Tuesday, July 29, 2014

happy animals

brilliant artist/painter peggi kroll roberts commissioned me to create a mobile of 'animals.'
it will be a suprise when it arrives in the mail.. (unless she comes across this post first :)
i hope she will love them

Monday, July 21, 2014

packed up & off the beaten path

the tower of mobiles!  i mailed out last monday...the international orders are stacked on the other side of the room :) thank you one kings lane for the feature in your artisinal collection and the jealous curator for your fab post. it's been knock-out sales!
but now it's summer vacation... time for an inspiring road trip off the beaten path  ojai ice cream
 
 playtime in libbey park
barts books.. the best outdoor bookstore ever!
 
boccali's roadside for pizza and boccali's rose syrah 'pink moment'. with a view of the vineyards across the way and a bottle of this, i think i'm lost somewhere in the mediterranean
 http://shopsummercamp.com/
coolest new shop: summer camp, from a converted gas station (boccali's was once a gas station too)
 https://www.facebook.com/pages/the-farmer-and-the-cook/111345549443
farmer and the cook for carrot cake and chai tea. (love this place).
then onward with a short stop and stretch in the mountains of santa barbara
beautiful red local strawberries at the gas station in santa maria
 a meet up with my sister and the cousins in pismo beach
 hunting for sand dollars
the new summer do
camping
with  loud quacking ducks to wake us early for breakfast

nature collecting odd sticks for future mobiles and branches with pine cones for the holidays
downtown pismo for handcrafted herbal soaps at hearts desire and some colorful, unique  mexican art that my sister bought at carmona folk art store
my 10 yr. old neice,  mia made this one:
art inspired

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

little wonders

most of the messy work (papier mache) is done outside on the back porch and characters are hung in the trees to dry. the front room has morphed into my new studio space for detail painting since the hot summer sun has been drying up the paints too fast.
my sale with one kings lane just launched last night!!!!!!!
come check out some of my newest mobiles on sale
got a lot of rythm in my soul

Sunday, July 6, 2014

making mobile peace

calliope is 7, loves to rollerskate and loves the peace sign. when she found this stick, i first thought it looked like a bird foot...
but then i saw it from her view
and carefully snipped, framed and glued it to dry into a hoop made of bent twig
then made a dove painted with blue sky and clouds (my magritte mobiles)
(look how big our pommegranites are getting!)
mobile peace!
c said it should be a mobile for a new baby.... so, we won't keep this one:
it will be available to purchase online tomorrow at the one king's lane 'little wonders'/ kids artisinal starting July 7th at 6pm PST/9amEST.  The sale will run online through July 14.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

comme des enfants


 
these mini mobiles are headed to beautiful childrens boutique, comme des enfants in montreal, canada.
here's a cute video and peek of the shop

Thursday, June 26, 2014

special delivery


marching down beverly blvd. with the summer crew to help me deliver/ drop-off the first small order of twig-art mobiles i designed for west elm local.
 the base pattern for these mobiles was inspired by a folded sheet of origami paper.

 here's a sneak peek of the top structure.
these and a few more of my new designs will be available to purchase exclusively at west elm los angeles and san diego stores this fall. i'm so excited to share them!
 
it's also a great day for our funny little cactus that grew the long hairy arm and
had the most beautiful bloom

Friday, June 20, 2014

deep sea ginger cat- fish

fiona and peter's pet ginger cats have morphed into cat-fish in this custom deep sea mobile
 
w/ red lobster, gray shark, diver and smiling squid
enjoy the week-end!