my latest painting is of roald dahl, best known for writing pretty much every great childrens book ever.

time management: part one

September 16, 2010

i‘ve had to answer a lot of people’s questions about what i could
possibly be doing now that i’m home.
well, spending time designing textiles….
just thought i would post some of them here.

on my last day of french class, i am going to post something not about french at all…. but rather, about the chalkboard in my class.  every day, this odd inexplicable satisfaction comes over me with the sound of the chalk on the chalkboard, and even more so… stay with me on this, this is going to be a weird one… they joy i have when my teacher erases the board completely before moving on to the next exercise, no stray marks or words left behind. right in the middle of learning l’imparfait tense, my fingers start aching with the desire to draw on the board.   luckily, i am able to hold back, but only with the promise that one day i will paint one of my walls with chalkboard paint, and draw away to my hearts desire.

and that, is perhaps the long and very odd connection as to why i am drawn to these two pictures.

oh, and they’re pretty too.

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unknown, maison-couturier

i can’t wait to have an apartment where i can paint the walls and floors and furniture and this and that and everything.  especially now that i know about milk paint, which allows you to get that beautiful soft finish that other paints don’t allow.

and look at all the colors you can make.

milk paint.

colors of the day

December 26, 2009

here are some images of colors that feel like today.

and a book that will help you make some colors of your own.

printing by hand.

images: bauhaus design (via lolita blog), unknown, unknown

chalkboard paint

August 12, 2009

la102386c_0107_chalkboard_lone of my favorite martha stewart craft stories is making custom chalkboard paint colors.  its a beautiful story.  but i never did quite get around to it.

that is why i am so excited to see that hudson paint has finally come out with a line of colored chalkboard paint.  unfortunately its not customizable, but it comes in a plethora of bright wonderful colors.  it also scores very high on the convenience level.

can_frontalmost fluomercantile redrayogram greysweet tangerineopen skyhudson paint.

martha stewart chalkboard paint craft.

my latest painting.

August 4, 2009

P1030821the latest painting in a long line of portraits.

i am posting this now, because the person to whom it was sent should have received it by now…

oh yeah, it’s buster keaton.

sorry for the not-so-great photograph.