Thursday, March 29, 2007

Life on a Farm

Well I do live on a farm, but these recent blockprints are not MY farm! I don't actually plan on having a rooster- I just want chickens and the coveted fresh eggs. And our barn? well it's beautiful, but just a little leaning at the moment. These latest blockprints are possibly for some upcoming fabric, or perhaps some stuffed sachet/tags....or I don't know, what do you think? I have drawings for another barn and a silo. So I thought barns with a Giant rooster all in red would be so cute. Oh-- the cups are going through the same process of figuring out what they want to be when they grow up.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Deadline Looming!!

Well as you may know I am going to the National Stationery Show in NY in May. I have been trying to get everything together because I have to ship everything out there at the end of April. So I have lists and lists within lists. Designing my booth to look good and be lightweight and easy to put up. Then designing new cards and other accessories, then getting good photos of them to make a catlog and so on and so on.... It is actually fun, but lotso work! Here are some pictures of my prototype pencil bags (I put some on Etsy too if you need one!). I changed them a bit from my little red flowered one from a few months ago. I wanted them bigger and to open at the top so pencils and tools go in the long way. Oh! and I am excited to tell you that Shona from LaLaDex Press is going to make a few books with my brown mushroom fabric (as soon as I send her the fabric!) should be great!

Monday, March 19, 2007

New Work

I have been working on some new silkscreen patterns based on my blockprints and drawings- I am really happy with the ferns and the mushrooms- I think I'll print the mushrooms in grey too- still working on perfecting my silkscreening skills.... I've also been coming up with new card designs- really inspired by the little hoot owls- I like that you can use a card like that for almost any occasion!

beach at night

Ted was here, so we took him of course to the Pelican Brewery on the beach- we just had to look at the waves at night- beautiful!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

guess what?

Jan at Poppytalk mentioned moontea artwork on her post today! Check it out and make sure to make lots and lots of positive comments! Thank You to Jan!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Tip of the Week

Use tea tree oil on cat, rosebush and bramble scratches. I have found that it takes away that awful sting and makes the scratch heal up super quick. Just dab it on the scratch with a q-tip and cover with a band-aid. It also works if your cat has a scratch- the trick is getting it on the cat as the smell of tea tree oil is very strong. Most health food stores carry teatree oil, as does Trader Joes.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Is it Spring?

First crocus's This was a rainbow from a week ago when it was raining (it's sunny now!). It stretched from one side of our field to the other!