Tuesday, July 28, 2009

in the sea

This Summer I've been a busy bee working on a new series of work I'm calling "in the sea", which is of course still all things nature related.
I'll be listing five new paintings from this series tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29th in the afternoon. Look out for them in the shop!
Here is a preview...

All on wooden plaques with a glossy finish.

Two more paintings from this series are in the works and will also be listed soon... one of which is a cute little whale!


Thursday, July 23, 2009

into the trees, into the trees...

The past couple of weeks I've taken some back and forth trips in New England and took too many pictures of foresty landscapes. Dreamiest ever? Yes!


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

summer projects for meow meows

Before I forget, there is a new print up in the intheforest shop! The original is a birthday gift for one of my friends which I haven't officially given to yet...so Courtney if you are reading this don't look <3
A little here and there I've been scheming up a new project for all of my friends and family with cats (there are a lot!). Last December for the holidays I made catnip pizzas which were a hit...

For Summer I came up with watermelons & limes that will be completed and given out soon!

The summer update for the shop is getting close and I will be announcing that next...


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

into the night we are fireworks

Late last week the city of Somerville had their postponed 4th of July fireworks. I usually avoid the crowds from the Boston fireworks so it was fun to see any kind of fireworks from my own apartment window!
Beyond the trees I took some dreamy pictures...

And one of my favorite songs/videos..."fireworks" by Siouxsie & the Banshees

More summer images & creations coming soon!


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

rainy day love

Two days in a row of thunderstorms which I secretly love!
Even though going on outdoor Summer adventures is on the top of my list, here are some indoor things to love on a rainy day...
1. the basil plant that isn't quite ready yet but is starting to resemble real live basil!

2. leftover zing pizza from last night (augustus classicus)...anyone living around the Somerville/Boston area must try this pizza!

3. the back room to our apartment that is finally coming together. It houses mostly Dan's records and music equipment but also includes books and odds and ends left around from the move. here is a glimpse:

4. best of all...nooschie's grump face <3


Monday, June 1, 2009

end of spring

The end of Spring involved indoor picnics, a birthday celebration, lots of painting, picture taking, tea drinking, dance nights out, and t.rex listening. Here are a few pictures to end out the season!

-for my boyfriend Dan's birthday celebration, I made cupcakes (that a certain someone really wanted)!

strawberry sun tea is my new addiction

dan and nooschie on his birthday

indoor picnic on Memorial Day consisted of watermelon, grapes, pasta salad, tomato/cheddar/red onion/guacamole toasties, and more strawberry tea.

There are so many more pictures to go through, but for now, it's back to work and looking forward to the summer season!


Thursday, May 14, 2009


Besides daydreaming about a garden/tea party in Paris with the ever so lovely Mathyld, I finally completed and listed the chinchilla painting! And a seriously perfect suggestion for the silvery colored frame. There was a little hesitation at first for the fear of it looking too grey, but now I can't imagine it being any other color. What would I do without these fantastic suggestions?!
All done:
The flowery patterned object in that picture is the most incredible vintage 7" record case that I borrowed from my boyfriend to use for picture taking.

In other news, my sweetest ever mom came up for a visit yesterday and made my day with uplifting chats and homemade date & nut muffins! And today I had one with strawberry jam...nom nom nom!

And of course a little office helper to get me through the day!

I'll have some new prints of the in the desert series along with the chinchilla in the shop soon!

This weekend I'm super excited to check out the SOWA open market for its opening weekend. Since it's running through October I might decide on getting a table this year. yay! I'll try to take pictures of some weekend adventures.


Monday, May 11, 2009

shades of grey

Obsessions of today include shades of black and grey, listening to t-rex (slider album), chinchillas, and iced coffee!
Thank you for all the wonderful desert themed ideas from the last post...a fennec fox is next on my list for that little series. But first I decided to paint my first chinchilla ever . I'll never forget a few years back seeing two little sandy-cream colored babes in the pet store and really, really wanted to take one home. However I was terrified my cat would devour it since she is an ultra hunter afterall.
The chinchilla progress so far:
nooschie vs chinchilla

Next I'll add some final coloring and touches and then try to decide what color the frame/edging should be painted. I'm thinking either antique gold or maybe a bright color?

Other shades of grey:

faux snake skin heels & black & grey tye-dye shirt

my little black & grey tiger

and a little marc bolan for everyone's enjoyment (in shades of grey of course)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

cactus love

I'm finally back from a little blog hiatus!

The weather around here has been rather dreary and humid. Things seemed to shift from Winter to Summer so quickly and has me feeling like I'm living in a desert.

Which brings me to one of my newest obsessions...cacti & succulents! I've always had a little thing for house plants and have thankfully been pretty successful at keeping them alive. Then I decided to expand my collection from a couple of average plants, to a few more exotic-like ones. Currently in our living room sits a little palm tree (one of my dream plants), and a gathering of little cacti & succulents. It might be a strange thing to get excited about but they make me love my place even more.

a new shelf/plant/owl gathering...and the top of the new palm!

All of the plant and cactus love combined with the too hot for Spring weather, had me wanting to do a little series called "in the desert". A little spin-off from my in the forest creations.

Introducing 3 paintings from "in the desert"

All available in my etsy shop !

A cactus, coyote, and jackrabbit.

The jackrabbit is my favorite painting I've done in a while and he will be hard to let go!

I'm thinking about doing a few more for this series and I need some help thinking of some new desert related things that don't involve creepy crawlies!! Ideas anyone?