Friday, January 08, 2010

Due to circumstances beyond my control my blog has moved here

Monday, January 04, 2010

Remains of the Day

If you haven't checked out Mary Ann Moss' class....what are you waiting for? It is the most fun to be had online! We are making Remains of the Day journals jammed with all those bits of flotsam and jetsam you have just laying around making you feel guilty. Here is my cover almost finished-

I say almost finished as my toy sewing machine exploded (not really) so I ordered a new 'real' one. Yes, that how much I LOVE this class....I bought a new sewing machine!!! Here it is open

Chenille, velvet and linen...yum.

Here is some (and I mean just a little) of the scarps waiting to be sewn-

I am officially stalking my mailman.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Prezzie Tags

I'm lucky enough to have five little girls in my life. Of course I have to jazz up their prezzies with personal gift tags!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Saturday, August 08, 2009

I am staying with friends while I transition back to Cali from Santa Fe. Often one of the little girls will come into my room and sit at my desk carefully examining the things arranged there. The tableau changes often with new treasures picked up at local garage sales. Here I have my treasured antique Ganesha that was a gift from a jeweler I met in India, a card designed by the beautiful Anahata Katkin, a little bronze bird bud vase I picked up at an estate sale, and a lotus votive candle holder I got while on location in Vancouver. It's important for me to have a little corner of my own while I search for my new home.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009


I love making Mandalas! This one is for my friend, Sarah's birthday next month. Hope she likes it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gift With Purchase

Sometimes you buy something online and when it arrives at your doorstep you discover an added bonus. This is what happened when this goodie arrived from Magpie Mary

That sewing pattern wrapping paper and the little button really made me smile. It was an unexpected "Gift with purchase". After admiring it and then photographing it I carefully tore into it...

Two vintage ledgers begging to be gutted and turned into something else!
With oodles of pages like these.....

To cut, glue, and play with!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Little Isabel turned 8 years old! To celebrate, her Mom got her this painting which she refuses to part with for even a second. She hung it on the wall of her top bunk so she can see it first thing every morning and last thing every night. Too cute!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Hippie Love

Ever since I designed the movie Dick, I've loved the hippie style. Apparently, so do teen and pre teen girls! Every girl over 10 years old that saw this painting wanted it. That said...the painting was purchased by a middle aged.... MAN!

Monday, July 06, 2009


After a long self exile I'm re-emerging. I moved back to California after two long, lonely years in Santa Fe. It feels so good to be home! While I waited out the various actual and de facto strikes in my industry I started doing painting commissions for children. So much fun! Here is one I just finished up for a baseball loving boy.