Archive for June, 2011

Pretty Birds

Monday, June 27th, 2011

I wasn’t in town yesterday, but when I got back, the festivities were well under way. I was reminded of why I love living in Chelsea.

Beauty Adventurer

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

I decided to try something new this week, so I  stepped out of my coral rut and went with lavender nails. I immediately felt like a teenager (not necessarily in a good way!) especially when I noticed the woman next to me with sophisticated chic black nails. I’ll live with them this week and see if I go back to my tried and true coral (or black?? hmmm probably not for me).

Print on Wayne Pate

Friday, June 17th, 2011

I am a huge fan of  Wayne Pate. It’s his style but also his whole distinct point of view. You can read about his approach to life (travels to France and a dose of rosé) and his art and interests (Indigo prints and the Japanese clothing brand 45rpm) on his blog.

I’m so excited that in July he will offer the below print of a black and white piece I painted exclusively for This is a departure from the work you usually see from me.

I do a lot of black and white work that no one ever really sees, though. I did these for Ralph Lauren a few months ago. They are really big-  about 4′ wide if I remember. They currently hang in one of the RL showrooms.

Hopefully more black and white work to come!

Totally Eighties

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Last weekend I attended one of the more awesome shows I have ever seen in my life. It was an 80’s cover band, where this guy and his band rocked out to every song I have ever loved. (I am a child of the 80’s- I can’t help myself!!) Paint splattered spandex pants!

Must get these for next time

Country Life

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Last weekend I went up to Millerton, NY with a group of girls to celebrate my friend Kyla’s final days as a bachelorette. It was a lovely weekend in the country. We ate…and ate…and ate. Our host Julianne’s kitchen had cool ceramic drawer pulls, and a ton of orange Le Creuset pots and a bright orange colander- here it is with asparagus ready for the grill. We had every cheese and cracker there is.

We went to an antique shop where this clarinet caught my eye. I have never seen a yellow as bright as the inside of this case- it was blinding. I just love the idea of carrying around a suitcase with a clarinet in it. A weird two toned flower.


Flower School

Monday, June 6th, 2011

The girls who run the Little Flower School make arrangements that are SO beautiful. I want to paint them all, except they look like paintings already! Maybe I should take a class…although it might be too inspiring…I would probably never paint anything other than flowers ever again.