Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Anais Ate An Apple... and than a pear...

Harvest this pattern with me in the comfort of your four walls. Blue pears, pink apples - whatever your heart desires... Put them in your minds apron. Maybe you'll make an inspiration jam out of them... to spread later on... when winter would make all things colorless and cold. Store some fun in your head pantries:)

Monday, September 28, 2009


I'm at it again... watercoloring. It really relaxes the mind and makes procrastination - productive:) 
I've had a wonderful workless weekend. I got to squeeze more of these into my life.

Friday, September 25, 2009

1 2 3 4 5 6 7... all good patterns go to heaven...

I love designing characters. Building little stories behind them (between us friends) and giving them hats to wear. My kind of fun:) Well... and sometimes, they all end up in a pattern. They like it here - in this pattern. It's not windy, and so, the hats stay on. Plus, occasionally, a number or a shape floats on by and makes life a little more interesting.
To say that I've been busy would be an understatement. I'm buzzing around and finishing things up... and hoping for a peaceful weekend. 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


It was time for the logo to get a facelift. What do you think, guys? 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

inspires me today...

I'd like you to meet my new friend and a wonderful addition to my Italian pottery (from the 50s & 60s) collection - Mr. Horse.
His equine forms and beautifully textured glazes just make me happy every time I glance.
The 'art' photography is due to the fact that it is incredibly dark in my house even at the high noon.

Monday, September 21, 2009

pigeons need folklore...

Took the pigeon out of urban setting. Pigeons need folklore too:) I'm an urban bird myself... but once in a while I want to see the country side.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

dear Mr. Blog,

I've been trying to give my clicking hand some rest... and watercoloring.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

mary had a little unicorn...

Unicorns... well, I've never been a fan... until I realized they don't have to be pink, rainbow glam with sparkles on top. So - here's is to the power of the magic of your imagination! My unicorns are brown and apple patterned. What kind are inside your head?:)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Experimenting with watercolors again. Put all that toomuchery that goes on in my head right onto paper.

Monday, September 14, 2009

oh deer... look at all that yarn...

I've been trying to teach Lola how to knit a little while ago... but, looks like teaching is not my bag... or maybe she's too young. In any case, the imagery of yarn has been floating in my head and has finally materialized into a pattern:) 

Friday, September 11, 2009

square is in...

This kitty is too hip to be square:) ... too corny... I know...
In any case... Ta Da! My new square (8x8in) print is now available in my etsy shop!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

fun halloween stuff...

A little while ago I did these  Halloween designs for Family Fun magazine... and here they are:)
For those of us who are 'totally' into Halloween (I prefer not to think about it until November)... this could be a fun way to personalize your bags, your cupcakes and your house.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I'm under the weather. The official sign that the school has started and the viruses are rejoicing:) Well... what can I do... 
I have medicine and a large selection of movies I can watch over and over again. So... I work a little... and than I go downstairs and hug it out with my couch while watching some of my favorites. Yesterday... watched 'Run LOLA, Run'. Still love it as much as I did 10 years ago. My Lola got her name from that movie... that's how much I love it.
Well... I better run and do some real work... before DayQuil stops it's magic and this computer turns into a pumpkin...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

mini posters for American Girl magazine...

These little posters were made for the American Girl magazine. It's a halloween issue that's on stands now. Loved making these characters...
p.s.: just doesn't seem real that Halloween is around the corner. I'm holding on to the straws of summer... refusing to believe that fall is at the gate.

Friday, September 4, 2009

heathy dose of...

Fun and friendly mutated creatures. There's always a shortage of these two... and that's where this pattern comes to the rescue. 100% monster fun and than some! Have you had your healthy dose?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

for my readers...

BlueQ has kindly offered to give my readers a 20% off
on any order over $30!
So... if you've always wanted something from BlueQ - this could be the best time to go and get it:)

Promocode: helen09

(all lower case with digits at the end – zero, nine)

From now through September 12th.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The summer is quickly evaporating. Sad, ha:(.... before it completely disappears into the thin air... I'll show you these 2 dresses I've had pleasure purchasing from a super awesome etsy store meli-melon! Made with love in Barcelona - these dresses were just too pretty to pass by... 
My kids wardrobe is certainly better than mine now. I'm a little jealous:)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

this is the way the mornings go...

First day of school:
Wake up way too early. Wash, brush, dress, feed, make hair and pack... with a side order of running around like a headless chicken. Sounds like fun... doesn't it...
Well... when it's all over, and a little yellow bus is a tiny dot on a horizon... it's time for coffee... time for blogging and... eventually - time for work. But first - COFFEE.