Archive | August, 2011

weekend in pics

We took a quick getaway this weekend.  We were just 20 minutes from our house, but it was the perfect little mini vacation to enjoy the sun before the kids head back to school.






next week

Forgive me for my summer laziness around these parts.  We’re in the last stretch of summer break and as much as I enjoy having the kids around, I’m looking forward to the daily routine of school.  So next week I will finally (FINALLY) share all the pieces I worked on last spring and this summer.  A small preview here, but they will all be up and for sale on September 1st.  Have a wonderful weekend (here’s one of my personal favs)


art, creating, everyday


I am planning a little studio redo this fall.  Right now it has carpet.  Carpet and painting don’t live well together.  Case in point the huge red paint stain in the middle of the room (which my husband only recently came upon ;) .  So we will be putting in a new floor and while we have everything out, I am going to put a lot of thought into how it gets put back together.   Here are some images I’m using as inspiration. (Though what I’d really, really like are high ceilings with huge skylights, sigh)


I am painting most of the space white except for the interiors of two closets that are spaced just as in the first image.  The interiors are going to get a few coats of my very favorite paint, Farrow and Ball ‘off black‘.  The opposite wall in my studio I am also painting with ‘off black’.  I am also planning on white/grey floors and a long wood work surface in addition to the work table I already have.   So hopefully in a few months time I will have a much more efficient work space that is a bit softer on the eyes!

Images:  shiny squirrel, seen and said , anthro, aubrey road

notes on design

creating, decor

summer 2011

We took our annual camping trip this past weekend.  Of course, my son was the one to end up falling into the freezing river,  but luckily was grabbed by my daughters quick hands.  As summer inches towards the close, I find myself swaying between the exhaustion of juggling kids and work, and rushes of inspiration, ideas and a love for what I do.






Shadows and Tall Trees


If you know where that title comes from, you are either:

a.  atleast as old as I   and/or

b.  as big a geek as I

anyhow… plugging away on a million projects, trying not to let my head explode.  I hope your week is off to a good start!