Sunday, April 2, 2017

Easter present and collage card

I put together this Easter present for my partner's family. I stuffed it with little goodie bags full of cookies from a local bakery.

I hot glued some hay-like gift filler onto the bag and hot glued three little plastic eggs to the filler, to make a nest.




I made a card with a few different floral patterns, some of which I cut into the shape of eggs.


Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Beautiful things, in photos

Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum 
Rain on my windshield

Bathroom window at a church in Jamaica Plain, MA

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Illustrated Boom Boom the cat glitter holiday ornament

Happy December!

I made this Christmas tree ornament for my friend, with an illustration of her cat Boom Boom. I also used lots of glitter, because why not?

I drew Boom Boom on white card stock, then pasted him onto gold glitter paper which I cut into a circle using zigzag scissors. Then I cut a piece of cardboard into a slightly larger circle, wrapped gold tissue paper around it, which I secured with glue, and gathered the ends of the tissue paper on the front, to be covered by the glitter paper. I also added some extra glitter on top of the tissue paper to give it more sparkle. Then I used a hole punch to make a hold for the ribbon.





It's so cute in a little gift box!

Sunny travels, in photos

A lovely diner somewhere on the southern east coast

Sunflowers 
Grinnell, Iowa was so charming

Dinosaur Land in White Post, Virginia

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Downtown Boston, in photos

Street festival in the North End 
Carousel in Boston Common

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Illustrated pecan pie magnet and fabric bag

I made this glittery magnet for a loved one whose favorite pie is pecan.

I drew the pie on card stock using markers and colored pencils. Then I covered it in a coat of Mod Podge, added a little gold glitter, and stuck a magnet to the back of it (on top of another layer of card stock to keep it firm).




The back of the magnet

I made this little fabric bag to put the magnet in.



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Bright lights, in photos

Hot air balloon festival in Kingston, RI 
Hot air balloon festival in Kingston, RI
At the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

A trip to London, in photos

Silver shoes on light blob

Afternoon tea at The Ritz Carlton

Wallpaper on the street

Flowering tree on the street

The Barbie Dream House-esque bathroom at The Ritz Carlton

Flower stand at the street market

I got teary looking at this Warhol piece at the Tate Modern. Who knew I liked Warhol so much?

My summer, curated

A mocha cappuccino at Recreo Coffee in West Roxbury, MA 

Hampton Beach, NH

My roommates left this waffle for me one morning :)

A diner in CT

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Feathery, lush art pieces by Leika Akiyama

I stumbled upon this fabulous art by Leika Akiyama at Boston Center for the Arts.