Friday, February 29, 2008

Illustration Friday: LEAP

Prepared pages for my daily journaling.
Watercolor, ink, hand carved stamps
and collage on paper.
I usually decorate a couple of weeks in advance
of my journal & then just write what I do every day.
You can see more of my journaling here
Click on the image above to see it BIGGER

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

New daily journal format

I started a new journal this week.
My sister in law from San Diego brought me
a really nice 5 1/2 inch square
olive green cloth covered journal
filled with watercolor paper from Dick Blick.
I love the new square format
and size of the journal.
Very practical.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: MULTIPLE

Multiple seed pods.
Watercolor on paper
made fresh for today Illustration Friday.

We're going on a little trip
to beautiful San Miguel de Allende
for a wedding this weekend.
I'll be back on Monday with
some photos to share :)

Have a lovely weekend friends,
thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Spring bunny

I thought I'd let my feathered friends rest a while
and made this for all of you dreaming of

...or fall
if you're in the southern

A couple of new prints are available at the shop
If you want to go and take a peek
click here.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

New journal

I finally found my dream journal.
It's a cotton and black foil book
8.5 x 10 inches
from the Poketo online shop.
It's called Still of the Night Dreambook.
I ordered it yesterday and can't wait for it to arrive :)
The journal I have now will end in march
and I was on the lookout for a new one...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Illustration Friday: THEORY

Ok...this is what happened, 
let me explain:
When I saw today's Illustration Friday word "Theory"
the first thing I thought of was the color theory
and the famous color wheel
...the color wheel reminded me of
peacocks of all things,
and that how I ended up with this illustration!
Thanks for stopping by,
It's always a pleasure havin' you here :)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

New stamps

Every once in a while
when I need a break from drawing...
I turn to carving :)
I bought those beautiful
vintage postcards from
Digital Collage Sheets
as a digital download,
printed and cut them at home
to be used in future collages.


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Crafty bird prints

"Crafty bird" prints are available
at my shop in a small edition of 20
on beautiful 100% hand made deckle edge paper.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Amazing view from my desk this afternoon.
You can't tell from the photo
but it was raining while the sun was out beautiful.

Friday, February 08, 2008


I bought a set of blank wood matryoshkas
on our vacation to San Diego last year
at an Urban Outfitters store
& I've been itching to paint them since...
but I was a wee anxious about starting.
I gave them a white base first
to make the colors nice and bright.
I'm painting them with acrylic paints
and lots of patience :)

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Pretty mouse pad

I re-covered my old gel mouse pad
with some nice "Hamptons"
Tana Lawn print Liberty fabric.
I used bookbinding glue to stick the fabric
to the mouse pad and it worked well.
Got the fabulous idea here

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

New toy

New toy on my desk :)
I finally replaced my beloved old iMac
with this beauty.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Bible Verse of the Week: I Kings 17:6

Watercolor & acrylic ink on paper.
You can see more visual interpretations of this verse
at our Flickr Group by clicking here.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

More birdies on wood

I'm having so much fun making
these little guys.
I'll have some up for sale at my shop next week,
I have to go to the hardware store
and get some hangers so they can
be hung on the wall.

Friday, February 01, 2008

New wire

I set up an inspiration wire
on the studio window with some lovelies to look at :)

Illustration Friday: BLANKET

Watercolor and ink on paper.
Shhhhh...don't wake little birdie up ;)
This is my 400th post...yay!
Have a beautiful weekend
and thanks for stopping by.