Friday Photo: Beach Rose

Here's another photo from my trip to the Cape.  I've always called this flower a beach rose, although I'm not sure if it goes by another name.  


Roxy Owens of Society Social

One of my favorite things about blogging is that I have met so many inspiring women - like Roxy Owens.  Roxy is the founder and designer of Society Social.  She's vivacious, ambitious, and encourages us all to live sparkly.  I'm definitely a big fan of her bar carts - they are so fun!  She has been kind enough to do a short interview, and has sent me lots of behind the scenes photos.  I've loved getting to know a little bit more about her, and hope that you will too.  

Read the interview (and check out behind the scenes photos) after the jump.


Dye Experiments

I've been taking a course on fiber reactive dyes at the Textile Arts Center in Brooklyn.  I've been feeling the need to make things again, and this has been a great opportunity to do so.  Here's one of my latest dye experiments.  The last image is the final result after the fabric has been rinsed and dried.  I'm using a very light weight cotton, which creates a softer result as there are less fibers in the fabric.


Morning Glories in Brooklyn

Last week was boiling here in New York, but on Friday it finally cooled off!  It was a drizzly day walking to the subway, but I was happy to have some relief from the heat.  On my way I passed by this fence with barbed wire, which was covered in morning glories.  It was such a nice surprise that I had to share it.


Friday Photo

I couldn't help wanting to share another shot from my trip to the Cape.  I hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Cape Cod: Corporation Beach

My trip to the Cape was very relaxing, and I'll admit I've been dreaming about the beach since we've been back.  On our last evening, Steve and I took a long walk on Corporation beach.  The early evening is one of my favorite times of the day to be on the beach.  It's quiet, a bit cooler, and the light is beautiful.

There are more photos after the jump.


What She Wears

Today I'm guest posting on Running with Heals for Emily's 'What She Wears' series.  I created a watercolor of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe.  Check out the final design over on Running with Heals as well as the links for where you can get these items.


From my sketchbook: Lately, I've been dreaming about the beach.


Print and Pattern Roundup: One Color Geometrics

Lately I've really been loving one color geometric prints like the ones shown above.  There's something about the simplicity of them that I really love.


DIY: Sunprints

When I was home on the Cape I really enjoyed having some time to be creative.  One of the 'projects' I brought was a Sunprints kit.  Creating them is really very simple, and the results are beautiful and sometimes unexpected.  You can easily create artwork for your home this way.

The full how-to is after the jump, and if you want to see more process photos and results check out my Pinterest board.


A Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge

This week I couldn't pick just one photo for my usual 'Friday Photo' post.  I wanted to share with you my walk over the Brooklyn Bridge.  Wednesday night I was meeting a friend in Tribeca and decided to walk from Dumbo.  It was a spur of the moment choice, and a the perfect evening for it.


Textile Love

I've had this image sitting on my desktop for months, and was trying to think of a good post to go with it.  I decided it was time to just share it with you anyway!  This beautiful fabric was used as a stole and was made in France in the late 1930's.



From my sketchbook


Color Study: Blush and Inky Blue

This week I wanted to look at one of my favorite color combinations - inky, deep navy and pale blush.  I love how moody a rich dark blue is next to the lightness of a soft creamy blush.  This color combo reminds me of when the sun is setting in the city.  The sky is still pale, and the buildings are cast in dark blue shadows.


Friday Photo

This has been the view I've been seeing every morning from my parent's porch.  It's been a wonderful week on the Cape and I can't believe tomorrow we're heading back to Brooklyn.  Vacation always goes too quickly.  Next week, I'll be sure to post more pictures from our trip.


Artist Spotlight: Diana Delgado

Today I'd like to introduce you to the talented Diana Delgado.  Diana  is a talented abstract painter living in New York.  Her work has a sense of humor, which I love!  For example the first painting below is titled 'Chocolate Fountain.'  I also just love the color and movement in her work.  So, without further ado, let's get to know Diana.
Where did you grow up, and where do you live now?
I grew up in Montville, NJ.  I live in Manhattan. My studio is also in the city - a block from my apartment. 
Please tell us a little bit about yourself and your work.
My paintings are gestural abstractions based in color and form. Most of the work comes about over long periods of time - after cycles of adding and subtracting material. While I arrive at some pieces quickly (particularly smaller works), it is generally my way to have paintings and paper works hang out in studio for a while. Paper work hangs around, usually on the floor, while I work on the stretched canvases. Sometimes the paper pieces function as color studies or directly influence the composition of a large painting.  I often highlight the silliness in my work through titles. A sense of humor and laughing are super important to me as an artist and as a person. 
Read the rest of the interview after the jump.


Sketchbook: Clouds

From my sketchbook: clouds


Color Study: Red, White, and Blue

In honor of the fourth of July, I've pulled together a bit of red, white, and blue inspiration.  I hope you all have a wonderful day off tomorrow!  I'm feeling very lucky enjoying a week off and spending time on the Cape with my family.  If you're looking for more red, white, and blue inspiration be sure to head over to Brynn's blog.


Book Wish List: Summer Reading

Since I'm on vacation this week I thought it would be appropriate to gather up some summer reading suggestions.  I just started  The Language of Flowers and am going to start The Paris Wife afterwards.  What's on your summer reading list?
{1} The Paris Wife by Paula McLain {2} The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner {3} The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh {4} State of Wonder by Ann Patchett {5} The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls {6} Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday