Thursday, March 28, 2013

PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

For those of you who know me, you are aware that I have been painting, drawing and creating for years. I have given tons of artwork away to friends and family. My pieces have floated out of my life like snow and long been forgotten until someone reminds me that they have one and that they still enjoy it. 

Today I officially sold my first original painting at shopOMT. This is so encouraging, as I have many other works unlisted at the moment, and many in process. 

Thank you so much, Eleanor, for making me a professional artist today. It's all I really ever wanted to be. 

And also... Happy Easter to all of you out there. I am looking forward to a three day weekend with my hubby and cutie pie.. 


Cheers,
Rachel 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I'M STILL HERE

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Okay so I posted this image of Joaquin Phoenix's mockumentary I'm Still Here, not because it has anything to with my post today (other than it's title) but because it just cracks me up and I have a thing for beardy, damaged weirdos. 

Yes, I, me, myself, am still here! Sorry, loyal blog minions for the radio silence. I am not without lots and lots of things to say, but I have been feeling particularly inspired this week and instead of sitting down to right a coherent post, I've just been focusing all of my energy on CREATING. Here's a peek of what I whipped up yesterday afternoon. 


I decided my dining area...for it is truly just an area.. needed a big bold piece of art to keep us from falling asleep in our organic vegetables. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but I saw something similar in an Anthropologie display and mentally pinned it for later. 

I've also been rearranging my main living space and taping up swatches for a living room repaint. God bless my hubby..he is such a kind and patient soul to put up with all of my constant painting and refurbing. I really should give him less crap about trashing my (whoops.."our") fridge.  After much discussion, we have decided to rent this place for another year or two and focus on our goal of buying a pile of bricks out in the country that we can completely renovate. My concession is that I want to put a few improvements on the current place. Please ignore coffee stain on yellow chair. We are renting a rug doctor after potty training commences. ;p


Yes, we are also potty training Miss Ruby (Look at her little hippie dress I found at a thrift store!!) and needless to say, shit just got real. She is doing great but the hubs really has to take the lion's share of the credit.  Patience, flexibility, and the ability to live with the smell of urine all over just come more naturally to him, I suppose. Between my crazy dog, and my toddler, sometimes I feel like my day is really just about the direction, containment and disposal of excrement. Motherhood rocks. 

Speaking of which, its daycare day so no more time to chat. MUST CREATE!  Big fancy blog restyle coming soon, including an overall improvement in photos. I have been whining about needing a new camera, and as it turns out I just needed someone to teach me how to use the one I have. Again, must be nicer to hubby.. Have a wonderful week! 

Cheers!
Rachel 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

VOTE FOR ME!

Today is the last day to visit shopbevel.com and vote for one of my designs to be manufactured and sold through their site. Shop Bevel sources independent designers and artists and holds a showcase competition through which their community votes on the designs to be manufactured. 

Here is a picture of my entry for the "Nod to Neon" showcase. 

Voting ends today, please take a few moments to visit Shop Bevel and vote for me! Click this link to my design entry.

Thanks in advance! 
Also stay tuned for a super duper spectacular blog makeover coming very soon!! 

Cheers!
Rachel 

Thursday, March 7, 2013

BEAUTIFUL BITS 3-7-13

Vintage Necklace from the shop
We are finally healthy again, after a loooong week+ of being sick. Though I was flat out most of the week I managed to snap a few beautiful bits.
Enjoy!

EATING


Because I'm 12. When was the last time you made one of these? Egg salad sammy with greens on rye and vegetable soup..classic.


BAKING

There used to be more of these.
 An enthusiastic helper. 
Post baking serenade.

PLAYING

Taking good care of baby. 

MAKING
Vintage earrings in the shop

Lupine Necklace 

Earth Orb Necklace
LOVING 
Creative dog-use of Ruby's sandbox as a comfy sunbathing spot. Weirdo. 

Ruby's creative use of modeling clay. Berber cows rockin colorful hats. 

Enjoy!
~Rachel