Thursday, November 29, 2012

tis the season

I like how this is coming along. Hopefully I'm going to make the cut-off for printing wrapping paper on Spoonflower.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

more bee love

Still playing with little bee motifs. Other ideas are brewing. I'm not a one trick pony, just a little fixated at the moment on the bee. But I've been sketching and thinking about branching out trying new things, sitting down and really trying to focus on developing new work. But it is hard, the day is not long enough, literally. Why does the day have to get so much shorter in winter? At least my desire to knit is engaged now and soup making, those things come easy. But sitting down to draw at the end of a long day, I find that really hard. Just noticed how sunny this is. I guess I can just work on making my own sunshine til the days come back.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

bee bookmarks

I recently put together some book marks for sharing with family and friends and thought I'd share here too. The patron saint of the blog, the little bee is available in bookmark form over on my printables page.

design week highlights

I recently spent  an afternoon at Baltimore Print Studios for a studio tour.  They had lots of lovely work up and we all made our own papercraft vandercook printing press. This was one of the events I made it to for Baltimore Design Week. Another highlight from the week would have to be the session with my good friend Helen Armstrong, exploring custom letter forms and the joys of participatory design. I had tons o' fun hanging out with a room full of designers who like to doodle.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

little wings

A couple new designs with the patron saint of the blog.

Friday, July 27, 2012

all about me

Just thought I'd share a shot I took recently of my leave behind package. I've been putting it to good use. Hopefully more good things will come my way. So far so good.

Friday, July 13, 2012

little ladies for my little lady

As soon as I can narrow down my wish list a tad, these lovely creations by Ellen Giggenbach are coming to live with us. I am less than two weeks shy of turning 40 and it seems that the closest thing to a mid-life crisis I can muster is that I am buying tons of children's art, ostensibly for my children. I love the 4 Seasons Paper Lamp Shade, the Three Little Houses paper craft kit and the Pretty Lady Stacking Doll. I gleaned from Ellen's artist statement that her art is made from hand cutting and assembling graphic shapes from art papers that she paints with vibrant artists acrylics. You can read more about her lovely work here.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

a magical menagerie

Junzo Terada's Magical Menagerie has taken up residence at our house. The boy and I had great fun assembling all 20 animals in one sitting. We gave one to Auntie. And one to grandma. The boy got the lion's share. But he did manage to share the lion with his baby sister.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

a new bird

Actually a color refresh. But he feels like a whole new bird.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

more gorgeous gifts

More gorgeousness from Nonna. I am getting totally spoiled by her generosity and talent. I love the colors and patterns on this tumbler pattern bag. Nonna gets a new Bernina and we get to reap all the benefits. She is really getting quite good with the free hand quilting. I love how she echos the design of the black and white curling line fabric with her free hand work. So lovely.

quilt love

Nonna made us the most amazing quilt for our tenth anniversary with gorgeous Hoffman batiks.