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Thursday, June 20, 2019

sneak peek . . .

my new HERITAGE home collection is launching soon ! this collection truly reflects my own personal lifestyle and aesthetic. they are things that i use on a daily basis in my own home. 

to kick off this new collection, i am GIVING AWAY my new Icon Page Markers to five random winners. the HERITAGE home collection is inspired by the beauty of simple shapes, natural forms, and the mundane.

to enter the contest, go HERE.

Friday, June 14, 2019

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

emeryville, california
10 june 2019

this couch was en route to the city dump when i rescued it from its demise. i never would have thought to choose a pink velvet couch on my own, but i LOVE it so much. it lives in my office and i fall more deeply in love with it every time i look at it . . . and it is super comfy !

Saturday, June 01, 2019

book signing.

my next book signing, In Pursuit of Inspiration, is one week from today and it’s going to be super FUN ! there will be a TACO TRUCK, an ICE CREAM TRUCK, and a FLOWER CART ! it’s at one of my favorite store in fresno called ROOT, which is in the beautiful downtown fulton mall district.

. . . and we collaborated on these cute TOTES that will be for sale !

ROOT.
june 8th, 2019
1:00 – 4:00
1424 fulton street
fresno, california

 

Monday, May 27, 2019

remember . . .

today we honor all of the brave heroes who lost their lives fighting for our country . . . you will always be remembered.

(photo by justahomebody)

Sunday, May 26, 2019

hold it.

SO many times i have stashed bills and letters in unforgotten places when tidying up for company, never to be found again . . . or after it’s too late (hello late payment). but that problem is now solved and it makes this virgo VERY HAPPY !

my letter holder is now available on AMAZON .

Monday, May 20, 2019

positively.

there is so much power in the POSITIVE.

when you focus on the POSITIVE, i promise you that good things will follow.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

laundry day.

my mom designed some really cute laundry baskets . . . the problem is that now all she wants to do is LAUNDRY !

Friday, May 17, 2019

rescued.

i love this photo SO MUCH it hurts my heart. i love ALL animals, but i am particularly fond of dogs, maybe because growing up, we never didn’t have a dog. they really do bring so much joy, humor, happiness, and love into your life. (photo by kate)

woof.

Friday, May 17, 2019

friday field trip (from the sketchbook).

i am naturally drawn to earthy and muddy colors. that is how i mostly dress, and those are the types of colors that usually end up in my works. but when i look closely around the world, i find it is filled with so many bright and delightful colors. i will intentionally draw things i see with such color and then i will refer back to them in my sketchbooks and they will spark new ideas. 

this is a page out of my new book In Pursuit of Inspiration: trust your instincts and make more art. the chapter is called IN COLOR and it talks a little bit more about what i just said !

Sunday, May 12, 2019

happy mama’s day !

my beautiful mother is the one responsible for sending me down my creative path. not only did she start me in piano lessons at age four, but she also took my siblings and me to the local hobby shop once a week and let us choose anything we wanted. she always had us working on creative projects . . . our hands were always busy.

this is why i dedicated my latest book to her . . . i LOVE my MAMA !

Saturday, May 11, 2019

me and my shadow.

the question is “WHO’s walking WHO” ?!

(you decide)