Wednesday, September 30, 2009

EtsY LoVe

Pretties I love... fall leaves.
I might do this in our guest room instead of a headboard.
My parents are coming into town today! They will be here for the rest of the week. I'm really excited to see them. Hope your week is going well.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

PaiNtinG and PiE*

For the last 6 weeks, we've been having Monday night themed dinner parties with friends from work. Asian, Mexican, Italian, it's been so fun. I look forward to it all weekend. I made a super yummy peach pie Monday night with my fresh peaches from our trip to the winefest. Warm peach pie and homemade ice cream. so delish.
Monday's are great because it means I get to spend the evening with this girl. Jess. so cute.And every other night this week I've been spending my free time here... I am officially the messiest painter ever. I make a disaster of the basement every time I'm down there and rarely clean up after I'm done. But so many beautiful things are emerging from this dark and messy space. Duce is coming over for a critique on Tuesday evening. I have so many paintings almost done but am having trouble with my color combos. She is a master with colors so hopefully I'll have a bit more direction after we meet. Hope your having a great week. Tomorrow's Friday! yay!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Awesome WeeKenD**

The Winefest was amazing, it was everything I imagined! Fun friends, great wine, fabulous food... just perfect. We spent all day Saturday in this big amazing park listening to great music and enjoying the fab weather.There was lots of grape stomping fun..
And nice evenings with my favorite boy. I love how blurry this picture is... he was making me laugh and I couldn't hold the camera still. The drive home yesterday was cool and cloudy. Vito snapped this photo while I was driving, the fall colors were beautiful through the mountains.I definitely want to go back next year. HapPy MoNdAY!

Friday, September 18, 2009

We're OFf--

Vito gave this camera to me for my birthday last year and we figured last night I've probably taken thousands of photos. Most get deleted, some get saved onto the computer and a very few get printed up. It's amazing how digital has changed things. I remember my first trip to Europe (with my film camera) I came home and spent almost $400 getting pictures developed. Most of them were terrible.
We started our own Winefest last night. Ate yummy cheese and spent some fun time together. We're packing our bags this morning (I'm actually playing on the computer) and we'll be back Sunday. Hope you have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My camera is dead and I've misplaced my battery charger. I haven't taken a picture in 3 days...

I'll have to swing by best buy on the way home.

Tomorrow we're headed out of town for the weekend! Winefest in Grand Junction. A fun little weekend getaway drinking good wine and enjoying this Fall weather. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week. Hope I come back with some fun pictures. :)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

BiRthDay WeeKenD*

I had a fantastic birthday weekend. We had four friends come into town, we played our co-ed flag football tournament, ate good food and hung out all weekend. It was one big weekend slumber party!
Apparently I only take pics of Matty when he's eating.. or.. he only makes the blog with food in his mouth. hee hee. We were all super sore when we woke up Sunday morning from getting knocked around playing ball. I think we ALL woke up hearing Charles announce, "ohhh... my legs!.."
Vito cooked a great breakfast and we all spent the rest of the day watching football and relaxing.
And yesterday... Vito sent me flowers, they are beautiful!
Hope your enjoying your week.
Oh and.. my sister in law is giving away two of my prints on her blog! Go enter by leaving a comment.
Two of my fav prints!
HapPY TueSdAY!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Forever Darling Fashion ShOW*

Last night was the Forever Darling 3 annual fashion show. This year it was an Avant Garde competition with 8 featured runway designers paired up in teams of 2 to create a cocktail outfit inspired by flower arrangements that Marguax Brauker from A Design Resource created.A few months ago I was asked by the creator (Fallene Wells) to sell some of my prints and onesies at her show! The event promotes artists, local businesses and this year raised money for Autism Speaks. They had an incredible turnout and I met so many really cool local designers. It was hard for me to stay at my little booth, I kept wanting to try on all of their fun clothes! It was a really cool event to be a part of and I really hope I can do it again next year.
I'm so happy today if FriDaY! Big birthday flag football tournament tomorrow. wooo hooo!
Have a good weekend. :)

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

HOme SiCk

I stayed home from work today, sick again. I'm not off to the best start this school year. Must be the change of season. My neighbors tree is already changing. These are all old photos from last Fall I found when I was playing on the computer last night. I look like I'm sick in this picture... sort of.. sick with makeup on.
Hope your having a good week. I have an exciting next few days and Saturday is my Birthday! yeah!

Friday, September 4, 2009

DiNner* and now the WeeKenD!

I had dinner with Duc and Duce the other night.. Duc emailed me these pics today. They are helping me with my show in November so we talked shop and then enjoyed a yummy dinner together. This top photo was taken with Duc's homemade lens using cardboard and electrical tape. (not sure if that's really what he used but it looked like it.)
I'm looking forward to a relaxing over this 3 day weekend! yeah! Hoping to get lots and lots of painting done. I started a few drawings this week on vintage wallpaper I might incorporate into the show.
Hope you enjoy your Labor Day.
happy weekend.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


This beautiful painting (done by a kindergartner) has been my inspiration for quite a few things this week...
I LOVE these colors and I'm stealing this palette for one of my paintings for my show. It's so Fallish and warm. It even inspired me to dye my hair. yay! Black and Mustard, does it get much better.?
If I was just wearing some blue earrings I would match perfectly.
I started a file on my computer of interesting color palettes created by kids. I've got quite a few goodies..
Hope your having a good week.
I'm excited for a dinner tonight with Duc and Duce. Two very inspiring friends...
Enjoy your wednesday.