Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

And since we're on the topic of feelings & childhood memories...

Maurice Sendak: Live Your Life

Terry Gross of Fresh Air interviews Maurice Sendak about life, death and his latest book, Bumble-Ardy. Be warned: it is one of the most moving, emotional interviews I've heard.
Have a listen: Fresh Air Interview


Friday, September 23, 2011

I love autumn. Everything about it: warm coats, the reintroduction of winter accessories,
the vibrant  earthy colors, crunchy leaves and my usual trip to the East Coast to see 
leaves change. To celebrate, I'm having a sale in my etsy shop!
Yessiree! All tree prints! This includes:

The sale is only for today so hurry! :)

Sept 23rd is a special day

Monday, September 19, 2011

It's the first day of autumn (my faaaavorite season)
the day of a very special etsy sale :) Stay tuned for more details. You've officially been warned.

I love it when my customers send me updates

about the prints in their new home. Thank you very much, Jessica. It fits right in with your creative, literary nook ;)

Preeeesenting... an UP inspired wedding card!

Friday, September 16, 2011

the perfect card for newlyweds in love with each other & Pixar's UP!
available on etsy!

Painting at the Santa Cruz Maker Market

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I present you with Autumn, 2012 (in progress)
and a custom order paper airplane painting. Inking from the ground up.

IF - Boundaries

Sunday, September 11, 2011

these two adventures know no boundaries

available on etsy :)

2012 Calendar...

Friday, September 09, 2011

is totally in progress. GET READY! Creatively blocked no more! Woo! :)

Creative Block on a Friday

I was told that when one is faced with a creative block... CLEAN! So I did :) I finally put up that Mary Blair print from Disneyland, and found a lovely home for the fabric hoop art I made last night at Modern Mouse's monthly crafty hour. I then took the ugly cork squares from Office Depot and covered them with pretty fabric.
I was also told by another to find inspiration in other people's work. Done. Books spilled about everywhere on my bed. Sketchbook open. Pencil in hand. Now I'm ready to work!

First Day of Work! EEEEEE!!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Today is a BIG day. Big in that I will be starting my first non-entrepreneurial job since the layoff at New Line Cinema 3 years ago. 3 YEARS almost to the date! (September seems to be the month were jobs start & end.)

In the last 3 years, I've sent out three or four resumes. The last two were to Scoops to be an ice cream server :), and the last to Modern Mouse, my employer! Clearly, I'm very very picky, and hesistant to take on a supplementary job for multiple reasons but mostly to avoid harming Le Petit Elefant business and disrupting my free-flowin' lifestyle.

Le Petit Elefant being push aside? No no nononono. The way I see it, working at Modern Mouse as a part-time sales gal has all the perks of Le Petit Elefant-customer relations, surrounded by like-minded individuals and some reaaaaally wonderful folk, a creative atmosphere-but it takes it a step outside of my Le Petit Elefant purview. I welcome the big picture. I want to see how a store is run (because maybe I want to someday have my own). I want to expand and work with a delightful crew of crafters & entrepreneurs on a regular basis (similar to my life in LA). And simply, I want to become a better, more savvy small business owner, and I can't think of a better example than Eleen.

So here we go!! I'm also thrilled about doing yoga after work. My first class in 3 months! GAH!

Oh! and you can also find me as a regular vendor at the Santa Cruz Maker's Market every Wednesday as part of their downtown farmer's market. Swing by! I start next Wednesday :)

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