gelli printStill having a great time with the Gelli Art prints so that is what is on my work desk (WOYWW) today. I find circles to be ever fascinating as design motifs. I really can’t seem to get enough of them. I see from Pinterest that it is true for other artists too.

The vertical shots up top are for Julia. Last week, you wanted to see more of my supply caddies so here they are. I am really happy with them. They are simply tea or snack towers that I purchased from the kitchen store. The one on the left was simply a frame, so I also got some cute plates to hold the supplies. Then if needed, I can just take the whole plate down for better access. The one on the right is on a ‘lazy susan’ so it twirls.

art suppliesThe top plate which I didn’t shoot a close up of is just a water spritzer, some sumi-e ink, Q-tips & craft sticks. The next plate holds various Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic inks and Bombay India inks. The bottom plate has some Heidi Swapp Color Shines, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Moon Glow’s Glitz Sprays and Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz.

art suppliesThe top of this tower has Adirondak Color Wash & Golden’s Glazes. Next are Golden Fluid Acrylics, more glaze and some jars of textile printing ink. Last are Lumiers and Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylics. I love all the potential that exists in these little colorful bottles & jars. Hours and hours of creative delight!

Follow Your Heart artThis is one of the Gelli prints that I posted last week. I have added some text and plan to put it in the shop as Art Prints, Laptop skins, Phone cases, Greeting Cards, etc. I came up with 2 different designs so thought I would throw it out to you, dear readers, to let me know which one you like best. Simply put Design 1 or Design 2 in the comments. Feel free to say why but no need if it is simply a gut reaction. I’ll post the final decision and if you really like it, then you might want to hop on over to the shop and see if any of the different products tickles your fancy.

We are currently having an Artist Promotion for free shipping. You need to use this link to access the promo. Promotion expires May 31, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time. *Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.


Wanna fall in love? and WOYWW

I mean fall in love with an art medium, that is… Well check out Gelli Arts! Monoprinting without a Press. With it I have made lots of colorful, textured prints. So many that I made this nifty art journal so that I can further embellish my prints! It is fun, fast and totally addictive.


There are tons of tutorials all over the Google & the YouTube so I won’t bore you with the how-to’s of it. Just know that if you are interested in something to express yourself creatively, this is a winner. I am not affiliated with the product and get no kick-backs for my enthusiasm. I just love wonderful products that aid creativity.


Above is my “Slap a heart on it” series. Some of these babies will make it into our shop to be adapted to art prints, iPhone & iPad cases & laptop skins. Maybe even pillows, totes, t-shirts & hoodies depending on how well they adapt to the product. If you are interested, head on over to our website and sign up for our awesome newsletter. Or drop by the shop to see what we already have going on. Free shipping thru Sunday!

Here’s a fabulous collaboration that my partner Stephanie did with her daughter, Bizzy. The design was inspired from pencil drawings out of Bizzy’s sketchbook. I feel lucky to have such a talented mother-daughter duo as part of my team.

Peace for Bizzy collection

Oh yeah, since the top photo is my workdesk, I’m linking to WOYWW which is Stephanie’s sissy, Julia’s blog. I’m tellin’ ya, this is a talented family.

Take me out to the ball game!


This little guy caught the first foul ball of the game! I didn’t capture how exciting it was for him and everyone around him. But these are the after glow shots where he is reliving the moment with his mom and big sis. I think she had mixed feelings about her brother’s glory.

Anyway, this is why I have grown to love coming to these games. Most excellent people watching.

And with technology, I can post right from my seat! Which is actually my goal here. I want to do some test run mobile posts before we take off for Italy. Hope it works!

24 years!

Today Todd and I’ve been married for 24 years! We are both quite amazed by those numbers. I, for one, am really grateful and happy about it. We celebrated by having a romantic day in wine country. We dined at this very cute little Italian restaurant that actually had a bocce ball court in the back. Then we tasted some fabulous Champagne. Ohhh, la, la! And after walking around for a bit on the charming streets, Todd spotted this superb Ferrari. So of course I had to snap a shot of it.