good morning, morning

this is how i would like to start my mornings!

tea, juice, crossiant w/jam and sparkling water
flowers galore 

left side detail

center detail

right side detail

how it went down
pencil sketch and
primary colors get the party started

had to stop to think about the background
oh, what to do, what to do...

i added the finishing touches with my 
painting partners close by
note: i'm the one that ended up without a chair
you do what you gotta do, people

size, price, medium?
go here


Living with Kids

i'm seriously excited about this

scoot on over to Gabrielle's lovely blog, 
Design Mom

see more pics and read the interview


big, bumpy and green

this is what's in the works
it's big

it's bumpy

it's gonna be green

here's a shout-out to sadie and eli 
for playing so well together 
while i put a bunch
of gesso on this baby

holla s and e!



she loves a party

here's her story
she started as a quiet drawing 
with a washy background

then she wanted brighter colors
and insisted that i invite acrylics to the party
i did

acrylics can really get a party rockin'
she's jumping!
can you see?

a closer view

head on over here

party on


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happy december!!!

this is what i've been up to today
have you started decorating yet???
you better!
it is dec. 1st


Part of His Room

say what?
Part of His Room
8 x 10 inches

i've been craving abstracts
i know. it's not totally abstract, but
it's pretty abstract for me

this is how he started
i really like the floor. 
i had fun playing with the browns and yellows

guys need flowers in their rooms too, right?

um...this is not my snack. i promise
eli was snacking while sitting on my lap (for a brief time)

finished chair detail
who doesn't love a little shimmer in chair legs?

final flowers detail
pink, red, yellow with hints of orange and purple :)
i'll take 2 bouquets, please

black and white rug detail
pattern. check!

go here for his details


making of poppy chairs

Big Half of a Poppy Chair was first
pillows done
working on adding color and 
water to the flowers

they wanted their portrait taken together
big poppy is thinking about having a lighter background

she changed her mind
see final image here

and, she is so excited to announce that 
she is on the way to her new home!

Half of a Purple Poppy started as a graphite sketch 
just like all of my paintings

then came reds, pinks and oranges

multiple colors start to appear
it's getting exciting!!!

there was no question, this one wanted to be purple
see final image here

wonder where will purple poppy end up


half of a poppy has multiplied

half of a purple poppy



and her dear friend

big half of a poppy chair



and then there were three

go here and here for details!


collage as sketch

yanother idear for a paintin'

i'm really, really, really wantin' to add pattern to a paintin'

don't ask me why i'm writing like this. 
it's friday and the babysitter's almost here.

happy weekend, y'all


still sketching


getting inspiration for my black and white painting 
from gwyneth paltrow

this is what i'm thinking about now
large horizontal canvas with cropped 
black and gray chandelier

i can't stay away from color too long
here's a sketch for a large colorful chandelier with rug 
against an olive green background :) 
this one's going to be fun!

some ideas for smaller watercolor paintings on canvas

having fun brainstorming



about a large black, white and gray painting 
with chandelier and windows

it would be a challenge for me not to use color.
let's see if i can pull this off...

don't worry, 
the chandelier won't look like an 
upside down spider in the actual painting.
okay, maybe it will :)