Thursday, June 28, 2007


I just noticed that my most favourite shop on etsy, Anabella Designs, listed some *new* enamel pendants! BEAUTIFUL! I I love the colour combo of turquoise and green and the Mehandi inspired designs is stunning! Check her out :)


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Check out the beautiful picture above. It's from Lanita. The colour is stunning.

So I had my class last night and I'm alllllllmost finished my repeat pattern assignment. I'm super happy with the colour pink I mixed (I do have a swatch and a strike off which I will take pictures of and post). I started to print on the tan linen but didn't get finished so the finished fabric won't be completed until next week. I can't wait! It's really looking good.

Have a good day! It's another really HOT day here. I love it!


Monday, June 25, 2007

The link to my treasury :)

Hope you'll check it out :)


I got a treasury!

Yay! Unfortunately because I'm at work, I can't get to it so that I can grab the link, but if you go to etsy, into treasury and look for the one called "Got one"...that's me :D Above is actually one of the things listed in my treasury. It's by Print Maker Jen. Really lovely, bright watercolours.

Alright, day job time. *yawn*

Friday, June 22, 2007

Good morning and happy Friday!

Feels great that it's Friday! We're getting some really lovely weather right now and I think it's going to keep up for the weekend, so that's cool! :)

So this morning while I was checking out etsy, I came across Michelle Brusegaard's shop. I can relate to her, she does tons of different things. I love the place mats and napkins pictured above. Beautiful!

*sigh* alright, day job time.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Good morning all. Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments and emails on my last post. I had my class last night and decided to work on the first design idea. It's changed a bit but I still kept true to the original. I'm still working on the layout of it (lots of measuring and such) but I promise to post the end result! I may be able to get it printed next Tuesday if all goes well.

In the meantime, here is some eye candy. Check out these leaf bowls by pottery artist, Lynn Cardwell. I love the shape of them as well as the colour combination she used. So lovely!

Alright, I suppose it's day job time.


Monday, June 18, 2007

3 design ideas for yardage assignment

OK, so I completed the story board for each of my ideas. The fabric I will be printing on is a tan coloured linen, as well as a tan coloured cotton. Here they are:

#1. The inspiration for this idea came from Gustav's "the kiss". It's my interpretation of a small portion of the pattern on the woman's dress. I would print this on the tan linen using the hot pink colour you see in the pictures.

#2. The inspiration for this idea came from, well... my own sketches. I use this image (the three flowers) for greeting cards. I would print this in the avocado green you see pictured here.

#3. The inspiration for the last design idea came from one of the exhibitions at the Portland Art Gallery during my April visit out west (Oregon). I can't really remember what piece it came from but it was my interpretation of something that was carved into wood. I would print this using red, again on the tan linen.

Well, I only have time to print just one of the patterns above. I think I may go with the first one but who knows...we'll see when I get to class. That's just the type of girl I am.


Monday morning

Happy Monday All. *yawn*

It was a crazy weekend full of bbqs and father's day chaos. BUT I survived! Unfortunately I didn't get a lot of work done like I had planned but c'est la vie.

SO tonight I have to get going on my design ideas for my repeat yardage assignment. I'm excited about that, I have some ideas, so hopefully they translate well on to paper so that I can shoot my screen tomorrow and start printing (silk screening).

Oh one more thing, I've posted about her before but I have to tell you the work that Ali J has been posting in her shop, Aussie Patches...SO awesome! I love it. Check out one of her newest illustrations above.


Friday, June 15, 2007

A couple of things I'm loving right now...

I bought this cute cameo pin from The Black Apple. I love it. Presently it resides on my purse, guarding the jewels :)

This gocco print I purchased from Sugar Loop. *I really need to get me a gocco*

I apologize for the lack of posts lately, things have been really busy and well, you know how that is. More to come over the next few days. *smooches*

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I'm really loving the art created by Briana Lamar (moonswallow). Really cool stuff at affordable prices (I've said it before, I love affordable art). Check out her shop.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Super cute!

Check out the clutch pictured above. I love flower embroidered pattern on it. The craftanista is KM Stitchery. Check out her shop today!

Have a great day!

Friday, June 8, 2007

No good can come of this...

So...10 sketches, right? Right. I must warn you that I got into the port wine (my favourite Taylor Fladgate), so they are messy but I'm happy with them. Messy seems to be my personal style of drawing (and other things too, ha-ha).

1. Brayer Roller, graphite on paper

2. Port wine glass, graphite on paper.
3. Scissors, graphite on paper

4. Tape, graphite on paper
5. Nail Polish Bottle, graphite on paper
6. Pendant (anabella designs), graphite on paper

7. Water bottle, graphite on paper
8. Digital camera, graphite on paper
9. Pen, graphite on paper

10. Purse by Persnickity Designs, graphite on paper

Fantastic Artist: Isabelle Tuchband

I originally saw some work from Ms Tuchband in a decor magazine. It really appealed to me because of all the colour and the real Latin flair of it. So I googled her (love Google) and found her website. Love her work, very inspiring, I hope you like it too.
On another note, my back is ever so slightly better. I do feel I'm on my way to a full recovery. It seems I bounce back quick, which is great.
Tonight I have to work on 10 sketches for my drawing class tomorrow (if any good comes out of it, I will post them).
Happy Friday All! Day job time.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

*the yumi yumi shop*

is soooooooooooooo delicious. Check out her shop there are some really beautiful pieces in there and they are totally affordable. *three cheers for affordable art*
In other news, my back still feels horrible but I'm back at work today. Sigh. I really need a weekend right about now.
Day job time. Chat later.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

My lady all coloured

Yeah since I can't do much, I have all the time in the world to draw which is nice (if there is any benefit to being laid up, it's this one).

Last post I posted a sketch of a lady, here she is all coloured.


Well, I'm at home today, not for fun stuff either, my back pain won't let up so I'm trying to concentrate on getting rid of this pain in Send me happy, healthy back thoughts PLEASE.

I did go to my silk screening class last night since I had t-shirts pinned to the table in the middle of the whole process so I had to get it done. As promised, here are some pics. They aren't the best, I'm still experimenting on how to take a decent t-shirt pic without wearing it. The t-shirts above are my first batch. I will be printing on American Apparel t-shirts, I just need to get them ordered.

Below is a sketch I created while lying flat on my back, trying to get better. It was inspired by a book I just bought on Art Deco fashion called just that, Art Deco Fashion by Suzanne Lussier (a beautiful little book full of coloured pics). And of course this new obsession of mine stems from the movie The Painted Veil I mentioned a few posts ago. Hope you will watch it.

Alright, time to rest. Ciao and smooches.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

A whole lot of awesomeness

OMG, I was just checking out etsy and came across Evian Design I LOVE her stuff! Check out the illustration above...fantastic!
Ok, day job time. Later.

Too many cute things to mention

I love this shop called Repurpose. The artist makes things out of vintage finds. Check out the super cute pics above.
I apologize for the short post, I haven't been feeling very well lately. I seem to have hurt my back so I'm trying to concentrate on getting better. I will post more soon. Be well.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Summer colours

I apologize for being MIA the last 3 days, my home computer has been acting up and I've had a ton to do. Overall it was a nice weekend, especially the nice hot it!

I seem to be inspired lately by summer colours. Check out the picture above. I have lots of jewel tones in the studio. Included in the pic: paper, envelope, a mug I picked up at Starbucks on sale that looks like a little flower pot and a monoprint I created using a technique that includes a screen, silk dyes and wallpaper paste, weird, no? I like the end result.

Hope you all had a nice weekend!