Archives: August 2010


BABY SPRINKLE

Did you know that your second baby shower is technically called a baby “sprinkle”!?  I had no idea…but how cute is that!?  I guess the “sprinkle” is supposed to mean less gifts and celebration?…not so for my little sister!    She is 8 months pregnant with her second baby boy.  Bruce, her first, is almost 2 now and he is the best thing on earth.  You ask Bruce what is in Mommy’s belly and he confidently says “baby poopy”….in his best attempt to sound out BABY COOPER…which is what they are thinking of naming the new little guy.

Kyleen is one of those people that is just effortlessly beautiful.  She is not intimidated by pregnancy and embraces the process and her changing body along the way.  We hung out the other night and I just layed there with my head on her belly and felt the baby rolling and punching.  It’s so amazing to me.  Ky is an incredible mother and friend, and I am truely blessed to have her a part of my life.  This is a pictures she took last year when she was pregnant with Bruce.  I don’t know how she does it….but she is breathtaking.

Last Thursday we celebrated her and the baby on the way with an all out sprinkle party.  Sprinkle donuts, sprinkle cupcakes, sprinkle cocoa.  (you get the idea).  And of course…I was in charge of the invitation.

And now YOU can purchase these BABY SPRINKLE INVITES here on my ETSY!

And while I am on the baby bandwagon, I wanted to share a few things I have come accross while looking for gifts!  I don’t know if this relates to any of my readers….but if your a mommy or a soon-to-be mommy, or even just looking for a perfect shower gift (like me!)….this might inspire you.  Who says baby’s can’t be fashionable?

BELLE HEIR – fine vintage clothing for babies and children

MAKIE – Children’s boutique in NY….are you kidding!?  I want all of this and I don’t have a baby!

LITTLE FASHION GALLERY– stylish children’s store out of France.


Other goodies:

FLORA & HENRI / ELIAS & GRACESTEL’S / ZAP-STORE / PAPIER-MACHESOFT GALLERY / THE LAND OF NOD / KOO & POPPET



EIGHT PLY

We Love Creativity & S8ology partnered up to present EIGHT PLY, an exhibition of over 40 artists all painting on skateboard decks. (If you remember, I participated in the Sk8ology event at ISM Gallery 2 years ago).  The style of that board was very different than the direction I went with this one.  Maybe it is just a phase, but I have really been into drawing ships and all things “nautical”  lately.  SHIPS. ANCHORS. ROPE. REPEAT. Yes, it’s overdone, but I don’t care.  I love it.

While I still love to paint characters, the past few months I have dabbled in patterns and silhouetted images.  It’s just a nice break from characters for the moment….although I am sure I will return to painting more of them soon.

The boards for Eight Ply were exhibited at ASR August 13-15th….and Thursday night was the after party / art exhibit at Syrah Wine Parlor. It was a great night. A HUGE thanks to Brooks who always manages to pull off the best events!

SAM LARSON – aka my husband.  His boards were a hit.

ERIC WIXON, SERENA FRITCHLE, BROOKS STERLING, JAMES TULL

CARLY EALY & BRENT SANDOR

TOCAYO & EXIST1981


NEW DAWN. NEW DAY.

My incredibly talented friend Katie Gardner snapped a few pics of me for my lookbook.nu profile.  She is…..well, amazing.  This is the first time I’ve based my illustration off a picture of me in a “real life” outfit.  I had all too much fun doing this. More to come!