December 31st, 2013
Hello and Happy Almost New Year!
There were HUGE blessings in my life this year: the birth of my sweet baby boy, lots of great projects….and HUGE adjustments: two babies, no sleep, and working is no joke!
One thing I am working on in 2014:
My most serious, sincere apologies if I have not gotten back to you this year! It kills me that I haven’t answered every email, because I so appreciate getting them! To quote Joy, I am a part-time (well mostly full-time) stay-at-home mom with a full-time business, and I just need more hours in a day to get everything done. So thanks so much for the emails, and I hope to make a dent in my inbox this year!
There are also many more exciting things to come in 2014, and I can’t wait to show you!
I hope you have a wonderful night, whether you are throwing a rager or going to bed before midnight (ahem). Wishing you all the best in 2014!
December 10th, 2013
I am so honored and excited to be a part of the wonderful endeavor Tiger Flower Studio. Eight of my prints are available through the site. The Leopard Coat print is back here, on a larger scale, for those of you who have asked about it!
There is truly nothing more thrilling than having my work alongside artists I so admire, especially Kazumi Yoshida, who has been my idol for as long as I can remember. He is an accomplished and prolific fine artist in his own right, but is also the director of design at Clarence House. What a dream career. Here is my favorite, thinking about it as a Christmas present to myself!
The creative mind behind the site is Harrison Howard, who could not be more lovely, and his work could not be more stunningly detailed. Still pinching myself that I get to be involved this!
November 18th, 2013
Every once in a while when I’ve been working on nothing but really tight and detailed things, I pick up some leaves or flowers from the corner and just paint for an hour or two. It is so nice to paint LARGE without really thinking!
October 30th, 2013
I didn’t love Halloween as a child, but these days I am getting a little (a little) bit more into it…Alex is going to be a cowgirl and James will be a pumpkin. I can always get excited about candy, though, obviously! Have fun tomorrow!
October 8th, 2013
I blinked and it’s fall. Never in my life has six months gone by so fast as these first six months of James’s life! I remember when Alex was an infant and the days seemed so long. Now life just flies by. By this time with Alex, I was already running a tight ship, scheduling her (imagine, a baby!) and becoming upset when she didn’t stick to it (again, A BABY!). Oh my, have things changed this time around. James has had some health issues, and has to eat and sleep more frequently than the average babe, in other words, see ya later schedule! It has been a blessing to just let things ‘be’ and enjoy both my kids this time around. But time is going so fast, at the end of the day I think, what did I even do today? Then six months goes by and I have the same feeling!
Between working and the babies, one thing that loses priority is time with friends. In the past couple of weeks I’ve started to go out, spend time with friends, and it has been GLO-RI-OUS. I’ve had dinner with colleagues, margaritas with new friends, and a New England-y fall weekend with college roommates. So my resolution this fall is to always make time to have a drink or a call with a friend, no matter how busy life gets. I forgot how much I needed it!
October 3rd, 2013
I’m so, so, so excited to be a part of the new domino!! Back in the day when I read the original, I never thought that my illustrations would be in it one day…what a dream!
August 3rd, 2013
Omar is a GORGEOUS new restaurant in the West Village designed by BHDM. My loveliest and most talented friend Dan Mazzarini (of BHDM fame) sent me the inspiration and overview of the restaurant and asked that I come up with some artwork ideas. So after some sketching, here’s what I did!
Then Dan instagrammed (@danmazzarini) some photos from the framers (and texted them to me on the day I had James…he was all ‘look at your paintings at the framers!’ and I was all ‘look at this baby!’)
And here is the install:
I think it came together quite nicely!! Read more about it here.
July 10th, 2013
I’ve been thinking about watermelons…
And how I might like a tote for the summer with this pattern blown up huge…don’t you think??
June 26th, 2013
I loved making my trays and I am dreaming up what I am going to do next. For some reason ultramarine BLUE is stuck in my head. I keep doing these patterns in blue, thinking about the possibilities. Maybe it’s the heat wave we’re having that is making me want to do something summery and water-y blue. Feels perfect right now…couldn’t you see bud vases, or fabric or notes in all of this blue??!
June 5th, 2013
New prints are here in the shop! I wanted to do something with coral-y orange, black, and a yellowy-green. I also wanted to use Greek pottery somehow, which is kind of where everything started. Another thing I was looking at was all that 80′s chintz with the black ground color. So…this is how it all came together!
On a side note, I’ve been getting lots of emails about purchasing past prints (I’m so sorry that with everything that’s been going on lately, it’s difficult for me to answer individually…!) Unfortunately, all the prints from the past were limited editions and have sold out, so will not be restocked. Going forward, I plan on doing larger editions so they don’t sell out as quickly!!