Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Easter from the Owlings

We're off to Cedar Hill, Texas, tomorrow to visit Jared's family :o) Should be fun - hopefully warm and sunny...cross my fingers! I'll be back next week!

5 new owlings - Nova, Lotta, and Emilia are in my shop & the other two are little prezzies

I've been painting and sewing & have new lovely stuff in the shop. 3 new owlings! & a new painting! I don't think I'll finish the 'ice cream girl' painting I've been working on before jetting off but I can assure you she's coming along sweetly. She's inspired by a photo of me from when I was maybe 4 or 5 and rather messily devouring a cone of chocolate ice cream...some things don't change ;o)

"Millicent In The Citrus Garden" painting...print in my shop

It's also my mom's birthday soon (I can't specify the date because she doesn't like to reveal if for some reason). Happy Birthday! Love you!

Here's an old pic of my beautiful mom and her family on a trip somewhere. And one from a couple years ago - love this one :o)

Happy Easter everyone!
xo, Devon

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Snippets from a Spring day

It's very very pretty out right now...a little overcast, but all the blooming trees in pinks and whites are providing so much cheeriness :o)

Our cherry and apricot trees are swarming in blossoms and the Japanese maples are starting to leaf out. I love their tender little unfurling leaves.

I'm working on a new painting - a delightful owl in a colorful scene of lemons and leaves....and I actually snuck another new painting into the shop a few days ago. It got snatched up that evening. I'll re-list the print's a cutie:


Sanguine is enjoying some outside time. I can't help but let her rub on the concrete a bit - it looks like it feels so good!

Lunching on fresh stuff never disappoints...oranges from our tree :o) Plus potato/butternut squash soup, strawberry yogurt, sunflower and herb focaccia with spreadable swiss (mmm, laughing cow cheese). I have to admit I also had a peppermint patty - hee hee...probably shot my blood glucose way up - along with the potato soup. Our midwife had me check my blood glucose levels over the course of 4 days to see what's normal for my body. Everything looks fine but you can REALLY tell what foods make a difference. More than once I held off on a few tempting things. Supposedly I can help keep our baby girl's birth weight to an average 7lbs (thereabouts...) by watching how much insulin is going through my system - and into hers. Our midwife wisely said 'I assure you, it's easier to push out a 7lb baby than a 8.5/9lb baby'. Okay, enough said...

The fabric I'm eyeing for our kitchen curtains...I realize I'm liking a LOT of the new Anna Griffin fabrics. I'm hoping it's not a phase. I'm even debating using another one of her fabrics for our bedroom. I definitely need to hit up Hart's in Santa Cruz to get a better look. I love the 'sierra aviary' fabric that I just got for the dining room curtains - it's really fab!!

Enjoy your Spring day! :o)
lv, Devon

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Herman and Henrietta

A hippo and a girl with a bird sleeping on her head, respectively :o)

Herman the hippo is melting my heart...I'm wondering how I could make him in plush form. He is definitely from the 'Island of Misfit Toys' or some other weird lovely place. I just added this print to my shop!

Henrietta and the bluebird...sort of a self-portrait. She's a little melancholy but in a more introspective way. It's good to be introspective sometimes...& there is so much on my mind these days! So much to think about...a daughter I'll soon have, all the things I want to do before she gets here, ideas for a new business and how in the world I can pull it off, and then there are those everyday worries that creep up and blur the big picture. It's important to take a deep breath and focus on one thing at a time. (Henrietta is also in the shop)

Oooh, have to note...I ordered fabric for our dining room curtains. I'm way picky about fabrics and don't have the biggest budget for those real lovelies so I get so excited when I find something I love and can afford. It's an Anna Griffin fabric called Sierra Aviary. I'm using plain white pre-made curtains I already have to sew the new fabric onto - like a template. I'll have the ease of simpler sewing and get a liner fabric in the process - nice!

Off to work on ideas for a new mural job then out to get some much needed exercise...hope you have a lovely evening!
xo, devon