Hey everyone! It’s Friday, which means I’m scrambling to finish up work before my big weekend, but I wanted to pop in and show you what I’ve been working on. I wasn’t going to do calendars this year, but my friends and few locals asked me (pretty much ORDERED ME) to make one, so I’ve done it. I’m doing things a little differently this year, in that I’ve chosen ONE design, and all the calendars will be made to order. I’ll do an order every week until New Year, and then that is it. My first order will go to the printer on Monday and I’ll ship on Wednesday or Thursday.
So, without further ado, here is the 2014 Limited Edition Calendar featuring my painting, “Leo”. There’s lots to love about this palette and it’s sure to brighten up your walls, even on the dreariest of days. This calendar is 11″x17″ on 100# linen archival stock. Each calendar is signed below the art. At the end of the year, you can snip off the calendar and frame your print with a standard 10″x10″ frame. So, go snap one up for yourself, and a friend, because after 1 January, they’ll be gone. Thanks for reading!
I just really feel like paintings should be like this. Bright saturated colors, bold strokes, and lots of energy. Art should capture a moment in time, and this is definitely a moment for bright colors.
1. ‘Stumblin in the neon Groves’ – Francesca Spille for ‘PUNKTURE’
2. Flock – Nadege Monchera Baer
3. Bright As Quiet – Claire Desjardins
This last one especially just makes me feel really happy. I think Claire Desjardins is wildly talented. You can find all these artists on Saatchi Online. I recently uploaded a few of my paintings to Saatchi and I’m really loving the community they provide. Inspired by these and so many other bright works — I’ve purchased a few large canvases for some new projects I want to work on over the holidays. I’ve got a feeling some neon is on my future.
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Hi guys! We’ve had a busy week so far, catching up on everything we were putting off during the A Practical Wedding launch. In my spare time I’m obsessing about my living room. We are having a dinner party this Sunday and I have been been planning to fluff the whole downstairs for the occasion. Now, I can’t go off and buy a couch, even though I am really over the dark brown micro-fiber set we have that is missing almost ALL it’s buttons. (Darn kids!). My husband and I agreed when our youngest turns 5, we will get a fresh couch. So, for NOW, I have to settle for fresh pillows & throws to add a punch of color or interest.
I came across this room on Desire To Inspire (one of my favorite interior design haunts) and loved the bright simplicity of this with the rustic touches. My husband would never agree to having giant logs in the house — he’s not from Oregon and doesn’t get my obsession with wood — but those big solid elements really make this room for me. The pillows I could definitely pull off, and perhaps even that wicker chair. A note on wicker: I like the look of this wicker chair, but the SOUND of wicker always bugs me. SO squeaky.
Door Sixteen just featured these adorable pillows from Fine Little Day and showed them off in her own home. I just love the light & dark in this vignette, and those pillows are perfect with that chair and the earthy touch of the pottery.
This won’t happen before Sunday, of course, but I’m seriously considering this DIY from my amazing friend & client Justina Blakeney. I’m imagining something like this in our stairwell, which sadly is STILL empty because I don’t know how to decorate a stairway. I also love the fact that she has a giant happy YELLOW couch. I could never have a yellow couch because I’m clumsy and I love red wine. Come to think of it…I should probably just get blowup furniture. :)
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Hello crew! My little studio is busting at the seams with artwork. I’ve got tons of new paintings, all different sizes & prices, that would look lovely gracing your walls.
“Verge” – 12″x12”
“Voyeur” – 12″x16
“Magnolia” – 10″x10″
“Clawfoot” – 12″x12″
“Yvaine” – 18″x24″
“Rosselini” – 12″x16″
“Sunday Morning 2″ -20″x20″
You can probably tell I was watching a lot of movies whilst painting these. Something about these cozy days of fall makes me just love hunkering down and painting like mad with an old film playing in the background. As always, if you’re a local and considering purchasing, contact me first and I’ll give you a coupon code for 15% off & free shipping.
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My oldest daughter is 4. I don’t know if you know what 4 is like, but it’s… intense. She talks pretty much non-stop. She’s got opinions about EVERYTHING, and blows me kisses all day long. Last night she told me a story that I have to share with you here. This is it, pretty much verbatim.
“I have to tell you about Galloping Turkeys. They have a body of a turkey, but with horsey feet. It’s sad because most of the Galloping Turkeys were killed by hunters, except one brave one who escaped to the dark side of Earth which is called, Strainia (?).”
She said she knows about the Galloping Turkeys because she is going to study them when she grows up to become a scientist. I’m fixated on the hilarious imagery here, and of course, Daddy is fixated on the fact that she wants to be a lady scientist, which, granted, is totally flipping awesome.
I posted this story on Facebook, and my friend & artist, Jack Fowler, created this amazing piece of art. I mean… WHOAH. That is one seriously bad ass Galloping Turkey.