I always like to offer handmade gifts for the Holiday Season...last year I made colorful "Artist Chic" beaded bracelets and this year I am working on beautiful little 8x8 canvas quilt blocks which combine my love for painting with my love for vintage quilts! I used to have a lot more time to sew but lately I've discovered a satisfying alternative using beautiful papers and canvases instead of fabric. Here's how I do it! First, using acrylic paints, apply heavy layers of white and a complimentary color to your pre-primed canvas. I chose an 8x8 square which completes a perfect "Grandmother's Flower Garland" quilt square. Use choppy brushstrokes in alternate directions to create a textured effect. Collect assorted papers choosing a...
This week I’ve been having fun making old school fashion collages combining my illustrations, magazine clippings, images from vintage Vogue magazines and my own accessories into colorful vignettes…… As Coco said, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we […]
This year I have decided not to walk or run but to dance into 2015 …… Inspired by my recent visit to the MOMA and armed with some fresh supplies…. I have started my dance with some colorful cutouts of ball gowns in assorted colors…. floral blues and greens… shocking pink…. cobalt and seafoam…. and holiday […]
I gave myself a Christmas present this year…..a quick trip to NYC to see the Matisse Cut Outs Exhibit at MOMA! I am so inspired and humbled by the simple beauty of these collages…..I can’t wait to get my hands on some construction paper, paste and scissors over the next couple of weeks as the […]
Simple and sweet gift ideas inspired by le ballet……… 1- Classic Diamonds by the Yard necklace by Elsa Perreti for Tiffany 2- Essential Diamonds by the Yard studs by Elsa Perreti for Tiffany 3- Glossimer, Volupte, and Seashell lip glosses by Chanel 4- Chloe Scalloped Ballet Flats – so pretty! 5- Cult Cashmere Ballet Sweater from Banjo & Matilda […]