Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Studio | Sneak Peek

Last summer I started to play around with designing fabrics, which has always been a dream of mine. 
Life was a little hectic and busy and I put the project on the back burner for some time.
Well, I finally ordered my fabric samples and they are fabulous, better than I imagined.
The designs still need a little tweaking before I make them available for purchase,
but the possibilities are endless and I can't wait to develop this collection.

I'm inspired to reupholster a little bench that I have in my bedroom and I'm finding it's so hard to choose!
As I explore this new line, I thought I'd ask you, my dearest readers, do you have a favorite 
painting of mine that you would like to see as a fabric and what would you make with it?

Friday, February 18, 2011

Fungus Among Us

Even though we've had some really warm days this week, nature isn't moving as fast as my brush. 
Nevertheless, the bare, lichened trees have inspired some new paintings.
I love the patterns of the fungus florets.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


I received a very funny note the other day. It read, "Living creatures? What's come over you?"
Oh, I had a good laugh! People know me too well. 
I'm ready for spring, ready for things to come alive. Are you?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Drum Roll Please

The winner of my Valentine's Day Giveaway is: Laura! Congratulations! 
Laura recommends What'll I do by Nat King Cole & Irving Berlin.
Thank you all for such a wonderful and unique playlist of love songs!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Giveaway | Heart Strings

A giveaway for Valentine's Day. 
Heart Strings No. 3
This original watercolor painting could be yours!
Simply answer the question below by 9 p.m. est on Thursday, February 10th.
 I will pick a name out of a hat and announce the winner on Friday.
So here's the question: What is your favorite love song?
p.s. do make sure there is a way to contact you.

Sunday, February 6, 2011


Our Birdie has loved her little ducky to death. 
This grimy stuffed animal has been loved up, chewed up, and torn apart. 

Ducky landed by chance next to my Annette Messager book yesterday 
and I couldn't resist setting up these stills.

I hope you will enjoy my weird and wonderful parody of ducky in repose.
The last shot is my favorite.

A few more pictures on flickr.
More on the fabulous work of Annette Messager here.