May 28, 2013

I've Moved!

I've been working on a blog/site redesign with my brother (you can check out his other projects at Build Studio). Please visit me at my new site and update your feed to receive posts at   feed://

May 03, 2013

Spring Cleaning

Sorry for the silence but I'm in the process of cleaning up and re-designing my blog.  I'll keep you posted once it launches and provide my new site address.

April 21, 2013

Weekend Happenings

Here's what I was up to this weekend:
Sourcing tile at Daltile
Visiting the Crossroads Market 
Scoring a sweet stack of burlap coffee bags
Loving my new hutch from Lauren Lane Decor

April 20, 2013

Adding a Little Art

I still need to add a shelf above my desk but it was looking so bare that I finally put up a couple of pieces of art to add some colour.

Before - pretty but plain
Definitely feeling bare
I put up these great "Tree Ghosts" created by Leanna Isayew that I picked up at the Calgary Art Market last November.
When I picked these up, Leanna provided me with the following description for these pieces:

Each tree ghost is created from dead fall found in the Calgary area.  The process takes approximately a week to produce.  The rounds are cleaned, cut and sanded both by machine and by hand.  A varnish is used to seal the wood which readies them for painting.  Each one is then hand painted using a unique process to warp the paint into colourful patterns.  When the paint is fully dry the face is then coated with a resin to exquisitely encapsulate the ghost and create a shiny almost jewelled effect.  Each ghost is completely unique in shape, size and colour.

I love how the resin makes these pieces sparkle and the colours are so bright and cheerful.  A hole is drilled into the back to make them easy to hang or you could lay them flat.
I love how the paint still appears to be wet
It's slowly coming together