September: School, Skillshare, Shows!

September:  School, Skillshare, Shows!

We are celebrating September with the three S’s here!  School, Skillshare, & Shows!   what?! 1. SCHOOL!  My kids are in pre-school at the SAME TIME which means I get a few precious hours per week of productivity to focus on my art & patterns!  hooray! 2. SKILLSHARE!  I signed up for a really great Skillshare […]

Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat

Posted on Sep 4, 2013 in art, color, female, self | No Comments
Call of the Wild Soul Art Retreat

All I can say is WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO!  I’m going!! From their website: “We collectively emphasize connectedness, community, open hearts, and unabashedly joyous and courageous exploring through our artmaking.  This retreat is a cocoon of safe and intuitive creativity, self-empowerment, and fun … while being nurtured in the majesty of the land once nurtured by the […]

August Already

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 in art, inspiration, linocut, pattern | One Comment
August Already

The summer is flying by and it’s a rainy day here in NY.  I’m procrastinating laundry and my blog needs some lovin!   We have been busy as new homeowners learning how much maintenance a new home requires…and this was a move-in-ready kind of house that was meticulously maintained.  I can’t imagine buying & renovating an […]

Find New Designers: Pin-hop on Saturday June 15!

Posted on Jun 13, 2013 in art, fabric, flowers, nature, pattern, textile, trends | 10 Comments
Find New Designers:  Pin-hop on Saturday June 15!

Hello! I would like to invite you to an exciting PIN-HOP! A what? Let me explain it to you! Recently a group of designers got together and discussed how to keep the idea of a blog hop, but make it easier and quicker to find your favorite designers. The answer was, of course, a pin-hop […]

zestt – Home decor for a modern world

Posted on May 28, 2013 in art, painting, pattern, products, updates | 7 Comments
zestt – Home decor for a modern world

As some of you may know, I was selected to collaborate with a new, exciting home accessories company that is launching this summer called zestt!  They have chosen me as one of seven select artists and they will be selling prints of my work as part of their product line.  You can see some of […]

Sellable Sketch Collection featured on Pattern Observer

Posted on May 26, 2013 in art, ink, pattern, textile | No Comments
Sellable Sketch Collection featured on Pattern Observer

I recently took the Sellable Sketch workshop with Michelle Fifis of Pattern Observer.  She was kind enough to feature a few of my patterns from my ‘Stripes, Scales, Scallops, and Spots’ collection I developed during the course.   My collection benefited from Michelle’s technique of looking at past & present trends to determine what I wanted […]

Featured Artist: Barbara Fiore

Posted on May 25, 2013 in art, sculpture | One Comment
Featured Artist:  Barbara Fiore

I just have to share this wonderful ceramic artist with you!  She is part of a talented family of artists. Barbara Fiore is a ceramic sculptor whose unique, whimsical works are filled with soul and attitude. Barbara started her artistic career as an illustrator and web designer and has worked for some of the world’s […]

Spring Art, Pattern and Life

Posted on May 9, 2013 in art, color, fabric, flowers, inspiration, updates | No Comments
Spring Art, Pattern and Life

Hello!  It’s been over a month since my last update so here’s a colorful update. One quick happy note is my large painting titled, Bloom True, found it’s forever home in Warwick after being spotted at the Genetti Glass Open Studio Sale this April!  It’s always a nice surprise when someone connects with something you’ve […]

Spring efuto on it’s way to UK

Posted on Apr 5, 2013 in art, linocut, nature, paper, pattern | 2 Comments
Spring efuto on it’s way to UK

efuto (e = picture, futo = envelope) A bunch of us pattern designers got together for an “efuto” exchange.  My handprinted envelope is currently making it’s way to Bethan Westran in South Yorkshire, UK! I also made a version to send to myself in case Bethan’s gets lost in the mail and so I could […]

Cultural Conversions Exhibit

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in art, fabric, pattern, textile | No Comments
Cultural Conversions Exhibit

  I’m happy to share that my, Some Days are Diamonds, fabric was selected to be included in this exhibit at the Textile Center in Minneapolis, MN. Cultural Conversions: traditional design in a digital age March 15 – May 4 Textiles have a vibrant history as cultural expressions of ethnic heritage, language, religion, occupation, region, […]