Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Smile, Pass It On

Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci
Oil on Wood
Louvre :: Paris, France

pic via Google

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Golden Birthday

Today is my hubby's birthday :: cake and presents will be had! :)

pic by yours truly

Monday, November 28, 2011

Fresh Ink :: Oh Joy!

My arm and fingers are sore from burnishing over 200 prints, moleskines, and gift tags...needless to say, it was a busy and productive holiday weekend!
Here's to a good week :)

A friendly reminder - today is the last day I'm offering 30% off in my Etsy shop!
Use code JINGLE30 at checkout

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a tasty holiday, and wonderful long weekend!

:: My first time cooking Thanksgiving was when we lived in Italy...all we had was a toaster oven! ::

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I ♥ Nice People

Sheila over at SZInteriors wrote a really sweet post on her website today about winning one of my prints. Take a minute to check out Sheila's website :: it's full of creative and fun decorating ideas for your home!
Thanks again to Meagan at Row House Nest for hosting the giveaway and fun interview with me, it was a wonderful experience!


My snowflake print was featured on the mnartists website yesterday :: lucky me!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fresh Ink :: Tannenbaum

I'm really happy with how this little tree printed! I'll be using these little guys as gift tags for the holidays, but will maybe print them on other things in the near future....possibly a little moleskine? 
Hope you're having a good week!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Last Day to Enter Giveaway!

Today is the last day to enter and win one of my 4 x 6" or 5 x 7" prints from my Etsy shop through the giveaway on Row House Nest
Would make a great gift for someone on your holiday shopping list :: or a sweet little gift to yourself! :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Dance Your Worries Away

Dance at Bougival by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Oil on Canvas
Museum of Fine Arts :: Boston, Massachusetts

pic via Google

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fresh Ink :: Winter Berries

Yesterday was a very successful printing day! I printed more paddle prints, as well as a few paddle Moleskine Journals. I finished the day by printing the berry branches I recently finished carving. I can't wait for the ink to dry so I can go back and add a touch of red to each berry!   

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Drawing Rome from Memory

This video is AMAZING! Stephen Wiltshire is an architectural artist who's known for his ability to draw a landscape after seeing it just once. See it to believe it!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Berry Branch

I'm almost done carving my next print :: just have to carve out the center of each berry....which means straining focus and cramped fingers by the end of today! It'll be worth it though, I'm excited to see how this one will print! 

photo by yours truly using Instagram

Monday, November 14, 2011

Featured on Row House Nest!

Oh happy day! I want to share with you a lovely post that Meagan over at Row House Nest just published to her site this morning about Wooden Spoon Editions! When you have a moment, take the time to check out the post as well as browse through her beautiful little corner of the www. (There's a giveaway and coupon code associated with the post!) 
I hope you have a enjoyable week!


Friday, November 11, 2011


:: Sale ::

Today only 
- 11/11/11 -


Use code 11ELEVEN11
to save 11% off
everything in my Etsy shop!

Sale ends today at 10pm (CST)

Thursday, November 10, 2011


My next print is inspired by this photo I took the other day of a crab apple tree. Carving soon...stay tuned! 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Embrace Messy Hair

Medusa by Caravaggio
Oil on wood covered with canvas
Uffizi :: Florence, Italy

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Snow + Flake

I finally had enough time last evening to do printing of my snowflakes part deux. While I had the white ink rolled out I printed another feather moleskin journal as well :: it was a nice and  productive little evening! 

They Draw and Cook

I love browsing through the different yummy recipes and lovely illustrations on They Draw and Cook's website. The illustrated recipes are submitted by professional illustrators, practicing artists, passionate doodlers, and others who are have recently begun to draw. 
Their cookbook is on my x-mas list! :) 

pics via They Draw and Cook

Monday, November 7, 2011

Inspirational Artists :: Living Portraits

This is seriously creative!
American installation artist, Alexa Meade, uses paint on three-dimensional surfaces as part of a series that encourages viewers to experience and interpret spatial relationships in a completely different manner. Instead of using paint to create portraits on canvas, Meade applies paints on her subjects and makes them appear to be a part of a painting. 

via The Senses Five

Friday, November 4, 2011


This weekend is the 18th Annual Sculpture Objects and Functional Art Fair :: otherwise known as SOFA, in Chicago, Il. It's the largest and longest continually running international gallery-based art fair. Located at Navy Pier's Festival Hall, the exhibit runs Friday, November 4th - Sunday, November 6th. 
The last time I went to SOFA was a few years ago and would love to go back some day. If you happen to be in the Chicago area this weekend I encourage you to stop by Navy Pier and check it out!

pics via SOFA

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Here's an interesting idea I saw the other day on Anthropologie's website. They took a painted panel and inset it into linen as a covering for a headboard. A kind of art-cum-furniture. I think it's an interesting idea :: not something I'm feeling I absolutely must have...but kind of cool nevertheless! :) What do you think of this look? 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Van Gogh Gets Tilt-Shifted

I think this is simply amazing...
After seeing the effects of tilt-shift photography, art student Serena Malyon decided to simulate the same effects on Van Gogh's famous paintings using Photoshop. By manipulating the focus and light, (nothing in the paintings were changed, added, or removed) it makes us look at Van Gogh's paintings in a completely different way. 

via Cup of Jo

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Museum Dance Moves

Saw this and had to share :) 
Hope you're having an enjoyable week!

via Pinterest
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