5.01.2009

.blue and green and other things












Ok. So I have had quite a few lovely people ask me a bit about myself so I am going to spew a few things into this post. Good?

I make things.  Started out doing illustrations(showing some here) and went more into paper. I like desktop items. I love watercolor. Many products have evolved from there, some you may have seen places, some maybe not. I tend to gravitate towards simple....whether that is with material or ideas. The things I design most seem to have a clean and simple theme running through them.  My newest venture, leather books, combine the same elements of mixing the very useful with unexpected materials and sizes.  I have been thrilled with the response, and adore making them.

I write a zillion lists.  I  make journals, but I don't journal. Is that a bad admission?  I list.  I jot. I draw. I scribble. I stick things in between pages. I cherish my entries. I bring them everywhere(even around the house). But I do not write about my day in complete sentences.  I know what I am referring to on the pages.  Might not make sense to anyone else, but it's not really for anyone else, right?

Here is about three percent of me described by many things I adore.  Iced tea, cupcakes, beer, light, travel, books in an insane and insatiable way, football, flip flops, crazy high boots, hand written notes, hats, hardwood floors, high ceilings, peonies, the beach, blue jeans, little dresses, shells, heart shaped rocks and foremost on my list, my family.  I cannot really remember what mattered much before my kids. 

Thanks for asking. This blog thing is enlightening and inspiring.  And I am so glad you are here.

Nuff said.

P.S. And no, that is not me with the blanket in the first picture, silly.  I have dark hair.  But remember we are discussing blue and green......
(images Italian Vogue, me, me, me, me)

32 comments:

  1. I think you DO journal! I really like your work. X

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  2. It's no wonder I liked you right away...our likes and our ways are very similar. I have been trying to get myself to journal in one of your gorgeous pieces, but I am still with the notes and scribbles everywhere. Have a terrific weekend. I hope it is filled with flip flops and little dresses on the beach finding heart stones.

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  3. I popped over from Sea & Jae to say hi. I'm glad I did to read a bit about you and your art. Enjoy.

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  4. Great post! I love, love your illustrations! Un beso-Jane

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  5. I just LOVE your L'Arc de Triomphe! Oh la la!

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  6. I love your illustrations and envy your talent. So nice to know a bit more about you! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. See....I told you you guys were lovely. Thank you for the kind words.
    xoxox
    g.

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  8. What beautiful photos and beautiful illustrations.
    Thank you for your little word !

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  9. the illustrations are delightful. have a great weekend.

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  10. oooh, wishing the lady in the blanket was me!

    Thanks for sharing so much about yourself. I might have to do an "edit" on my blog and add that 3% bit.

    Love it.

    I think your art is quite fabulous, by the way. This simplicity is the key. Is that the Champs de Lysses (I KNOW IS SPELLED IT WRONG... HAVEN'T BEEN IN FRENCH CLASS SINCE THE EARLY 80'S!!!!!)

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  11. I really enjoyed reading you !!! thanks so much for sharing ...

    btw Champs-Élysées or not Champs-Élysées ??? :)

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  12. Love your illustrations and great to read a bit about you. have a fabulous weekend. Amanda

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  13. It's so good to learn more about you. I completely understand the family/kid comment!Your journals are so beautiful. Still having computer issues here... So it's tough to visit or blog. I'm on my husband's machine now!

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  14. Oh my goodness! I just noticed that those are your illustrations (duh) - FABULOUS!

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  15. I just discovered your blog through Sanity Fair. I really like it. I have added you to my blog list. Keep up the great work!

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  16. Style Redux 2-Thank you! I just visited your and after seeing how lovely it is, I am even more flattered! I just added you, I think. I am not good at this technical stuff.

    Liza-that was funny. Duh?

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  17. Oh my goodness!

    I love these pictures!

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  18. What a beautiful blog, and exquisite work...thank you for your nice comments, I will be reading more of you and your work now!
    Nathalie

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  19. oh I'm glad I popped over here! love your blog and your work, g! thanks for your lovely comments!

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  20. Thanks for visiting my blog. Great pictures, and great list. I love lists.

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  21. Your blog is gorgeous -- thanks for stopping by mine and commenting! I look forward to stopping here regularly!

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  22. g.,
    All is beauty over here! Your illustrations are absolutely joyful! Thanks for the wishes...leaving tomorrow and so excited. Will catch up with you on my return. Happy posting!
    Catherine

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  23. Your illustrations are lovely. Love your list too. Thanks for stopping by my place. :-)

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  24. You are so refreshing~ I'm so happy I found you! Thanks for coming over and visiting me~
    I am looking forward to seeing you much more~
    xoxo's

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  25. clean and simple is a good thing, so yay yay YAY!!!

    and your comment on my blog made me snicker. i had no idea!

    and go brunettes, as i am one too. :)

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  26. Oh love these colors and lists too!

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  27. that aqua on gold wall is so amazing!!

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  28. Beautiful drawings! Do you sell on Etsy??

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  29. oh bogger...please disregard that last question..just checked out your sidebar!

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  30. your little Paris watercolor is adorable!!!
    xox

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  31. Your illustrations are amazing! Just lovely. Do you sell them? The Louvre is adorable!

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  32. If the last four illustrations are yours, you are incredibly talented!
    I too love heart-shaped rocks~
    xo

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