Friday, February 29, 2008

bunny girl

Honey went off Island for a few days, so I drew a bunch of things to make prints out of and put in the shop next week. There is also "Fairy Girl" who will be collaged and "Mushroom Dancer" . I love hollyhocks, so I stayed up and drew them by the woodstove until I started falling to sleep...zzzzzzzzz

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pretty patterns

Another wallpaper/fabric design I came up with...
Here's a nice site from a nice couple I met at the stationery show last year in NYC.... xo

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New print design

I have a new print in the will be in living color, but it looks good in black and white, too. I will post it in the shop this week! Toodles.....

Monday, February 25, 2008

Look at Geninne's lovely artwork right here Isn't her work beautiful? xo


Here is my illustration for this week's "Illustration Friday". I was consumed all weekend....what fun!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Mermaids everywhere

I work at a bookstore and we are having a wonderful Mermaid coming to visit us. Her name is Margot Datz and she lives over yonder on Martha's Vineyard. Here is her web site Her new book, A Survival Guide for Landlocked Mermaids will be coming out in April. On July 25, we here at Nantucket Bookworks are having a big party for all Mermaids! I do hope you'll come out and visit us and meet Margot. Her book is AWSOME !AWSOME !AWSOME! You can see more pictures on her site, and you can pre- order her book at, or email us at and get your signed copy. Stay tuned!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Rob Ryan

I found this incredible scherenschnitte artist through another incredible artist, His site is Scherenschinitte is This beauty is a silkscreen that Rob sells at his etsy site I want one....Have fun searching his blog...lots of interesting gems! xo

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mushroom vase

Hello...available at my etsy shop! A magnificent mushroom vase made out of ridged wrap (plaster and cheesecloth). I wrapped a spice jar in there for water....its about 6 inches tall and 6 inches wide. Fill it with fun florals....

Friday, February 15, 2008


This is what I found on my yoga mat Valentine's Day morning....a beautiful bunch of roses! Honey made a wonderful Valentine's Day dinner,too....wild atlantic salmon with butternut squash and herb green salad with toasted nuts on top....yum! Thanks, Honey...... These are brand spanking new ads that will be in the Nantucket Guide Magazine from Anderson Publishing It comes out in April, right before the Daffodil Festival I'm so excited! I woke up this morning with a feeling of newness in the air.......

Give Away Winner

The "One World One Heart " Givaway goes to.... !!!!Yippeeeee! I asked Honey,(there he is with fatty the finch) to pick a number from 1 to 70 and TA DA! So goodie goodie for you Pamela . I know you will make her a nice little mermaid quilt! Thanks to everybody who participated and commented...I am sending everyone a little gift next I'll be in touch! And thank you Lisa Oceandreamer for the fun....I am looking forward to visits to and from all of on....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mermaid Vase

Looking forward to spring...Here's a mermaid vase in front of some wallpaper that I designed.
Snow expected tomorrow!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

I am participating in a lovely event The goal is to give away something to introduce bloggers who would not ordinarily meet. It's an international event with participants from all over the world. Lisa Oceandreamer started it is her link Leave a comment here to be included in the draw for this beautiful mermaid doll. She would love to meet you! The drawing is on Thursday, February 14...Valentines Day!

She is about 9 inches tall and is made out of ridged wrap, glitter, wood and yarn......Yummy!

Bloglandia Polar Party

I came across this invite this morning while checking out some of my favorite blogs, this one from I sent along the Mermaid couple and The Butterfly Lady and even though I'm not quite finished decorating her, Party Lady begged to go too. So here she is...
This is her idea of an "artistic photo".....

And I suggested something fun and away we go! See you there...lots of people and creatures to meet!xo

Friday, February 8, 2008


Here are some patterns that I made with my son, Paul the Printmaker ( his work is on the right...he's not the dude on the left) I made the designs and he did the silkscreening. One of my favorite subjects, Butterflies.

These patterns are some designs I made for wallpaper, wrapping paper or even sheets....we'll have to hop to it and print them so you can decorate a room with them!

This would look pretty electric in a sunroom, wouldn't it? There is a nice blog site about pattern right here an awsome wallpaper company right here

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

My favorite boxes

These are about 3 years old, but they are two of my favorite pieces. I may use the designs on some new wares this year.
This one holds some of my jewelry......

This one is a large recipe box. I use it in the bathroom for all of my "stuff". It is convenient, and nice and neat!

You can see them again... at ye old blog....scroll to the bottom and click on the wee image of boxes...Voila!

Wedding cake topper

Here they are, all dandy-ed up
and ready to celebrate
the back....... I used shells and glitter and all of the little doo dads that I have been collecting for YEARS...I will put them in my etsy shop soon! I have a big girl doll almost finished and another wedding cake topper with human-type people in the works. There are some other things that I hope to get done by next week and fill up the shop again.Whoop tee doo!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Butterfly Lady

As promised, Butterfly Lady....for sale
She is about6 inches tall( sans antenna) I
have some wedding fairies....cake toppers
in the works and some more valentines....
Maybe I'll even get to my special fairy
vases, too!I better get to work.......

Oil Painting

I haven't done an oil painting since
my college days...I guess it's like
riding a bicycle....I painted a
portrait of Auggie for Honey
for his birthday.......Now I am
inspired to do more.

Winter walk on the beach

Honey took us out for a winter walk on the beach. There is the upper harbor on one side and you walk across the dunes...not too far, and then you are on the ocean side. Fishermen would take their boats up the harbor, pick them up and cross over to the ocean side to go fishing. It's called the "haul over", and this is where we took our walk.
The harbor side.....

The fellows looking for sticks.....

Auggie found a ball.....
He showed it to Honey...............

some nice sights.....

Time to cross over......

Back towards home.....on the ocean side...

We drove past the Sankaty Lighthouse
Full moon tonight....oooooooh!
Home in time for sunset...