My Love for Handmade Ceramics

My Love for Handmade Ceramics

I think I have always had a fondness for handmade pottery. Or maybe it came about by the fact that my brother, Gordon, has been making handmade ceramic tiles for over 30 years in Pt. Reyes California. He has a company called www.blueslidearttile.com  where he creates beautiful hand glazed tiles for the kitchen and bath. I have used his tiles in the bathrooms, kitchens and fireplaces in my various homes over the years.  Each time I move it is one of the most difficult things to part with! From a NYC apartment, to an…
The Final Artwork For My Children’s Book Begins

The Final Artwork For My Children’s Book Begins

Last spring I painted a series of "baby animal portraits" to decorate my granddaughter's nursery. Now they are going to be made into a children's book. I was so excited when a publisher agreed to make a book out of them because I enjoyed the process of painting the animals so much. I worked from real photos to make them accurate, but I added my own touch of character to them. We are calling the book, "Hello Baby Animals". The book is scheduled for a spring 2018 release date, which seemed so far away…
My Latest Watercolor Project

My Latest Watercolor Project

My daughter Sean is pregnant and I am so very happy about that! We gave a wedding last June and now she and Chase are expecting a baby this June (or early July) - which is all pretty exciting!  The baby will be joining my son Ryan and his wife, Nomi's two children to make three grandchildren in all.....so far!! Sean has just started to decorate the nursery in her Brooklyn apartment. It's a small room off their bedroom, but it has a nice little window and it will be perfect for the…
Breezin’ Up At The Beach Cookbook

Breezin’ Up At The Beach Cookbook

My daughters and I are working together on a small cookbook to sell at our Breezin' Up stores. We are planning to market it along with a ticking stripe apron. We are calling it: "Breezin' Up At The Beach". It will make a wonderful hostess gift for our customers who are visiting friends at their beach houses! All three of us love to cook and we are all  into healthy food! Sean is a graphic artist and works for Breezin' Up, and Erin works at Sakaralife.com in NYC. - a fresh, organic meal delivery…
My Collage Project

My Collage Project

The new and improved cottage in the Hamptons is getting close to being finished. Now comes the fun part of decorating it! Last summer I worked on a collage project, hoping to end up with a few things we could hang on the walls. I normally tend to work in a realistic manner, which can get too tight at times. Collage frees me up to be able to work looser. I did an earlier post on this, but the time has come to frame these now. For these collages I used Arches watercolor…