Monday, August 31, 2009

Adventures in matte painting

I am just starting out as a digital artist and I have begun to create several "virtual realms", they are pretty basic. I have been combing online matte painting sites, dreamworks job boards and many many different books on matte painting. The whole "movie making" thing is so interesting to me and the digital scenery they are creating these days is unbelieveable, from sci-fi worlds to kids movies there is nothing you can't create. I thought I would include one of my projects for you to see, it is a floating world, with a floating resort situated on a forest with waterfalls. It also includes a distant universe in the background!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Please vote for me!

I found out about a company called Cards ink, they are a printing company that accepts card designs. I submitted a design of mine and it was approved, if I get the most votes then I get paid and my design is set for print.

Here is the link to vote for my birthday party dress card:

Thanks, Jen.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Design Dazzle giveaway

I just found this great giveaway on design dazzle's blog. I have followed her blog for a long time and I enjoy looking at all of the fun pictures she posts of kids rooms and party themes. Love letters, a vinyl wall art company, is giving away a $50 gift certificate to one lucky reader/follower. There vinyl wall art is so much fun, you can get your monogarm or a childs name, even a palm tree, in vinyl to stick on your wall! The link to design dazzles site is:

You can find all the info there on how to enter the giveaway.

Hurry, it ends tonight at 11pm.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blue and white Thursday.........table tops

I love blue and white color scheme's so I thought I would share some of my favorite blue and white tabletops. Hopefully these will inspire your next table setting or party, enjoy!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I was thinking earlier about school starting soon and I cant believe how quickly this summer has gone by. I then ran across this picture and it just screamed summer time to me and it made me realize that even though there are only a few weeks of summer left there is still time to get out there and enjoy it.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Outdoor spaces

I just adore being outside and having a nice spot to sit and read or enjoy a nice meal with the family. I came across a few pictures of outdoor rooms that I had been keeping on file because I was in the process of looking for new ideas for my backyard, so I thought I would share.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blue and white Thursday

I have always loved blue and white interiors, when I was in interior design school it was my favorite color palette to experiment with, and I always added touches of yellow here and there. I decided I would share pictures of some of my favorite blue and white themed rooms every Thursday on my blog. I have so many saved pictures, fabric, and wallpaper samples in my portfolio I thought it would be fun to share what i have gathered along the way for the past 7 years, enjoy!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A new website that has a different giveaway every sunday night..........I was intrigued!

I was on My SEO gals network circle again, I am addicted to going on there and finding amazing peole to network with, not to mention all the fun products people are offering out there, it really keeps you in the loop. If you are interested in seeing what the site has to offer, her button is located at the bottom of my blog, just click and your there. While looking around at the sales and specials deals I came across a site that offers a different giveaway every Sunday, how fun. The site is called Wickedly Chic at the moment they are hosting a jewelry giveaway, lord knows you can never have too much jewelry!

Hope everyone has a great day!


Monday, August 10, 2009

Nautical by nature giveaway!

Nautical by nature is hosting a giveaway on her blog:
You can enter to win address labels and note cards from an adorable store on esty called, My flip flopz. So head on over to nautical by natures blog and sign up to win!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Fun handmade finds!

I was searching the internet looking for new lines I could carry on my website, I am not sure if these vendors actually wholesale their items but I like them anyway so I thought I would share. I have been looking for a unique lamp shade for a vintage blue porcelain lamp I found tucked in the back room of an antique shop. I came across an etsy shop called sassy shades and I think her designs are adorable. I would love to have one made for it and cover it in cream or white silk. Here is the link to her ETSY store:

I have also been on the lookout for a vintage chenillr bedspread, I think they are so cozy and comfortable to sleep under. They are perfect for warm Florida nights, and I found a site that offers exactly what i am looking for. Here is the link for the chenille bedding I found:

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Favorite cookbook

At the moment my new favorite cookbook is Lydia's Italy, she is an amazing cook and has some positively divine recipes. I especially love her recipe for Prosciutto di parma purses, you stuff large slices of prosciutto with parmesan cheese and tie them off with a long chive, then brown in a skillet. I promise they are delicious!

Another favorite is her sweet onion gratinate, you take a thin layer of onions top it off with a layer of parmigiano-reggiano and bake in the oven. She also adds a thin layer of bread under the onions and it gets crunchy in the oven and makes it easier to serve, so yummy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Green bag designs

I have been working on a few new designs for the front of my new line of green bags! I will post a few designs below and i would love some feedback!
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