November 7, 2012
INSPIRATION

golden november

Fall back into huge sweaters, spicy Chai lattes and headlights at 5pm. Fuzzy scarves. Greige nail polish. Pumpkin flavored everything. One week into November and I'm already dreaming of Thanksgiving dinner... I know that San Diego's Fall will never compare to the blazing trees on the east coast, but I've grown to love the more subtle seasonal changes. Because I moved here from Boston at the end o ...

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October 29, 2012
INSPIRATION

collage : reflection

Warm neutrals, organic patterns, feathered textures, continued rhythm. Earthy tones contrasted with cool accents. Soft. Glowing. Welcoming. Just a taste of the tangible things that I like to surround myself with, the moods that I try to convey through my art. My environment is an organized mess; much like most of my collages. I like to think of my overall style as somewhat refined, clean and clear ...

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October 11, 2012
INSPIRATION

collage : do what you love

After talking to a friend the other day, I realize how lucky I am to have this creative outlet. I was telling her how I can get so involved in a project that I totally lose myself for hours, forgetting to eat sometimes. It's my way of blocking out the rest of the world and quieting the noise in my head...Therapeutic. Peaceful. Zen. She couldn't relate to my form of meditation, but I can't even fat ...

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September 26, 2012
INSPIRATION

marine layer

Those long and lazy summer days are coming to a close, but I'm looking forward to the kind of newness that comes with autumn. The school year is just beginning and the air feels cool and crisp. The last few mornings have had this thick, billowy marine layer floating along the coast. It's perfect cuddle weather; an excuse to lounge around in my fat pants to read, nap, draw, take a long bath, cozy u ...

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September 9, 2012
INSPIRATION

mema

Growing up on the east coast, I was lucky enough to live right next door to my grandmother, who we called Mema. I remember her braiding my hair, her famous homemade apple pies, her classic sewing machines and antique collections. She was an amazing seamstress who could make just about anything. I would hang out on the deck with Mema while she painted, refurbished and reupholstered all kinds of fur ...

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August 31, 2012
INSPIRATION

diy : marbled paper

A few weeks ago, I learned how to make this marbled effect on paper. It's actually easier than it looks: • Pour water into a plastic storage bin (the flat kind that fits under a bed). • Mix oil paint and mineral spirits in a separate container (think mustard squeeze bottle). • Drip a few drops of the paint mixture into the water bin. • With a wide toothed comb, swirl around the paint mixture. ...

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