my first giveaway!

April 8, 2010


i thought it was about high time to try a little giveaway!
the winner will receive a 5×7 or 5×5 print of their favorite photo, *and*get a 40% discount in my store, for their total order!

to enter for this, just..
+ go to my shop and find your favorite photo, and
+ post a comment at my new blog address:, linking to your favorite photo and why you like it.

winner will be picked randomly,
*but* you can earn an extra entry just by sharing this with your friends via twitter, facebook, your blog, etc. to earn this extra entry, please provide a link to where i can find it :)

by the way, here is the newest addition to my shop:

winner will be chosen Sunday, April 11, at 7pm PST, so hurry and tell your friends! :)


some recent photos.

April 8, 2010

hello there!

i’ve very much been enjoying my little “staycation!”
so far i’ve been to mt. hermon (in felton, california) for a little photo walk (…some photos below, too!),
visited the natural history museum’s botanical illustrations with my mom,
trips to our favorite shops around town, etc.

but tomorrow…we’re heading down to carmel, ca!
oh how i love carmel.

it is such a storybook little town..
all the homes have names rather than numbers (charming!)
and with sweet shops and galleries all over,
it is probably my favorite place on earth.
(at least, so far. i haven’t seen much of earth yet.)

also, saturday should be rather fun.. boy and i are headed to san francisco!
i’ve already decided that i’m probably most looking forward to breakfast at Farm:Table.
if you’re near to san francisco, you really ought to check it out.
it is a teensy little place, pretty hole-in-the-wall, but that’s *exactly* why i love it!
i’ve only been there once before, a couple months ago, and it seemed that only the locals know about it.
(perhaps i shouldn’t be telling you…then ;) )
BUT. oh well.

there’s only one table.
there’s only room for one table.
everyone that can fit in Farm:Table sits around that one table,
reading the paper,
sipping espresso-beverages,
dipping into that community bowl of sugar for their cereal.

also, there are only three breakfast meals on the menu.
i enjoyed a bowl of house-made yogurt, cereal, banana, honey, and slided almonds.

(i do believe i’m craving breakfast just writing about this, and it’s a bit late in the day for that.)

photos to follow. i’m *definitely* taking my camera on saturday, and hope to have lots of lovely photos of the beautiful san franciscan-architecture, fashion-forward crowds, and a little bit of whatnot.

enough babble…here are some photos!

having recently graduated from ucsc (where the mascot is a banana slug), i felt i should pay homage by posting this. ;)

i do hope you are enjoying your week.
i’d love to see what you are working on, who’s inspired you lately, and what kind of art interests you!
share your thoughts below :)


It’s no April Fools joke… get 40% off your whole order at my shop today, April Fools Day!
promo code is ITSNOJOKE at

enjoy :)

just had to share a little something from my favorite store of all time, anthropologie.
aren’t these taper holders charming?


i love this idea..
the holder is created by lines, outlining…

pretty creative.
these would look darling on a dining room table — adding just enough whimsy and play to one’s day.

what have you found lately that you *just can’t live without*?

sets of three.

March 15, 2010

there are new photos in my shop! check them out!

i also thought it might be helpful to put together three of my photos (available in my shop), that are of the same theme.
need a gift idea? look here!

for those who miss the sea

for the nature enthusiast

for the art collector

for those who like to dream

for the playroom

to bring the outside inside

hope you enjoy!


treasures from the sea.

March 14, 2010

i took a walk to collect leaves to press, then frame, but ended up at the beach.
why did i not think to bring a bucket? i found so many lovely things!

there were so many shells and stones scattered over the wet sand,
they looked like buttons on a blanket of velvet.

i’m going to have to go again tomorrow morning to get some photos on the beach!

here is a little of what i found..

i also found this sweet little flour on the beach.
i wonder the story behind it?
was it given to someone to brighten their day?
did someone pick it to take home?
i’m so curious!

i also found some pretty little flowers and leaves to press, aren’t they darling?

what a gorgeous sunday morning!

i was flipping through martha stewart’s magazine yesterday, and loved the idea of framing pressed leaves.
i’m about to take a walk to collect some lovely green leaves, but first, a few photos from yesterday!

any fun weekend plans for you? i’d love to hear about any projects you are working on!