because it’s awesome

October 22, 2013



in progress…

October 16, 2013


happy weekend!

October 5, 2013


Have a wonderful weekend!  The fall weather has me lighting candles and huddling down in my studio.  I have too many paintings waiting/wanting to be made, which is both amazing and daunting.   So many images and ideas floating around in my head, waiting to get out.  Ok, so off to get some done!  See you next week, perhaps with new work to share…

image via

my daily camoflage

October 3, 2013


word (s)

October 1, 2013


John Baldessari, I Will Not Make Any More Boring Art, 1971. Lithograph: 22 1/2 × 30 in.   here

life immitating art

September 30, 2013


Observe: my boy taking the best photo booth pics ever and a painting from a few years ago.  I didn’t even think of the parallels here until I was uploading pics to my computer.  Perhaps some new bow tie boy paintings in the near future?

loving lately….

September 26, 2013


this shirt (because little known fact, I swear like a sailor)


an advent calendar I can get behind



this dream light


blowing up photo booth pics (perhaps to use as wrapping paper?) found here


and lastly, some of my very favorite things in one room.  What you can’t see is how giddy I was upon seeing a whole room of Gerhard Richter paintings in person for the first time, ahhh.





into fall

September 3, 2013



Working On. Listening To.

August 27, 2013



The High Highs ‘Bridge’

Oh, hey there!

August 26, 2013


Long time no see!  Well, this summer has kicked my, well you know.  I am a soldier of routine and summer throws that right out the window.  The kiddos go back to school in a little over a week and I am so ready to sink back into my beloved routine (aka get more work done!).  In the meantime, I have made my latest work available as prints in the shop!



loving lately

July 31, 2013




1.  watching the world go by outside the car window  2.  recent polaroids  3.  my lemon tree is blooming (the smell!)

summer days slip away

July 20, 2013




I feel like summer just began and simultaneously is almost over, sigh.   The days are full trying to get work done, portraits completed, a site redesign/relaunch and the usual here and there of getting kids to camps and adventures.  Oh, and getting the odd vacation and general summer enjoyment in.  These are a couple polaroids I took on a recent trip to the beach.  I will  be back next week with a new site to share!  Have a wonderful weekend!


A few more for your Friday…

June 28, 2013


New Paintings

June 27, 2013



prints coming soon…

shop update

June 21, 2013

Just a quick note to say I just added several originals to my etsy store!

loving (on the first day of summer!)

June 21, 2013



I am addicted to the new flavors at Salt and Straw, especially the Bourbon Barrel aged stout, soooo good.



this beautiful short film from Kinfolk (found via apartment 34)

have a wonderful weekend!



June 20, 2013

I have added several new prints to my etsy store as well as new sizing options (I will be doing this to most of my existing prints as well over the next few days).  Each print is available as an 8″x8″, 12″x12″, 18″x18″ and 34″x34″.  Also, I added a portrait option in my etsy store which you can see here.


Also, the original paintings ‘Hazy Beach’ and ‘Assist’ will be up in my shop tomorrow!


Happy (June) Weekend!

June 8, 2013


I was so excited to see my ‘Smile and Wave’ painting in Emily Henderson’s living room!

We’re in the process of picking finishes for our addition.  I’m dubbing our bathroom (similar tile to this) ‘the little black dress of bathrooms’

I need this coffee mug to remind me in the morning.

We spotted our first naked bike riders of the season this morning, it’s officially summer in Portland!

Also, I plan on adding new prints and originals in my etsy shop this week!

Happy Weekend!

(also pssst, I am raising my print prices this week, so if there is one you’ve been thinking about purchasing, this is would be a good time to grab it!)

time flies…

May 24, 2013

when you’re busy.  Seriously, in my head it is still February.  The weeks seem to spin past!  Anyhow here are a few things happening around here…

painting, painting, painting (and wishing I had more time for painting)


loving that our kids love going to concerts as much as we do (and that they great taste in music)


oh, you know, just planning to blow out the back wall of our house next month….


Loving lately

May 10, 2013

Some things I am currently loving on a Friday….

Fabienne Verdier using this massive brush to create abstracts (and I totally want a giant brush machine thing now)

My new go to website for amazing recipes, Flourishing Foodie

This Dieter Rams quote found via simple lovely blog

Don’t forget to check out this show if you’re in the LA area

also I have some work available over at One King’s Lane

Happy weekend!