After so much anticipation of the flea market last week, I would like to share this framed laser-cut calligraphy piece that I ended up with, amongst other treasures. It has a nice vintage and folk art feel to it, even though it was dated 1990. I think the verse is quite nice, too. The color would be perfect in our dining room, but I have yet to commit to a final home for it. Look at all that lovely detailing! I am a sucker for tulips, hearts, and symmetry.
These are the beginning in a series of prints and projects from my new linoleum block. They are the result of spending a full day last week listening to Paul Simon and staring at my handsome little boy.
I wasn’t too excited about the way these turned out, so I simplified the background for the last two prints, abandoning the idea of a white impression. I’m not giving up on this stamp yet. I’ll post photos soon of the successful final use of this lino.
This week is the week of my all time favorite annual church flea market. The same flea market that I find treasures at every year. Every year. It will be ridiculously hard to top our finds from last august, but that won’t stop me from trying! I’m on the hunt for some awesome plant pots, books, baby gear, and kitschy kitchenware. This dusty miller needs a new home.
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Enjoying being a home-keeper today; beginning another bean sprout growing process and making granola bites. What is it about rainbow sprinkles that makes food look so much more deliciously delightful? Oh, that’s right- rainbows. There are way too many recipes on pinterest that need to make my ‘to-make’ list!
My latest work, done for a lovely woman I know from my RIT days. She wanted some gem toned artwork done for her new home, and requested something similar in technique to what I used on Liam’s baptism piece. The photo below shows a small glimpse of the process, which is a combination of watercolor, acrylic, and fabric. I’m really pleased with the richness and texture that I can get this way, and I’m hoping to do smaller pieces for some upcoming shows.
These hydrangeas are from our garden. Seriously, fresh cut flowers have the ability to brighten the dullest of days. Sometimes I feel that particular blooms are just begging to be brought in & cheer up our tables, mantles, and desks. I am loving the color of these ones from our backyard today. Goodness! Also below, more chalkboard signage for this (& this) wedding posted earlier. How great are those log slices?
This week, Liam got a little blister on his toe from all the jolly jumper excitement. Not a moment too soon, I decided he needed some shoes to wear (they will likely help him hop to unprecedented heights). The pattern is from Twirlybird on etsy, and was so easy to follow. I made them out of some denim I had from a pair of old jeans. I am dying to make her hightop boot pattern, too. That little boy might need a few pairs of each!
We had a lovely weekend. Friday night we set off to Saratoga Springs, NY for my very good friend’s bridal shower, and then onward to Old Forge, to enjoy wonderfully nostalgic porch sitting time. I made the piece below of the couple’s wedding song. It was all very fitting for their place, which used to be an old carriage house. Adorable perfection.
I just don’t know if this boy had any fun!
You guys. Last night Michael and I made the most deliciously sweet and tart dessert ever. These confetti cups look and taste like pure magical goodness. The cup is a sugar cookie and fruit loop combo, and the filling…. let’s just say it involves a packet of ice blue raspberry lemonade kool-aid. I’ve heard it before, and I’ll repeat it here: pinterest can easily ruin a waistline, but it does make for nice little cooking adventures. Do try these sometime this summer. Please.