Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Finding Balance

Prints available in my Etsy shop.

I've been asked several times to explain this particular piece, so I wanted to take a moment to tell you what this painting means to me and why I created it with the unusual black sun as the focus.

"Dancing Leaves" is from a particular childhood memory. Its a memory I have each fall, as I watch the wind blow the leaves from the trees. This memory is of one fall day that I was outside, alone, left to explore my surroundings. I remember being particularly fascinated by a pile of leaves that were continuously picked up by the wind. I watched these leaves for some time, swirl and dance around me. I wanted to capture the playfulness and the magic of this moment in this painting with the fun and colorful dancing pink leaves, but I also wanted it to portray something deeper.   I painted the contrasting black sun to represent mystery and balance in life.

Finding balance is something I strive to do each day, and I believe it will be my focus this next year.  What do you hope to accomplish in 2016?  Please share in the comments below.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Eye Pillows Available for Pre-Order!

I am thrilled to offer these eye pillows.  Details are on the pre-order page.  Now available in my Etsy Shop.

Midnight Garden Eye Pillow

Unique, modern packaging.

Vibrant, eco-friendly printing on organic cotton sateen fabric.

Full Moon Eye Pillow

Soft, light weight linen back.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Inside My Journal

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A weekly update dedicated to revealing the pages of my journal.
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Monday, August 31, 2015

Set Sail...

Bringing you inspiration today.  Feel free to share with someone you wish to inspire!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Style Guide: Summer Meadow

Summer is coming to an end, but those summer memories can stay alive.  I hope you enjoy this collection of handmade goods inspired by a breezy summer day.

Floral Meadow Print Pillow Covers in pink, red, green and grey. Set of two (2) covers for 20x20 inserts. Amy Butler fabric.
Floral Meadow Pillow Covers by Kangaroo Stitches

Summer Grove Blanket by Three Bedding Wishes Co.

Meadow // 8 oz. Natural USA Grown Soy Candle
Meadow Candle by Northern Aura

Heart Real dried dandelion, Terrarium necklace, botanical jewelry, woodland pendant, Real dried dandelion,
Dandelion Terrarium Necklace by Creative Studio ML

Bohemian Hanging Lavender Sachet - Flower Petals
My own lavender sachets, inspired by summer.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Studio Sunday: Upcoming Event and New Organic Lavender Sachets in Development

Often when I am referring to "my studio" I really mean "whatever space I can find in my house."  At the moment there are four freshly varnished paintings on the floor near my desk.  Not exactly the vision I had of my own studio, but over there years I've learned to make do with inefficient space!  These paintings will be dry in time for my last Bay View Art in the Park event of there year.

New organic eye pillows, featuring some of these artwork, are in the making.  I sourced an eco-friendly printing service that prints beautiful reproductions of my work.  It is so exciting to see my paintings on fabric!  They will be filled with organic lavender, jasmine and flax seed.  I hope to have them available at a special price by the end of September.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015