Friday, August 31, 2012


images gleaned from various tumblrs

thoughts of nighttime... dark and still... time for quiet and reflection

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cardburg at Bedford Gallery

I can't believe I missed this... so close.. at Bedford Gallery. A really beautiful installation. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

awesome zines on etsy

Doing a little research and a little shopping and came across some really great handmade artist's books and zines. Check them out here.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


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This overwhelming sense of nostalgia is problematic... its a longing that cannot be satisfied, for what you miss so deeply never existed anyhow. 

Friday, August 10, 2012

Print & Pattern

Loving the play of print and pattern thats popping up everywhere. From fashion, to fine art, home decor and graphic design, bold shapes and colors in repeat have set my heart a flutter!

I wear a dress everyday, so when I saw this dress by Secret Squirrel and lusted after it instantly!
Love the combination of jade green, coco brown and the sort of foresty olive green that it creates in this graphic by Jelle Martens. Im so drawn to geometric shapes layered over natural images, organic playing against hard edge lines... like this stag made by Maxime Quoilin
And you can bring this pattern phenomenon home too... buy artwork from aaron moran, great graphic prints from Eloise Renouf, check out this awesome iphone case by Dawn Gardner, these cool pillows by barkdecor on etsy or these adorable shoes

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Upcoming Workshops

Come take a workshop with me! Image Transfers at SFCB is a great place to start for anyone who wants to play and still get really professional results. You'll learn a dozen ways to transfer found images and text to other surfaces. Sign up here for the August 29th class... spots limited and this class usually sells out!

I'm so excited to be teaching at the Teahouse studios in Berkeley again. This beautiful space is the perfect place to spend a weekday evening making an original little beeswax collage. Using photos, paper ephemera and other findings create a sweet little tableaux on wood. Sign up here for the September 27th class. 

If you've always wanted to make your own little books, cards or zines this is the perfect class for you.  In Intro to Bookbinding at SFCB we'll cover 5 basic structures that allow for great variations and modifications. From here you'll be able to make dozens of structures and be ready for your next step in adventures in bookmaking. Sign up here for the August 27th class.

Hope to see you in a workshop!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Photography by Brandon Witzel

I've loved this image for a long time, saved it, and finally found it's maker... Brandon Witzel.
Love some of his images...

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Painting for Tonight

Painting on the backside of vintage wallpaper recently... This particular one has an adhesive or sizing of some kind which cause the surface of the paper to have a slight texture when its wet with paint. It is a bit gummy but dries leaving a soft pebbled affect... its pretty interesting painting on this stuff. The colors are softer, more subdued as well. Not sure if I like this one or not, but its kept me occupied for the last few hours so its working :)

Friday, August 3, 2012


Masao Yamamoto

Many thoughts and feelings this week... Hope you all have a great weekend with a moment of reflection, a time for play and a time for pause.  xx