Thursday, July 31, 2008

I want one.

look at this staircase/bookshelf.


image credit: apartment therapy


So I've been very busy the past couple of weeks painting and such. Mostly for the ellO gallery show next week.

boots. watercolor and collage. 5"x7"

green tree. acrylic on masonite. 8"x10"

One of my paintings was inspired by a smaller one i did for the show.

birches. acrylic on masonite. 8"x10"
My roommateliked it so much. So i decided to do a larger version for her yesterday

birches 2. acrylic on canvas. 24"x24"

Both of these birch tree paintings were inspired by a fabric I came across last week. "Birch, Riverside Adventures" by Lara Cameron

Should look nice in our new apartment. Sorry for the terrible photo!

All images (except for the large birches painting) can be purchased ($10-$20) at ellO gallery, 110 State Street, Portsmouth, NH

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Mamma Mia, Now I really know...

My roommate, Nikki, and I went to see this movie last night. Our moms brought us to see the musical years ago, both being Abba fans themselves (more so my mom. This was quite a few years ago, but I do recall my mother standing up in the middle of the show, singing and dancing along with the cast...) Anyways, Nikki and I both loved the musical. So much fun and happiness and a great updated way to perform those disco classics my mom is always talking about.
The movie was just as darn good. The cast was great, the setting was great, the set design was great, the singing was great (well except for Pierce. I'm sorry, dear. You're beautiful and all, but ya just can't sing.)

The plans have now been set. At the age of 35, Nikki and I will open an inn, probably in a location where it is always warm and on the beach, possibly in a foreign country.

In the meantime, my goal is to decorate my room in the new apartment in a similar fashion as the rooms in the film.

Go see it. Then you'll really know.

just one look and i can hear a bell ring, one more look and i forget everything...ooohh-ooo-ooohhhh

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


So I'm basically obsessed with this.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

More Sesame Street

Seriously. If this is how the upcoming season of Sesame Street is looking, I'm probably going to have to change my morning routine. I mean, David Beckem, Kim Cattrel, LL COOL J, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris.

They've really stepped it up and I'm psyched about it. All that Disney Channel stuff is starting to kill me. Get the kids back to the basics. If that means bringing in celebrities and making fun of pop culture, all the better, really.

Also, I have a new crush, Neil Patrick Harris. I can't upload the video, but here's the web address.

In the meantime, enjoy this Old Spice Commercial he did.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I wish my studio wasn't my bedroom floor.

Just about one month until I move into a bigger place....until then......................
Spending the remainder of the night and all day tomorrow working on stuff for the ellO show.  Updates when I'm finished.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Today was productive.  I worked on a small piece for the upcoming gallery show.  I'm trying to stay pretty simple and planning on doing 2 different series.  Hopefully the same person will buy the whole series.  Here's one from series #1, a continuation of my skirts and shoes series from a few months ago.  

This one is called "Cold Feet".

Also, I caught my new collection of apothecary jars in some good light this afternoon.  I'm so excited to move to my new apartment so I can display some of my treasures with some dignity.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

grandma and me

Yet another find on my cleaning spree.  Grandma and me: June 1988.

ellO gallery show!

I found out yesterday that I've been accepted into a gallery show at ellO Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. It's the cute, hip gallery in downtown portsmouth.  A friend of mine, Annie Ridlon, has shown there a couple of times and tuned me in.  

The show is called "Cram It!"  Basically they are filling every space in the gallery with art, including the ceiling! All the art will be on sale for $10-$20.  Once purchased, the work may be taken home immediately.  The gallery's goal is to have a nearly empty show by the end.
Fun concept.  I'm submitting between 5 and 8 works.  Come see the show!

August 6th - September 8th
110 State St
Portsmouth, NH

Lost and Found

I was cleaning my bedroom today and found this gem in my nightstand drawer.  The lovely (and recently engaged!) Marissa Luppi painted this envelope for me freshman year of college.  She went to college in New Hampshire for art education.  I'm not sure what she wrote in the letter, as it seems I only held onto the envelope!

Cute though, isn't it?

Saturday, July 5, 2008

I got a new scanner and determined to use it.

See the header above.  Slight variation on a name plate I made in May.