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"The proper use of imagination is to give beauty to the world..." Lin Yu-T'ang

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I'm Moving!


Things have been messy around here lately. One week from today, I will be opening up my new home (my new virtual home, that is) and I couldn't be more excited! This is has been several years in the making. I have some great new work to show as well as some of my older work. My new website will go live on May 27. I'll post a link here so you can find me. I can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Altered Book Exhibit at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art


Museum Of Contemporary Art, Marin, CA




This past weekend, I visited the Museum of Contemporary Art, part of the Novato Arts Center, where they were having the Altered Book exhibit/fundraiser as well as Open Studios. The Altered Book exhibit is a silent auction in which 100 Bay Area Artists use discarded books to create "book art objects". The results are creative, varied, whimsical, thought provoking and original. The show closes on May 24 with a live auction so there is still time to see these fabulous works of art. 

It was a special treat that it just so happened that it was an Open Studio day (first Sunday of every month). There are over 40 artist studios in 3 buildings at the Novato Arts Center who work in a variety of media, from oil paint and watercolor to ceramics and metal. It was wonderful to take a peek and see what the artists are working on and everyone seemed very friendly and eager to talk about their work. 

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up



A few things from the week that I found thoughtful, inspiring, funny, poignant or just great:

Thoughts and wisdom of Maxine Peake

I don't have any 2 year old boys in my life, but if I did, I would definitely knit this. Maybe I will anyway, it's just so cute!

Have you ever seen flowers this beautiful...or this gigantic?

The false economy of not making has some great points and encouragements if you're afraid of failing.

I would love to hang out here!

The most incredible paper art I have ever seen by Myriam Dion

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Weekly Wrap-Up



A few things from the week that I found inspiring, funny, poignant or just great:

Perserverance and the "slow churn" of creativity and if you liked that, you might like this book. I know I'm intrigued.

Perfect Summer Salad | Limoncello and Balsamic Strawberry Victoria Sponge Teacake

I've been looking for a little something to spruce up my bathroom a little.
I think these just might do the trick.

Puttin' these on my list for a special corner in my kitchen.

Have you seen these photos? They just might change how you think about this tiny creature.

The life of Oliver Jeffers.



Monday, April 28, 2014

Color Inspires a Neutral Corner of a Simple Living Room


I'm inspired by color. And ethnic patterns. Oh, I am such a sucker for patterns! I especially pops of color and pattern that brighten up neutrals. I love to have a basically neutral palette and then pop some bright color and patterns in there. It just seems to really bring some interest and uniqueness to a space. I found this great chair on sale at a consignment store about a week after telling my husband that I really, really liked loved the chairs we saw at Anthro. Synchronicity. I actually bought two. The other one, a completely different pattern and color scheme is in my studio space. The frames are so well made and have a lovely well-worn, rustic feel and the cushions...the best saturated colors and patterns! My heart swoons! I like to imagine just who made these chairs, what their story is, what their life is like. That's how personal these chairs feel to me. And I think they really brighten up my living room corner, don't you?

Saturday, April 19, 2014