Friday, March 26, 2010
This is a fun Easter table that I found on a OC Event Planner's site that does Tea Parties and weddings and the likes for hire. Her site is the The Par tea girl her site shows wonderful fun concepts of her work for tea parties and events. I love how the bunnies are on the grass with jelly beans in the martini glass cloud. So fun.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I had so much fun making these kitsch woodland deer necklaces the other day. When I first saw these lockets, this was the vision that popped into my head. They are for sale on my Etsy store. The locket contains a retro plastic deer, a glass pin flower, and a lil mini tree and a moss carpet.
Monday, March 22, 2010
I came across the scultpure work of Santa Barbara artist, Jim Martin and was competely inspired. His pieces are like sleek elegant wall jewelry in my mind. I love his use of metal, cable and stones. I couldn't find many pictures of his work but he does have a web site here. You can also see more of his work at Covet Gallery.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
I am having so much fun planning my daughter's Alice and Wonderland Themed Birthday Party. I made these invitations at home. I have an account with Wastenotpaper.com and I am hoping to do more birthday and wedding invitations. I use to do these years and years ago when I had my sign shop. Nowdays it is so much easier to do and there are so many wonderful products that are wonderful to work with.
If you an upcoming event and need a mailer, annoucement or invitation, keep me in mind. I just love working with paper.
Today one of my new Sakura jewelry pieces was featured in a fellow Etsy jewelry artist's treasury. My design is the bottom piece.
Cerihart is a jewelry maker in Victoria BC. She creates beautiful asian inspired jewelry. Which I am sure you know has a soft spot in my heart. You can check out her etsy store here Cerihart. Her beautiful pendant is a plum blossom and she pierces and cuts her designs into the silver.
The top two items here are created by a Seattle Designer Emikokellerdesigns. She has some wonderful designs. I love the pink felt corsage. She said she learned the technique in Japan. On her other piece with the red blossoms she uses leather and metal beads to create the cool shaped flowers.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Today, I was in La Quinta, CA at the La Quinta Arts Festival and I saw the art of Kari Von Wening and Jan Bush. I love how they repurpose scrap metal and signage into fabulous art. Check out their work here.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I have been dreaming of remodeling our masterbath for quite sometime. I was researching local tile and concrete people and came across this image of an amazing bird of paradise leaf sink, I believe the sink is by Jax Design Shop I really love the concrete bath look too.
Monday, March 8, 2010
So the other day after watching a TED video about how Jaimie Oliver won the TED prize and has a goal to Teach every child about food. I was moved to go to Henry's Market with my kids in tow and make sure they know the names of almost all the vegetables there. We picked out a few vegetables that we hadn't tried before or didn't eat regularly and decided to buy them and try them that night. Here is what we concocted. The great news is my kids loved it.
Roasted Beets, leeks, fennel, shallots, parsnips
Leek - half stock
Fennel - half bulb
Shallot or onion
1 TBLSP Balsamic Vinegar
2 TBLSP Olive oil
1 TBLSP Butter
1 TBLSP Crushed Garlic
Fresh Beets – remove skin like a potato and cut in thin long round slices
Fresh Parsnips – remove skin like a potato and cut in thin long round slices
Leek – use half of the lower stock length wise, then thin slices like onion
Fennel – Use half of the bulb and cut in thin slices.
Shallot or onion just cut in to thin slices.
(Celery root works too)
Spray roasting dish with cooking spray.
Turn oven to 450
Put butter in pan
Put all veggies in roasting dish with lid.
Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Add crushed garlic
Toss all veggies.
Roast covered for 40 mins at 450.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Jellio makes these super fun home accessories. A gummy light which I would have to say would not last very long at my house if they were real gummy bears, good thing they are resin. How cool is the awesome cupcake table.
And When I saw the giant car part piece that is a wall hanging, I fell in love.