Friday, February 26, 2010

Hot Off the Press!

After some technical hurdles, I'm pleased with the outcome of two of my featured items in my Etsy shop. Stay tuned for more additions. In the meantime, here is a closer look at my featured items.

We all know we used to love to blow on daffodils when we were kids and make a wish. I thought this would be a cute concept incorporating nature of course and a wish come true.

Don't you always wonder where they are flocking to and how they stay so close together and form such beautiful patterns? I always feel at peace when I watch birds flying in unison. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hollywood Bowl Poster Collection

I feel fortunate living in Los Angeles mainly because of the wide variety of shows, plays and cultural events that are easily accessible. Being one whom appreciates and supports music, I really enjoy attending summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. This past season, there has been a plethora of talents on the bill from Aretha Franklin to Death Cab for Cutie. 

The Hollywood Bowl has commissioned well known artists to design posters for all the shows in the 2009 season. These limited edition posters are signed and numbered by the artist. There are only 150 posters made of each design. The collection includes lithographs, serigraphs, oil on canvas, oil on wood, acrylics and more.

Click here for the full collection of posters. Maybe you will find one that you can't live without!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Gift for baby

When a friend of mine announced that she was pregnant, I was SO happy! I immediately thought of all of the cute little baby clothes he would wear. I almost even smelled the baby powder! So when I found out where she was registered, I bought her a gift on her wish list of course. I also wanted to give her a little something extra that had a personal touch. I noticed on her registry that the baby bedding motif was in a brown color. I was inspired to make a little baby pillow for the crib. I decided to use a linen fabric with something written in brown embroidery thread. I also tacked onto it a cute little "made with love" onesie to add to his wardrobe collection.

I really enjoyed this project and feel it would be a great gift idea for anyone! Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

You have a choice!

Why are we so particular when we have a choice between vanilla or chocolate? It's a preference right? Well, it is just as important to choose between organic cotton and regular cotton. Why you might ask? The production of cotton has a huge impact on the world you live in. Now I can't say that about vanilla or chocolate. 

Cotton is used in many common household items that we may not realize. Remember? It's the "fabric of our lives." The towel you use every morning after a shower, your favorite t-shirt and jeans, personal care products, diapers for your baby, sheets and pillowcases,  even cotton seeds given to livestock that may nourish you. 

Conventionally grown cotton consumes approximately 25% of the insecticides and more than 10% of the pesticides used in the world. About a third of a pound of pesticides and fertilizers are used on a farm to produce enough cotton for a single T-shirt. Imagine the environmental impact and the health risks for those working on the farms.

Here is a visual chart to show the details of conventional farming v.s. organic farming. 

There are many ways to make an educated choice for the health and the future of you and your loved ones. Cotton is one way.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Grand Opening!

I'm happy to announce that I've opened my screen printing shop in my studio space. I've got a one color screen printing press to create eco-friendly designs for baby on 100% organic cotton. The inks I use are water-based inks so there are no toxic chemicals harmful to baby. My inspiration comes from nature and I want to translate that into designs for babies that are unique and cute. Show the world that your child is environmentally aware, and that you are too!

Here are some photos from my first run. More to come!!!


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