I'm Inspired: Happiness

So many things make me happy.  Snuggling with my cats, sipping tea, freshly washed hair, the smell of breakfast cooking....

I think what makes you happy and what you love really fills you up and makes you WHO YOU ARE more than anything else.  More than what you do (unless that's also what makes you happy!), more than who you know, more than what you look like....

I'd love to know, what makes YOU happy???

Pretty! Cool! New Surrealist Sculptures by Ellen Jewett

I've followed Ellen Jewett for a bit now, and always find such awe and inspiration in her whimsical sculptures!

Jewett is known for her remarkable blending of animals with elements from their environments, creating ceramic pieces that seem wonderfully inside-out.  Each work is magnificently detailed—flowers, leaves, and vines wrap themselves around and through animals, from coyotes to deer to chameleons.

By focusing on negative spaces within the animals’ bodies, Jewett constructs her ceramic pieces using an additive technique, beginning with the innermost parts of the sculptures and layering outward. As peripheral components of the animals’ habitats are added to each piece, a narrative begins to form. Beyond just being glorious to look at and admire, her pieces often explore the concepts of domestication, death, growth, visibility, and wildness.

You can keep updated on the Canadian artist’s new work on her Facebook page, and several new pieces are currently available.


New prints available!

I've been having a real blast working with more abstraction in my paintings and am wildly pleased with how these latest skyscapes turned out.  I'm so inspired by the fluidity, color, and movement of the sky and wanted to allow the paint and water to have a lot of freedom in the Color.Water.Sky. Collection.  Swing by the Society6 shop linked above to get your own gorgeous art print for summer (they'd also make a fantastic gift!).  I'm expecting to have them available as a card set soon, too, so keep your eyes pealed! 

Inspired By: Chartreuse

Do those cupcakes scream Cinco de Mayo or what?!