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Hi there!  I’ve been playing with lots of media recently.  Namely: Glitter!  Pens!  Paint!  Well, okay, everything.ImageImageImageImageImage

Have you heard of  You sign up and get sent daily deals.  Two pillows are selling for $54.00.  Even this type of ikat fabric can be a little spendy sometimes, so this is a good deal if you’ve been looking for the perfect pillow.  Here are some of my fave fabs…


In case you’ve been to Some Bagels recently and wondered who painted the wall black and hung up artwork…..    It…was….ME!!  xox

Ione Skye’s House, via Domino Mag as seen in Chateau de Lu

Tiny Pinapple

Anthro does it again:  If they’re not putting colors together that I thought would clash-0-matic, then they’re putting together vignettes that you would think would totally bomb.  Frayed, off center fabric?  It works so well because the warm-cool colors offset each other, especially against that white backdrop.  Then they added more texture, depth and interest with the weathered frames (and one gilded one, an old standby trick for even more added interest) , and you have a total winner.


No Way!  Frozen Cranberry letters via Oufitqueen, originally spied on Letterology.

Um, Victoria, how come your apartment has to be so awesome?  Your spaces are always like they were made for me, except they weren’t because you don’t know me.  Also, I get your whole, black-white conundrum.  It is not schizophrenic to like them equally because they are two sides to the same coin.  Also, I need those pink pillows.  Victoria’s spaces are always in my top 5….okay, top 3 of all time.  If you’ve never experienced the constant eye candy that is, it’s time to go to there right now.

This little oil-painted lass is by Emily Winfield Martin, author of  Inside a black Apple blog,  and a  book I have called the Black Apple Paper Doll primer that I like quite a lot.  Emily is a Pacific Northwest artist, and has been a guest on Martha Stewart.  She has a very distinctive whimsical style as you can see by perusing her Etsy shop or BuyOlympia. FUN!!  Another fun read is her auxiliary blog cataloging her vintage finds, Some Girls Wander By Mistake.

Loving this pillow!  I have a tab open on my computer and I just keep going to look at it.  It’s so vivid!  Oooh, and look at that little blue number.  Like a squeezable china plate.

From sukan’s Etsy shop.

Dear Friends, I don’t know if you remember about 1,ooo years ago I did a wee blog post about Rachel Rose.  She makes these amazing inkblot silk tees.  I was just perusing her blog and was happy to see that not only is she an amazing artisan, she believes in taking responsibility for production every step of the way.  That way, nobody gets hurt.  Literally.  It always upsets me when I wonder who made my clothes, and were they working in good conditions, etc. etc.

It looks like Rachel may be restocking her online shop and her Etsy shop. I just love her style, so I will be checking back soon to see what she is up to!

I can’t even believe how talented Sasha Prood is.  I just came across her typography and am smitten.  I love the painterly looseness of the watercolors within the super-structured confines of the letters.  Oh, juxtaposition, you get us every time.

Do you like how we didn’t even get a new plate after eating before getting out the chocolate syrup.  This is an authentic beautiful mess!

I did a wee little post about inkblots, or Rorschachs, a while back here.  Rorshachs are probably still used by some in the psychology world today.  It’s basically a blob and whatever you ‘see’ in it could prove helpful into the client’s personality.  They’re also just plain interesting to look at!

I’ve got them on the brain again because I was looking through and old book and found this nice double-inkblot in the inside front cover (probably because a real life-fountain pen was the culprit).  Also, I’ve been saving the other image for a rainy day.  I give you…Rorshach Toast.

Like most people I like a good before and after!  I bought this mirror from Becky’s Consignment in Richland, for $7.  I added some fresh paint and it looks like a viable mirror.  Also, what should I do about those gold lamps?  Leave them or new shades?  It’s funny, over the years, Ben has gone from not caring what I do with the decor, to saying things like “Isn’t it getting kind of GOLD in here?”  He has developed his own aesthetic, and now I have to stay one step ahead of him.  I was going to paint the mirror, all along, promise.  Not because I hate gold but because (whisper) it isn’t even metal!



I went to the Farmer’s Market in Jeans.  Then I changed into these shorts because I was really hot.  And I thought, that’s a weird, nifty color combination!  And that’s when I realized I’d been stuck on something for a while and just haven’t realized it….


These three images are from Wild Goose Designs here in Richland.  The sequins were on a neat basket a lady bought so I, thankfully, wouldn’t be tempted.  You remember my ring, and the snakeskin is a closeup of a suitcase in the mirror sale display.

Then, there’s the gold in the so-bad-they’re-good lamps I picked up yesterday at the Central United           Protestant Rummage Sale.

Then, remember the irises?

Perhaps you thought my hands looked too clean earlier today…ah, that’s more like it.

Let’s get to work…

I like when the colors mix themselves…

              This painting has been sitting out for a month or so, with just black and white!  It’ll be done after I go back and add some creams.  Have a good weekend everyone!  My husband and I will celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary on Sunday so I can’t promise I won’t be back with some wedding pics…it’ll be painless!  xoxox

I can’t stop looking at this!!!  From Z Gallerie. I’m outside in this, 
wearing this?, but only because this is sold out, drinking this:                 doing this! Of course.