Posts Tagged ‘light switch’

Signs of Spring

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Days of rain and gray and clouds….even snuggled in my studio it makes me a bit sleepy. Just ventured outside to see these sweet Daffodils in my neighbors garden…signs of hope that spring will come!

Thought I would suggest a few signs of spring to have right in your “nests” to brighten things up…a few touches of yellow here and there can do wonders in defeating the winter doldrums.

#2086 Snowdrop & Butterfly Flour Sack Towel

#575 Daffodils & Dragonfly Decoupage Switchplate

#2103 Carte Postale Bird Flour Sack Towel

And a bit of French Lemon to top things off!

#393 St. Pierre Lemons Decoupage Switchplate

A Curious Herbal

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

I am always drawn to vintage illustrations…especially herbals.

One of my all time favorite illustrators is Elizabeth Blackwell and her incredible work published as “A Curious Herbal”.

A Curious Herbal

While her illustrations and the heart felt detail behind them is wondrous, the fact that she went to work to publish these illustrations to help her husband out of debtors prison adds another layer of intrigue.

I use the opening page of her series as background and homage to this gifted, inspired artist. It makes me smile to think she might be very amused to know that her work, published in the mid 1700’s, lives on today in such a simple, but useful, form.

#106 Parsley Decoupage Switchplate

#107 Sage Decoupage Switchplate

#108 Rosemary Decoupage Switchplate

#109 Thyme Decoupage Switchplate

Endless thanks Mrs. Blackwell!

Holding Summer

Monday, August 26th, 2013

There is a slight chill in the air tonight…getting darker earlier….summer is fading.

It was a glorious one…rare in the Pacific Northwest to have so many days of consecutive sunshine…what a gift.

Been working like mad in the studio preparing for new fall designs…love working with the palette of Autumn. No pumpkins and scarecrows mind you, but how I love to collage with shades of rust and wheat and green….makes me want to put on a sweater. But as this wondrous summer fades, I didn’t want to lose that sense of tranquility that only the sun can bring. I was working on a set of magnets for myself…to remind me…to breathe, relax, flow and be at peace.

Liked them so much I thought I should share…so here they are….posted on my bulletin board and my never ending to-do lists…my zen magnets:)

Hope it helps!