Happy Monday Everyone! This weekend was a little gloomy so I took some outfit photos under my bright rainbow umbrella :)
Daniel and I spent our Saturday in Philly, checking out the Mütter Musuem
and browsing through thrift shops and vintage boutiques; with a little stop at our favorite bakery- Sweet Freedom Bakery and a quick lunch at Whole Foods. It was such a wonderfully relaxing and easygoing day for a busy week. The weather somewhat mimicked this bittersweet week..a mix of rainbows and thunder. My friend Lydia became a mother on Mother's Day last Sunday (right as I was writing my last post!), I could not be happier for her, and her son Ian is the absolute cutest! Then the world lost a very special woman on Wednesday night. The mother of one of my dearest friends Diana, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. I had a tough time hearing this and feel so heavily for Diana. Her mother Tina was an absolutely AMAZING woman. I have never met someone so full of kindness and generosity. She always extended herself to express warmth and kindness, and she will surely never be forgotten. What a lovely woman you were, Tina! Always a rainbow in the rainstorm <3
My finds this Saturday in Philly- a 60's vintage floral dress, polka dot scarf and fun colorful necklace.You may have noticed a little change around the blog recently- my new background! My colorful backdrop is a collection of acrylic moth paintings that I did for my 30 days of art project. The project really gave me the "push" I needed to make my art dreams happen. For some time I have had the goal of illustrating insects and then turning them into usable items like fabric, jewelry, gift wrap and stationary. I am so happy to announce that my vision is now becoming reality! With the help of spoonflower.com, and my incredible husband (who helped me tons with formatting and the technical workings) my paintings are now becoming items like fabric and gift wrap! My next goal is to use my textiles to make clutches, coin purses and skirts (and hopefully dresses!). I am still in the process of ordering swatches and selecting the fabrics so stay tuned and hopefully these items will be available on my (currently empty) Etsy shop sometime soon!
My first gift wrapped with my new moth print gift-wrap <3 Daniel's mom got her late Mother's Day gift in this box, and we'd like to think the gift wrap was sort of a gift too ;)
These are my new moth necklaces made from prints of my original paintings. I collaborated with another artist who has a laser wood cutter and printer for these fun pieces. I am SO happy with how they turned out. If you would like one please shoot me an email and let me know! I am selling them at my shop in Delaware but have not gotten them up on my Etsy shop yet.
I want to dedicate this post to Tina Katherine Linn, a beautiful soul and lovely woman who made an indelible impression on me and inspired so many around her. What a courageous, strong, and compassionate woman you were! We will miss you. <3