Creative Monday

I'm back with new work!  All available here, except last painting which already sold. 





Inspiration Friday



Domus Nova Property West London: Case Studies

Hostas and catmint frame the front door.


Future Luxury





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On my radar

Here are a couple things that have caught my eye recently...

Chambray jumpsuits.  I recently bought this one from Old Navy.  Haven't worn it yet, but I think it will be a versatile piece for the spring/summer.  Here is an article from Redbook magazine about how any body type can wear a jumpsuit. So read the article and go out and buy one. 

Jessica Alba has a perfect Spring alternative to jeans: a chambray jumpsuit!:

I love this work space.  I'm itching to paint my studio and everything in it white.  But that would mean I'd have to clear everything out, and that's probably not happening (I have a colossal mess).

#workspace:

Hash browns are one of my favorite foods.  And this recipe looks so simple, yet amazingly delicious.

Josh Ozersky's 3-Minute Hash Browns
I love everything about this dresser and styling, but most of all I love the painting.  The entire house is incredible. 

Simple, warm and interesting:

I had my first Negroni last weekend at our favorite neighborhood restaurant.  It was delicious.  I'm now itching to make one myself and when I do I think this recipe sounds amazing.



I started watching the HBO hit "Girls" last year.  When it first came out I had no interest in it and honestly don't remember why I decided to give it a shot, but I am glad I did.  I finished season 5 on Monday.  IT WAS SO GOOD.  Also who doesn't love a show set in New York?  

 

Creative Monday - new watercolor landscapes

These are my latest watercolor landscapes.  Both are available in my shop.



creative monday - watercolor!

Here are a couple of my latest watercolor paintings/experiments/practice.  Nothing too serious, but it feels good to just play sometimes.



On my radar - Style Crush

I mean really, is there anyone more stylish than Iris Apfel?  I don't think so.  At 94 years old she remains the ultimate fashion icon.  Along with her amazing sense of style, I love her words.  Here are several of my favorite looks and inspiring quotes from this amazing woman.  Enjoy.

Iris Apfel's crucial career advice for working in fashion:

"When you don't dress like everyone else, you don't have to think like everyone else."

Iris Apfel, icône de la mode s'expose à Paris au bon marché à travers ses photos.:

"I don't have any rules because I would only be breaking them."

"Retirement is a fate worse than death": Iris Apfel.:

"You have to be interested.  If you're not interested, you can't be interesting."


"If you're not comfortable in your own skin, you won't be comfortable in your own clothes."




And my personal favorite:
"More is more and less is a bore."

Iris Apfel:

Creative Monday - Watercolor

It seems like I constantly shift back and forth between acrylic and watercolor, right now watercolor is winning.  Here are a couple paintings I completed last week.



The first painting is just a sketch.  The bottom two are available in my shop here.

This is what the bottom painting would look like framed:

Friday

No April Fools here.  Just some things on my radar.

red bandannas:

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Red bandana spring casual:

cute bandana look:

Jeffrey Campbell sandals:

Endless Daylight Wedge:

Rita Konig Interiors:
 
WestVillage2 by Rita Konig




Watercolor:

 "There are always flowers for those who want to see them." - Henri Matisse #watercolor day 323 #jtc_paints:

Botanicals for tonight. I’m really trying ro like my 2 & 4 Escoda round brushes so I’m using them more often but I still find them not holding the point that well. Some of my friends told me to use them maybe they will get better in the long run but others thought they might be a bad batch. I’ve washed them with brush soap or even baby shampoo with conditioner but nothing works. @escoda_brushes can you please give me some ideas on how to make them work? Maybe I am using...:






Watercolor garden

This painting was commissioned by a couple for their wedding invitation.  This is their beautiful garden, and where the wedding will take place.  As well as using the painting for the invitation, they are going to mat the painting and use it as their guest book.  I am always honored when someone uses my work in something as important as their wedding.  I've designed entire wedding invitations packages, from the save the date cards to the thank you cards.  And I always enjoy being a small part in a couple's big day.


Inspiration Friday - California on my mind

Today I am sharing three homes in Northern California that I cannot seem to get off my mind.  The first is featured in Country Living and the last two are featured in Elle Decor.  The first house makes me think less is more, the second is definitely filed under "more is more" and the third I would love to live in.

This little house started out as an 88-square-foot laundry room.  Amazing.  You can see more photos here.

This Charming Little House Used to Be an 88-Square-Foot Laundry Room:

This Charming Little House Used to Be an 88-Square-Foot Laundry Room:

 According to this Elle Decor article this is one of San Francisco's finest houses.  I had the amazing opportunity to live in this area and can almost picture where this house is located.  The reconstruction is incredible and breath taking.  You can read more about it here.

HOUSE TOUR: A Designer Revives A Faded 19th-Century Landmark:



And finally this last house is an 19th-century summer camp converted to a family home.  I could stare at the living room for hours.  You can see more of the interior here.
   


Make it a double...







On my radar - fringe sandals



If you are on the look-out for a dressier pair of summer sandals, I would highly recommend any of these beauties.  I can't really get into the other fringe items that seem to be gaining popularity right now: handbags, vests, dresses etc.  But fringe on sandals?  I'll take one of each...

1.  Marc Fisher

2.  Sole Society

3.  Louise et Cie

4.  Seychelles

5.  Kate Spade

6.  Loeffler Randal

Creative Monday - latest landscapes

Apparently I took a month long blogging break, but I'm back.  Here are my latest landscape paintings (12 X 12, acrylic on canvas).  Enjoy!  And as always they are available in my shop





Color Story - gray/grey

♂ Color inspiration - all different tones of neutral grey so elegant croatian boats by Sania Pell

I have renovation on the brain this month with two kitchens and two bathrooms in the works, so I’m dedicating this week to the topic of remodeling bathrooms! As we all know, updated bathrooms increase a home’s value and help sell your home quicker than similar houses in the market. A fresh coat of p:



Reach Art Print - Limited Edition by Carrie ONeal | Minted:


I cannot get enough of this beauty.. grey cabinets, marble counter tops and natural flooring. Yep, that's pretty much perfect in my book. The entire home is full of gorgeous neutral spaces and beautiful details.      images via Lonny

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Loving the gray herringbone tile shower wall coupled with copper industrial fixtures.

The gray jay, also grey jay, Canada jay or whiskey jack, is a member of the crow and jay family found in the boreal forests across North America.:

10 Alternative Wedding Cake Ideas that are a little bit different and a whole lot of yummy!:

How to turn your dream home into a reality. i want this house. everything about this is for me.:

Image sources can be found here.