Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hi there!

Hi there :)
I will be going offline for a few weeks and I just wanted to pop up
and say thank you for your continued support
& for all of your lovely comments. You always make my day!
I will be back with lots to share and a big surprise.
My Etsy shop will be on vacation mode as well. See you soon!
Photo Booth self-portrait.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Oct/Nov '09 Pages

The Oct/Nov 09 pages
Preparing the next two weeks on my journal. Collage, watercolor, pencil & ink.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Adenium Arabicum

Adendium arabicum
I busted out my old Prismacolor pencils today to do a little drawing of a plant featured in an article called "Desert Beauties" in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine. I immediately fell in love with it. I must find out more about this caudiciform and be on the lookout for one to add to my collection.
And maybe make a hand carved stamp too.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

October Moon

October Moon
I am making a series of watercolor paintings based on dioramas at the
American Museum of Natural History for my son Daniel's birthday next month.
Shhh...don't tell him.
Diorama detail
It has beautiful photos of the displays and behind the scene stories
of how the artwork for these dioramas were made.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hand stamped stationery

Stamped Stationery
Here's something fun to make with hand carved stamps...personalized stationary!
Any type of paper will do. I used a really nice speckled banana fiber paper stationery writing set that I got at my local organic produce store and embellished it with my own carved rubber stamps.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

And the giveaway goes to...

And the giveaway goes to...
Glaucia Bürgi from Piracicaba, Brazil. Parabens!!! *Please email me*
Thank you all so much for participating and for your super nice comments :)
That lovely ceramic dish was hand made in Sweden by Karin Eriksson at Manos

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Super Quick Giveaway!

New print in the shop
There is a new print in the shop today.
To celebrate I want to do a fun & super quick giveaway.
I will send the winner this new 6 x 8" signed print with a little (2 foot-long) recycled paper bunting similar to the one displayed on the photo.
Please leave a comment with your full name, city & country
I will randomly select one of you later today at at 7 pm CST (which is Greenwich Mean Time -6).Comments will be closed at that time.
I will announce the winner tomorrow morning.

*Comments are now closed. WOW! Thank you so much for participating!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Fun & Easy Craft

Recycled paper bunting
A nice way to use up all of my scrap paper and discarded prints from my shop.
The beautiful book on my desk is called "The Boy Who Drew Birds" A story of John James Audubon. It was illustrated by the super talented Melissa Sweet.
It is one of my all time favorite illustrated book.
Paper bunting
Sewed them together with a zig zag stitch on my sewing machine. Easy peasy.
This little bunting would look great on an inspiration board, don't you think?

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Final Video

Music: "Cancion Triste", "Soledad", "Surrender" by Jesse Cook.
"Desert Crossing" by Jean-Luc Ponty.

Friday, October 02, 2009

White Ink Detailing Part 2

Music: "Slip" & "Lone Rider A" by Ottmar Liebert


White Ink Detailing Video Part 1

Better late than never they say :)
It took me for EVER to edit and upload these final videos
so you are just getting part 1 tonight. I'll post the rest of them this weekend.
Hope you enjoy them as much as I loved making them.
Music: "Querencia" & "The Music Box" by Ottmar Liebert
My desk at night.
*Oh, I almost forgot to tell you...I began filming this video with the camera on my right and noticed after a while that my hand was blocking the action a little so on Parts 2 & 3 I changed the camera to my left hand side and it was much better.


Wall of Curiosities

Wall of curiosities

Wall of curiosities

Wall of curiosities
If you click on the photos it will take you to Flickr where I placed notes with links
to all the lovely artists represented on my wall.

*I will be back with a much anticipated video this afternoon ;)

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Siesta

The Siesta
Shhhh...don't wake him up :)
Still debating whether or not to put color on this one,
what do you think?