Entries Tagged as 'stuff to have'

my favorite gets

December 1, 2011

All the gift guides out there got me in the mood to do a few of my own.  These are things that I have come across and loved.

FOR HER (aka as things I’d feel lucky to find under the tree;)


sconce  / oval cabochon ring  /   earthenwear pitcher  /    brown leather doctor bag

edit: btw I know that sconce is rather indulgent, but I’m having quite an obsession with it, so I had to add it :)



astronomical drawings  /  wood headphones  /  to my health flask  /  audio lightbulb



draw your own flip book bank  /   feather clips  /  horse print


October 25, 2011

I have been wanting to offer these for quite some time now and just finally got around to it!  I am now doing little framed portraits, in the same vein as my ‘little paintings.’  The paintings themselves measure 4″x4″ or 3.5″x5″ and come framed in a frame hand painted to complement the piece.  Go here to order!



May 20, 2011

I will be here this Saturday, please stop by and say hi!


West Elm Event

May 16, 2011


I am thrilled to share that I will be participating in the We heart handmade event this Saturday at West Elm in NW Portland from 1to 6pm (west elm, 1201 NW Couch Street, corner of Couch and 12th Ave).   A pop up event with etsy, there will be food, drinks, music, a photo booth and, of course some amazing vendors.   I hope you can stop by!

rsvp here !

a find

January 28, 2011

I just wanted to share this beautiful shop I just discovered, Elk.  Not only are their things beautiful, but the packaging is lovely.  That always earns huge bonus points, and even though they are in Australia, their shipping is super fast!



(thanks Annie for introducing me to this beautiful store!)


December 9, 2010

I just added several of my ‘little paintings’ to my etsy shop!


today i’m loving…

November 17, 2010


my new Wood & Faulk bag


tasty treats from here


these vine lights


and the studio of Amber Wallis

huge giveaway

October 29, 2010

There is a huge giveaway happening over at poppytalk with 14 of the little winter vendors donating their wares (including me).  You really must go check it out!






June 24, 2010

this cloth tape I’m using to package prints


an hour of art

March 8, 2010

I stumbled across the website of artist Jason Polan the other day.  Among his completed pieces available on his website, you can buy an hour of art (or an entire day).  Whatever he makes in that hour is yours.  Sorta fun, no?


via (jen bekman projects)

why you should buy art

March 2, 2010

Loving this print by William Powhida over at 20×200.


gifts for the grandparentage

December 3, 2009

So if you are a grandparent to our kids-STOP READING NOW!

I am quite proud of myself for actually getting this gift done.  This is the time when I am busy getting portraits completed and off in time for others to give for the holidays, so unless I plan ahead, my own gifts can fall into the ‘thought that counts’ category.   But I did it! I created a blurb book for our parents with pics of the kids from this past year.  When the kids were little, I was pretty good about getting photos to everyone,  sending them off on a pretty regular basis.  I haven’t done that in years (and believe me, I have the guilt to prove it).   Here are a few of my favorite pages


The Working Proof

December 1, 2009

I’m really excited to share that I have a print available exclusively over at The Working Proof.  You may remember ‘King of the Mountain’ from earlier posts.  It is now available as a limited edition of 50 prints, 8 1/2″x11″ for $35 here.  Working Proof Gallery, started by the awesome Anna and Sean of Sub Studios, seeks to promote art and social responsibility. Each print is paired with a charity of the artist’s choice, to which they donate 15% of the sale of each print.   I chose to pair with Victory Junction which provides ‘life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun, and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment’ for kids with chronic medical conditions or serious illness.  Please go take a peek at the amazing art being sold and know a portion of each is going to support a charity!


Oh and the original painting will be posted later today in my etsy shop.  It is 12″x18″and will be available for $240.

Black Friday Special!

November 27, 2009

I am offering a black Friday sale in my etsy shop today!  Buy one 81/2″x11″ print, get one free.  Just purchase the first print and mention ‘Black Friday’ and which print you’d like to receive free in comments to seller.  Also!  I decided to offer my new painterly portraits a bit smaller (a bit more affordable) at 8″x8″ for $195.  There is a long list of amazing sales, on really beautiful, handmade items over at poppytalk handmade, as well,  Happy shopping!!!


originals in the shop!

November 21, 2009

I just added several original paintings to my etsy shop and I am running a special!  If you purchase any of the original pieces you will get an 8 1/2″x11″ print free.  Just mention the print you’d like in the comments to seller at checkout.


guys guide

November 20, 2009

Here are my current favorite gift ideas for guys:


1.  the debaser coat at frank james 2. iphone case at byrd and belle   3.  Arbor Fleetwood Limited Longboard Complete Skateboard at daddies board shop

Book Envy

November 4, 2009

It feels a little early for this (though Target clearly disagrees), but I want this for christmas.


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.


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:


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


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


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