Sunday, February 28, 2010

S is for sad

me + the kitties are sad that awesome brother/studio partner nate has moved from being 2 hours away to being 9 hours away...but I also thank my lucky stars cuz he makes me laugh so much + is so creative + inspiring.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

S is for sock submissions

these are the 5 concepts I entered in the "design a sock" competition. I enter quite a few of these silly contests...never have won...but ya never know when your luck will change. my favorite is the cookie design. I thought about putting a glass of milk down at the ankle but nate said "no!".

Friday, February 26, 2010

S is for swiss cross

if I could knit I would make myself a big sweater in this pattern and stay cozy on these snowy days ... today is another snow day ... no school.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

S is for sam is seventeen!

yep. that's our son. today is his seventeenth birthday! how did little smarty-pants turn 17 so quickly? he's a smart one, that Sam I am.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

they draw & cook

hey everyone! we launched a new site....and we want all of you artists & designers to participate!!! check it out (here)...send us your recipe and art.....maybe you'll get some new clients or at least a decent dinner idea.

S is for seashore

as in...salli wishes she was selling seashells at the seashore...cuz she is tired of being cold in cleveland.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

S is for sugar snap peas

I don't know why but all of the little curly-swirly tendrils I started out using just didn't look right in the I snipped 'em all off.

Monday, February 22, 2010

S is for socks

did everyone see this contest on the print & pattern blog? (here) ... I will share my entries after the deadline date ...

S is for stella artois

just finished one big more to go. so yes, I'm thinking some stella artois later tonite.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

S is for silhouette

these were taken at the Olafur Eliasson exhibit "take your time" at MoMA back in '08. a very memorable exhibit....see more about it here.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


it's been awhile since I've posted a "favorite-wouldn't want to live without-item" here ya go. flaxseed oil...better than fish oil cuz it's vegetarian. definitely helps keep the energy level high + my hair feeling stronger.

S is for swirls

just started playing around with these doodles I had done for another project...but it's a busy saturday so I'll visit this again later...

Friday, February 19, 2010

S is for stephanie

Stephanie is stunning! I love when someone has an authentic, true-to-self style that is reflected in every aspect of their life. Stephanie is all charm + vintage with just the right amount of girlie girl and a bit of edge to it all. a true classic beauty, for sure. check out her etsy site (here) to see what I mean...and if she looks familiar it's cuz she works at my favorite boutique, the Grey Colt.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

S is for the Sartorialist

The Sartorialist is one blog I check in on daily (here)... I find the comments very entertaining.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

exhibit opening

I am definitely not going to miss the opening of this exhibit...there are 2 darren waterston paintings in the show which will be spectacular to see in person. another amazing exhibit curated by james voorhies. click here for more info.

S is for sweetheart cards

my 3 favorite valentines cards that I've done...the top one is still available, the middle one went to Design Design and the bottom one to Great Arrow Graphics. hope your valentines day is sweet...

Saturday, February 13, 2010

S is for super proud!

ok...I'm stretching the letter "S" theme here but I am SUPER proud of my SUPER cool nephew Alex Pakis for being the feature article in a japanese magazine. click here for more images...he has been creating some pretty great things lately.

S is for sympathy cards

I have done many sympathy cards for Great Arrow Graphics. Their silkscreen printing makes any piece of art look 100 times better. see more of their cards here.

Friday, February 12, 2010

S is for sculpture

this work is by artist jon keith swindell. my brother-in-law. he was my design professor in college and by far one of the best instructors I have ever had. he is currently teaching at the university of kansas. I will share his latest project in a few is amazing.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

illustration friday topic - "muddy"

when I saw the illustration friday topic was "muddy" I just had to find my spa girl and give her a treatment! she'll be feeling refreshed in no time.

S is for stack of sweets

...courtesy of nate...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

S is for Susan Scaparotti

yes...I am trying to give everyone ideas for valentines day...I love this bracelet (hint hint) by Susan Scaparotti of "redijewelry" (click here) to view more. really cool pieces by a really cool designer.

S is for smashing!

these are from the etsy site SMASHING (click here)...definitely one of my favorite sites. very lovely gifts for yourself or a sweetheart. I think her work has a very modern vintage feel.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

S is for spicy carrot dip

the original recipe for this doesn't include the chick peas but I added them for can decide.

Monday, February 8, 2010

S is for series

I like designing things in sets or as part of a series ... I think only one of these designs has been purchased, tho.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

S is for silver, stars + stitching

3 handmades I did for Paper Magic Group a few years back...lots of silver, stars + stitching!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

S is for still snowing!!

yep...still snowing here in hudson ohio...very pretty, tho. maybe I can convince nate to snowshoe while he's in town.

Friday, February 5, 2010

S is for saute supper

this is my new favorite combination of veggies to saute ... cauliflower, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, leeks + shitake mushrooms. served over polenta + sprinkled with toasted pine nuts...very tasty!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

S is for shoes

I did these handmade shoe-inspired cards for Paper Magic Group a season or two ago...yes, that is white boa trim on the fancy white slipper. Have I mentioned how much I love doing handmades for the Paper Magic Group??

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

S is for sisters

meet my sister jane!!! today is her birthday. she is also a designer (interiors) and a vegetarian. she is very elegant and poised and has a great sense of style. I hope she likes what I bought her for her birthday...

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

S is for SToNZ jewelry etsy site

I love this etsy site (click here to view) ... SToNZ jewelry ... her work is superb! I keep visiting the site and am only a click away from the lovely wrap around bracelet.