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mmmm… chocolate….


now i am not really a chocolate person. i mean, i like the occasional piece, but i definitely don’t have the chocolate binge gene. but these chocolates from Vosges Haut-Chocolat in Chicago look splurge-worthy. with uniquely-named flavors from around the world like woolloomooloo, absinthe, oaxaca, ambrosia, black pearl, and red fire, i’m ready to order a box right now. i’m totally intrigued.
get a catalog if you can– the images are much nicer than on the website, and it is really fun to drool over!


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wallpaper knockout


absolutely gorgeous!! this wallpaper from harlequin in britain is to die for. when i buy a house (one day in the future…) and am able to cover my walls, i’m going to have a hard time choosing between all the amazing patterns out there. many of these from harlequin will be at the top of my list! i wonder what ryan will think of all this…


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white shadow

this is a painting of mine called “white shadow,” and it seems to be everyone’s favorite who sees my work. i think it’s the green glitter down the left side…
it’s done on masonite, and i need to make a frame for it. check out more of my paintings from this series on my website!


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designer discovery

i just discovered virginia johnson. my oh my! her fabrics are lovely. colorful and quirky. It makes me want to be a textile designer. uh oh…….
this is her 2007 line.


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holiday ornament swap!


i am so excited. i signed myself up for the holiday ornament swap that i found out about from the oh joy! blog yesterday. 2 really cool design and craft blogs (cake + pie and freshly{blended}) got together to begin the first annual holiday ornament swap, and it’s a really brilliant idea.
how it works: you make 8-10 ornaments, you get emailed a list of 8-10 people to send them to, then you send them by december 1, and you’ll get 8-10 back in the mail! cool, eh? the best part is that it’s open to any and all artists/crafters/designers/doodlers/whatever. make sure you sign up by november 1st!! i can’t wait to make some killer ornaments…


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alternative bookmaking is cool


it’s done! i finished the scrolling photo album book for biz this afternoon and gave it to her tonight. she LOVED it. i already have an order for another one for my friend caroline.

i also started screen printing my elephant idea for wallpaper today. i have visions of a wallpaper factory in my future……


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off to the studio!


it’s another snowy day here in boulder, and i’m off to spend it in the studio. first mission of the day: finish biz’s birthday present. she’s 16 today!! I can’t believe it. my little baby sister, “all growns up.” (vince vaughan, swingers… anybody?)

i’m making her the coolest present ever. a scrolling book full of pictures of us (like the ones i posted last week.) i’ll be sure to post photos of it as soon as i’m done.

happy saturday!


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BMoCA Contemporary Art Auction


these are some highlights from the BMoCA art auction last night. starting at the top left to the bottom right: julia lunk, patricia bramsen, sam bean, jane hammond.

here is a photo of the actual event in progress…

hot art and all the important folks of boulder buying it.


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tights with a sheen


i am loving this photo from Harper’s Bazaar. I want those brown tights with a bit of sparkle to them. the brown and gold thing that’s going on is inspiring– i think i’ll make a painting in the same color scheme. inspiration from unexpected places!


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elephant


i love this magazine. it is published and printed right here in boulder by a man named waylon lewis, who seems to somehow have enough time to publish a magazine, ride his cool vintage bike around town in vintage plaid pants, shop at the farmer’s market, sip fancy lattes at vic’s coffeeshop (local gem) while simultaneously typing up brilliant observations on his laptop and holding an enthralling conversation, attending all the cool art and music events, and hosting them as well. whew! inspiring, no doubt about it.

anyway, i love reading this magazine because it’s all about green and mindful living, and the cover of this latest issue couldn’t put it any more bluntly. but in an artistic and hand-drawn way. :) i love it.

check out the magazine here


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