Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Lines Wander

Dogwood Birdhouse
Dogwood Birdhouse. Sepia micron pen on paper. 6"x 8".

Monday, January 30, 2012


Poppy Flowers
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
-Paul Klee

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Sea

Seaweed prints from the 1800s
Bits of the ocean
Digital collage inspired by my beautiful collection of seaweed prints from the 1800s.
My stuff at Anthropologie
My Sticky Notes & Pocket Planner at the Fashion Valley
Anthropologie store in San Diego when we visited last October.
Seeing my birdies "in the wild" is always very exciting :-)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sofia & Matteo

Sofia & Matteo
A little birdie told me that Sofia & her three year old brother Matteo
are big fans of my blog and check it first thing every morning.
Sofia turned 11 yrs old last week. Happy birthday!
I am very honored! I made these birds just for them :-)
Big hug all the way to the Netherlands!

Happy Yellow

On my desk
For years and years I thought I didn't like yellow, but I was wrong :-)
It's impossible to not be happy working with those beautiful proteas on my desk.
I'm getting a batch of orders ready to ship and working on the cover of my book!
I'm not allowed to tell you the title just yet but it's about hand carved stamps
& it will be published by Lark Books in the fall. I can wait to share it with you!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Beautiful Ocala

Magnolias in bloom with spanish moss.
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Golden Yellows
Oaks covered in Spanish moss
After the rain
Salt water pool
I fell head over heels in love with the majestic oaks covered in Spanish moss
and the gorgeous magnolias that were still in full bloom.
If it had been warmer those days I would have enjoyed my dad's salt water pool.

My Art on His Walls

On my dad's walls
I was deeply touched to see so much of my artwork on my dad's walls.
If you click on the photo above it will take you to my Flickr where I've put several notes with descriptions of some of the pieces displayed on this wall.
I don't even remember when I made him those little faux terracotta pots.
Eggshell Frame
This is an IKEA mirror that I covered with a mosaic made with egg shells.
I love how he displayed my painted goldfish on a fishbowl.
This kitty was his birthday gift last year. It sits on one of his office desks.
On his walls
Most of the pieces were made during my school & college years.
I am so very blessed to still be doing what I love & forever thankful
to both my parents for always encouraging my creativity.

Monday, January 23, 2012

My Dad's Art

My dad's beautiful art
My dad's beautiful art
My dad's beautiful art
My dad's beautiful art
My dad's beautiful art
My dad's beautiful art
My dad's beautiful art
I'm back home after a lovely visit with my dad & his beautiful wife Lizbeth.
I'm glad I took my camera so I could take photos of my dad's wonderful artwork.
The bird is a tribute to a beloved pet cockatiel he used to have.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

In My Fathers House

In My Father's House
In My Father's House
My father's treasures.
Hello! I'm blogging today all the way from my dad's place in Ocala, FL.
This letterpress tray is where he keeps his little treasures
including the pink duck safety pin that used to hold my cloth diapers! :-)
Can you spot it?

Monday, January 16, 2012

My Haven

My haven
My haven
My haven
My haven
My haven
My haven
My haven
My haven
1. A harbor or anchorage; a port.
2. A place of refuge or rest; a sanctuary.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Urban Outfitters

UO framed art
I'm really excited about this one! My Walkabout print is available
at an Urban Outfitters near you in a beautiful painted tin frame
that really complements the colors of my artwork & has a lovely Mexican feel.
They carried pillows & wall art with my birdies before.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Giveaway winner!
I asked my little buddy the vermilion flycatcher to help me choose a winner:
Katy from Bellewether in Missouri, USA!!!
Please send me your mailing address as soon as possible
at geninne@gmail.com

Friday, January 13, 2012

Outside My Window

Vermilion Flycatcher
My little friend the vermilion flycatcher
was having a yummy fly buffet this morning outside my studio window :-)
Thank you so much for the great response to the tag giveaway!
You still have today until 8:00 pm CST to participate.
And just so you know...I've read every single comment ♥

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tags Giveaway!

Tag jar
Tags giveaway
When I prepare one of my watercolors to be a giclée for my shop
I do lots and lots of tests on my printer before I get the colors just right.
I've accumulated a big pile of discarded prints over the years
that I like to recycle into tiny booklets, bits for collage, buntings & tags.
I've selected twenty little tags from my stash to host a giveaway today!
Please leave a comment on this post to participate &
I will randomly select one of you tomorrow night
at around 8:00 PM Central Standard Time..
Comments will be closed at that time.
I will announce the winner Saturday morning :-)

***Coments are now closed. Thank you so much for participating!
I will announce a winner tomorrow :-)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Blue Opuntia

opuntia with birds_lo
New piece I finished over the weekend.
Watercolor on paper. 9" x 12"
Thank you so much to everyone that bought prints & originals yesterday.
It makes me so happy to know that my birdies are well loved ♥.