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