Friday, July 30, 2010

In Stereo...

I'll be spending the next couple of weeks working at Posers Art Gallery.  The music mood is a wee bit more mellow here than at my house (where mood dictates music choice).  View All Photos | Calexico
Yesterday the combo in the shop was a shuffle between Iron & Wine and Calexico (perfect pair for a rainy day, if you ask me).  This morning was all about The XX.  THE LOCAL NATIVES
But this afternoon, this bright sunny afternoon, is calling for a little Local Natives.  Love it for the gallery, love it more when it follows me home...
I would love to hear what y'all are listening to these days, I have a lot of hours of airspace to fill here, so suggestions would be grand.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Grey Sky Day

After weeks of hot weather, it's kinda nice to have a rainy day like today, even if it is crazy humid out in the world.  It feels like a movie night to me.  Is there a limit to how many times you can watch Casablanca?  I sure hope not... First a run in the rain, then perhaps Ingrid and I will reunite.  Re-reunite?!

Friday, July 23, 2010


BIG thanks to my gal, Meg, for bringing me a delicious Johnny's Java latte!  Cheers to an afternoon of coffee-fueled homework!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wee Peeps Painting Classes

I got to spend a couple of afternoons this past week hanging out with two of my favorite jr. people - Lil' Miss Ariel and Abdalla.  These two were both students in my last painting class at Posers Gallery, and I was so happy to have another class with them - we spent as much time laughing as we did painting.  Ariel brought the wit and Abdalla brought the silly.  Hilarious. Check out Abdalla on YouTube and that will give you a bit of insight as to why we spent our time giggling.

My example of a 'straw' painting on the left with Ariel's 'lily.'
Ariel's 'icing sugar' painting in her signature 'popsicle' palette.
 Abdalla's 'icing sugar' painting.
A collection of work by both kiddos.  They also painted cupcakes with some delicious looking frosting - yum! 


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Mint Chip Mini Dress...

This minty little number (and a tank version) will be in the shop soon... 

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Goodbye, My Love

Photo cred. to my friend, Erika, of Element Photography.

This little beauty is enroute to a new home in South Carolina.  The Champagne Mini Dress and a few other items will be missing from my Dove Tree shop for a few months.  The exciting news is that they will be for sale in a sweet little brick and mortar shop called "PackRats" located in West Columbia, South Carolina.  Road trip anyone?


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lovely Lady Friends

Thanks to my lovely lady friend, Megan, we spent the entire day being spoiled on Monday.  Megan entered us into Jack and Ruby's Girls are a Girl's Best Friend contest - and with some lucky fortune, we won!  Here is a bit of a preview from our photo shoot with J&R...

Aside from the fun of visiting Salon Chop and Tracy's Day Spa, we got to spend the entire day with the fantastically talented Kara and Becky - the creative brains behind Jack and Ruby Photography.  I've got to say, I cannot wait to have coffee with these girls sometime soon - we had such a great day together!  Thanks again ladies!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Homework Bound

I am going to be relying heavily on this little guy to get me through a long day of researching for the latest history paper.  Thank you, Mr. Coffee.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Feathers & Flyaways

Quick sneak peek at what's coming to the shop later this week:

These next pics were taken in spring by Russ Dueck at a photoshoot for Dove Tree.  The lovely and talented Erika was also shooting, so I have a TON of great shots to share.  I'll definitely post more pics from this shoot soon!

After a bit of work on an order, I'm off to pick up my wee sister from the airport (redheaded cutie in the pics).  An immediate coffee date will follow her pick-up.  I can't wait to see her!  

Friday, July 2, 2010


Thinking about making this frozen raspberry lemonade with a twist.  You know, to combat the almost 40 degree weather.  Love it.

Raspberry Lemonade

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Keeping Shop

These days, it's all about getting back into creative mode and getting the shop updated.  What better way to start than with some cute new accessories... Enjoy!
...Oh, and a BIG thanks to Jen for letting me borrow her good looks for these photos.