Tuesday, January 29, 2013


...When I draw, I notice that the expressions they receive are based on two things ; my mood that day and the type of music I have blaring in the background.  Obviously this day was one of those "fun" mother days, and the music I chose clearly had an influence as well :)  What I find even more interesting is that the music I choose to hear when I work is nothing like the music I listen to when hanging out.  I consider myself to be somewhat cultured in the music sense, but gawk at what actually helps me be productive. In art school I was an avid fan of Blur, Paris Combo and Squirrel Nut Zippers....yet when I worked, the only music that kept me up to the wee hours of the night was Brittany Spears. What? I know...can't believe I am even admitting it, and I have no understanding as to why that's the case.  Anyone else have a similar story?

..What music motivates you? (and thankfully Spears has not been part of the cycle as of late.)

Monday, January 28, 2013

mummysam sheets, pillows, etc!

...I am so thrilled to announce my new collaboration with DENY designs! I think everything turned out so perfect. They have a great collection of artists to choose from, so please pop over and take a peek. (although you can stay at my page the longest :)  )

Friday, January 25, 2013

my little genius

...sometimes he needs a little reminder of how incredible his mind works, even if it's different from the way others do...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

new drawing...playtime

....it's a warm 1 degrees outside at the moment (yes...I said 1), and I thought id make use of this
cozy day indoors and whip up a little drawing.  I realize as type that I am literally surrounded by five mugs from many a trip to the kitchen to get a hot drink. (that, and a heavy blanket wrapped around my already thick sweater)

...is your child literal when it comes to play, or the imaginative type? I have one of each :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Have you ever created a design that just makes you giddy? Well, this one in particular just felt good....an occurrence that happens every so often, and when it does you just want to run through the house and smile as big as you can :)  A perfect happening when you need that little confidence boost to keep you going. (know what I mean?) 

Thursday, January 3, 2013


...some chairs, perhaps?  This "simple" design evolved after hours of wracking my brain to come up with something new today.  The pattern was full of patterns galore until it was finally stripped of all the day's evidence of work and given a simple coat of blue.  Funny how that works, isn't it? (at least I can say that with a smile now....)