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jealous at ugallery





It was that jumpy girl in the meadow that sealed the deal when UGallery asked me to be one of their guest curators… then I found the coral nail polish it ALL came together! I chose just over 30 pieces for my little collection, and these are a few of my faves… cactus and a giant watermelon? Yep, these really are GOOD THINGS. You can find the full collection right here…

{ps. all of it’s for sale…fyi, in case you’re in the market for a giant watermelon}

1) Valerie Chiang 2) Nicole Newsted 3) Mark Yaggie 4) Nicole Newsted 5) Bryan Jerabek





i’m jealous of eleonor bostrom



Gah!!!! I love pink flowers, AND coffee… hm, I can’t sew, but I’ll learn! Yep, if I plan it just right I could have these weird little ceramic dogs in every corner of my house! They are the work of Berlin / Stockholm based artist Eleonor Boström. I discovered her through Sara Barnes and the lovely show, titled Lost Dogs, that Sara currently has up in her online gallery, eyra.  Here’s a little taste of what you’ll find:

That shadow!!! LOVE.

{psst… The shadow dogs are $70, and the bowl dogs are $250. For other bits, visit Eleonor’s etsy shop}





i’m jealous of twin-niwt










Ok, before the love, I have to start by saying that tumblr ain’t my favorite thing in the world. It just seems to be a giant sea of images that rarely link back to the artist who made the work. That drives me nuts!

Anywho, I digress.

When Sandrine Kerfante sent me a link to her beautiful site, twin-niwt I started letting go of my tumblr rage, because I was seeing double… and I liked it! Sandrine has collected such a gorgeous group of everything twin-like. ♥ ♥ These are just a few of my favorites {I was tempted to copy and paste everything she had on there, but… well, that would be crazy, right?}

1) Sonia Szóstak 2) unknown  3) unknown via fromthewings 4) Ariko Inaoka 5) Anne Malmberg 6) Budi Cc-line 7) Kristina Petrosiute 8 ) unknown  9) Clayton Cubitt 10) Julie Cerise {*thanks to sandrine, and everyone else that jumped in to fill in the blanks on a few of these!}





guest post stay-cation

I’ll be taking a little break this summer… not from here {I’ll still be here every day}, but I will be taking a tiny vacay from guest posting, just until September, so I wanted to say:

Ok. I have to admit, it’s really hard to stop!

I’m slightly addicted to my ART GOES HERE posts on Victoria Smith’s lovely site, SFGirlByBay.com. I’ve already started pinning minimal rooms to “hang” art in come fall – oh, and if you have any spaces you think I should use, let me know!

And, I absolutely love doing the affordable ART ROUNDUPS on Emily Henderson’s amazing blog, StyleByEmilyHenderson.com. I’ve heard from so many of you that you’ve bought pieces because of that series, and I cannot tell you how much that thrills me!!! But…

… after an insanely busy year {moving, renovating, two books, traveling for GIRL CRUSH, curating two shows, not to mention my graphic design business} I’ve decided to really slooooooooow things down for the summer. I have a little boy who needs me to jump into lakes with him – how can I say no to that! So, Victoria and Emily {and your amazing readers!}, thank you so so so much for letting me be part of your world! I’ll miss you like crazy, and see you all in September  xo

{artwork: 1. Plates by Little Owl Design 2. Paintings by Maz Dixon}





i’m jealous of jaime derringer

Whoa. I was already jealous of Jaime Derringer for being the founder of the amazingly fantastic blog, Design Milk, and that should really be enough, but then I found a bunch of her drawings… gorgeous, elaborate, knotty, brain-bending, squiggly drawings! LOVE! I don’t know about you, but no matter what kind of pen I use, my drawings do not look like this. Weird. {ps. I just have to say, out loud, how much that white ink on black paper is killing me!!! That’s all.}





yvr > slc

Ah, yes… it’s that time of year again! I’m off to Salt Lake City today, for Altitude Design Summit {affectionately known as Alt}. I’ve got my stripes, a bit of glitter, and a whole stack o’ business cards! I’ve spoken at Alt the past two years, and this year I’ll be on a panel called “Building Offline Events” – Friday at 10:30am. I’m thrilled to be sharing the stage with three amazing ladies: Laura Mayes of Blog con Queso/Go Mighty/Mom2.0 , Megan Gilger of The Fresh Exchange , and Stacey Ferguson of Justice Fergie/Blogalicious. My part of it will be covering a few helpful tips and tricks that I’ve learned hosting GIRL CRUSH over the past year. ie., make sure you have vegan options for breakfast, when the host artist is vegan {Right, Lisa?}!!!

Anyway, I’ll be on twitter, instagram, and Facebook while I’m gone, and back here with regular posts on Monday. If you don’t hear from me, I’m probably covered in glitter and trapped in a photobooth! Don’t worry – I’ll be ok in there.

{Photo by Janette Crawford ~ my roomie from 2011, and roomie again this year!}





i’m jealous of garage gallery

Garage Gallery started as just that… a garage in LA where art was shown, shared, and sold affordably:

They had some amazing artists hang their work! Here are a few of my favorite pieces from various shows:

Love! {1) Ming Ong  2) Aaron McConomy  3) Alika Cooper}

Now, Garage Gallery has gone online, stretching their community from a neighborhood in LA, to the world!!!

Lovely… and boy oh boy, do they have some great artists in their roster. Again, a few of my faves:

Yep, this is definitely a garage I could hang out in all day long! Go check it out… right now! ; )

{The pieces above are the work of 1) Emily Barletta 2) Emma Lawrenson  3) Paz Lopez  4) Elliot Beaumont}





verklempt.

Ok… it’s time, but I just quickly want to say, thank you all so much for your lovely comments! It warms my heart to hear all of your very sweet messages… granted, you’re probably just trying to win this fabulous prize, but I’m going to take all of your compliments anyway! ; )

So, I’m sitting at my favorite cafe, and I just asked the baristas to pick a number between 1 and 398….

Susan! (… the Susan with lslkmiller in her email address) you’ve got 9 gorgeous prints, and one gnome on a wiener dog messenger bag coming your way! Ok. It’s official… now I’m totally jealous of you! (I’ll email you for your address etc). Thanks so much to everyone that entered – I wish I had 398 things to give away xo





it’s here…

1000 posts. WHAT?! Now that’s a lot of jealousy… the good kind, that is! And, by “the good kind”, I mean the kind that punches you in the creative gut, and instead of stopping you in your tracks, inspires you to get back into the studio so that you can work your artsy butt off! To put it bluntly.

I have to admit, I’m really proud of hitting 1000 posts, and so I want to celebrate! But before we do, I want to thank all of you, from the bottom of my heart, for showing up every day and reading/being jealous too! Now… how to celebrate? I reached out to a few of the lovely people that I’ve met over the past three years, and they all generously donated a little something for me to give to you. I have to be honest, I wish I could enter! But I can’t… right? Right : ( Ok, so all you have to do is leave a comment below, and on Thursday September 13th, at 12pm PST I’m going to draw one winner. Yep, one winner who will get all of these prints:

Whoa! I hope you have a lot of frames, and a lot of blank wall space! Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, I got an email from one of my readers who offered to throw in one of her very cute messenger bags:

A gnome on a wiener dog? How could I not take Amy up on her lovely offer! So there you have it. Leave a comment below, and I’ll let you know who won on Thursday… and with that, here’s to 1000 more posts!

{Huge thanks, and big hugs, to 1. Victoria Smith 2. Tali Yalonetzki 3. Hollie Chastain 4. Lisa Golightly 5.  Leah Giberson 6. Jennifer Davis 7. Alyson Fox 8. Amy Fancher} xo!





oh, hello

So, I haven’t always been the most ‘open’ blogger {please note the above photo!}. I don’t tend to talk about myself very often, which is just fine by me, however, a few of my readers have said they want to know a bit more.

For those of you who don’t… skip this next part, and I’ll see you back here on Monday for a regular post, but for those of you who do… I’ve got a few links for ya. The past two weeks were a little crazy in the interview department, and I just want to say thanks to these folks for wanting to talk to me:

Some are silly, some are serious, but all were really fun to do! Thanks so much to Hot Art Wet City for the video interview, and to SCOUT Magazine, Gather, and SAY Daily for the written “chats” xo