Saturday, March 31, 2012

April Calendar

April Desktop Calendar
For you my dear friends. Enjoy!
Click on the image above to make it larger and download from there.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Almost Finished

Front & Back
A lot of people asked me if I was using some kind of stabilizer
so I wanted to show you the back. I didn't use one simply out of ignorance.
I had no idea such a thing existed!
If I had known I would have probably used a water soluble type
since I have super sensitive skin and can't wear anything scratchy.
I hope to finish it this weekend.
Just need to stitch the birdie and a couple of little petals.

***Only four more sleeps before Margie & Arounna arrive! :-)

Thursday, March 29, 2012


Alegria by Geninne
The production cuts of Alegria are in!
They should start showing up in shops in two to three weeks.
More info on shops that will carry my collection can be found
at the 'Where to Buy' section at the Cloud 9 Fabrics website.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Drawing with Threads

Drawing with threads
Making progress on my very soft tee.
It's nice to change watercolors for threads once in a while.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Counting the Days

Jimson Weed
Jacaranda Tree
My dear friends Margie & Arounna are arriving all the way from Toronto
next Tuesday to spend a week with us and I'm beyond excited!
Margie was here last year and we had so much fun!
The Jacaranda trees are putting up quite the show for them :-)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Weekend Stitches

Embroidered Tee
Embroidery thread
Slowly making progress on my favorite elephant tee.
Blogged about it last year over here.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Blue ball
Turbo & I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Our will include sushi, a movie date, painting, walking & lots of lounging in pajamas.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Doors to Nowhere

Oso Viejo
Doors to Nowhere
On the way back from San Miguel we stopped at a roadside junk yard
called Oso Viejo Antiques that sells gorgeous old wooden doors & curiosities.
I was immediately drawn to the fading coats of chipped paint.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

La Casa del Vidrio

Blue & Green
Manolo, the boys & I went on a little road trip
to San Miguel de Allende this morning and visited La Casa del Vidrio.
It is a beautiful shop on Correo #11 that sells Mexican hand blown glass.
Manolo was looking for a glass vase to turn into a pendant lamp
for our house and he found a perfect chartreuse one!
I brought home one of those HUGE turquoise glass hearts :-)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ocean Bird

Ocean Bird
Watercolor, collage & acrylic ink on Twinrocker paper. 6 x 8 inches.

Monday, March 19, 2012


Little drawers
Original black/white artwork from Becca Stadtlander
& Lizzy Stewart & photo by D.S. Brennan
Inspiration Board
Inspiration board includes: Sparrow by Diana Sudyka,
Butterflies by D.S. Brennan, Rock Specimen Box by Cori Kindred,
2012 Calendar by Camilla Engman, Bird-Girl paper cut by Elsita.
Olaf Hajek
Olaf Hajek's gorgeous art book "Flowerhead". Super inspiring!
Zippered pouch collection
My lovely and growing collection of zippered pouches.
Mayority from Bookhou. Others from Enhabiten, Skinny LaMinx & Linea carta.
Lots of cool new links for you today :-) Enjoy!

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Diary page from 1993
Diary page from the summer of 1993.
I can't believe this is almost 20 years old and I still draw those same flowers.
I hadn't discovered watercolor yet and always had my HUGE box
of soft core Prismacolor pencils with me.
I started using watercolors in the beginning of 1994 and never looked back :-)

Friday, March 16, 2012

String & Button

Recycled Envelopes
Closure detail
I spent yesterday afternoon recycling some more of my discarded prints
into small envelopes with string & button closures.
I used a few pretty blue eyelets I had bought last summer
when I visited my sweet friend Margie in Toronto.
I bought the little craft hammer, the eyelet setting tool & tiny hole punch
at the same craft supply chain (Michaels).
More recycling I've done with my discarded prints here, here & here.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Mushroom Jungle
All done. Watercolor and acrylic ink on handmade Saint-Armand paper.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Color Me Happy

Half Pans
On my desk today.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Spring has sprung in my neck of the woods & the Jacaranda trees
are about to burst in purple song all around Queretaro.