Thursday, December 31, 2009

Another Lovely Video

I love this video and this song. How lovely and dreamy. A Christmas post will be forthcoming as soon as I can manage it.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Lovely Little Christmas Video

I saw this sweet little video on sfgirlbybay and just had to share it.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Rainy Day Gal

The very talented Jenny (aka Rainy Day Gal) featured my L'Ours original on her delightful blog Rainy Day Gal and I'm so glad she did. Her writing is hilarious and her recipes look scrumptious. I have to try it the Cuban Roast Pork recipe. Yum.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!!

I'm having quite a sale in my shop this weekend. From Friday November 27th through Monday November 30th all of my prints are marked down from $16 to $12 each. My originals are marked down from $50 to $40 and personalization is free for all bookplates. I hope you stop by!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Check Me Out On Modish and Brand New Originals!!

Jena, over at the fabulous blog Modish gave me a very nice write up today. You can read it right here. Mentioned in it were my brand new handcut originals-now available in my shop! They are labors of love and I am so proud of them!

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Nod From Black Eiffel!

Rachel from Black Eiffel was wonderful enough to feature me and my work on her incredible blog today. You can read all about it right here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

It's my birthday today! I am 31 years old. That means that I am officially in my 30s.

Friday, September 25, 2009

P Is For Pencil Box

I was so touched the other day when Katie mentioned me on her absolutely wonderful blog Pencil Box. If you haven't read it before you really must and you'll be hooked. Not only does she take the most beautiful pictures but her writing is so sweet and straight from the heart. It is one of my favorite blogs and I'm betting it will become one of your favorites too.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Every night I tweet.
I do it religiously.
But I don't do it on Twitter.
You see, every night when I put my youngest to bed he pretends to be a bird. He's the baby bird and I'm the mama bird. We communicate by tweeting, literally.
Goodnight is "tweet tweet".
I love you is "tweet tweet tweet tweet".
It's not a complicated language. Most of the meaning lies in the inflection.
It's one of my favorite parts of the day.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Apartment Therapy Feature!

Every time I turn my back The Captain sails off into another adventure. Yesterday he made it all the way to Apartment Therapy and I am so thrilled! They had some lovely things to say about my shop. You can read them all right here.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Nod From Nantucket Mermaid

I was lucky enough to have these two prints featured on Nantucket Mermaid. She also has a lovely little Etsy shop right here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Today calls for a celebration! September first is my Etsy-versary! One year ago today I put the first items in my shop and officially opened for business. I have loved every minute of it since. I want to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported me and my shop this past year. I couldn't have done it without you. I am so excited about starting the second year of my business. I have so many ideas and projects in mind. Stay tuned!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Cozy Bed and Breakfast

The Magician and the lovely lady with her two curious bunnies have packed their things and moved to a cozy Bed and Breakfast at The Milkweed Mercantile, which is an eco inn. Milkweed Mercantile is located in Missouri and is part of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an ecologically sustainable community. It's a fascinating place to read about and I'm sure it would be even better to visit! If you do go for a visit, don't forget to stop by and say hello to these fellows.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Nod From I Dreamed I Saw

My shop and several of my bookplates were lucky enough to be featured on the dreamy blog I Dreamed I Saw on Wednesday.

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Captain's Voyage Continues

The Captain just can't stay put these days. He's hoisted anchor and sailed off into another Storque article. You can read it right here. The article is about shipping. Get it?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Traveling Masked Ball

I am so pleased to announce that these two stately gentlemen have taken the masked ball all the way to New York. They will be residing and merry-making (in their solemn, dignified way) at, which is located within Hudson Supermarket, until someone takes them home.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Front Page News!

This fuzzy rabbit made it to the Etsy front page and he is very pleased with all the attention. Hop quick like a bunny to my shop if you'd like to have one of your own. He's quite a lovely companion.

Friday, August 21, 2009

A Nod From Happy Marigolds

Amanda from Happy Marigolds wrote a very sweet post on her blog today about my shop. Along with her blog, she also has an Etsy shop where she sells wonderful photographs and collages. The one above, Deer Tale, is my favorite. Thank you so much Amanda!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Front Page!

These two lovely ladies made it to the Etsy front page today!

Monday, August 17, 2009

A Nod From Bella Vita

These curious bookplates were featured on the beautiful blog Bella Vita today. They are part of an Alice In Wonderland themed collection. I never get tired of Alice In Wonderland. Do you?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'll Be Your Mirror and Stars

This video comes from Such a lovely, lovely song. The meteor shower did not disappoint last night. We saw over a dozen shooting stars and made a wish on every one.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Star Light, Star Bright, First Star I See Tonight

August the 12th is the date of the Perseids meteor shower. Just a little info for anyone who likes to stargaze and make wishes on shooting stars. You can get more details here. The meteors are the most visible tomorrow night all the way until dawn and Wednesday night. I am so desperately hoping for clear skies. So get your wishes ready and find a blanket. I promise you, it is worth staying up late for.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Captain Sets Sail

The Captain has been quite busy these past few months. He's been traveling all over the country and has visited many blogs and treasuries. Now he's off on his biggest adventure yet. He has set sail for Australia to a store called Ballyhoo Art that will be opening in September. If you are local, feel free to stop by and pay him a visit or, better yet, take him home with you.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

BOGO Print Sale In My Shop!!

From now through Saturday the 8th, all of my prints are buy one get one free! Simply write the name of the free print that you would like in the "Message To Seller" box during checkout. This is a great chance to get an early (and thrifty) start on your holiday shopping!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Playing With Perspective

I was perusing Black*Eiffel today and came across this brilliant Cold Play video done by Shynola. Watching it made me think about just how many artists I've seen lately that are playing around with perspective. I've already talked at length about Robin Rhode. Jan von Holleben's Dreams
of Flying Series comes to mind too. So, I thought I'd gather them up for you to look at all together. (Oops, the video quit working but you can find it on YouTube.)

Robin Rhode

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A Brand New Print And Fashion Confessions

Here is the brand new silhouette print that I added to my shop. It's called The Lesson. I just love images that tell a piece of a story but you have to guess at the rest. This silhouette does exactly that. I can't help but wonder what the lady is teaching them and why those little rabbits are so attentive.
In other news, the lovely Tara from Nothing Elegant put out another tag asking readers to list 8 fashion confessions. So here goes...
  1. I never wear sunscreen (I stole this one from Tara). I do wear makeup with a little SPF protection. Does that count?
  2. Whenever I buy something nice, I have the unfortunate tendency to put it away and save it for a special occasion. There is sits, waiting...and waiting...and waiting...
  3. I am allergic to lipstick and lipgloss. My lips have to stay a pale, unadorned pink.
  4. I never wear heels. In fact, I don't know how to walk in them. I am currently trying to correct this. I'm starting with wedges and then I'll work my way up to chunky heels.
  5. I don't buy expensive shoes. I just can't see my way to spending a bunch of money on something that goes on my feet and comes in contact with the ground.
  6. I am a big procrastinator when it comes to getting my hair cut. Luckily, I'm growing it out right now so I don't have to worry.
  7. I love the idea of hats but I never wear them. I can't quite figure out how to pull it off.
  8. I never paint my fingernails. It's too fussy and it always chips anyway.
There. Glad that's off my chest.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Tag! You're It!

I recently got tagged by the lovely Tara from Nothing Elegant to name 5 things that make me happy. It is hard to narrow it down to only five but here goes-
My Family

The three best things in my world.

My Garden

I absolutely love my garden. Not a day goes by that I don't go outside and check on all my flowers. There is nothing like planting something and watching it grow and blossom right before your eyes.


Art is such a huge part of my life. If I am not making it then I am reading about it, looking at it, talking about it or helping my children to make some of their own.

A Good Book

I am a voracious reader. A little known fact about me-I actually get a bit blue if I don't have a good book to read.


(photo via ffffound)

I love to eat. I'm pretty much a meat and pototoes gal and always have been. I also have quite a powerful sweet tooth.

Now I'm tagging Looking Lovely and The Fab Miss B . What makes you happy?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A Nod From The Fab Miss B

The Captain has been oh, so busy these days. Now he has found his way to The Fab Miss B's blog where he is contentedly hanging in a study near a giant antique globe and plenty of Jacques Cousteau books.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rainy Day Post

It's been a rainy, stormy day here and it was much needed. It was a nice change of pace, after all this sun, to stay inside and be cozy. We whipped up a batch of rice crispy treats and curled up on the couch to watch a movie. In honor of all this precipitation, I decided to post some of my favorite rain-inspired artwork on Etsy. (All photo credits belong to each shop.)

The Raincoat by Fifilapin is my absolute favorite. Love the simplicity and those darling yellow buttons.
Mademoiselle UnderThe Rain by Blancucha is sweet and simple.

Take Shelter by Ashleyg is a soft tumble of color. If only real rain could look like this.
And, finally, if you're not having any rain where you are you can go to this site by lullatone to play their raindrop melody maker. It's beautiful and addictively fun.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me

Here are the brand new notecards in my shop. A graceful swallow flies over a blue patterned background carrying a letter in its beak. These are available individually and as a set of 6 right here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Custom Pet Portraits

Last month I had the pleasure of doing two custom pet portraits for a wonderful customer. They turned out quite lovely, if I do say so myself. So, I thought I'd share them. If anyone out there would like a portrait of their little pet, or knows someone who would, please do not hesitate to stop by my shop.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Nod From The Red Deer

This guy made news again as he sailed right into a feature on the very lovely blog The Red Deer. You can see for yourself right here.