Thursday, December 31, 2015

As the Sun Sets..

As the sun sets on 2015...

and I look back on my experiences this past year...

I think about...

The opportunities I had to travel across so many different roads...

The flashes of synchronicity that seem to seek me out...

Those moments when it seemed like all I did was go round and round in circles...

All the helping hands that reached out to me...

The losses that still hurt...

All the doors that opened for me...

The periods of stormy weather...

The hills I have climbed and how sweet the view was after the effort...

The beauty to be found in the most ordinary things...

The strength I feel despite the challenges...

The signs that have pointed me in the right direction...

The thrill of living in New York City...

The importance of seeing the world with eyes wide open...

How fortunate I am to be able to do what I love...

and all the possibilities that have yet to unfold...

Thank you all for continuing to be such a big part of my journey this past year. I look forward to all the adventures we will have together in 2016.

A happy, healthy, and creative new year to each and every one of you!

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

IG: The Best Nine

Nathalie Kalbach recently posted a mosaic of images that were her top nine posts on Instagram in 2015. She got it off the site 2015 Best Nine, where you can find the top 9 posts for any Instagram account. As Nat notes, there are a lot of pop up ads on the site - so be prepared to be a bit annoyed if you head over.

My Best Nine

Monday, December 28, 2015

Top 15 of 2015

December is always a time of reflection for me. At the end of the last two years, I have looked back over the previous year's blog posts to see which were the most popular based on hits. This not only lets me work toward creating a better blog but helps me to take the pulse of the art community. If you want to look back, click here to go to my top 13 posts from 2013 and here for the top 14 of 2014..

For 2015, I am counting down my top 15 blog posts from 2015 based on hits. The most popular posts are mostly connected to trend watching, giveaways, online collaborative art events, art tutorials and my product line releases.















Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Week Links: 82

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 82...

1. Thrilled to have accidentally come across the artwork of my friend Patricia Larsen in T - The New York Times Style Magazine. Saw the piece and immediately knew it was hers!

2. The beauty of marble quarries, as photographed by Tito Mauraz.

3. Amazed by the layers in this piece from Riikka Kovasin.

4. If I were in Vienna, this is what I would want to see first.

5. Top 10 Art Exhibitions of 2015 from Design Boom.

6. The Best in Art of 2015 from The New York Times.

7. 2015: The Year in Art -- from Artsy and Planet Art.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Let There be Light

Sending out greetings of the season to my peeps. Wishing happy and healthy times to each of you!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

How do you Spell...

Spellbinders is introducing its new designers this and next week. Founder Stacey Caron was highlighted Monday and Becca Feeken was in the spotlight yesterday. Today is my day.

Head over to their blog to read my interview and hear more about my collection. And stay tuned for the release of the entire line in about 2 weeks.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Week Links: 81

Join me every Sunday when I share some of my favorite links I discovered in the previous week. Earlier posts in the series can be found here.

And here is Week 81...

1. A Wall of Color, A Window to the Past

2. The (art) Journaling Game

3. Stir indigo while adding water once a week for 120 day.

4. 58,000 dog tags hang - one for every US soldier who died in the Vietnam War.

5. These shots are details from the most amazing miniature environments from Rick Araluce.

12.5 x 6.5 x 4 inches

16 x 8 x 3.75 inches

6. The 100 Gates Project is transforming closed storefronts in NYC into street art.