Friday, May 29, 2009

The cabinet is in!

We designed this cabinet ourselves and had a local cabinet maker build and install it recently.  It turned out really nice and gives the main wall of the living room a nice focal point compliment to the fireplace next to it.  It also calls to attention the angle of the ceiling and it's height.  I have a feeling things will need to be carefully selected and edited to keep it from looking busy and overwhelming.  I love the crispness of white cabinetry.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Mod Country

I am developing a line of images that are a new approach to the iconic images of Americana such as this crow.  There are elements of folk art, quilted fabric and decorative patterning here that all come together in this series.  I'd love to hear your thoughts and feedback.  Thanks and stay tuned for more soon!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Dreamy Landscape Art Print

I just recently added this dreamy little landscape art print to my Etsy shop, Pictorialboom.  You can check it out here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Kitchen Reno Update

This kitchen reno has taken over our lives!!  However, the payoff is starting to appear on the horizon.  We now have all of the cabinets installed and hope to finish off the end of the peninsula base tonight.  Next come the countertops!  We hope to have templates made in the next week or so for the caesarstone tops.  We picked the one called "nougat".  Sounds delicious, doesn't it?  The backsplash tile is a sculpted white porcelain with a wave pattern.  The tiles are a beautiful size of 6 inches X 24 inches each.  They should give the room a clean and very fluid quality.  We need to pick our 3 pendant lights which will be installed over the bar soon.  Just haven't found the perfect ones yet.  We love all of the pull out cabinet inserts and the large lower cabinet drawers which will be perfect for pots and pans.  More updates to come later.  I wonder what our first meal should be in this new kitchen?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Seashells galore

Once in a while I will take a piece of artwork like this linework shell design and work up some mini product concepts.  These can be useful for showing potential companies how the artwork could be utilized on various formats.  The possibilities are endless!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Owls are Back!

These little pesky owls just keep working their way back onto my desktop.  They travel in pairs now and are available as an art print in my Etsy shop, Pictorialboom here and in another color palette here.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


This butterfly is totally surrounded by a feast of flowers.  I designed it for a recent giftbag project.  Hopefully the saturated colors will make it irresistible to buyers!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Folksy bird

This little birdie was inspired by American folk art.  It is now available in my Etsy shop in three different color palettes.  Check them out here and here and here

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Flower Fields

Here I am amongst all of the beauty!

My brother came for a visit last month and while he was here we visited the flower fields in Carlsbad north of San Diego.  Apparantly, the fields were much larger at one time and produced many blooms for the cut flower industry.  The fields of blooms are now a tourist destination every spring.  The prolific amount of ranunculus flowers spread out over the fields in an amazing array of colors.  It was a gorgeous day and our retinas were treated to a visual feast!