Monday, June 24, 2013


Enjoying painting flowy watercolors, in this humid NYC weather.

Also enjoying a frozen margarita, hose pipes and Van Leeuwen ice cream :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Special gifts

Absolutely loving the work of friend, Re Jin Lee of Bailey Doesn't Bark. I've already snuck into her studio and bought a ring holder or two.
The pieces are just so beautiful they make the best gifts -- if you can bare to part with the goods yourself.

There is a lovely piece on this talented lady here.

Friday, June 14, 2013


I taught my first class at TAC (an introduction to florals in textile design),  at the start of the month. It was such a great experience, with a wonderful group of people in a really fantastic space. Here are a few snaps of the day, photographed by lovely Nicolette.

Figured I'd dress the part!

I look forward to adding more floral-painting classes, both at TAC and with my continuing classes at the studio.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Fiber Art

I've not always been a fan of fiber art. My early run-ins with 'crafty art' included raffia owls with giant, wooden-bead eyes (child of the 70's), neon felted hats/gloves (sunday village fairs) and crocheted cardigans in pastel colors (thanks nan). So as a rule, I've always steered well clear of anything too hand-made looking.
However. The last few years have been pretty epic in terms of exciting moves in the textile and fiber realms. I am a convert, I want a rug on my wall and weaves where paintings usually hang. Here are some examples of the tactile lovelies I am swooning over currently. 

Flair magazine

By the uber talented Brook&Lyn

The Brick house isn't shy around a giant piece of fiber. Love it.
Amazing rugs at Pretty Mommy store