Monday, April 30, 2012

May wallpaper: Bonfire season! Woohoo!

New month, new eye candy. Enjoy! :)
Downloadable from the blog's flickr account...
> desktop size (1024 x 585)
> iphone size (640 x 960)

Art House Co-op project

These things always start a fire under me. I am SO much more productive when there are real deadlines! This project intrigued me, so I signed up a few weeks ago. I got my project kit in the mail today - it includes a "violet" prismacolor marker and a random theme, both NOT of my choosing. I also like the idea of installing it in a public place for a stranger to discover. I'll update as I make progress.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

More Flowers

My posts have taken on more of a garden/nature theme lately. I've thought about doing a separate garden blog. Until then, you'll just have to bear with me :) After a long Minnesota winter, can you blame me for reveling in the scent of blooming hyacinths and lilacs? The hyacinths are from my garden, and the lilac is from today's early evening neighborhood walk. I'll get back to my paints and pens soon. Promise. :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vintage Educational Charts

Bjorn Lie, an illustrator from Norway, has put his own spin on something I really love: vintage educational charts! Love the specimens on the black background. 

If you dig this style, check out this book published by Chronicle Books! It includes a large cache of prints of the 19th and 20th century originals. It is on my coffee table right now :)

Friends School Plant Sale!

My highly anticipated catalog arrived in the mail yesterday.
56 pages of green thumb goodness for all gardeners in the Twin Cities!
I've waited every Friday morning of Mother's Day weekend, with hundreds of others, in the cold rain, sunny warmth, and everything in between the past 7 years to get my hands on well-priced perennials, succulents, rarities, bulbs, anything you can think of!

LINK: > Friends School Plant sale website