Thursday, July 29, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair

If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, I highly recommend checking out the annual Renegade Craft Fair. It's an amazing group of talented artists selling their art: incredible jewelry, paintings, gift & stationery, posters, journals, you name it. If it's cool, found on Etsy and has antlers, woodsy animals or KEEP CALM written on it, you've found the mother ship.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

New Iphone camera app!!!!



Thank you, Kathleen Rossi, for showing me this latest great camera app: Pudding Camera. Can't explain the namesake, it's from Korea & I can only partially operate all its cool features but definitely worth adding to the app list. And thank you fabulously awesome Bethany Barton for posing for 1000 shots while I channeled my inner Annie Leibowitz.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Think Pink

Loved this pink beach cruiser in downtown LA! I walked by it every night in front of Rosa's (best guacamole I've had...ever???) after the gift show & really, really wanted to ride it home. The two locks & bolt to the front door suggest I wasn't the first one with this impulse.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

La-La Land

Staying at Hotel Figueroa in LA for the California Gift Show. Love this old landmark hotel...my little iphone captures the teensiest slice of it's old-school Hollywood glam cache but here's a glimpse...





Saturday, July 10, 2010

Custom collage

Saw this hanging at Kel's house last weekend and it reminded me, yes, I do custom pieces! Some of my most fun collages have been for friends & family & I am always happy to accommodate. Prices range depending on size . Please feel free to email for details....

Friday, July 9, 2010

New Journal


This doesn't quite do it justice but I've made a new journal & am loving it. I used Fabriano hot-pressed paper & followed the Teesha Moore process for book-binding. It's got a lived in, handmade feel already & I love it. It's the small things I guess. xo

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Following your bliss can be a cupcake & coffee

Or so it seems when a perfect Sunday afternoon is spent with friends having cappucinnos & cupcakes from SusieCakes Chestnut Street (yes, apparently San Francisco needs one more cupcake joint...hmmm...coconut was the best!!!) It reminded me of this collage, recently sold at Elizabeth W, in Ghiradelli Square. This one is gone but I just delivered a new batch of Carpe Diems to the store. Available now!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July!

There's nothing like a little road trip, girlfriend time and a good run out to the beach to re-boot the creative system. Happy Fourth of July!!!!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Le chien

I'm itching to get back to oil painting classes. This was my last little piece with teacher Leslie Gifford before I moved. Now if only Maira Kalman would move to Ashland, OR for private classes...in the meantime, check out her latest and greatest coffee table book. I bought mine at Prize, a wonderful retail treasure in Ashland...a must see if you are visiting.

Couldn't resist

I could not resist buying this adorable 6x6 original painting by Mati Rose yesterday. It's called "Pissy Kitty" and it's up on her blog right now. And that "SOLD" notice means it's in a box heading to my front door as we speak!!! Yay!!!!!