Sunday, December 30, 2007

It's all about the memories!

London's 1st Birthday - Eating his first Cake!

Ha- yesterday was London's 1st birthday- his first taste of cake went over well. He managed to dump the entire piece in his face and proceeded to stuff his little mouth. It was quite entertaining for all of our guest but of course I was nervous he was going to choke! Ah, well I am glad that we spent 2 days cleaning the house and had a b-day party for him. It's all about the memories.

I will leave you with picture of one of my favorite pieces I have ever made. I sold the original a few years ago but have revived it by offering 5" x 7" prints in my etsy shop. I wish that I had a better picture so I could have made bigger prints but this was before the days of sort of knowing what I was doing with my digital camera.

"Midnightish" - Print of Original Fabric on Wood art

WEll Happy New Year all - we will be chillin at our house this year drinking old Champagne. It is just not worth getting out on the roads- we prefer to get drunk in our own home- hee hee


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

London's 1st Christmas (he's almost 1 yr old)

He had so much fun with this dancing Santa- actually he was kind of quiet and serious but really enthrawled!

This was his first christmas present he open- SO FUN!!! It is a hippo push/ride thingy- just perfect for a baby who is trying to learn to walk on his own.

London and Grandpa- Isn't he so cute in his Christmas outfit!

So sleepy after a morning of opening presents.

We had a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends. London was very good despite the craziness of being out of his routine- he's a trooper. And to think he has piles of presents to open in just a few days as his birthday is on the 29th! Happy Holidays everyone and of course a Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Digging up Old Treasures

"Just Because"
Pen and Ink sketch- scanned in- I have a print for sale in my Etsy shop

"Midnight Dance"

This is a rubbing from a wood cutt I did- I will have a digitally touched up print for sale in my Etsy shop soon- so keep an eye out!

So now that I have the whole scanner and printer thing going I thought it would be a good idea to dig up some old treasures. This meaning old sketches and rubbing from wood cutts. I have piles and pile of sketchbooks that I used to use almost as a daily journal. I now draw directly onto the wood when I am doing my fabric on wood pieces b/c then I don't have to redraw something (b/c it never comes out like it did the first time).

I actually used to be really into printmaking in college and I so wish that I had access to a studio now. I have really come to find my self artistcally since then and can only imagine the things I could come up with now. It was sometimes such a struggle to figure out who I was in college. I had my style for sure but I have grown so much. I would not take any of it back of course b/c those were great times and the struggles have directed me to who I am today!
I hope that you all are having a wonderful Holiday Season! Cheers!!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Shooting Star!

I am not lying the other night as my husband and I were headed home from having dinner with some friends we saw a shooting star race across the sky. We both said "Oh my gosh, did you see that!?" at the exact same time. This thing was so gigantic that we then began to question wether it really was a shooting star or something sent by a terrorist or a crashing plane. We held our breaths for the next few minutes waiting for an explosion or something....but nothing.

I have been so fortunate to see a few shooting stars before while down in the Florida Keys. I love the keys and have been there many a times. The last time I was there was about 6 years ago almost exactly. I went down with 10 friends and we rented this great little how on one the Islands. This house had a ladder that led up to the roof (I know not the safest thing since we all had our fair share of drinks). We would go up there at night when the stars were soooo BRIGHT! I think we saw at least 2 or 3 shooting stars every night. The funny thing is when I got back from the trip (all tan and golden in the middle of Dec.) is when I met Scott my now husband for the first time. Of course he had a girlfriend at the time and we didn't see each other again until the next summer- but I have been told that I left an impression on him (with my florida tan!- hee hee).

"Lover on a Starless Night" - Original Fabric on Wood art

Here is a new piece that is starless but I thought it was oddly fitting of all this talk of shooting stars! :)

Friday, December 14, 2007

I now have Archival Prints!!!!


"Yellow Pepper"

"Topographic Love"

"Cat Tales"

I can not tell you how excited I am to finally be able to offer prints of my originals!! I have researched and researched the best equipment to get for months and finally spent some very hard earned $ to buy everything I needed. So far I am very pleased with the results of my little Epson Stylus Inkjet R1800 printer (and I should be for what it cost!- hee hee)

Here are a few images that I will be offering that I no longer own the originals. I have missed them so and now I can breath new life into them and of course share them with others!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Hey I have been Featured!!!

Snowy Bird Bath - Fabric on Wood

I love when a wonderful surprise like this happens. I have been featured on the DIY Treasury Trove- here is the link
Thanks to for letting me know. Ya'll go there and vote for me- if you want- hee hee I would love to win the Golden Dollar Competition for Dec.

Anyway, Here is a fun little wintery piece that I will be listing today in my Etsy shop. I grew up in NC and our state bird is that Cardinal. I thought how perfect to make a little Cardinal piece. I am wishing for snow this winter but I now live a little bit South of NC in SC and it is wishful thinking!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

It's my Birthday!!!

One of my college buddies, Darrah, called me today to wish me a happy birthday (hers is on the 10th of Dec. so we never forget each others b-days). She was going camping and I was a little jealous. When you have a baby you can't just pick up and hit the woods. Of course he will not be a baby forever and soon he will be a toddler b/c he is this close to walking.
So here is a little piece called "Red Tent" that I just finished...wishing just a little bit that I was there at that campsite. :)

Nothin like a super chill B-day at home with the family!
My husband made me Enchiladas for dinner and they were super YUMMY!!! (thanks babe)
CHEERS and Happy Birthday to all the other Dec. 1st born!