Cactus & Succulent Prints

I've been hard at work on some new prints for my Etsy shop! I know all my plant-lover friends will adore these.

There are several different designs available, so take your pick. I hope you love them as much as I do!


I Have a Brand New Studio!

One major big thing I've been looking forward to is the day when I can dedicate an entire room in our home to an art studio and personal space for myself. Currently, we live in a two bedroom apartment (the second bedroom serving solely as the guest room) and I've always assumed there was no room for a studio. Until now!!

Sure, it might get a teensy bit cramped for our guests, mostly Matt's parents and our good friend Joe, but it's a beautiful room with a huge window and I just couldn't let it go virtually unused any longer.

I raided my bedroom closet for the three white shelving units you see supporting the tabletop, as I wanted to complete this project on a strict budget. I paid about $30 for three pieces of MDF at Home Depot, and the white cubes you see on the right I got on Amazon.com also for $30.

I couldn't be happier with my new space. It's exactly what I wanted: lots of room to spread out while I'm working, and tons of space for storage and display.

An art studio wouldn't be complete without a bulletin board to post your ideas and inspirations. I found a ginormous one at the thrift store for $2, covered it in white cotton fabric and went to town.
Currently, I'm obsessed with the Southwest, deserts, warm rich colors and the like.

I've already gotten to work:

I finished this lion soft toy I started last year. He got a brand new fancy mane, a nose, and a sweet little crown.

Isn't he positively wonderful? Keep your eyes peeled at my Etsy shop for one or two coming up soon.

See you later, I'm off to my studio!


My Pictorial Year in Review

2011 has been a great year. The older I get, the happier and more content I feel. My husband Matt and I have a wonderful little life together with our two cats along with the rest of our people-family. I'm looking forward to continued happiness and prosperity in 2012!

Here are the highlights of the things I've done and seen in 2011 (in no particular order):