Sunday, October 27, 2013
Happy Halloween Party Garland from Reesies Attic
Halloween is hands down the best holiday of them all. Summer is over. The leaves are changing. What better way to celebrate than with overdosing on candy corn, carving up over-sized squash, and participating in bizarre costume rituals over hard cider.
To celebrate this festive time of year, I wanted to showcase the work of two of my friends on Etsy: Reesies Attic and A Love of Drawing.
Halloween Pumpkin Stickers from Reesies Attic
Reesies Attic is a new store created by artist Darice Moyer. In Reesies Attic I found some of the most stylish and sophisticated Halloween cards and decorations I had ever seen:
I need a skirt in this pattern! Happy Halloween Card with Multicolor Stripe
All of Darice's designs are currently available for instant digital download. I can't wait to see what she does for Christmas! Download them here:
A Love of Drawing by Danielle C. McManus-Sladek is one of the coziest stores on Etsy. Whenever I see her cards, I just want at curl-up by the fire with a large cup of cocoa.
Children's Halloween Birthday Card from A Love of Drawing
Set of Three Colorful Halloween Magnets from A Love of Drawing
Danielle's warm and nostalgic artwork is available at:
and her new line of home goods is at:
Friday, March 9, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Inspired by my friend Nathaniel's current blog posts of people on the NYC Subway, I thought I would post of few of my own. These were all done pretty fast (like 1-2 minutes each) on an iPhone. What I love about quick iPhone drawing is that it's literally like taking a fast note. Like: big nose, arched eye, frown, furry hair, done. So without further ado, one morning on the E train:
A Pensive Moment
Dedicated to my buddy Nathaniel. May he travel well through life. You can see his posts here: http://millerocity.blogspot.com/
Friday, November 4, 2011
It's hard to believe that the Holidays are right around the corner. Stores in New York like to jump-start holiday shopping with festive windows immediately after Halloween. One of my favorite window theme trends is the "handmade" look - probably started by Anthropologie (which reminds me - need to go check them out!). So I was pleasantly surprised by the tastefully simple white rose and snow flake designs Sephora created for theirs. These were shot at the new location in the Meatpacking District of NYC - which I highly recommend visiting. It's uber chic with black surfaces throughout that showcase artwork like "Flamenco Tornado", a distorted Flamenco dress-sculpture by E.V. Day, and Chihuly-inspired light fixtures (this may actually be a Chihuly piece - I just can't verify it :( ). I was asked not to photograph inside, so we will just have to make due with their windows :)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
In between buildings, huddled under umbrellas, rushing down the street
Rush hour in New York City - usually just an unpleasant necessity during the work week. But on this rainy Fall day I stopped and looked around, and the evening's rain and fog romanticized for me the otherwise industrial landscape. These images were taken at the World Trade Center, outside the Path train. I'm sure there will be lots more of these to come!
The street opens up as I get closer to the empty space that was once the World Trade Center
In the middle of this space is the Path Train, which goes into New Jersey
A quick look up before I go down into the station - The Freedom Tower is looming above
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Along the line of thinking from the last post, this one is about using Nature as an industry, through Environmentalism.
Environmentalism - America's best friend?
Our country was founded through industrialism, and it's our heart and soul. But with the outsourcing of so many industries, who are we today? What makes us strong? Again, I think we need to look to Nature.
Supporting our government through the environment
I know we are still young in this industry, and the rewards are a ways off. But I think we need to keep to this path, despite the wars, despite the economy. By developing technologies that create energy from the environment without depleting it (i.e., solar energy), we can create a place that is more in tune with Nature. And more aligned to ourselves.