Don't you love when the mailman (in our case, the mail woman) brings you all sorts of goodies? Today was like Christmas morning: I received a beautiful little piece from Hadley Hutton, a bundle of vintage letters and ephemera from the early 1900's that I won on eBay, and a package of collage papers from Karine Léger. I've joined Karine and Aprile Elcich in a 3-way exchange for Flickr's 6x6 Collage group; each of us are sending the other 2 identical papers, so it should be interesting to see the work when we're done.
While I was toodling around eBay, I happened upon some fantastic paper dolls. Check this, and just in time for summer!
the expected island wardrobe...
and then some not-so-tropical clothing choices...
in case there's some inclement weather, I suppose.
This week has been wonderful. The hubby is back, and we've been doing a whole lot of nothing. Today we took the little one to the park and I sat on a sunny bench while they ran around like monkeys, it was so great.
One thing I have done this week is continue my impassioned search for things to buy on etsy. I want this clock, which makes no sense: it doesn't go with anything else we have. But I still want it.
My sweet hubby has been in France for the past 11 days at the Cannes Film Festival. We are both tired; he's exhausted from movie madness, and I'm wiped from being Super Mommy. At the end of the day I'm too pooped to do much art (does creatively wrapping un-eaten macaroni count?) so I've been checking out art on etsy. I have a list a mile long of stuff I want.
Okay, I need some advice. I've been fiddling around with a banner for my new etsy store, Oiseaux Noir. I'm going to be selling prints of my art, original art, and whatever else strikes my fancy. (Click here to see examples of my work)
Here are a few banners I've come up with tonight, and I've been staring at them so long that I can't see them anymore. Any votes? Your comments are SO appreciated, thanks!!
(You can double click them to see them larger)
I've been working on a new mandala the past few days, a biggie at 30 x 30. It's not finished, but here's a peek of it on my work table:
Last sunday I went to Disney Hall with my mom and sister to see the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and it was truly amazing. I love getting out of my own cozy routine and experiencing different kinds of art, it just turns everything on its ear. There is something so haunting and beautiful about 110 voices singing together. It was like spending the evening listening to angels.
M. Lee is my new art crush. Really, truly talented and multi-faceted, she is a new mom and a printmaker and, well, just check out her work:
More of M. Lee's beautiful work can be viewed here, and purchased at her etsy shop.