still life with color


pomegranate
I’ve had lots of inspiration lately for various greeting card lines, and this helps to balance the production-centric work I’ve been doing lately. Design lines include:

• Food
• Judaica
(lots of overlap in the above two!)
• Floral & Herbal
• Coffee & Tea ….

Let’s see how much I can get done in time for the holidaze….

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georgia on my mind

georgia_border1 Would love to see Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction at the Whitney in NYC. In the meantime, since I’ve been creating lots of decorative borders lately anyway, thought I’d have some fun …. Okay, I really must get back to work!
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dance & yoga

NubiaDanceYogaPostcard Designing this new postcard for such an inspirational person is, well, an inspiration. I’d love to try out Nubia’s dance classes!

what really inspires me

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ellensdiplomatico Yes, yes, yes, I’m a big fan of espresso….  Diplomatico in Toronto is one of my all time faves…. but there are many cafes than can serve up those delicious velvet, bitter shots and help give a great start to the day.

perfectmacchiatoAbove, from left – Toronto’s Diplomatico, San Anselmo’s Roasters, Sydney, Nova Scotia (don’t remember this fabulous cafe’s name), Sausalito’s Divino (they’re grrrrreat!), and espresso with butter tart in Charlottetown, PEI. And here’s a macchiato from this afternoon – the best.

It’s truly the small things in life….

elegant, safari!

topsiteswithinasiteThe new Top Sites view that the latest Safari browser shows makes for an interesting layout. I like the three-dimensionality of it. Looking at it makes me want to “design it”, i.e. place pages, and create a little movie showing my work. I especially like the reflection at bottom. (Empty cell at bottom’s for a new website just for you!) Just updated – to have this site within a site….

floral inspiration

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This Geogia O’Keefe painting is at the SFMOMA right now. Her vivid flowers, her gentle landscapes, her colors, the vibrancy…

It makes me want to get painting again now! no excuses! (like where to set up the easel, how to not make a mess, where to store the canvases, blah, blah blah)

Also makes me think of taking a trip out to New Mexico – to Abiquiu… drove through there once – so beautiful. Maybe one day I’ll sign up for an art class there…. there’s an idea.

eye on the street

eyeonthestreetOne of the many amazing images that came to life over the weekend, at the San Rafael Italian Street Painting Festival. It’s a privelege to be able to watch these many artists at work. Thank you, and thanks to the City of San Rafael.