Monday, August 29

Hot Pants

I'm Back Baby! And ready to go. There are some hot 'n sexy paintings in the shop right this second...

Thursday, August 18

Gone Fish'n

Ya'll, it is time for a break. I will be gone-no email-no phone calls-nothing! Going to the beach with my sweet honey. What? I can't hear you, I'm eating my weight in shrimp-butter thankyouverymuch.

 If you order something, it will ship out after Monday the 29th. I will also be sending a newsletter on that day, so stay tuned!

I got these photos on the interwebs a while ago, sorry don't know who took them.

Ok, wait, one last thing. Stop right now, and make these effing cookies. They are the most delicious cookies I have ever made, not that I have an emmy or anything, but you know.

Recipe adapted by me from a great one over at Orangette

2 cups almond flour
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda

¼ tsp salt
around 1/2- 3/4 a bag of good-quality semisweet chocolate chips, such as Ghirardelli
8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar (or less!! I always use less and less...and less)
2 large eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, salt. Stir with a whisk until well mixed. Add chocolate chips, and mix well with a spoon.

In the bowl of a stand mixer (or in a large mixing bowl), combine the butter and sugars. Using the paddle attachment (or the regular beaters of your handheld mixer), mix on medium speed until the mixture is smooth, fluffy, and pale in color about 5 minutes. Add 1 egg, and mix to incorporate. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula; then add the remaining egg and the vanilla extract. Continue mixing until incorporated, about 1 minute. The batter should look very fluffy, almost like frosting. Remove the bowl from the mixer, if using, and scrape down its sides again.

Using a rubber spatula, gently fold half of the dry ingredients into the batter. After the first half is fully incorporated, add the second, and continue folding until all of the flour has been absorbed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, and cover it with plastic wrap. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 4 days. [If you can convince yourself and your husband not to just eat it all raw, cook them as fast ast you can. What are you waiting for? For the Love of God, put them in the oven.]
When you are ready to bake the cookies, position a rack in the center of the oven, and preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cook them until the edges are nice and brown, and the center is just puffy and smooth. Yumalumadingdong

Tuesday, August 16

Lady Power!!

Hey internet, how are you? I am struggling to concentrate today, have not really slept well in over a week. I dreampt (drampt? dreamded? Droomed? ) last night that I invited John Oliver over to my house (I lived in a pizza kitchen, and was Turkish, go figure). Anyway, I guess we were friends, he got into a fight with Ron Weasly...and there was a mac product you could have hover over your sink to keep it clean. I drooled a lot.

I wish it was last Friday evening again when my "sisters" came over to have a little partay in my studio. Awww, lady power is the strongest power.

Thursday, August 11

Cutest Nursery!

I have a bajillion blogs in my reader, and one that I always skip right to is Elements of Style. I love Erin's taste in almost everything. It isn't exactly like my taste, but that is what I love about reading her blog, I am introduced to so many cool new things.

Anyway, this nursery she posted from one of her readers this morning is perfect. PERFECT. I admit to quite despising the pastel and baby motif room, why can't it be as stylish and cool as the rest of the house?

Note to self, buy some freaking Josef Frank pillows already! 

Tuesday, August 9

Right this minute

This is what the studio looks like from my desk. I have a headache because I ate an entire Almond Horn cookie from the farmers market, sheesh.

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I am trying to fight that feeling that I must be productive for every second of every day. It makes me a miserable person, a dismissive wife, and an absent friend. I am not going to feel bad about going home and maybe skipping my workout (why do I feel like I have to be impressively fit for my trainer, who is training me to be fitter? WTF!) Perhaps even having a glass of wine. I know I will end up in my home studio (knook) and paint...I can't help myself!

Friday, August 5

Happy Weekend

Here is a little preview of what I am working on for a show called Favorite Things over at Gregg Irby Fine Art. Save the date, October 21st. Such a cozy time of year.

Thursday, August 4


For me, the best part of having a yard: cut flowers. Love the random nature of picking things form the yard.

 I like the ocean, can you tell? That's all, carry on.

Wednesday, August 3


My latest commission. I don't know if the client likes it yet, but I do!

Monday, August 1

Adore Home

I love Adore home, it is so happy and fresh and lively (like the people who work there, who let me tell you are super cool as far as I am concerned). Not surprisingly, it is out of Australia, my spiritual home it seems.

There are tons of amazing spreads in this new issue, but I wanted to thank them so much for the lovely artist's profile they did of me, with interview. Check it out peeps!

pssst: they have a great blog too.

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