Monday, May 31, 2010


Today and always I'm thankful for the men and women serving in our armed forces, our Veterans, and those who gave their lives protecting and defending this country. America is blessed by them! xo
photo by Kevin Fleming: Veteran's Day NYC 2009

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chinny Chin Chin

Adorable and extremely BRiLLiANT re-purposed vintage stylings for children... handmade by Esther Croak of chinny chin chin...I'm in love love love! oxo (I'm out of time this to link every photo-but will try later today-visit her shop and blog to view it all! )

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Amy Wilson's Art

Per my usual, I'm a day late and a dollar (or more) short on the latest goings on in the art world. Thankfully, I was alerted to artist Amy Wilson this morning and the clever tote bags she's creating from the remnants of her recent public art installation.  Find them here. And don't despair...many of them are sold, but she'll be adding about ten new original bags every week-the next update is tomorrow night-Wednesday, May 19th, at 7pm EST.
An Amy Wilson Original Tote Bag...
created from remnants of her large vinyl installation-see below.

The installation whence the bags are being made:  
It Takes Time to Turn a Space Around, 2009-2010
Digital print on vinyl, based on original watercolor drawing created for the space
Approximately 5' x 130' 
Located at West Thames Park (De-installed)
West Street and Rector, in lower Manhattan
(photo Katie Armstrong)

There was a secret language
watercolor, gouache, pencil, collage on paper
22" x 30" 2009

Jersey City artist Amy Wilson's watercolor drawings feature a cast of child-like female characters who communicate their thoughts, fears, hopes and dreams through diaristic text. Often deeply personal, the work touches on the inner life of the artist while addressing broader cultural ideas about femininity, art, science, and politics. In some instances the drawings become three-dimensional with the incorporation of cut-outs and pop-up constructions.

There are always such beautiful things paper house installation

There are always such beautiful things, 2009

watercolor and pencil on paper
9" x 12" 2010

Amy also teaches drawing and art history at the School of Visual Arts. Her work has been reviewed in publications such as the New Yorker, The New York Times, and Art in America. View and discover more on her blog, website, and Flickr albums! xo

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh, Golly Bard!

Needing something lovely and light to ponder...I look to the talented Holly of Golly Bard. Of course, I'm drawn to her birds and nests... but am so much more captivated by her color palette and fine details. Watercolor is very difficult for me and I have immense respect for those who command it so masterfully! Her Flickr Album is packed with treasures...looksee here. xo


Holly's equally moody and lovely watercolor palette reflecting the trees.
Found here.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

SCADStyle Party Lanterns

While I have simply nothing going on in my life other than trying to sell our home and working out of our hot packed garage for the time being...I thought I'd share with you some magical scenes from my best friend, Amy Zurcher's life. These are photos she took last weekend at Savannah College of Art and Design's SCADStyle Party in Savannah. The amazing giant lanterns were made through a collaboration between artists, Karen McVay Butch and Martha Enzmann. Aren't they incredible!? xo

Photos by Amy Zurcher!

The lanterns appear to be made from a mix of fabric created by SCAD's
Working Class Studios and the artist's own handmade prints and patterns.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Why One-of-A-Kind Matters @ SCAD Style Today!

Attention Style-Makers, Art-Mavens and Craftster Extraordinaires!!

Don't miss today's exciting panel:
at SCAD Atlanta Today!!
Click for map!
Moderated by none other than Mrs. Amy Zurcher- shopSCAD's Brilliant Managing Director!

Featured Panelists: 
Vanessa Bertozzi- Director of Communications for
Faythe Levine- Artist, Director and Producer of the documentary film: Handmade Nation:The Rise of DIY Art, Craft and Design 
Heather Ross- Illustrator and Designer, Author of Weekend Sewing
(I am quietly weeping that I cannot be in attendance please go fill up on the knowledge from these talented ladies and share with me your notes! Give Amy a hug for me too! xo)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Claire Loder

Enjoying the ceramic head sculptures by Claire Loder today! 
Check out her charming website and blog for more!

Claire Loder's Workbench
The artist behind her sculpture.
 Images in post via Claire Loder's website and blog.