Saturday, November 19, 2016

and then I ended up in Key West


Well I didn't plan on it but I ended up in Key West. You see first we took my seven year-old to Disney.


and Seaworld.


and Universal.


But when it was over we just wanted to stay...but not there. So we went to Palm Beach, actually Singer Island.


It was so gorgeous but still not right.


So we headed to the Keys.
Key West to be exact.


I paid homage to Ernest Hemingway at his house.



We enjoyed great food and laughs together.


Oh and shopping also but not at the Sponge Market.
Irresponsibility won here. We begin our long trip home to Charleston tomorrow.
Who knows where we will stop.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Tomorrow!


We will be in our studios tomorrow night with some delicious goodies, champagne, and, of course, paintings. We will also entertain commissions in a special session where you bring your photos of your space and we discuss what might work for you.

Join us!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Hurricane!

Sorry for the silence here. Now we have a hurricane headed our way and I am outta here. I will be in Augusta, GA for a few days... maybe there will something to blog about.


Monday, July 25, 2016

New items available today!

HERE

I have been spending time on a few ideas for fabric created from favorite paintings of mine and turning them into new products.
Starting today, I will have a variety of clutches, change purses and men's ties available on my website.


The fabrics were created from my paintings "Coquette" and "Tea with Mabel"
The idea came when I decided to have a tie made for my husband from a fabric that I had on hand. He needs an extra long length tie so I had it made by this Etsy seller and it grew to include the other items.


Historic Charleston proved a great backdrop for our photo shoot.


HERE

I have a small inventory currently but if interest is good, more will be available soon.

HERE

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Virtual studio visit


I am all unpacked and hard at work in my studio. Actually, I have only had limited hours since school is not in session but my daughter has participated in two fun kid's camps here at Redux.
If you follow me on Instagram this is nothing new but the blog allows a bit more narrative.

video

I had to wait for a few items to be shipped to me to really get organized.

The long wall in the video will mainly be hung gallery style with a finished series. 


This short wall, behind my easel, is my main work space.  The opposite wall has shelves from the previous occupant and my desk area, which is not especially visually interesting.
The series if work hung on the gallery wall is inspired by spring and summer flora. I am working on figure studies on linen and a new canvas series. It will be edgier, rougher and less feminine like the two below.




I've got a long way to go with this series though.



Also coming later this week are my neckties, clutches and change purses. It began with my desire to have a tie made from a Spoonflower printed fabric for my husband. I used Small Batch Boutique on Etsy and it turned into a larger project. I will be adding these to my website in the next few days.

Tons going on including another possible move (from our horrible rental, hence the lack of interior pictures) but I will let you know more in the future.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Hello again

View from the front door

Hello from my new, but temporary, digs in South Carolina.
This was a partial move involving very little furniture. It included one bed, three mattresses, an Ikea table and chairs from the 80s, a newer Ikea loveseat, one club chair and two end tables. If you are paying attention to the list you will see that we have more mattresses than beds. Call it the glamorous life -- I am sleeping on a queen mattress on the floor.

Part of the lush sub-tropical backyard

We rented a house in my friend's neighborhood without seeing it in person. I saw photos of the main spaces but that did not tell me what kind of closets were here and it definitely did not clue me in to how dirty the floor would be...yuck!
Transitions are always tough and this is no exception. I am missing my large and very clean house and my husband too. He went back to Virginia until the house sells.

Birthday mimosa at Hominy Grill in Charleston

It's not all dissappointing. We went to the Hominy Grill for breakfast on my birthday the day after we arrived. It was really wonderful and not crazy hot yet. Later we picked up my keys at Redux and walked around downtown until we melted. Then it was off to the beach for a while where my oldest daughter and I watched a storm roll in from the safety of a restaurant deck.

Storm rolling in on Isle of Palms
After a nap and a shower, my husband and I headed back downtown for a special birthday dinner at High Cotton. His birthday follows my by two days so we often share a celebration.

I love the palm trees and Crape Myrtle here. The heat beats snow in my book. The neighbors are a little crazy which is better than snobby. So I think once I adjust and get to work in my studio it will be smooth, sunny sailing.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Luxe Magazine


If you live in Arizona, the new Luxe Magazine is worth checking out. The feature titled "Fresh Start" is the home of a client of mine and features an interesting mix that is not more of the same design elements we see everywhere.



The painting above the mantel is one that the client purchased from me several years ago but check out that chandelier and table!
I only wish that Luxe did not only do regional issues. Lucky for me my mother lives in Arizona.