Thursday, April 9, 2015

Decorating made easy

New Watercolor Prints now available! Each print is an artist quality reproduction of my original watercolor paintings. They are over 20 designs and each is available in a multitude of colors and sizes. 

Choose a nautical theme

or soft pastels

soft gold and pink tones

or a nature inspired collection

Also, if you buy 2 prints of any size, you get the third one FREE! Head on over to my Etsy Shop to start your collection today! 

Friday, March 27, 2015

As Seen on TV: Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn

Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn is the number one show on Nickelodeon right now (which, as I understand, is a big deal for a live-action show). It follows the Harper family and their quadruplets, who don't have much in common (besides their birthday). Sibling rivalry often consumes the quadruplets, but they can come together to solve problems that arise. It's a hoot and I'm super proud to be a part of it.

About a year ago I was contacted by one of the show's producers who was interested in my custom silhouettes. She explained it was for the set of a new show on Nickelodeon and asked if I would be willing to participate. I clearly said yes and we went to work! 

She sent me the photos of the yet unknown stars and I quickly designed the art (they needed it in a hurry, of course) and they were framed and hung on the set!

You can watch the show Saturday nights on Nickelodeon and see more of my custom silhouette work in my Etsy Shop

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Oakland Art Murmur + The 25th Street Collective

I am crazy exciting to be participating in the Oakland Art Murmur this Friday night via the 25th Street Collective. 25C is a collective of Bay Area artisans featuring such talents as hiroko kurihara designs, 2 Mile WinesGhEttO GoLdiLockssabrina fair | hackeryLa Maison VioletteCIRCLE SQUARE and Laurie b.

I will have a smattering of pieces including paintings, house portraits, prints and some stationery and other small items as well.  As an amuse bouche, take a peek at a new piece I've been working on to display at the show. 

See you Friday!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Back to Basics

As some of you may know, I have recently moved to The Bay Area - Oakland, to be more specific, or Oaktown - for all the cool kids out there... So far, I am loving it - but I am having a bit of a time trying to find my groove. Maybe it's that I'm still coming down from the holidays (and the move, sheesh! Never again!) but I'm taking a few steps in my life to tap back into my creative spirit. One of those steps is drawing for an hour a day. 

It is definitely a luxury, and one that is not always welcome. I don't exactly have an hour a day to draw, and I have to carve some specific time of the day out to do the actual drawing and I have to think about what I want to draw and not check my email (or look at Instagram...) However, over the past month I have found that once I get started, things just start happening. I may start off one way and end somewhere completely different, or I may just have a crap day and doodle for an hour literally counting down until I can stop and get back to work... 

a small sample of some of my drawings (or doodles...)

Maybe it's the fact that I've carved out the time and dedicated myself to a specific task, or maybe I just sink into some kind of a meditative state I'm in where I can let my thoughts just flow and be creative (whoa, that was soooooo California of me...), but I'm really glad I started doing it. I've tapped into some (potentially) good ideas that I'm going to explore in the coming year. 

So, for the time being I'll keep it up. In the meantime, I'll just have to keep enjoying all this amazing weather (sorry, folks back home) and eat all the delicious food and enjoy the amazing life that is living in California. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Painted Ladies

In honor of my recent move to the Bay Area (which has been amazing, btw), I decided to celebrate my new surroundings with a quirky illustration of one of San Francisco's most recognizable landmarks (thanks Full House): the Painted Ladies. 

Available as an 8x10 or 14x11 (unframed) - check it out in my Etsy Shop and come visit me! It's amazing out here!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Holiday Cards are ready to go!

That's right! It's never too early to order your Holiday Cards and with them being on $1.00 each (until December 1st) it definitely pays to order early! Check out all the new designs below and go to my Etsy Shop to view all 53 designs! 

Merry! Merry!

Monday, September 8, 2014

I love lamp

I love being crafty (as you may know) and I especially love being crafty with my good friend --the fabulous- Molly Kennedy from Good Golly Photography. We each had a unique tin (mine a vintage tea tin and her's a vintage lard tin), so we decided to make lamps. And, with the help of her hubbs, Corey (who is an electrician) we were able to have a long overdue crafternoon. 

Tea / Lard Tins, before

I bought a lamp kit from Lowe's (for, like, $12) 

and Cory was able to show us step-by-step how to to assemble everything (yeah, now I have that song in my head, too). 

Corey was an excellent instructor. I took notes and I feel confident that I could assemble a lamp on my own with adult supervision (silver = neutral, brass = hot, right? right?!?) but I'm going direct you over to the wikiHow page for the actual step-by-step. 

When it was all done (like, 20 minutes later - it really is a simple process!) Molly and I were both THRILLED with our lamps! Seriously, it's like my new thing - I want to turn everything into a lamp now. 
Our gorgeous lamps! Mine is on the left and Molly's is on the right. 

Thanks so much for all of your help, Corey! Can't wait for our next crafting adventure (craftventure? nah... that was terrible...) 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Mix and Match Stationery

Mix and Match Stationery is now available in my Etsy Shop. Choose from over 30 designs, font or monogram and a wide variety of colors. Fold over notes are sold in sets of 10 and you can mix and match until your heart is content! Check out some of the many options available below. 

For more information or to place an order, click here.
Happy Monday!