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Monthly Archives: February 2011

>my new venture…

Monday, February 28, 2011

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I am launching a line of goods featuring my artwork! It will include pillows made of burlap and pillow ticking, purses and tote bags, aprons, cup towels and whatever-else tickles my fancy. I will officially launch in June at Dallas and Atlanta markets. Here’s a sneak peak:


The paintings {this is my calf, Gingersnap} are printed onto canvas and top-stitched onto old-time-y pillow ticking, French ticking, and burlap. I love the mix of old and new: the nostalgic fabric and my more modern artwork.

I call this one “Look Up.”


Isn’t the back nice? Molly made my prototypes and I couldn’t be more pleased.

My goodies and I will be here!!! Along with my faithful friend and cheerleader, JoCarol. Come if you can!

{about the name} my great aunt, Lala, used to make fig preserves (her mother’s recipe) with citrus peel in it. She didn’t call it fig marmalade, but according to recipes I found on-line, fig preserves with citrus peel is fig marmalade. I like the farmhouse feeling that homemade preserves suggests and it is fitting that I would name my line of goods with Lala in mind. She is an artist and has always encouraged me in all my artistic endeavors. Roxanne, with the endless ideas waiting just below the surface for a reason to come out, came up with the tag-line. That was a fun day, brain-storming on her pretty porch.

{about the logo} Beth is the talented graphic designer, she is also Roxanne’s daughter, who came up with the perfect combination of vintage and fresh. She exceeded my expectations and was such a joy to work with that I hope to have more reasons to hire her in the future!

>this is my Father’s world…

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

>The weather has been especially harsh lately and I am a wimp, so I have not been going out for my usual walks. This morning was 50 degrees and foggy so I set out with a song in my heart and saw wondrous things::


a live oak in a field of waving, orange grass,


the last bit of dew clinging to these berries,


dried seed pods that look like silvery, gray petunias,


tall, dried, sculptural flowers,


this bare tree nestled in the dried broomweed,


the fog lifting and sunlight shining behind this tangle of vines and berries.

…He shines in all that’s fair; in the rustling grass I hear Him pass; He speaks to me everywhere.

>more toms

Thursday, February 10, 2011

>hannah’s toms

Hannah’s mom ordered these for her for Christmas. What a great idea!
taylor’s toms

Taylor requested a doodle look for her toms with some specific elements…hearts, peace signs, and palm trees, etc – she lives on the coast. These were fun, though time-consuming.

We’re freezing here and, although I love my Uggs, I can’t wait for TOMS weather!