Why The Bunnycage? Sara explains: "When I was a tender, young thing, I hid in the rabbit pen behind our house in rural Nowhere, California. I went to that fuzzy-soft place to be quiet with myself - sometimes with my paperback books, the pages dog-eared and worn; often with my muddled thoughts and grandiose dreams. If I sat perfectly still, the bunnies would venture closer and brush against my bare legs or maybe even rest beside me awhile. Though only a figurative space in my memory now, the bunnycage is no less inspiring or beloved."
Here are some of my favorites by Sara:
I love the feeling she created in these pieces... so warm, nostalgic, innocent and sexy. Beautiful.
Last couple of Mondays I've woken up a bit crabby and blue. The Monday Blues playing its fine melody on me. Today, a collection of not so finely tuned construction workers joined in with the band in the downstairs apartment, creating some serious wall tearing session. My considerable crabbiness and my husband's growing irritability on the fast track to Unpleasantville... we just had to get out of our nest.
So, with our good excuse sorted out, and guilt free, we started our working week by playing truant. Last week our excuse to go to wonderful Baker Beach was the weather. Exceptional 72 degrees in January! Today, the noise and the shaking of the apartment were most certainly preventing me from papercuting & Terry from writing. Steady and quiet is what we need. So we headed for the SF Arboretum. And what a great decision that was! We recharged our batteries, we took a lot of pictures of succulents & squirrels and we finished off our little truancy with some good & cheap Tai noodles on Haight St.
Here are some photos to share:
We are entering the...
We tried not to interrupt his lunch too much...
A perfect branch for sitting on or hanging off of...
Aloe in bloom...
Spot the hummingbird...
Doesn't it look like there's some kind of computer code hidden in the leaves?
Couldn't figure out what they were staring at and if that was a huge turtle they were lounging on...
So gorgeous and unusual...
There's more photos in my Arboretum photo album.
And now to work!
The most delightful lingerie (and bow) boutique.
LouLou Loves You says:
"LouLou Loves You was born out of one girl's personal love affair with lingerie. When she realized that she owned over eighty pairs of knickers and thought it was time that she turned this obsession into a business."
(Above photo Heather & Ellie)
Lately I've become a total sucker for all things polka dot, ribbon, lace, all things bow and stripe. Moi, the ultimate, all time goth princess of the underworld (well, yeah, in my teens). The no fuss, no bold patterns, and no objects (read bows) sticking over my bum. No dots (read round) that will make people think of me as round.
Well, I've got a crush on all things girly it seems, and it doesn't feel at all embarrassing. It feels like I'm all giggles. And that ain't so bad. Ain't bad at all.
So, here are some, just some of my favorites...
Strapless Polka Dot Dress, w/huge red bow, by Jovani (this is a dress that I would actually like to wear every single day... while cooking, while cleaning, while working in my studio... )
Love this Jazz Stripe Dress by French Connection
Heaven must be made of lace... or cake...
... and these yellow J.Crew shoes... spruced up with some blue ribbon...
(via Dottie Love)
Just a quick hello to the hardworking readers of the blogosphere and an announcement of new items in my shop.
Shoe connoisseurs, here is a shoe collection for you...
In a pile...
Rows of shoes...
On the wall...
Available each shoe separately as: My Shoe Collection, #1, #2 & #3.
Each piece is entirely handmade and signed on the front. This is an original Papercut, not a print. The artwork is hand-cut out of paper, mounted on beautiful parchment paper and displayed on a sturdy 6" x 7" black mat. The artwork is sealed with several coats of clear protective finish. A little ribbon loop for hanging is attached securely to the back of the mounting board. The artwork is ready to be displayed on the wall of your home. Each piece includes a unique certificate of authenticity.
I bid you goodnight!
The weather has been truly amazing here in San Francisco. I believe it went up to 72 degrees yesterday, which my husband tells me is the perfect temperature. Perfect for sitting in the park and watching the dogs chasing the ball. Perfect even for sitting in your studio all day, working on new papercut designs and watching the Golden Gate bridge through your window. Which is what I chose to do yesterday. Well, I did squeeze in a small park break, because it would be simply a sin not to.
I've been very much in the Valentine love spirit (I know it's a bit early, but I do have a thing for love), and have created several of the love themed papercuts.
Starting with a little touch of Cupid...
which goes well as an overture to the one I created a while ago...
followed by a nice walk to...
... The Lighthouse
and continuing with exploring the world together...
A World Tour
It's January 15, 6.30 P.M.and it's 65 degrees. How wonderful is that?
I'm really thrilled to be able to combine my love for papercuts and my love for jewelry and design these pieces.
They were created using a print of one of my papercut images set under a clear cabochon dome measuring 40x30mm, a lovely antiqued bronze filigree base, a vintage cream rose bead and an adorable cream with black dot satin ribbon. The filigree base measures aprox 2 inches, the full size of the pendant (including the bead) measures 3 inches. The length of the ribbon (including the clasp) is 17" Princess Style Length. The pendant falls beautifully on the neck. The necklaces come with a little certificate of authenticity in a beautiful and elegant pinstripe jewelry box. They make a wonderful addition to any outfit, will make you look sophisticated and beautiful, and feel so romantic:).
I'll start with some stripes and some dots:
Then, some dots and some romance:
Hmmm... dots and... a bird flying out of a birdcage?
And, I think dots go pretty well with girls on swings, too:
More coming soon!