Inspiration Friday

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Hostas and catmint frame the front door.

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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).


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:


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


 "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...: