vintage poppies

okay, poppies make me happy. i think they’re beautiful. and their paper thin petals and bold colors get me every time. i mean, the orange… i’m obsessed.  i love, love, love our beautiful, happy poppies. they also make me crazy. as I was writing you, i saw this squirrel jump out of a tree and start attacking our poppies :: so naturally i jumped up and ran outside throwing rocks & screaming. don’t worry. i scared the squirrel off long before any rock from my accurate hand came close. instead i freaked out five cars at our round about that pulled up just in time for hurtling rocks and my screams. what am i thinking? i’m crazy, and there’s no real good way to pretend you were just enjoying the day, so i just stood there awkwardly after that.

well, inspired by the bed of poppies that are blooming under this beautiful tree, here’s the latest and greatest in what my mind has to offer these days. vintage handmade poppies are becoming a part of my jane line.  i love it! they’re really fun and i’ve loved making them. can I say that? just don’t read into the poppy thing too much…they don’t look exactly like poppies per se…but you should love them! you really should. and you might even need a few. i hope you enjoy them and enjoy the rest of this beautiful day.

:: handmade on beautiful, heavy italian paper :: the dimensions are 4 1/2″ x 6 3/4″  with an envelope //

you can find my cards in the studio or at Roots Boutique :: 201 South 2nd Street :: waco, tx 76701

a good month…a busy, but good one.

Hi all- lately its been all i can do to focus and get work done- life has been crazy and full, and while i thrive on over-optimism and attempts to do tons of things at once, my head is spinning just a little bit right now. (and my over-optimism rarely works out…ie. i crash) a few february / early march highlights ::

building tons of canvi and working to build a series of 4′ x 4′ers right now :: getting alot of use out of my chop saw.

i was invited to be a part of the painted strings event for the waco symphony :: a huge fundraiser and an honor to be a part of. i just received a violin this week that i will paint ::  to be auctioned off at the gala this fall. sounds really cool.

i received an awesome commission from a great patron in colorado and am so pumped about this painting.  rather than requesting anything specific regarding the compositional space itself, he sent me a list of values and lessons that have shaped his life that he’d like it to evoke. some really incredible thoughts and ideas to consider…more to come. as the painting takes shape, i’m looking forward to sharing.

i’m currently sitting in front of a large drawing so close to being done…and yet feeling insanely far away. i’m so ready to finish it up!! i’ll be honest :: i’ve done quite a bit of drawing the past four weeks, and not everything has been the greatest. I’ve scrapped some failures and continued to experiment. this one right here is a complex drawing of the gestural branches in our trees…and i think you’ll really love the final piece. here it is in progress for now ::