Sunday, October 30, 2016

Scenes from the Pop Up Shop

I had a wonderful day today at the Pottery Barn Pop Up Shop. It was a great location and I was surrounded by lovely Pottery Barn holiday items. It was a rainy day so lots of people were out and about the Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, CA. I was set up on a buffet that I would have loved to take home if it had fit in my trunk.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

New Reusable Snack Bags

I have a little obsession with pouches of all kinds and even have a small collection. I made these reusable snack bags because they come in so handy for all kinds of things. 

I'm not really a sew-er but I got out my trusty machine, looked up some patterns on the web, and went to work. These are lined with a food grade plastic, made from a heavy weight natural cotton and close with velcro (I have to practice putting in zippers!). I printed them from my hand cut linoleum blocks. They're not only great for snacks both wet and dry but are also handy for organizing all the little things in your bag,

I've just posted 2 of them in my Etsy shop and they'll be available for sale on Sunday at the Pottery Barn Pop Up shop.

Hello Sunshine Snack Bag
Perfect for makeup!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Pop Up Shop

I'm very excited because next Sunday - October 30 - I'll be doing a pop up shop at Pottery Barn (one of my favorite stores!) in The Oaks Mall, Thousand Oaks, CA. I'll be selling lots of my goods, including some new items for the holiday. See you there!

Pop up Shop at Pottery Barn, October 30

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hot Off the Press!

I finished my 2017 calendar just in time for the LA Printer's Fair last weekend. All of the images are from my hand cut linoleum blocks. This year's images include a a cowboy boot full of flowers, a set of Russian matryoshka and a bear in a turtleneck sweater.

Even though I carefully sketch and plan, things change as I start carving the lino blocks. One of my sketches started out as a dala horse and ended up as a unicorn, featured on the month of January. The bear started out in a scarf and was re-carved in a sweater. The calendar is letterpress printed in a limited edition of 30. It's for sale in my Etsy shop here.

2017 Calendar

January thru April

May thru August

September thru December

The linoleum block and printed page for January

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Collages

I've been in a collaging mood so here are two new Japanese inspired collages.

The first one is made from a vintage photo of a Geisha layered on a page from a vintage Japanese book, combined with handmade paper and an engraving of a moth.
Geisha and Moth
The second one is also layered on a page from a vintage Japanese book. In addition, I used  hand made papers, some old labels, and a tea pot letterpressed from my own illustration.
Japanese Tea

Friday, July 29, 2016

New On Vida

I did a new collage using vintage documents and some decorative papers. It's done on canvas and is in black, gold, and shades of brown and white. The design is called "Fragments".
Collage on canvas
I scanned the college and used the art for some new items on Vida. One is a scarf and one is a sleeveless top. The art wasn't really big enough for the top so I also used a vintage Italian document. You can purchase them here.

New Scarf

New top - the back is solid black

Monday, July 25, 2016

New in the Shop

Lavender sachets, new in the shop. These hand sewn sachets were printed from my linoleum blocks and are filled with organic lavender from a farm in San Diego county.

Daisy and Mod Bird

Bunny and florals

Birdie and Floral Arch

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