Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Spring Thing

nesting hummingbirds

It's a spring thing. 
Three more paintings in my shop.
Take a peek!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spring Botanicals

Harbinger of spring.
My #palette
fritillaria redux
spring botanicals
I've been painting away for the last few weeks.
Four new spring botanical paintings are available in my shop tonight 
and I'm finishing up several more so stay tuned for another update very soon.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Outside In

I love this time of year! Spring just feels great.
I couldn't resist painting fritillaria. The checkered petals were calling my name.
You know me and patterns!
My lenten roses, hellebores, are blooming in my cottage garden.
Tommies are popping up all over the lawn which makes me smile,
especially since I was on my knees for a very long time last fall planting them.
Twig type
I'm working on my twig typography in between other projects.
bunny and brushes
 Bringing the outside in for some new paintings.
I'll have a shop update soon.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Inspiration | Earthy Palette

pussy willows
Pussy willows on the first day of spring.
antique pyrography
A lovely pyrography silhouette from 1904.
Withered pine needles
Withered pine needles. I love that rusty red.
my favorite things
I'm slightly obsessed with Chan Luu's wrap bracelets.
The carved bird is from Little Byrd Vintage.
found feathers
Pretty grey feathers found on my walk today.
the window seat
The window seat in my studio. A warm and cozy spot.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Patterns Everywhere I Go

Floss Silk tree
Floss Silk Tree
Bromeliads #airplants
Begonia Maculata
Begonia Maculata
Whisk Fern
Whisk Fern

We just spent a much needed break in the sunshine state.
A visit to the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is always enchanting and
I had to share a few pictures with you. No doubt they will inspire some new work.
Anyhoo, I am back in the studio looking out on six more inches of snow!
Hoping spring will come sooner than later. Savoring the memories of the last few days.
If you have a moment,  hop on over to Storey Publishing's blog.
 They posted a little Q & A with me and are having a book + print giveaway!
Have a great week all!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Changes Afoot

The snowdrops are blooming!
life changing bread
Window in my studio
A little nature collection at my studio.
A soupy green wash on my palette.
Pantherskin Creek
Tufts of green grass down by Pantherskin Creek.
A closer look
There's still snow on the ground but there are changes afoot.
Wishing you all a wonderful week!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Signs of Spring

A bunch of tulips
I'm banishing winter away with a bunch of tulips.
Yesterday was so promising with little signs of spring outside.
And then the snow started falling last night. One more storm. 
Twig typography
Looking ahead to warmer days, I'm finally getting to work on a little series 
that I've been thinking about for over a year. Twig typography!
I love, love, love type and fonts and hope you do too.
I'm nearly half way through the alphabet and 
I can't wait to see all of the letters assembled together!