Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Butterfly Jungle Zine Issue Two

I published Butterfly Jungle, my first Zine back in 2004 when I was living in Canada. It is a zine for all ages and the premier issue has a maze in it as well as a centerfold to cut out and make your own Butterfly Jungle.It also has a recipe for Butterfly Jungle Garden Soup. The second issue will be out in August, and you can see the cover below. It will have a delicious Shortbread Cookie recipe that I got from a woman in Cape Breton, the first adventure of Ms. Papillion, a hidden picture quest, and who knows what else? Stay tuned! And I have a little secret.....ooooooh....xo PS a lovely link!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Let's go!

Sophie's been partying....
Wendy at Nantucket Bookworks just sent me this and this....She thinks we should do it here in Nantucket....maybe a toned down version in madras or whale pattern, if you know what I mean! I am so busy this last week....Farmer's market coming up and I'm getting a little section at Nantucket Bookworks to sell my "stuff"! Yippeeee! Gotta go paint! xo

Monday, June 16, 2008

Circle mirror

Here's a design for a 3 inch pocket mirror....coming your way soon!I hope you all had a nice weekend...looks like the sun is back. I got one of these on Sunday.....xo

Friday, June 13, 2008


Look what I found via Ullabenulla
It's a wonderful felter,YuriPuri .Someday, Erin will teach me how to felt....or Martha. A fun summer project!
On another note (La la la!)
Alot of people have been calling me to ask if I have a physical shop on Nantucket. Right now, I only sell through my etsy shop and Nantucket Bookworks....but I have some plans brewing and I'll keep you posted. I will have a shop next summer....still looking for an affordable space! Thanks to all for your interest! xo

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Mermaid Mug

My new design for a souvenir Nantucket Mermaid mug. I can't decide whether to put a border around it as the design has about an inch above and below it that will just be plain white mug.Hmmmm what do you think???? Here's a link for fun...xo

Monday, June 9, 2008

Textiles of the wiener werkstatte

I was searching for my summer cloths that I stowed away in Honey's basement...They are in a box holding up one of the tables in my studio. So I had to take down all the bookshelves on top of the table to get to the box with the summer cloths...We are having a heatwave here on the East Coast, although it isn't too bad being 30 miles out to sea... I just take a bunch of showers or jump in the ocean, but....I do need the summer attire. At any rate, I found my Wiener Werkstatte textile book that I thought I had left in Canada .....so more textile and wallpaper inspiration coming my way...and yours! Because one of these days, I'll finish painting my last two wallpaper designs and more will be a coming.....So here's a few designs that I like....If you'd like the book, you can get it here...

Friday, June 6, 2008

Pretty patterns, wallpaper and duds...

These are nice duds photographed with pretty patterns....from the Paris shop..
Marie Louise de Montery
and the collection is from Lyell... I would love this is pale pink velvet......
The rug and pink striped chair are lovely.....

And the wallpaper is divine! from the blog by Pia Jane Bijkerk....xo

Rob Ryan's new shop!

Rob Ryan is opening his own shop.....I love his tissue paper...I love attention to detail! xo

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Nantucket Bookworks Window Display

I did a window display at the bookshop where I work. Of course, the centerpiece was "The Chair"
and here,too
I put some painted flowerpots and some of my favorite books....you'll see a few about
Edward Gorey, "DIY Kids", "Edith and Mr Bear", and" Who Needs Doughnuts?" to name a few

The outside with mermaids and little fairies floating about.....

"The Girls" busy at the counter...and a link!Yum! xo

Monday, June 2, 2008

Elsita's beautiful papercuts

Elsita has a beautiful heart and a beautiful blog....You'll want to visit this talented young woman everyday!This is just a nibble of what she creates....enjoy!

More design...Josef Frank

I've always been crazy about Josef Frank's design work. Then Anthropologie (link via stylehive.com ) came out with a sofa etc etc etc....Now he's "in" again. Goodie for us! Here are some examples of his work. In the meantime,I have two designs that I have made into repeat patterns. Now I have to paint them. Let the creativity begin.....xo
A rug design....

I made a wallpaper version of this when I was doodling up in Cape Breton....too large to scan...fun to do!