Sunday, September 25, 2011


I thought I would mix things up a bit and have interrupted my Paris series to start a recipe series.  Each painting will be an ingredient or two of a recipe.  To begin with, I chose to paint the flour!

 oil on canvas
8x8" $200.00

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Stitching, blogging and tweeting

I have found that stitching in my free moments is a truly satisfying experience.  I feel a deep need to work with my hands and block out the rest of the world whenever possible.  When I am not stitching, I must admit, I am tweeting and playing on Pinterest!  If you have a visual bone in your body, I would recommend looking at  Good fun- really!
Above is the logo for my needlework business.  More to come on that endeavor soon!

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Creative Connection

I spent the past 3 days at a conference of sorts.  It was really like camp for artists and makers.  The Creative Connection is a new gathering, only two years old, where successful, interesting and talented women from all over the world gather to share their experiences, give advise and support one another.  It is incredibly helpful to know that you are not the only one out there and that you are not the first woman to try something and stumble along the way.
I am re-energized and believe that I have some new tools which will help me to spread the word about my blog, art and life.  My newest project is very exciting.  I am translating some of my small paintings into cross stitch patterns.  I have researched extensively and found that most of the offerings in the market for stitchers have a very folky feel to them.  I am putting a contemporary spin on them and reaching out to the younger generations who are looking for a way to relax, decompress, and "single task" for a while. The image I have attached is an example of what it might look like to stitch one of my paintings. 
More to come- I will be posting information once the patterns and kits are ready to sell!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Paris Shop Window

I just love this picture.  We did a lot of window shopping that day, as it was Assention Day in Paris which meant that the shops in this particular neighborhood (and many others) were unexpectedly  closed.  But what a blessing because I captured this great photograph!
Tomorrow I hope to post about my weekend at thew Creative Connection.  I am so full with inspiration from amazing women that I need another day to decide how to tell about it.