Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Holidays are wrapping up and I am focusing on Spring at work. I came across this picture of a pair of winter wonderland paper shoes from last year. I think they are a good last image of this holiday season. I look forward to all the potential adventures of the coming year!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Curiouser and curiouser...
Alice knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw...
Just in time for the new Alice in Wonderland; this little Shadow Box is your entry into Wonderland!
Available in my etsy shop.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!! The holidays bring lots of excitement, wonder and magic, and this Christmas was no exception. Of course there are several Holiday traditions I cherish, such as dressing up and going to High Tea and celebrating with loved ones, but this year making gifts was at the top of my list. I must say that Aaron surprised me with several beautiful handmade gifts including a fairy tale and this incredible shadow box. I am so lucky!!!!

He also wins boyfriend of the year award for subscribing to Felissimo's 500 pencil project. A set of 25 colored pencils will arrive every month for the next 20 months!!!! Here is the first set!
I made Aaron a shadow box in this display case. Two wax rabbits in a thistle grove...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Great Gifts for the Holidays

Christmas is almost here!!! I thought I'd share some amazing and unusual finds if you still have to do some last minute shopping...

I love these shadow puppets by IsabellasArt. I assure you they will conjure magic for every bedtime story!

French enamel plaques and this fabulous faux bois box from Duchess & Bird.

And for the guys on your list, check out these amazing screen printed ties from Toybreaker on Etsy!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Buckeyes, Biscuits, and Oolong

A storm is on the horizon and what better way to spend the day than decorating your christmas tree, making buttermilk biscuits and drinking tea!?! Of course the biscuits had little room to cool as we are drying these California buckeye pods on our kitchen table. These trees are plentiful here and their pods, although poisonous if eaten, harden to a beautiful ball of wood!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Can't wait to see this on Tuesday!

Fresh Produce at Anno Domini

Went to Anno Domini's Fresh Produce sale last night. This year's selection was incredible! I came home with a Crystal Morey piece (below). I hung her this morning with a few of my other favorite pieces.
I also fell in love with this piece by Daniel Jesse Lewis.

There were artists from all over the world, and I came home with pieces from Oakland based artists! Hopefully next year's show is as wonderful.