Thursday, April 25, 2013

You are my Sunshine!

This is a new piece.  I remember singing this song to Luca when he was little.  Always made me a little emotional.  Such a sweet song/ saying that really resonates!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Modern Bugs

With the start of spring I'm seeing all sorts of creepy, crawly bugs appear.  This is an older piece I've always like featuring a variety of bugs.


Monday, April 22, 2013

I LOVE Boston

Like most people I was glued to the news coverage of last weeks events in Boston.  My brothers family lives in there. (safe and sound) Going to school not that far away from Boston I have nothing but the best memories of this wonderful, historical city.  My heart & best wishes to every Bostonian!



Wednesday, April 17, 2013

An Exercise

for me in illustrator...   S  L  O  W  L  Y  still trying to learn in between projects.  Also, a plea for spring- it was a cold, rainy 45 degrees here today!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

My Baby Brother

My baby brother (I have 3 brothers. I'm the only girl & the oldest) got married over Easter weekend in New Orleans.  I had never been to NOLA & the city took my breath away. After the big I DO's we got to march in a second line parade around the city.  Looking back at the pictures makes me smile & will continue to for years to come.
What I loved:
1. Glitter in the cracks of the street
2. color, warmth & worn look
3. music in the streets (really GREAT music!)
4. rich, beautiful architecture, roof top views
5. beignets & coffee (any time of the day)
6. the food! If you go try "The Court of Two Sisters" memorable/ amazing!
7. brightly painted shutters
8. the smell of wisteria in the air (around Easter)
9. living in the moment
10. iron work
11. street performers & the mix of interesting people
12. Being called "darling"



Friday, April 5, 2013

Something Sweet for Something GOOD!


Did you know April is Parkinson's awareness month? My Dad has Parkinson's disease.  For those of you familiar with it, you know that it can dramatically affect the person's quality of life.  In just a couple of weeks he's taking a big step & getting brain surgery. (more specifically Deep Brain Stimulation Surgery)  He has been such a shining example for me in all areas of life, And now on how to handle a major disease.  The man is truly AMAZING!

Because of this, several years ago I started trying to find out more about Parkinson's.  The Michael J. Fox Foundation is a wonderful resource & leader in research for a cure. They recently teamed up with Magnolia Bakery (the yummiest place in N.Y.) to create the official MJFF cupcake.  Available in both chocolate & vanilla you can purchase online or any local store.  Each cupcake is $3.75 & $1.75 of each purchase goes directly to PD research.  A sweet way to do something good!




Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Pattern


I've had a million things going on lately so the blog has been neglected.  So many of the projects I work on now don't come our for a year or so & with a packed schedule sadly there has been little time for NEW art! (a HUGE no- no to post any work before it hits the market)  Gone are the days were I make one print & sell it.  Now I'm working on multiple large collections & while super exciting leaves less time to play & experiment.  (which is originally what I had hoped for my blog)

On that note... Here's a little something I did give myself a bit of time to play with.
When thinking of things I love pattern & color always are at the top of the list!