Archive | July, 2010

Blue in Egypt

30 Jul

The light in Egypt is amazing, which accounts for the more than 800 images I took while on vacation there. And while many things were very brown, since the country is primarily desert, there were many beautiful colors to be seen and enjoyed. (You can read more about my experience in Egypt here.) Here is a small sampling of the beautiful blues.

Feluccas in southern Egypt

The site of the great Lighthouse at Alexandria

Felucca sail

Nubian village in southern Egypt

A school in the Nubian village

A cart near the Great Pyramids of Giza

Etsy Find: Ilovedesign

29 Jul

I just discovered an amazing seller on etsy: Ilovedesign. The artist, Caroline Silfverling, is seriously talented. You can check out her Web site or blog to see more of her work, but here are some of my favorites from her shop.

Jane Austen

27 Jul

I’m pretty nuts for Jane Austen. I have multiple copies of all of her novels plus a fairly large assortment of Austen-related books. I just discovered these paperback editions from Penguin Red Classics printed in 2006. They sure are gorgeous to look at. (All images from Amazon.com)

New Drawings

23 Jul

I recently finished two new drawings. Both are available in my etsy shop. Enjoy!

Tomato Garden

Picking the Perfect Blue

Tales of the City

22 Jul

I love Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series. The books tell the stories of the colorful residents who live in the fictional apartment building located at 28 Barbary Lane in San Francisco. The writing is witty and hilarious but it also documents a time in history that changed our lives—the beginning of the AIDS epidemic and the aftermath. You should read the series, but you should make sure you buy the actual books, not only for the words inside but for the beautiful artwork found on the covers and spines of the Harper Perennial P.S. editions. See for yourself: The entire cover—front, back, and spine—of each book is gorgeous.

The detailed foreground with the faded city skyline in the background and the spot color are amazing. I love how each is beautiful on its own, but also how they come together as one large piece of art.

The Blog Begins

21 Jul

The first post of a blog is kind of like a first date. It’s a little awkward and you really just want to get it over with so you can settle in some and start to get comfortable.
So what’s the point of all this? Simply, I love creating things and seeing what others create. This blog is my contribution to the conversation among the community of creative individuals who are wonderfully connected by the internet. I hope you enjoy what I have to say. I’m glad that’s over. Now let’s get on with it.