Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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two by two

Delivering this Alphabet Letter for a little boy today.  Since his name begins with N and happens to be Noah, I decided to choose the theme of two-by-two and pair animals to fill in the letter.  I will show you a larger version later but I am thinking of working on a series of letters to sell.  A for Ashley would be sweet filled with flowers and so on.  Next year I really want to create a book for children.  Yes, I have been saying this for long enough and now is time for action.

Monday, November 18, 2013

little boys

A friend asked me if I could help her with a special gift for a little boy for his nursery.  I am wrapping this one up to send today and busy with artwork for holiday orders.

My framer matted this one beautifully.  I will be adding custom nursery artwork to my etsy shop soon.
Wait til you see the next work of art for another special little boy.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

secrets fine food

I was delighted to meet Stephanie Duriez who was here in New York all the way from Dubai.  The above artwork was created for "Secrets Fine Food" - a gourmet grocer with delivery service and a taste level for International Delicacies.   Take a moment to visit "Secrets Fine Food."  Merci Stephanie for the coffee last week and for meeting in person.

 I have the best job and the most wonderful clients all over the world.  I love the hampers full of specialties to give.  If you live in Dubai or have a friend who lives there, this would be an incredible gift.  Secrets fine food won't be a secret for long.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

a full plate

Simply delighted that Sakara Life is now delivering to Westchester.  The clean whole food is delivered straight to my door and allows me more time to focus on my work while treating myself to nourishing energy.  Several bags of detox tea come with and I must admit to ordering a box of the tea because it tastes amazing as do the prepared meals.  Don't get me wrong, I am perfectly capable of preparing meals but sometimes the drudgery of it all welcomes a no-brainer break.
My husband is traveling and my daughter's meals are easy to prepare so I thought this would be the perfect thing to try during this time.  If you have a full plate, how do you find solutions for freeing up time and energy to devote your focus on meeting deadlines?   Give Sakara Life a try if you want to treat yourself to eat clean whole food prepared in new savory ways.

Monday, November 11, 2013

in remembrance

painting by Elizabeth Peyton
 A simple bunch of poppies to serve as a remembrance for those who served our country and for all the lives lost for our freedom.
 What a beautiful symbol to salute a soldier.  Bold, brave and beautiful.
 In Gustav Klimt’s painting "A Field of Poppies" (1907), the fruiting trees and the meadow of wildflowers are a metaphor for rebirth and regeneration. After World War I, poppy fields came to symbolize the loss of life.
painting by Moses found on Fine Art America
Thank-you to each and every veteran as we take time to honor you and to celebrate all the hero's everywhere.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

a reflective spot

 I had ordered the book AERO Beginning to now, by Thomas O Brien and when it arrived, I carefully unwrapped it and knew that it deserved time alone to lose myself in his collected style over a spot of tea.

There is a vintage quality yet a streamlined calm without being too pretentious or off putting.  His interiors are welcoming, warm and intriguing.
Over the years, I am learning that part of what inspires me are those that bring an air of grace and calm to my life.   Do you treat or reward yourself with simple treats, a new book, a cup of tea and then taking time to sit, to reflect and to look at life from another artisans eyes.  Now, I am ready to get back to work after taking a spot of tea and inspiration.

Congratulations to Andie of Divine Theatre blog on winning the Never give up pouch.

Monday, November 04, 2013

monday motivation - never give up (give-away)

Hello Monday.  How many of you would love to win this little tote with the wonderful motivating words from Winston Churchill?  Just yesterday, I shared this quote with my sister.  It's going to be my motivation for this month.

What is it that motivates you to never never never give up?  Do you have goals that keep you motivated?  Do you reward yourself for a job well done?  I would love to know how you keep motivated to never give up and to "Just keep going" -
a winner (of this little zipper bag from paper-source)shall be selected and posted wednesday.

Wishing each of you strength, courage and a strong will to never never never give up.

Thursday, October 31, 2013


 It's just about that time, when the trick-or-treaters will be out ringing our doors and gathering candy.
Take one, which I seriously wonder if anyone ever takes just one.  I mean we are humans, right?
"Light's out" - it's Halloween night!  Boo!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

looking back

Last week, a dear friend that I had the great pleasure of working with many years ago, posted this great photo of the design team at Calvin Klein circa 1990.  I am seated next to the two gentleman wearing glasses with the sweater over my shoulders.  It seems so odd to think how time moves and in many ways this seems like yesterday, yet also like a lifetime ago.  Do you take time to look back?