Sunday, April 29, 2012

Portrait Photography - Willow Sage.

Little Willow is the new addition to my boyfriend's family, and he is quite the proud uncle. Lucky for me, this gives me the opportunity to gain a little more experience when it comes to photography.

You can check out additional photos from this session over at my Flickr account. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Watercolors.

After weeks of drawing that have wrecked the callus on my middle finger, I decided to break out the watercolors and try to loosen up a bit. So, I pulled from the bits of bric-a-brac piled around on my studio shelves and did a little painting.

Each painting is 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" on watercolor paper.

Available for purchase here.

Available for purchase here.

Available for purchase here.

Available for purchase here.

I love how petite these paintings are and can imagine them framed in like-fashion and hung as a grouping. I'll have to see what other types of compositions I can come up with to paint next.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Big 2-9.

This week has been full of unexpected fun. Last weekend, after going out on a long drive with the mister, I returned home to find a house full of friends yelling "surprise!". Sean had worked it out that our friends from out of state were able to come in for six days to spend our vacation/my birthday week with us. I typically live in fear of surprises, but this was just about the coolest thing I could have asked for. 

Last night, after everyone had returned home to their respective states, Sean presented me with my other birthday surprise: An Olivetti Lettera 22. The same model of typewriter that Sylvia Plath used to write some of her most famous work. It has to be one of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. Not only is it beautiful, but it is fully operational. 

I'm fortunate to have such wonderful people in my life. Friends that are happy to spend the week lounging around, cooking good food, and sharing each other's company. 

Lots of love for all of the birthday wishes I've received today.

All the best,