Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Trio

New Trio
Three little stamps I carved up today to decorate the envelopes I use for the shop.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Gwen Frostic

Gwen Frostic
Have you ever heard of Gwen Frostic? I fell in love with her work after reading a feature article in the March 2005 Martha Stewart Living magazine.
Gwen Frostic's work @ MSL magazine
The last time we were in the US I was really excited to find a lovely bird-themed
block print Note Card set at Anthropologie. Aren't they enchanting?
I feel inspired to make a four color block print of my own...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mockingbird Stamp

Martha's Bird Stamp
Commissioned hand carved stamp for my friend Martha
based on one of her beautiful photographs.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wild Things

Wild thing
Wild thing
Wild thing
Wild thing
Wild thing
Pompoms galore!
Wild thing
Took them on my recent visit to our building site.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

For you

I made a line drawing of the birdie I used for the Linen Tea Towel as a little gift for you.
Click here to see it BIGGER, download it, print it and enjoy!
I'd love to see it when you're done, so don't forget to take a picture of it.
I added a flower just because :)

Embroidered Tea Towel

Embroidered Tea Towel
It was fun to use needle and thread again, I hadn't done it in a while.
I used chain stitch. It's my favorite stitch to "draw" on fabric.
I got the pretty linen tea towel at Manos.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Parts

Topography of a Bird
I'm having these made as postcards and will be at the shop soon :)
Maybe some t-shirts? What do you think?

Monday, March 22, 2010

On my desk tonight

On my desk tonight
Enjoying some quiet time & playing with my watercolors.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring is here!

Spring is here :)
Precious vermilion flycatcher I spotted today in our neighborhood.
I am SO looking forward to all the flowers...

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Tender Loving Care

TLC
Tending to my plants this morning under the "supervision" of my furry sidekick.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Not Yet

Father's Day
Work related...will tell you more about it soon ;)
Watercolor, acrylic ink & collage.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Desert Bird

Desert Bird
Micron pen & collage on recycled paper.
9 x 12 inches

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Labor of Love

Labor of Love
Photos of our 'work in progress' home soon :)

Monday, March 08, 2010

Desert Song

Desert Song
Watercolor, acrylic ink & collage on paper.
9 x 12 inches.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Magnolias

Magnolias digital collage
I created this digital collage using some drawings I made yesterday,
while fascinated by the beauty of these amazing, big, bold flowers.
Magnolias
I scanned & isolated the line drawings in the computer,
placed them on a digital background and played around a little :)
I've found numerous little shops @ Etsy where you can purchase
digital backgrounds & vintage images. You can go take a peek by clicking here

Thank you for your sweet words on the passing of my mom's beloved kitty.
She was very moved by your kindness :)

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Marcelita

Marcelita
My mom's 12 year old beautiful kitty passed away today. So sad...
specially because it happened at such a sad time in Chile
with of the earthquake and tsunamis.
My mom, brother & family members are all well
and suffered no harm or loss of any kind, thank the Lord.
My friend Elsita Mora has a niece that needs a helping hand in Chile.
Click here to read Graciela's story and donate if you are so inclined.
¬°Fuerza, Chile!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Snippets

Bed
Random snippets from home.
My very comfy bed with the "birdalope" linen pillow that Urban Outfitters
made last year (it sold out and is no longer available)
& the vintage Dutch (thanks Liz!) school map I just got
from Three Potato Four that I absolutely love.
New to me map
Hope your week is a creative one!