Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Dear Blog...

Dear Blog,
I am so sorry to have neglected you for the past month. Life and work have gotten in the way of updating you as frequently as I wish. I promise I have good reasons for not writing. And I promise to visit more frequently.

Here is a quick list of what has been going on with me.
1. I packed and flew 17 hours to meet up with my sweetie who I haven't seen in over 3 months! We met in the USA...on my B-day. The best birthday present ever!
2. I celebrated my last year in my 30's! YIKES!
3. I organized (with my sister) a surprise b-day party for my father with 60 of his closest family and friends. He was really surprised!
4. I celebrated Easter with family.
5. I designed 5 collections for a surprise project...
6. Received my fabric for Bonjour! (Photos will post soon)
7. Received the latest 2 magnet collections.
...A few other things that I will share later:)

Bonjour! Magnet Collection by Ipop
Bonjour! Big Click by Ipop
Folk Life Magnet Collection by Ipop
Folk Life Big Click by Ipop
What have you been up to? Is Spring treating you well? What is inspiring you now?

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

painting with glee....

I have started a bad habit...I have been watching Glee at 10pm at night with my paintbrush in hand. I can watch it on the internet which is worse because I can watch an episode (or two) every night....I get a ton of paintings done while bobbing my head to the music. Is this a bad habit??

wine country

I escaped to wine country over the weekend with a few friends. I thought I would share a few photos. I went to Szekzsárd and Villányi. My two favorite regions for wine in Hungary. They make fantastic reds!

I would love to own a wine cottage...
We stopped by a town called Mohács for lunch. This group of boys walked by and I had to sneak a photo. So much color! This is very rare.
I love this statue of the ladies in their folk costumes.
self portrait :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Intel Visual Life - Michael Wolff

I came across this great blog this morning called Poppytalk. As I was looking though past posts I came across a video of Michael Wolff. Thought I would share it. I find it inspiring. Thanks Poppytalk.

Friday, April 1, 2011

whats inspiring me right now

Yesterday was gorgeous! And spring was right outside my front door. I love when this bush starts to bloom. It is the most beautiful shade of pink.
After sitting in front of the computer almost all day, I finally had an hour to sit outside and do a bit of painting....well...more like brainstorming.
Then, last night a perfect end. Made some tea and sat down with the new British Vogue. Seriously, one of the best issues yet. I haven't been inspired by a fashion magazine in so long.
a few of my favorites!

This Biba print is so fresh and the colors are great!
I really like the water effect of the Escada print
I know this print doesn't go with the others but I guess you can see I am working on two different looks..."underwater" florals that are blurred and soft and stark graphics.

What's inspiring you?