Wednesday, May 30, 2012


Sorry, but there's no need to put it more delicately.
I picked up a few Liberty of London for Target pieces 2 years ago and most of them have never been used. I've been cleaning house, soooo if you're interested, you can get the deets and bid to make them your own. I can't think of any better homes for them than with my terrific readers and blogging buddies!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


It's exciting to see my "Lilibet" Silhouette Print in the London storefront window of Tusch und Egon. Especially fitting for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration!
International artist, educator, gallery owner and blog-friend Liza Hirst has recently opened a gallery/store with her husband in Islington, London (England).  Liza is a phenomenal artist and a lovely person as well.
I have had the joy of collaborating with them on these limited edition screenprints below to commemorate Queen Elizabeth 2's Diamond Jubilee. There are only 20 prints available of each and all are signed and dated by the artist.  Liza is offering FREE SHIPPING for a limited time - through June 10th when you use this coupon code at checkout: AHJUNE2012

This print features diamond dust on the crown and is available on the gallery website here

and this version, the original "Lilibet" sans the diamond dust is available here

Check out the stores website here
If you live in London or are visiting, stop in and tell them I sent you!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Joss and Main is having an amazing Moroccan pouf sale and there are SO many great colors (35!!)  It'd be nearly impossible to decide which one to get - at this price, you could get several. These are a great way to update your room with a trendy piece with some color and style without investing a fortune. Check them out here - hurry because sale only lasts 2 more days!

Friday, May 25, 2012


One of the best things about being an artist is the feedback and photos I get from the great people who buy my work. I just love it when a client or customer sends me an email with a photo or link to a photo of a painting or print hanging in their home or office.  The above photo of my trifle print is from Charlotte, NC interior decorator Holly Hollingsworth Phillips who happens to love lots of color (just like me!) and creates beautiful interiors. Her business is called The English Room 

She also blogs. Check out her portfolio and and blog here
Have an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012


I couldn't resist posting this because ideeli is having an awesome sale on the Rolls Royce of toasters, Dualit, today. I loved this pink version, but there is a myriad of amazing colors, both brights and neutrals.
check them all out here

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Here comes Sam.....
My nephew just turned 8 years old and is obsessed with cooking, and more specifically, grilling. 
Here he is with his favorite birthday gift, a mini Weber grill and the requisite grilling utensil.
Need I mention his favorite entertainment is cooking shows on TV?  
Is the Food Network impacting young lives or what? He probably has registered at Williams-Sonoma for his Christmas wishlist. A panini maker? A gelato machine? 
To think I only got a chintzy 30 minutes with Julia Child once a week on PBS when I was that age....
Maybe one day he'll let Aunt Annie come on his show and peel vegetables.

Monday, May 21, 2012


Are you a bibliophile?  Looking for a gift for someone who is?  
How about commissioning a watercolor & ink illustration of your favorite titles?  I had fun painting this stack of 3 and am up to capturing a small stack or long line-up for you! Contact me here for more info and pricing.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Is there some appliance out there that is just SO appealing that even though you may not NEED one at the moment, it still makes you perk up when you see it?  I am that way about the SMEG FRIDGES 
Timeless, chic, kitschy and fun. Which color would you pick? I am curious! 

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


I did a little cleaning last weekend to make more space in my studio and and am offering these last 3 sample canvases at over 50% off! Dirt cheap!
Buy this here

and this Laduree pastry here 

and this 11x14 Keep Calm canvas here

Monday, May 14, 2012


Chinoiserie is always a hit in my shop and so, by popular demand, here's the latest -
my Chinese Vase print. Several different backgrounds are available - white, tangerine, fuschia, and green. Custom colors are available for an additional cost. Available in 2 sizes. 11x14 here
and 8x10 here

Friday, May 11, 2012


It was fun to spot a quartet of my Hermes bag prints in the current issue of Rue. They are hanging above blogger and design dynamo Valorie Hart's bed in New Orleans. Catch the whole story, starting on page 121 of the May/June issue here
The print itself is available for sale in my shop here

I also want to thank my fabulous friend, Valorie for the very kind mentions of my work on her delightful blog and her loyal support. She's been making the rounds lately and another shot of her NOLO home also appeared in House of Fifty this month (you can spot my orange chair silhouette canvas on the far right - below)

Hope you have a super weekend
Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mother and close friend and to all of you beautiful mothers out there!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


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Pictured here is St. Elizabeth's of Hungary Catholic Church in Denver, Colorado. I recently completed this painting for a client who wanted to commemorate her wedding here. I thought that was a beautiful idea! A painting of a church or other venue would make a wonderful wedding or anniversary gift that would really stand out and be cherished for many years. Please contact me here for more info. 

Monday, May 7, 2012


My favorite magazines these days are often the online versions, like this month's issue of Aussie mag Ivy & Piper. Funny that my favorite feature was a house much nearer my own location, right here in Florida.
like the pool area and amazing kitchen? Me too! Check out all the eye candy right here.

Friday, May 4, 2012


I love this kitchen!  
I found it on Pinterest (where else?!!) The brightly hued art against all of the white is stunning. I also gravitate towards the marble vs. the generic granite that everyone has these days. Granite smacks too much of headstones in a graveyard for my tastes and once any trend takes over 50% of the population, I am automatically tired of it. The absence of upper cabinets is totally refreshing as well - makes the kitchen seem more like a real room, don't you think?
I hope you have a terrific weekend and don't forget my Mother's Day sale is still on for a few more days! 20% off everything in my Etsy shop (except the pillows). Just type in code at checkout: MOMS20

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


I hope that you're having a great week. After a very heavy work schedule, I am up for a little comic relief myself.
This sketch comes from the Doghouse Diaries and is another hilarious find from a few "down" moments spent perusing Pinterest, which happens to be one of my greatest sources of recreation these days.
If you can't see the text under the sketches, just enlarge your screen....I think you will find this humorous.