heat

July 28, 2009

I have some new prints in my etsy shop.  I wish I could jump into them right about now to cool off!youfirstetsy1.jpgonfaithblog.jpg

and you thought we used them for rain here…

July 28, 2009

It is hot, HOT here today.  Most people here in Portland do not have air conditioning, so you have to get creative.  I woke up to this interesting display on our house (J was up at the crack of dawn ‘shading’ the house, yes those are umbrellas).img_4115.jpgimg_4112.jpg

weekend snapshots

July 27, 2009

We spent the weekend camping along a beautiful stretch of river…

summers gone by

July 23, 2009

This summer is just flying by!  Take  a peek at this beautiful film by Anna Gustafson.Summertime from Anna Gustafson on Vimeo.via three potato four 

i’m just sayin’

July 21, 2009

house_beautiful_jonathan_adler_liz_lange__rect540.jpgvia apartment therapy 

still pining for

July 20, 2009

white floors..178950-x.jpgimage john dummer via desire to inspire

fun summer read

July 20, 2009

I was initially drawn to it by the cover photo as I am such a sucker for a book cover.  In college I worked at stock photo agency and a lot of the images we pulled were for book covers.  Anyhow, it was a fun peek into the art world, and a nice easy summer read.515saurw1bl_sl500_aa240_.jpg


July 18, 2009

My son just brought home this wonderful treasure from the pool.  I hope the rest of the weekend is this beautiful.dragonfly.jpg


July 16, 2009

So just to keep things interesting, as one can never have to much to do, I started a little home project the other night.  I was never completely happy with the wood boxes we use as drawers (seen here).  I had previously covered them in wallpaper.  I took that off and have started covering them in cut out fabric (actually linen book cloth).  So far I really like the look.stencil21.jpgstencil.jpg

sweet treat

July 15, 2009

 We treated ourselves to some yummy waffles from the waffle window this morning (if you’re in Portland it’s at Hawthorne and 37th).   Tomorrow we’re treating ourselves to Harry Potter, can’t wait!


making up for lost time

July 14, 2009

look at me, three posts in one day.  Every summer, our kids beg, beg, beg for a tree house.  The problem, we don’t have a tree.  Look at these!  Make it a little larger and add some indoor plumbing and I’d live in it!treehouse.jpgWorapong Manupipatpong found via ohdeeoh 

candy colored bike

July 14, 2009

just spotted these at UO, so fun, you can custom color your bike!picture-2.pngvia moderncraft

the pattern of the every day

July 14, 2009

I’m trying to stay on top of this blog, but with summer and all that comes with it (aka the children who are currently playing hospital by tearing through my office looking for materials to use as a sling) it’s hard.  Plus I have so many great pieces to work on for clients as well as fun projects.   Luckily the kids have gotten a bit more in to the swing of summer, yesterday we all ended up working on art together at the dining room table for hours, each quietly making away.  All the shavings from their colored pencils created really amazing, colorful patterns.pencilshavings.jpgpencilshavings2.jpg

currently coveting

July 9, 2009

il_430xn77596561.jpgavailable here 

um, wow…

July 7, 2009

These are amazing.  Simple material using delicate technique translated into an incredible result.0518_schubert03_rect540.jpgSimon Schubert via visualingual

a few more originals….

July 6, 2009

 A few new originals just made their way to my etsy store.  These are larger at 18″x18″ on birch wood panel.



July 1, 2009

Phew!  Yesterday I took down one show and hung another.  I now have some paintings down at Little Urbanites in the Pearl District.  So I am adding several originals to my etsy shop.  I have more I plan to add later in the week.  Also for good measure, there is a new print!  Enjoy!  Oh, I have a few things coming up this week so any ordersplaced after today won’t ship until the11thdifferentfromuphereblog.jpggrowingvioletsblog1.jpg