Monday, January 19, 2015

year of the sheep! ~ 2015 dream catcher d.i.y.

legend has it that in ancient times,buddha asked all the animals to meet him on chinese new year. twelve came, and buddha named a year after each one. he announced that the people born in each animal's year would have some of that animal's personality. those born in sheep years are often artistic, charming, sensitive, and sweet. It is known as the most creative sign in the chinese zodiac.
want to make this little paper mache lamb dream catcher? you can find my full d.i.y. tutorial in scandinavian makes magazine's new winter issue out now!(on sale through march 5, 2015)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

nature's glory

waratah flower and kookaburra bird
australia's natural habitats and creatures are so uniquely, amazingly, glorious!... who knew?!! i didn't quite realize until  i began creating this custom mobile for a new baby (due feb.1st :)
cockatiel, brumby, koala w eucalyptus, frill neck lizard, waratah flower and kookaburra
"brumbies" are wild horses in australia
i've never actually seen a koala freely munching in a eucalyptus tree (we have a giant eucalyptus tree in our front yard, so it would be awesome)...well, only at the l.a. zoo.
and i've only ever seen cockatiels in pet stores here but i can imagine how fantastic it would be to find them in your gum trees, laughing with the kookaburras!
and the frill neck lizard! now my son wants to dress up for halloween this year like this...
thank you australia for all your inspiring natural glories

Monday, January 12, 2015

wild cat blues

 custom mobile for a new baby whose daddy is a jazz drummer
tabby's on drums, calico on bass, black cat guitar, white cat on mic
and siamese on horns... wild cat blues:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

happy new year 2015!

we're having fun ringing in the new year, hope you are too!
love: thiefandbandit kids tiger paw leggings + collector print sweatshirt

Sunday, December 28, 2014

don't grow up!

i just received this customer appreciation photo today:
with 18" paper mache eye for the new little big boy's room.
sooooo cool!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

baby, bear and banjo

a banjo- mobile is for my friend amie of thief and bandit kids.
we share a lot in common =
both studied art/sculpture in new york, found our husbands in ny, then moved to virginia for a bit, and now both have 3 kids (her third little guy is on the way :)
i think we share some similarities with our art as well, especially a love of wild nature
thief and bandit kids animal long sleeved romper (above)
three is a charm!

Saturday, December 13, 2014


the perfect saturday started with an early morning trip to marina del rey for an estate sale
at pamela des barres house! we scored big, lots of clothes and art and jewelery
but little sid scored most with a big hug from pamela! and he won't take her cowboy vest off, even now in his pajamas. i think he'll sleep in it
then a few blocks down to venice beach for falafel and dolmas lunch at cairo cowboy's back patio
and a stroll along the boardwalk. calliope got new sunglasses
this mural is one of my favorites
sid likes this one
got a fortune read from zoltar
the fortune teller machine
 and then to mollusk surf shop
the sweet lips logo on the fin of my dream board in soft avocado.
so much eye candy today