Saturday, November 13, 2010

Getting ready for a holiday boutique

Tomorrow I'm participating in a private home party, a small holiday boutique. I don't expect to have a lot of sales but it's getting me started again with selling my work. I haven't sold anything in quite a while and it will also allow me to get ready for my Etsy...I have been putting that off long enough! Here are some linocuts I did and I'm using them to make cards and making small prints for gift tags:) The black version is the best because that's printed on good quality paper . The reds and greens are printed on cards made of watercolor paper. I am working away:)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Been sketching:)

I am happy to say I've been sketching every day. I am on a streak, yahoo!
Here are a few journal pages from last week. This one below was so much fun to do. I am not too thrilled about toy guns, but there was alot of detail in this toy. I just love getting in to the details with my pens:)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My handmade book

The book-making workshop will be coming round again in December at Red Bow Studio and I am really looking forward to making another journal. Jenn is coming again to teach and she is such a good and patient instructor! Patricia showcased some pages of my book on her blog and here are a few shots that she took:

I started reading some of Danny Gregory's work and he is so inspiring. I don't know how you can keep your hands off of a pen, pencil, brush after checking out his book Creative License!

I am trying to make a concerted effort to sketch everyday. I will post some images soon!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

New work!

Here is some work that I did at Red Bow.This was a terrific class, Patricia had us journal our week. I jumped right in!

that shiny red tape adds alot of pop!

This weekend I was looking for some old halloween decorations (and I mean old, I'll have to post them) and I came across a huge Arches watercolor block that I had. I remember this paper frustrating me so much and deciding to just putting it away a few years ago. Well time changes things. I have to say I have come around and am really enjoying this hot pressed paper.
Below are some leaves that I found leaving Oyster Bay this weekend, there are some imaginary ones as well. I am glad I picked the red background. At first I wasn't sure but I'm happy with that and like the touch of orange as well. Its not big, 2.5"x 3.5", ACEO size:

The one that got me started:

same style, so much fun to do!:

My all-time favorite doodle:

Some more fun:

I think purple and green are terrific together :

I've got to remember to stop by Cathy's shop and tell her "My chrysanthemum stones are working!" LOL!

Monday, October 4, 2010


I have done some drawings that I scanned the other day. I wanted to post them up to get them "out there" and not hidden in my sketch book. I think they are really cute. I feel like I should give them names...? I spent some time coloring the second, sunflowery one on Photoshop the other night. I'll have to post that one soon, as well. I love drawing in black and white.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Leaf Creatures

Saw this on another blog and had to put this up. I love these animals!
They are called "des Feuilles tres, tres chouettes" which translates as "very, very cute leaves"..aren't they? I think the peacock is my favorite!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Impromptu Printing Class at Red Bow Studio

Joey and I were lucky enough to go to Red Bow's print class last week and we had a blast!Above are three blocks that I carved at Patricia's impromptu workshop. I was so psyched by what we did we went out and bought some additional supplies at Dick Blick (wow) so we can do a little more work this weekend on our own. I have to photograph Joey's block as well as the printed cards we made. Next post:)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Journaling class # 2 at Red Bow Studio

Having a great time at journaling class at Patricia's studio ( I am looking forward to next week's class. There is a book binding class that I think I would like to try out too...good stuff! Here is what I accomplished on the 8/31:

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Today Google has the best "GOOGLE" ever! I love Alphons Mucha's work. Mucha is one of my favorite artists. His style is so unique and I love the graphic quality. When you click on the Google image it takes you to all types of links to Mucha info. One of them is I've been on the site browsing and came across another set of terrific images.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Red Bow Studio

I had an awesome time at Red Bow Studio ( tonight! I am so happy about what I accomplished this evening. I was so much fun not having to setup and clean up at home. We had to focus on a color and bring items that served as inspiration. Of course, I picked my favorite color of all time - green. Patricia, the studio owner/instructor, has so much material, tools, paints, etc to available to use. What a terrific time. I love the idea of this studio and am so glad I can attend. I am looking forward to next week's class where the focus is on drawing. This is what I did tonight:
So much fun!

Monday, March 22, 2010


I love this book and am half way thru. I started yesterday and if I didn't have to work I'd have finished it today. I really enjoy this story and the way its written.

(^^here's the book, Ma^^)

How cute is that photo on the front? Gosh, Paul loved Julia!! AND the movie was awesome! Its all about a girl, a blog and a cook book.

Amy Adams is great and Meryl Streep is amazing. Alot of fun! Bon Appetit!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A desk to work at and a table to eat at...

Got my desk and our dining table yesterday!! Carl and I dropped Joe at Grandma's so that they can work on their 'project' together and we went furniture hunting. I think we went thru Centereach six times. Something that Carl wasn't thrilled about..LOL!! It is so nice being able to eat at a normal table. We were using our game table as a dining table and it was just not the same. We got the desk at Furnikit in Holbrook. Its twice the size of the desk I am working on now. Still have to build it but Carl and Joe are out visiting friends now and the desk can wait, for sure. The weather has been amazingly gorgeous and we all need to be out in it rather than inside building.