Sunday, December 21, 2014

House on the Hill PART II

   My dishtowel for Fishs Eddy is on their staff picks list for Christmas! Check it out on the homepage,! Pick one up for Christmas for someone who lives in a house on a hill, or just a house/ apartment/ car/ boat/ etc!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Time is Here

    Christmas time has arrived (very quickly I should add!) and I've made some Christmas cards to spread the holiday cheer! As you know, I love making cards and anything stationery, so I was in my element.

Painted Cut Paper

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


   I designed the Holiday Card for Holoma Inc to send out to all their clients. I got to do a pattern with penguins, presents, holly, and my favorite, MOOSE! I got one in the mail the other day and wanted to share it with you! Happy Holidays!

Each card was personalized to whoever it was being sent to, making them the "Brightest Star of the Holidays".

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Flashing Lights Lights Lights

       On a recent trip I took some more pictures from the plane of the city below. The shapes and spider like lines that come out of the center were just so beautiful I couldn't resist!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

    I just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for everything that has happened this year-- starting my own freelancing business and being back in the North East with family and friends-- I am having so much fun with what I am doing and would not trade it for anything! Thanks for everyone I have worked with, who look at this blog, and for those of you close to me-- you're all the best! Safe travels to anyone making their way home, and tomorrow eat lots of turkey, pie, and my fave the cranberry sauce (MUST have can lines on it!)

Friday, November 14, 2014

First Snow of the Season!

   IT SNOWED LAST NIGHT. And not just a dusting. Like a snow that weighs down tree branches kind of snow. I still feel like it should be summer, this is really throwing me for a loop!

I'm not ready for this!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2014


   I recently took a trip to Iceland with a friend, and it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It was an outdoor person's paradise, and it was just amazing. We were in Reykjavik for the whole time but then took day trips out of the city to explore the countryside. It went by wayyy too fast, I want to go back! Also, it was super hard to pick and choose the photos I wanted to show (out of 500, I chose about 30, yeah, it was tough!)

Walking around Reykjavik once we got into the city. We landed at 6 am, and it was PITCH BLACK outside until about 9 am, so we got to see the sunrise!

the graffiti around the city was on point!

Red, blue, and yellow houses?! What more could a girl ask for? The city had a lot of charm that was just so inspiring!

Hallgrimskirkja, the coolest church I have ever seen in my entire life. 

The Blue Lagoon! The lagoon is water pumped in from the geothermal power plant near by. This water is too salty to provide central heating for homes, so it is used for the enjoyment of soakers of all ages. The pearly blue color of the water comes from a combination of algae, silica, and other minerals.

The entire landscape is covered with volcanic rock that has lichen and moss growing on top of it. We later found out that it takes 1,000 years for anything to grow on cooled lava! Really beautiful.

Photo shoot before we went in to the lagoon.

The 'swimming' area of the lagoon was really big! The water was like a hot tub, it got really hot in some places and the place smelled like sulfur. They had buckets of the white silt that is on the bottom of the lagoon that you rub onto your face to exfoliate. Our faces were soft like bebe's bottoms. 

We went on a hike up Mt Esja the next day. Mt Esja is along a volcanic mountain range, so we had a view the entire time we were climbing. 

Absolutely beautiful! 

Unfortunately, the weather changed on us rather quickly, so we couldn't make it to the top. Don't be fooled by my smile, I thought we were going to die. haha

That night in celebration of our lives, we treated ourselves to hot chocolate and a pancake filled with fresh cream and jam. Treat yoself.

Thursday was the Golden Circle Tour, and first stop was the Rift Valley. This is where North American and Eurasia split apart 2.5 cm a year!

The entire day, the sky either looked like it was in sunrise mode or sunset mode. So beautiful, I'm at a loss for words!

Walking through the rift valley. 

This area was where Iceland's Parliament was founded, and Christianity was also accepted.

Gullfoss Waterfall. Gullfoss means "Golden Falls". In the 1920s, a hydroelectric dam was going to be built, but a woman named Sigridur Tomasdottir, the daughter of the farmer who owned the property, threatened to throw herself over the falls if it went through. She is known as one of the first environmental activists in Iceland.

Next stop was Geysir

This is the Strokkur Geysir, which spouts every 4-7 minutes. Notice how close we were able to get to it!

Stained Glass windows from a Lutheran Church we stopped at. 


Downtown Reykjavik-- I loved this city so much! Sad to go!

Any tears vanished when we were on the plane flying over Greenland and saw THIS! Unbelieveable. It just shows you how many places need to be explored and visited. Next trip? Who knows, but I'm already saving my pennies!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Rooster Plate

   I was asked to design a rooster plate by someone that I met at my town's street fair about a month ago. It was fun to take a folk art direction with it, and then of course painting on ceramics is always really fun.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Products at Fishs Eddy

     I have products for sale at Fishs Eddy, a home goods store located on 19th and Broadway in NYC. I went in over the weekend to see it on the shelves, it was very exciting! Here are some pictures of my dish towel, "House on the Hill". More to come! Check out Fishs Eddy's website for some really cool stuff!