|Bubbly on Spoonflower|
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Wow, this year has just flown by. It's been a great year of learning for me, and I can't wait to see what 2016 brings. I'm working fervently on my resolutions list. I hope you all have a fabulous holiday and find lots of time for creativity and fun in the new year! Love, me.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
I had planned on doing twelve days of journal paintings leading up to Christmas, but things don't always go as I plan, alas. So this is day 5 and I do have a few more I'm hoping to get to. Relaxing and goofing off is fun, too, though! This one is an homage to those sweet old Christmas cards from days of yore.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Friday, December 11, 2015
Hooray! I finally got my greeting cards in the shop, though I grant you, they're a tad late for anyone but the most last-minute card sender. (That would be me!) Nevertheless, it's nice to accomplish one's goals at last. Check it off the list. Be sure to check back — I'm planning to do a 12 days of Christmas sketchbook challenge beginning on Monday (I think!)
|2015 Holiday greeting cards on Etsy|
|Jolly holiday gift wrap and fabric in sage on Spoonflower|
|Jolly Holiday gift wrap and fabric in pink on Spoonflower|
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Yep, still at it with the Spoonflower weekly design challenges! This is actually from last week but there's still time to vote for your favorites. This was tough for me since I really haven't sewn anything since I was 14 years old. So, take my instructions with a grain of salt. They're more like "here's how I would go about it if I was to unpack my sewing machine from its shipping box, which is currently serving quite nicely as a barricade to keep my cat, Stache, from pushing out the screen in the screen door..."
|Cut and sew holiday gift bag|
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
At last, I've added my gift tag set to my Etsy shop. Also, everything ships free all month. Just use the coupon code SHIPIT at checkout. Don't forget! That's just for domestic. But if you're an international customer, hit the custom order button on the item and ask me for 40% off on your shipping charges. Also new, my 2016 Neighbors calendar, available as an 11 x 17 inch print. I even took out the extra day I had in November!
|Holiday gift tag set on Etsy|
|Set of 12 gift tags on heavy stock|
|2016 Neighbors calendar|
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
I decided to make a pattern out of one of my sketchbook paintings for the current Spoonflower weekly design challenge. The theme this week is family portraits, and I usually see a lot of portraits on a wall for this theme, so I didn't want to repeat that, though I did begin a design I'll call "snaps" if I ever complete it. I'll share a peek here just for the heck of it. I had also planned to do a fabric of just faces, which I'll still do, but another designer did one I loved, so I decided to hold off a bit on that. Happy Thanksgiving!
|An homage to my beloved Grandma, and the many Thanksgivings we spent at her house in Petersburg, Virginia.|
|One of our regular car trips was the one we made on Thanksgiving.|
|This sketchbook painting was always meant as a jumping off point for a surface design.|
|Snaps: Work in progress|
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Here's another in a long line of Spoonflower weekly challenge designs. The theme? Why, 'tis the moon! You can see all the entries and vote for your favorites here starting tomorrow. And by the way, if you've had your eye on that cute little chevron fabric or anything else on Spoonflower, now's the time to get two fat quarters for the price of one until 10pm EST Thursday November 12th (that's tomorrow).
|The moon & you on Spoonflower|
|Here's a photo of the printed fabric from my entry of 2 weeks ago, Kitties of the zombie apocalypse,which managed to make the top ten in the contest.|
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Yet another iteration of the reptile hotspot, this time it's the painting, which is on thick birch panel, and will be on display this weekend at the Co-lab Gallery Art and music pop-up Sunday from 2-8pm at the world-famous Hollywood Palladium. Also now in my Etsy shop.
|At the Lizard Lounge|
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
"Neighbors" is my entry in the Spoonflower 2016 Tea Towel Calendar Challenge. My obsession with windows continues. Available soon as a print in my Etsy shop and on Spoonflower as fabric for any of you sewing geniuses out there. There are a lot of really great designs this week —you can see them all and cast your votes here.
|Neighbors, a calendar for 2016.|
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
The days grow shorter. The air grows nippier (or as in Los Angeles, slightly less blistering) and I have actually purchased candies from the grocer in anticipation of Halloween. Just a few more black cat days to go, so here's a nod to Dickens' Great Expectations, in which our dear Miss H, jilted at the altar, lives out her days dressed in her tattered wedding gown amid the ruins of her reception feast.
|The groom didn't show: Miss Havisham's cake. Yummy.|
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
For various reasons, I've fallen a few days behind on my black cats, but since I am working on a cat fabric, I'm going to bend my own rules a bit, whatever they are and count this toward a couple of days. Though they're technically dark blue, they're black cats in spirit. This is a pattern I'm working on for this week's weird Spoonflower challenge on the theme of "Post-apocalyptic toile". UPDATE: Nah. I think I can catch up.
|Kitties of the zombie apocalypse|
Friday, October 16, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
I haven't forgotten that the whole point of this challenge was to celebrate Halloween. So... why shouldn't a cat have a pet bat to promenade around the neighborhood on a crisp autumn day?
|Black-cat-a-day No. 12: Nice day for a walk|