July 1, 2013, 3:12 pm

So recently, designing and laying out scarves has been taking up a lot of my time.  Every once in a while I like to check in and see what other people are doing. Since the product I am designing will be sold in a high end women’s contemporary market, I was perusing Bergdorf Goodman’s online […]

May 17, 2013, 1:26 pm

Hello friends.  It’s been months since I posted last. Things have been absolutely nuts – sister had twins, two trips, a funeral and an art show. I am finally pulling it all back together and getting back in to my “mode normal”.  This week I was asked to put together a pitch for a complete […]

January 30, 2013, 1:34 pm

I am working on a whole mess of stripes right now – all unconventional – most painterly. I found a lot of good inspiration images online, one is from the Sherwin Williams website. The top left – my fave – is from Forsythia Design. You can see the rest of her collection here.

January 8, 2013, 1:22 pm

I’m working on a print that started out as fish weaving in and out of ‘sea-trees’, and is finishing as just the kelp forest. It looks like a mis-knit sweater that a mermaid might have made (is that cheesy?).  I love the range of colors that you get in photographs of this stuff, the burnt […]

January 4, 2013, 4:04 pm

I am still jamming away on elephants.  You may be saying that this elephant wave has passed – I say au contraire! I can’t tell you the amount of requests I get for artistic representation of them! Why the popularity? My guess is the prominence of the pachyderm in the news lately. Bridgitte Bardot recently […]

December 19, 2012, 4:16 pm

I recently picked up a new client. She is launching a line of girls dresses that will use block-printed Jaipur style fabrics. Having had so much experience doing this style of imagery for brands like Joie and Patterson-Kincaid, I am really excited to be able to take that approach with a younger feel. It’s been […]

December 16, 2012, 3:15 pm

I have been reading a biography about Nikola Tesla titled ‘Wizard – The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Wizard‘. Having become very curious as to the looks of the inventor and his workspace, I found these photos and of course, am completely charmed by the aesthetic. I am an admitted fan […]

December 6, 2012, 4:13 pm

I am seeing a lot of metallic knit right now. Texture combined with the luster of metallic is so beautiful and I am really partial to gold, what can I say – it looks good on me.

November 28, 2012, 8:41 am

It’s foggy and frigid in Venice today. I love walking at the beach when it’s like this; I am treated to all sorts of invisible lines, soft textures and washy ombres. I am working on a very finely textured print right now for chiffon, and these images are a perfect mood board to keep looking […]

November 25, 2012, 4:33 pm

Blacks and reds always seem to be winter colors for me. I blame the old Snow White fairy tale for putting this idea in my head.  Here are some things I am playing around with in the studio right now.

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