Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dog Days Are Over

We've had a few chilly mornings. Feels like fall.
I thought I'd entertain you with a little music from florence + the machine.
If you like theatrical fashion, the catalog from the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Metropolitan,
Savage Beauty, is a must have. I'm kicking myself for not getting up to the city this summer.
Alas, the dog days are over.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Plots

the plots
My ideas and influences come from so many different directions.

the plots no. 2
Sometimes they are right next door.

the plots no. 3
I live next to a little churchyard. There are four rows of tiny graves dating from the 1800's.

the plots no. 4
They sit neatly under huge pine trees where a flock of vultures roost every winter.

the plots no. 5
I have started to wonder about my quiet neighbors, imagining their stories.

the plots no. 6
I'm thinking of making their portraits.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lock and Key Lockets

A new fabulous locket collaboration with Cat Ivins of Polarity!

This locket set is aptly named keep and release.

Each set comes with five lids and a little skeleton key charm. Take a peek here!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Studio | my work table

my work table

my work table II
A sneak peek at my tiny lock paintings for the Enormous Tiny Art Show next month.
A fun interview for the handmade zine, Vain. My beautiful copy just arrived!
Drawings and notes for a new series of paintings I'm working on.
I'll fill you in on the plot later.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Treasury | Summer and Fall


the bone collector

Two collections of great finds on Etsy!
Take a peek at these fabulous artists!

Friday, August 19, 2011


beetle mania

beetle mania no. 2

bee mania
I just loved the spirals of beetles and bees at the Harvard Museum of Natural History!
Such a gorgeous display. Can we say beetle mania?
For those who love fabric it's FREE SWATCH DAY until noon EST on Spoonflower!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fine Feathered Friends

harvard birds
Hello, my fine feathered friends, I'm back!
I took a marvelous day trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts while I was away.

harvard birds no. 2
I've had the book, The Rarest of the Rare, for a few years and have always wanted to visit
As you can imagine the museum was full of fine specimens and I was in heaven,
but their glass flower collection was by far the show stopper!

harvard birds no. 3
It was such fun to explore the museum and walk around Cambridge.
We finished our day with a fabulous dinner at Bergamot.
I'll post more pictures over the next few days!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Points North

points north
Forgive me. I have been taking a little blogging break this month.
Sometimes I need to stop and take some time, explore new directions, see where things lead.

points north II
I started painting these tiny compasses. They will be in my shop later today.
Seems fitting as we are heading North for a long weekend.

points north III
Have a great week! I'll be back soon.