Entries from October 30th, 2009

happy weekend!

October 30, 2009

I don’t exactly have a plan for these yet, but they were too beautiful to pass up.  In the meantime, have a lovely weekend!

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good mail day

October 27, 2009

Love good mail days!  Today was this sweetly packaged pile of interesting scraps of paper from lovely design.  True to the name, they are lovely.  Some of these will be for my own personal use, some will be used in a super fun project I’m working on for a certain local film maker.

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new portraits!

October 26, 2009

I have had many requests recently to do portraits similar to the pieces in my etsy shop.  So I decided to do just that!  If you’re interested, go take a peek at my website for more ordering info.  Each painting is based on a submitted photo, is done in acrylic on canvas and mounted to a beautiful bamboo panel.  Right now I am offering them in two sizes, 12″x12″ and 12″x18″.  These would make amazing holiday gifts (in fact the one of the three little girls below is just that for my brother and sister-law, ssshhh!).  They do need several weeks to complete, so please order asap.

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working weekend

October 23, 2009

I have a full plate this weekend, lots of things to finish up before heading out of town for a few days.  (grown-ups only road trip, woohoo!)  There are two new projects I’m working on, one I can share soon, the other I am geekily thrilled by that probably won’t see the light of day for at least a year.  I need to ask, as I hate not sharing and I’m horrible at keeping secrets.  Anyway, hope you have a wonderful weekend!  The weather here is perfect for the productivity and testing out my new fallish colored tape (think rain, rain, and little rain for good measure).

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tape available here

make something cool

October 22, 2009

everyday.  Brock Davis is doing it!  Take a peek at some of his daily creations.

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fall beauty

October 21, 2009

We made our annual pumpkin patch trip this past weekend.  I am loving the nice fall temps and colors. I am a home body so I love any excuse to light a few candles and the fireplace.  I have been working away on portraits and getting something new ready for launch on my website this weekend!  So, I’m trying to stay healthy and well caffeinated.

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of earmuffs and ice skates

October 15, 2009

Today I am completely inspired by Sally Scott.  The little videos are just so incredibly charming, I can’t stop watching them. Oh and the muted colors! (I love me some muted colors) and the stark white of the ice rink.  Sigh, perfection….

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new work!

October 14, 2009

A couple new paintings, to be added as prints very soon.

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apple season

October 10, 2009

We went down to an apple/pear tasting today and it felt so good to get out as a healthy (non sickie) family.  Caramel apples and streusel were had, though nothing compared to my grandmothers.  Having a German grandmother who was an amazing cook sorta spoils any other German food for life.

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king of the mountain

October 8, 2009

Do you remember this post showing a painting I had just started?  Well here it is done!  It changed quite a lot and I had to fight with it a bit, but those are the ones I usually end up liking the most.  It will be available soon.

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more lovely

October 7, 2009

duck_dandy3_large1.jpg:emmerson.jpgeverything at emmerson made is so simple and beautiful.  (also i want to live at the house where all her products shots were taken, and i’ll take the duck, thank you.)

window shopping

October 6, 2009

I have a very sick kid at home (day 4 with super high temp=no fun, poor kid).  So while we watch every Harry Potter movie (again, again and again) I have been sitting here finding all sorts of stuff I now want.   The list includes:

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adorable dress via lamixx (i will be wearing this a lot this fall with jeans/tights)

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these books have been making there way around the web, I want them ALL!

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and was so excited to see this now available in the US, here.

original paintings

October 2, 2009

I finally got around to adding a few originals to the shop!

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wherein my son thinks he’s a rock star

October 2, 2009

img_4619.jpgthe latest issue of NW kids features one of my portrait pieces on the cover!