Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Studio update

I made some changes to the studio last week.
Needed the IKEA shelves in another room,
so I brought back the blackboard
and some metal shelves to organize all my stuff.
Oh! and I hung the bird cage by my desk
to keep me company.
The Lovebirds came to me yesterday
and asked if they could temporarily use the cage
while the new occupant arrived.
Of course, I said yes :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Shop update

A new birdie has been added to the shop!
Look for a couple of more new prints
in the shop next week,
and a small handmade edition of
"The Tiny Book of Birds",
Volumes I and II as well.

Friday, July 25, 2008

String of Pearls

-Senecio Herreianus-
commonly known as "String of Pearls".
I find this succulent utterly fascinating.

Watercolor, collage & ink on paper
9 x 12 inches
(click on the birdie to see a bigger image)

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


I treated my boys to some yummy
organic whole wheat blueberry muffins.
Early morning light in the dining room/kitchen.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Tiny Book of Birds

This is a little accordion book I made today.
I learned book binding
while visiting my sister in Spain
almost 13 years ago.
I wrote the title with watercolor and
a very fine round brush.
It makes a really cute display.
The "Tiny Book of Birds"
measures 2 by 1.5 inches.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Red Coral Bird

Watercolor, collage and ink on paper
9 x 12 inches

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Physalis Bird

Commonly known as Japanese lanterns.
Watercolor, collage and acrylic ink on paper.
9 x 12 inches

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bird cage

I bought this beautiful piece of junk last week...
I had been on the lookout for an old bird cage
for some time and I just fell in love
with this rusty metal one as soon as I saw it.
The bits of turquoise just won me over.
Now I need to make a little birdie to live in there...
The cage is 20 inches high and
13 inches in diameter.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Daffodil Bird

Watercolor, collage & ink on paper
9 x 12 inches

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Sunflower Bird

Watercolor, collage & acrylic ink on paper.
9 x 12 inches

Saturday, July 12, 2008

New prints

The birdies are back by popular demand :)
I'm working on four new limited edition bird prints that will
be sold exclusively at Stu & Janet's wonderful
Three Potato Four Shop

Watercolor, collage & ink on paper.
9 x 12 inches.

Tomorrow...another birdie.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

On my mind lately...

I've been obsessing about the ocean lately 
and I came across these wonderful
seaweed pressings at Martha Bellocq's Etsy Shop
They arrived today and I just can't stop looking at them, 
they are so very beautiful.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Ocean life

Watercolor, acrylic ink & collage
on paper. 9 x 12 inches

Cookie Magazine's Nesting Blog interview

The lovely Joanna  
wrote a follow up interview
about our home. You can read it here.