stacy altiery (and me… kinda)





Now this was fun! Artist/designer Stacy Altiery makes lovely prints, specializing in gold foil. She reached out and asked if I’d like to collaborate… she would do the typesetting design and production – I would come up with the words and paper colors… UM, ok!!! The phrases {and quote} I chose are all things that seem to come up over and over again when I talk to people about my book, CREATIVE BLOCK. I thought it would be fun to take a few of these thoughts and turn them into gold {on your choice of white, pink, mint or charcoal no less!}. Stacy and I decided to make them into lucite trays so that you can actually use these gems in your studio! The next time you’re in there, reaching for a pin or a bead or a bit of paper you’ll get a little creative reminder, like…

HA! This is the one I got for my studio… ah yes, there’s just something about seeing Asshole typeset in gold script on a pretty pink background! LOVE.

{All of them are available right here – and Stacy, thank you for doing this with me! I love what you did for each and every one of them.}





melissa dupont

Found paintings, a touch of neon, and perfectly cropped photographs from the personal collection of Madrid architect/designer Melissa Dupont. So fun, so bold, and a great way to end the week!





jennifer tyers


Plein air watercolor paintings. Um, where on earth would you have to live in order for THIS to be the magical candy-hued landscape that you were painting plein air? This is the wonderful watercolor work of Tasmanian born, Borneo based painter Jennifer Tyers… oh, well that explains it! {These are actually pieces she did in Singapore, and Sarawak, but you get the idea!}





ken omom

The designer and collage artist in me are both very happy! Architectural yet loose … drawing mixed beautifully with collage… AND vintage match box covers!? Love, love, love! These pieces are the work of UK based artist Ken Omom, and it’s safe to say that I love all of them very, very much. I think those are the actual striking strips pasted on there! So cool… but don’t let your kids near them #safetyfirst #striking

{via Saatchi Art}





joe webb



Sometimes, it’s what’s not there that truly matters most! I was in a collage-ish {not a word, but just roll with it} mood today, and voila, the portfolio of UK based artist Joe Webb. An x-acto blade, gorgeous color choices, and a whole bunch of perfect {and romantic!} negative space… SWOON!





abigail brown




Sweet, and weird… yep, easily one of my favorite combinations! These are one of a kind, paper mache “creature” masks by London based artist Abigail Brown. Each one is so special, and funny, and cute, and yes, kinda weird. I love each of them, but hung together in a cluster? Oh boy… it’s like a beautifully bizarre zoo hanging on the wall! LOVE. ps. that happy little sloth is killing me with his cuteness. [Available in her shop]

{via art is a way}





thank you, and a leafy gift to say so

Congratulations to Heidi Neilson! {Heidi I’ll send you an email to get your address so Kiana can send you this lovely, leafy print!} … and thanks to everyone else that participated! The artists of GALLERYONE and I thank you!

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You guys are amazing. For lots of reasons, but the reason I’m saying thank you today, is because of how supportive you are of artists! You are also ridiculously supportive of me, which I appreciate so, so much! Two months ago, when I opened GALLERYONE, my little online gallery shop, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it just sit there quietly? Nope… you guys have gone crazy! Lots of prints, quite a few originals, and my book have found new homes with so many of you. Thank you. That thank you comes from me, and all of the artists that you support every time you buy pieces from GALLERYONE.

And so, to really say thank you properly, I’ve teamed up with the very talented watercolor painter, Oregon based artist Kiana Mosley. She has donated a gorgeous 11″x14″ print {valued at $65} of this exclusive piece she made specifically for me! I’m going to keep an eye on my gallery over the weekend, and I’ll pick a name from everyone that buys something (there really is so much affordable art over there!) between now and Monday morning at 9am … I’ll announce the name, and then Kiana will ship out this lovely, leafy piece! Have fun, I hope you find something you love! And again, thank you!

{Art above:  1. Kiana Mosley 2. Heidi Leech – camera / chair 3. Lisa Golightly 4. Becky Kemp 5. Jaime Derringer 6. Kiana Mosley 7. Elsa Mora}





erin fitzhugh gregory



Sigh. Sometimes at the end of a very long, busy week, there is nothing I love more than a giant, expressive, insanely-colorful bouquet of flowers. Thank goodness for American painter Erin Fitzhugh Gregory… these are exactly what I need today  ♥





éric hibelot & jean-marc fondimare



Dots and stripes and wonky shapes! Oh, boy. I really really love these ceramic bottles – they sort of look like strange drawings, brought to life! Éric Hibelot & Jean-Marc Fondimare are French ceramic designers that together are, l’atelier des garçons… their work is so much fun, and what I wouldn’t give to spend an afternoon surrounded by all of these pieces in their gorgeous, light-filled shop/studio, a few hours south of Paris in the French countryside. Sigh…





custom piece by holly farrell!

* Well, that’s done… ?! It took about 30 minutes for Holly to reach her goal! You guys are amazing! xo

Yes. You read that correctly! Put in your bid for a custom still life painting of one of YOUR beloved objects! Toronto based Holly Farrell is not only an insanely talented painter, she’s also an amazingly kind person. Here’s the deal, and the reason she decided to do this auction, in Holly’s words:

“This is for a little ballet dancer named Megan: She is 10 years old, and from Orillia, ON. My sister has known her since she was a baby, and is very close with the family – so close in fact, that due to Megan’s mother being ill, my sister Lorie has been asked to accompany Megan to Poland for a dance competition. Megan must be an amazing dancer as she has been asked to compete with two teams! Lorie has been making casseroles and selling them to friends and family to raise the much needed $6000 for the trip – I am hoping you will help me reach their goal – 100% of the winning bid will go towards Megan’s trip.”

Isn’t that the sweetest thing? So, if you have a pair of ballet slippers (how appropriate would that be!?), or your childhood skates, or a favorite piece of pottery that belonged to your grandmother, etc etc… and you’d like Holly to paint it (approx 16″x12″, valued at $2600) then just email Holly at hfarrell@hollyfarrell.com, and make your bid! Bidding starts at $1 and closes on September 1.