Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Oh hey there.. It's been awhile

Oh my goodness! It has been so long!
Well.. it has been one super crazy year and there is such a back-log of posting to be done!
It feels like, "what hasn't happened this year?" and where do I begin??? So many sales and experiments, a new jewelery line, a move to a new house in time for the holidays, a letterpress purchase and just for kicks, my partner in crime (Stefan) and I went and tied the knot and then traipsed off to Spain for a honeymoon! But we'll fill in all those details later :P

This past weekend Flock and Gather had our first official Christmas Sale and boy was it a doozy! Balloons, cookies, tons of vendors from all over and a great turn out! I got to design the poster again it was a blast as usual! :D Everyone worked sooo hard and the results were amazing! So thanks to everyone who participated and also to those who came out to attend!

And as for myself, I did a couple of little paintings over the last couple of weeks.. the start of a new series I think. Here's a wee peak!

Happy winter everyone!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Brings New Cards!

Yay! There are some ultra fun new cards in my collection, that some of youmay have seen at the Flock & Gather sale on February 12th! If not, here they are you lucky ducks! I'm pretty sure I had an almost illegal amount of fun making these! And you'll notice a couple of party hat sparrows in the mix for all occasion celebratory giving!!!!

Happy trails kids!


Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum.....

The other day, I stumbled across the photos Stefan took for this awesome cake I made over the holidays and they were too fun not too share! The recipe for this Vanilla Snowflake Cake came in a sweet Kraft magazine that surprises us every once in a while by arriving in our mail! Its super easy and was a huge hit when we brought it to a dinner party! The white chocolate snowflakes were a bit fiddley but a fun challenge :P

With marshmallows and hot chocolate it was soooo good for an indulgent, wintery day!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Calligraphy & Acorns

Oh Valentines!!!
Here's a little calligraphy practice and one
of the Valentine Card designs from the Feb. 12th sale
with Flock and Gather! This design also comes in a button,
which, to my joy! Stefan wears with pride!

Happy love month everyone!

The Traveling Sketchbook: 2

Wellety, wellety...

A few weeks ago I kissed my book goodbye and sent it off to see the world!
Since there are lots of people who won't be able to see in on tour, I thought I'd share some "wee moments" from the sketchbook I submitted
to Art House Co-op's sketchbook project! For the project I took apart the book and made it into a concertina format so it opens up into one giant long image. I really like those for some reason :P I filled it up with lots of sketches, and it became a bit of a stream of consciousness for all my thoughts on home and what it means :P The back side is a suuuuper neon green with bits of text that kept popping up in my mind :P
It was a barrel of monkey's fun and I got to try lots of new techniques and transfers that I don't normally use for sketchbooks!

Now, the scans came out a bit green, but no worries!
The full book will be digitized and online
through the sketchbook project site in the next few weeks! In the meantime, the tour has officially kicked off this past week in Brooklyn! Check out the dates and locations
to see if its swinging by a city near you and if so - go take a peak! If anyone gets a photo with my book, I'd love to see it!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Travelling Sketchbook!

Ohhh-Kay!!! There is some seriously overdue blogging to be done here!!

So to kick it off, some of you may have noticed the link off to the right for the Sketchbook Project :P I signed up for this project as a sweet way to self motivate (and get a rockin' shirt :P ) waaaay back in September/ October and now my book is filled and gone! Just like that :P

The project was tons of fun - with lots of experimentation! (Really the best part of keeping a sketchbook :P)
It will be travelling around the US and finding an eventual home in the Brooklyn Art Library. The happiest surprise was looking at the tour locations and realizing that there are people I know in a few of them that I can wrangle into checking it out! Fuuuuuuun!!!!

I'm super excited to post the photos of the book as soon as their done being edited! And check out the link to find out more about the project and other fun things in the works by ArtHouse Co-Op!!!