2 Sisters + Fingerpainting Past Kindergarten = A New Cool Painting!

June 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Today, my mother and I went to our local craft store to pick up some summer camp supplies, as she is a montessori teacher.  I got a phone call from my sister, and she asked me to pick up some fingerpaint to try something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time.  Our original idea was to get non-toxic, washable paint that we could use on my dog’s paw and create something cool using her tiny paw prints.  (Don’t worry, today was bath day and we washed the paint right off)  As soon as I got home with the paint, we gathered our supplies and went outside to try our project.  We tried, but unfortunately the consistency of the paint wasn’t making the prints look defined…it just looked like a blob of paint on the canvas.  After a few more attempts, we gave up…washed Tuffee and sat outside in the patio staring at the fingerpaints.  At almost the same time, we both just stuck our fingers in a jar of the color we wanted to use and just started making little designs and mixing the different colors of paint together.  Before we knew it, the whole canvas was covered with paint and it was a lot of fun!  No planning, no preparation or research…it just came natural and it felt great!  It turned out to be beautiful and it felt good to use fingerpaint after so many years!

Here is the final painting!

The textures were really nice…however as it is drying the areas where the paint was thick to create the texture has been absorbed by the canvas and the colors are a bit darker in my observation…but it still looks great!  I will be sure to take a photo of it when it completely dries and post it.

Tell me what you think of our piece 🙂 


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New Fabric Design- “Hopping Around”

June 8, 2011 § 2 Comments

My client asked me to create a custom fabric for a baby boy’s crib bedding that incorporates rabbits and a color scheme of bright blue & green.  The rabbits were especially important as she wanted to use them since it is the year of the rabbit in the Chinese zodiac. 

Here are some images of my original sketches.


Here’s a close-up of the sketches


And the final product!  I will update you with images of the fabric when it comes in, as well as when the crib bedding is made and all put together in the baby’s nursery.  I can’t wait to see it all come together and baby snuggled up alongside his new rabbit friends!



June 6, 2011 § 4 Comments

I am very happy to introduce my very first line of textile designs!  Inspired by the beauty of nature and colors of exotic locations!  Here’s a quick look at where I work on all of my creations…it’s where I spend most of the day! 





Just one of my many sketchbooks

My phone is ALWAYS by my side when I’m working.  Definitely a great tool to stay up-to-date on everything, anywhere I go!

one of my original sketches, and a look at the final piece

This little guy stays perched on my desk, reminding me of my dreams and goals…Yellow Finche!

My daily routine!  These are my most important books that help keep me on track throughout the day:  my planner, my journal and my favorite notebook…I LOVE stationary!

My CFOs of Yellow Finche…Chief Furry Officers that is!  These two girls are always by my side, they work very hard…from the conceptual stages, color scheme selection, sketching, working in Illustrator, and approving the final designs…they work hard for their bones…NOT!  🙂  But they are very cute and entertaining!

Tuffee doing her new marketing campaign! 

Bella showing me some new ideas on the laptop!

Hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my office! 

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