Monday, February 29, 2016

Mermaid Zodiac Illustration Series - Pisces

I had a sensational time sketching the latest mermaid in my 
mermaid zodiac series...
Mystical, magical, dreamy Pisces!!

Pisces, being a water sign, undoubtedly translates well into an enchanting creature of the sea...
and I thought a lovely spring color palette of lavender, aqua, and hot pink would be just the thing for a mermaid 
with a wild imagination and a sensitive heart=)!!

HappyBirthday to all the Pisces mermaids out there!!

...and a Happy MermaidMonday too!!


Friday, February 26, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Periwinkle Pansies

Periwinkle pansies, 
sitting prettily on a sunny sidewalk...
somewhere on Third Street.

...It's Friday, and I'm at it again with the pansies=)!!

I just can't get enough of these sweet little flowers...
so perfect in a cheerful garden border, on a sun-drenched windowsill, or as a whimsical touch to a salad or dessert!! 

I adore this periwinkle color and can think of a thousand spring day dreams I'd be dreaming if I was one of them=)!!


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Words of Wisdom : Floral Laughter

"The earth laughs in flowers."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, February 22, 2016

Mermaid Monday : Santa Monica Lovin'

A perfect weekend day for me almost always starts with an excessively delightful (and long!!) stroll down Santa Monica beach, enjoying the surf 'n sun, and marveling at the ever-changing colors of the ocean and sky!!

This weekend, the ocean's mood ring showed a lovely translucent and misty green hue!!
...I love how no two ocean views are ever quite the same...

The last stop on my around-town-adventure is always the public library- to see what's new, and to visit some classic favorites too!!

As a huge fan of libraries, I'm delighted to have my mermaid art splashed across the front of a 125th anniversary library card edition, out now!! The feature is a result of my entry in the library card design contest; I won in the adult category!! 

So, if you're a Santa Monica local with a fondness for mermaid things 'n books too, 
be sure to stop in and get one!! 

Happy MermaidMonday!!


Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : First Flowering Trees

One of the nicest things about living in L.A. is, 
in February, when you first get an inkling that you would love to see some signs of spring...
the weather turns gloriously warm, sunny, and breezy, 
and the trees suddenly burst into bloom!!

It all starts with these gorgeous white pear tree blossoms...
...looking so lovely and ethereal as their falling petals flutter around you as you breeze by!!
The flowers are paper thin and translucent in the sunshine, 
and I'm enchanted by the contrast between the dark branches, creamy white blooms, and light blue sky!!

I hope signs of spring are headed your way too,
if that's what you're into=)!!


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Words of Wisdom : Make Up Your Mind


Monday, February 15, 2016

Mermaid Monday : Fashion Turbans Galore

Happy MermaidMonday 
from underneath an assortment of glamorous and chic fashion turbans!!

Pretty pastels, luxurious crushed velvets, and even a beautiful white blossoms floral print...
are a few of the new spring things featured in my shop this week!!

They're handmade and high fashion looks to help you transition from winter to spring beautifully...
...and celebrate the season in style!!

Find 'em on Etsy!!


Friday, February 12, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Plum Perfect Pansies

I think pansies are some of the dearest little spring flowers,
with their velvety-looking petals, gracefully scalloped leaves, 
and charmingly individual faces!!

They are a fine of example of the extraordinary ordinary...

and stumbling upon a freshly planted bed of them,
 simply makes my heart sing!!

...So, today it's a purpley and plumy pansy pick
for a HappyFriday!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Words of Wisdom : Marcus Aurelius

"When you arise in the morning, 
think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive 
- to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
- Marcus Aurelius

Monday, February 8, 2016

Spring Fashion : New! Leg Warmers 'n Scarves

It's that time of year when I can't help but dream spring day dreams... pretty pastels especially...
and in buttery soft rayon jersey knits too!!

Enter my new coral and lavender convertible ruffle scarves...
and some adorably fabulous leggings with bows!!
So pretty and romantic for Valentine's Day.
Find them...
and so. much. more. 
landing in my Etsy shop this week!!

Crochet Leg Warmers in Colorful Stripes.

Happy MermaidMonday!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday Flower Pick : Raindrops on Roses

Raindrops on roses...
(and tulips and irises too)
...certainly are a few of my favorite things!!

In fact, I find just about anything in the rain simply irresistible...
as my huge collection of before, after, and during the rain 
photography collection will attest to!!

...But finding myself in a garden at the magic moment that the raindrops first begin to fall?!...
Now, that's one of my most favorite things of all!!