Monday, November 7, 2011

Inspired Design Dailys new Holiday Gift Guide

This guide is filled with great gift ideas! Plus, every item in the guide is made by an artisan or supports a small business.  What a great way to shop this season.

Friday, November 4, 2011

One Owl, Two Owl, Three

My 3 owl planter, glazed in candy apple red and planted by Aggelige of Organic Designs (more colors available) will have the vase version of this at Patchwork Culver City and Patchwork Santa Ana! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

patchwork 2011

Come see me at......

 NOV 13TH 11-5PM 
 NOV 27TH 11-5PM

Sunday, September 11, 2011

painting in brooklyn, ny

awhile ago my dear sweet natalie did an auction to raise money for the marathon she was running in NY.  i donated a small 12 x 12 painting for her, this is a photo of it in the winning bidders bedroom! love it and those fluffy pillows!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Extra Virgin

Okay, I love Debi Mazar! I just recently came across the cooking show she does with her husband Gabriele Corcos, Extra Virgin.  This my new favorite cooking show to watch! It's funny, its quirky, the food looks delicious and they have this super cute vintage vibe to them. Check it out if you haven't already. Watch the clip and read more about them below. 

Actress Debi Mazar and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, invite you into their home as they share their tremendous passion for Tuscan food and for each other. She's a modern girl from the streets of Queens and he's a food purist from the hills of Tuscany. It's Lucy and Ricky in the kitchen as the two food lovers share ideas, haggle, and finally compromise to create the perfect Tuscan American blend all the while providing important lessons that you just won't find in your average cookbook. Prepare for total immersion into their passionate, spirited life as they show you how on a daily basis anyone in any kitchen can blend the simple traditions of Tuscany with modern life in America.

For more episodes and information on Extra Virgin go to

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Night In My Veins

Seeking inspiration. Desiring creativity. Alone. "It's just a night in my veins, making me crawl in the dust again, it's just the night under my skin, slipping it in"........The Pretenders.

Forcing an ambiance amid this heated room. Where will this night take me? I sketch. I write. I drink. I ponder. I'm perplexed once again. I seek answers. I seek Him. I seek peace. It's just the night in my veins.

I'm waiting!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


This Sunday, May 15, 2011 Patchwork Long Beach is happening!

MAY 15TH 11-5PM


patchwork indie arts & festival showcases over 100 local independent artists, crafters and designers in an outdoor setting.  come down and eat & drink from local restaurants & cafes as you listen to live music & dj's and peruse goods from the best southern california creators.  look & shop... clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, art, ceramics, home goods, garden finds, plushies, jewelry, paper goods, edible treats, pet gear, crochet & knit goods, kits & patterns, bath & body goodies & more!  there will be different vendors at each show... so come out to both!


FINGERPRINTS-local long beach favorite record store will provide solar-powered music all day long!
*WE LOVE BEACH will be there spreading the love of the lbc
 BOOKS will debut a pop-up shop {open} room where you can listen to acoustic performances and book signings from local authors.
CATHY OF CALIFORNIA, one of our favorite so cal crafters who's showcased her creations on martha stewart will be signing & selling her new book VINTAGE CRAFT WORKSHOP iin the {OPEN} books booth at 2pm
YELP will be tossing you free goodies
SCOTT & LOU will be doing on site screenprinting
*park your bike and don't give it a second thought as out BIKE VALET keeps an eye on it will you have fun
*THE LONG BEACH CRAFT MAFIA will be leading a number of hands-on workshops where you can make and take cute items. Great for kids and families!
11:30- 12: 30  beading and jewelery making - jen of RadCO
12:30- 1:30  paint an owl -tamara of crayon fawn
1:30-2:30 beading and jewelery making - jen of RadCO
2:30-3:30 - t shirt necklaces - kelsey of kelso doesn't dance
3:30-4:30  slime -tamara of crayon fawn
*your little one can become a work of art with GLIMMER FACE PAINTING 

I will be there selling my ceramics and art along with  BJ of Relight Candles! Come on by our booth.

Friday, April 29, 2011


This is a dedication to Harrison. Who passed away at 9 weeks old. His mother whom I don't know or know their story, but, only know that my painting spoke so deeply to her. Deeply enough to purchase it, have me inscribe her sons name on it and hang it where his crib once was. I am beyond moved, beyond understanding what she is feeling and experiencing. I hope this painting will bring her peace and comfort for days, months, years to come. 

The death of a baby is like a stone cast into the stillness of a quiet pool;
the concentric ripples of despair sweep out in all directions,
affecting many, many people.
--De Frain, 1991

Monday, April 25, 2011


What do you get when you combine "vintagey" cool ceramics w/ yummy smelling soy candles?


BJ of Relight and I have been friends forever and have been sharing space at Craft Fairs and every time we say we need to collaborate and finally that idea is here.  These will be available at Unique LA, Patchwork Long Beach and Patchwork Santa Ana.  In lots of colors too......

Saturday, February 26, 2011

My New Pots

My new pots and Aggelige's green thumb expertise make for some super cute pots! Making me feel like its summer already.

Available now at Organic Design located at THE CAMP 2937 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CA

ps- really a huge thanks to my gal Jennifer for letting me "steal" her shell molds! THANK YOU! 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Through the glass terrarium's wall

A few years back I was turned onto terrariums. Terrarium gardens are miniature succulent and moss gardens in glass containers. I am completely fascinated by them. They are easy to maintain, need indirect sunlight and could pretty much be placed in any area of the home. I found some adorable containers, that's right pears and apples (sorry I can't give out my source!) and have been selling out of them like hot cakes. Here are some samples of what I am making! 

The terrariums are too delicate to ship but if you live in Orange County you can stop by my gal Aggelige's shop called Organic Design! I just dropped off 6 more today! They come in a range of sizes too. 

** Organic Design located at THE CAMP (across from seed and patagonia) 2937 Bristol Street Costa Mesa, CA

Thursday, January 27, 2011

My new studio space friends

Around November I moved my kiln down to my friend's Jennifer place. My kiln was lonely and needed a pal (her kiln). So we share space now and are still getting the "work area" figured out but for the most part I am settled in. Here are a few of my new friends that watch me work and make my time glazing and firing my kiln a happy time. 

Oh yeah, there is also a turtle, a cat, and a dog who hang out with me too. 

MilkWeed: Planter Passion

MilkWeed: Planter Passion