Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Set #4, Felissimo's 500 Colored Pencils

Set #4 came this week.... pastel yellows and peaches....

4 months down, 16 more to go. Can I say again, this is the best present ever?!?!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

ECPC Messy Art Day

Today was Messy Art Day. I built this giraffe for the kids to Paper Mache. Here is Mila and the giraffe (still unnamed) in the buff before the kids have had at him...
After he's all papered he will live inside where the kids have their morning circle/storytime...

Next week I'll go back and have the kids add his spots by painting their handprints onto him!

Monday, March 22, 2010

While walking on 4th, Aaron spotted this lonely sea lion; he was basking in the sunshine...
Such an unexpected thing that made such a difference!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Claire Basler Paintings

Spent the last hour flipping through magazines and came across an article on Claire Basler. Her large scale oils of flowers are stunning! I love the way these blossoms dance and blow on their spindly stalks! All images are from the artist's website.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Baking Online Mag

Found this little gem on issuu. Still trying to figure out how to make this work for my books!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Monday Night Treats

Another beautiful day and what's turning out to be a very good Monday evening. So far, I've made almond poppyseed crackers from this month's Martha. I added salt and pepper just before placing them in the oven for a more savory cracker. They are delicious! And...

I framed my new Jenny Bird print. I've been dying to use this paste paper I made. Its a sort of chartreuse and black wood grain. It looks great with the print! And...

My Orla Kiely Bag arrived in the mail today! Yea!!!! Its a good nite!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Galettes at Cibo in Sausalito

Last night I was treated to a baking workshop at Cibo with the girls from Maison Reve!
Cibo is this wonderful bakery/eaterie in Sausalito that uses local organic ingredients and creates delicious seasonal pastries and more. Tara, who owns Cibo with her husband, was delightful! We learned how to make the best pie, tart, cookie and galette dough, then made 3 galettes to take home. I had so much fun!!!

The incredibly talented and wonderful women who make up Maison Reve. Yasmine, the owner, treated us all to this wonderful workshop to celebrate what a success the last year has been for MR and I was so happy to be included! Merci mille fois!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Owls and Dave Grohl at Milk + Bookies

Okay so this is a pic off the web, so excuse the poor quality but...check it out! Those are my owls at the Milk + Bookies story time celebration that happened last weekend at the Skirball Center in LA with Dave Grohl! Jennifer Gardner, Jason Biggs, Marlan Waynes and few other celebrities sat in this chair and read stories by my paper animals! That's pretty cool :)