Friday, January 12, 2018

Pages, Words, and Pictures

"A book is a dream you hold in your hand."
                  ~Neil Gaiman

   We are readers in my family (she says proudly) and I have grown up surrounded by books and by people who love them. I am also an artist and I'm drawn to beautiful artwork in all its forms. A book that has beautiful words and beautiful pictures is like candy to me! Add my love of stationery, notebooks, and pretty pens into the mix and you can imagine what my home looks like. It is bursting with pages, words, and pictures... 

Today on the blog I want to share with you a few of the gorgeous books and stationery I was given for Christmas.

A stunning look at the Fashion world in Paris through the gorgeous art of Megan Hess. Where to shop, where to eat, where to stay!

Travel the fashion world of New York with the beautiful illustrations of Megan Hess!

Beautiful illustrations of famous film and television characters detailing their unique style and iconic outfits that we have come to love!

Find out what your personal style is with fashion illustrator Dallas Shaw. Insider tips and tricks, look books, and stunning visuals to help you find your unique look!

Stationery by Bella Pilar, Fringe, Alison Gordon Studio, Graphique, Betsey Johnson. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

My New Studio

"To be creative means to be in love with life. 
You can be creative only if you love life enough
that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to
bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry
to it, a little more dance to it. "

   I have been teasing my new workspace for a couple months now and finally have some pictures to share with you! I was married in July and moved into my new home with my husband. My new studio is a small light filled room upstairs that I painted ivory. I am still working on replacing the baseboards and painting the door trims but I have decorated my space with all of my favourite things. I purchased a curtain rod with beautiful pale blush pink mercury glass finials from Pottery Barn Kids and long tulle style curtains with a diamond embroidered pattern from Bed Bath and Beyond. My little bookcase and my desk are from Ikea. I found the sweet vintage dresser at an antique sale and replaced the top drawer knobs with pink glass ones from Anthropologie. My French vanity is another vintage find as is the upholstered chair which I had painted white with gold details and recovered in a beautiful ivory fabric. The gorgeous ornate antique frame in cream with brushed gold I found at an antique show in the summer and had a mirror put in for above my desk. I brought my chandelier with me and it completes my room. The stunning Bella Notte Olivia lace throw was a very special gift from my Mum and I believe the very pale pink colour is called "Pearl". This room is never not filled with light and I love working here! I can't wait to see what new ideas I come up with in this pretty space!