Thursday, December 29, 2011

Juliana's room

With the Winter Solstice come and gone, and lengthening days upon us, I look forward to the spring again. Juliana's room reminds me of springtime. I painted her room before she was born, and we just celebrated her third Christmas! Time flies!

I need to take some better pics for my portfolio, but these will do for now!



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Color Day!

Today I organized my new collection of colorful threads, and got a color fan from Behr paints. I'm very excited, I can really pick out colors now for my projects.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nathan's Room

Happy Thanksgiving!
This year, I'm very thankful for my growing family. We welcomed Nathan Maxwell a little over 2 months ago. While pregnant with him, I painted some characters in his nursery.

View as Nathan sees it

This fabric was part of my inspiration. I like to find one or two things, like a fabric swatch, a page from a children's book, or a stuffed animal to start with.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Meeting and start up ideas

Today, my baby Nathan and I met with a friend and her toddler about murals, business, jewelry making, and painting toy taxis. It was fun and semi-productive.  Yeah my biggest problem with going into business is what to do about kids! They are awesome, but not very good at meetings!

I also want to make felt mobiles. That match my murals, of course. I need to know how to sow. I think this has potential. My sister has a strange Polish sowing machine... I have to find out more about it! Maybe the felt mobiles will also explode into their own business, we will see.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Hello Blog!

Hi blog world. I'm a muralist and surface designer. That just means I like to design on things. I spent 9 years designing graphics and repeating patterns in NYC for children's sleepwear. So cute monkeys and funny characters are my thing! Now that I'm home with 2 kids of my own, I have been painting on all sorts of surfaces, but mostly walls. I love painting on walls because my art has always come out bigger than I intend. I consider this a good problem. When I paint on a canvas, my paintings just never seem to "fit". So walls are better. I also love repeating patterns, and I will include my current patterns on here too.

Thanks for reading, I'll be back soon. The kids need some fresh air right now.