Friday, February 26, 2010

Treasure Hunt: Wild Rumpus.

Now, my husband, our friend Sasha, and I might be the only ones in the whole world who loved this movie, but we love everything about it, everything, simply everything.  It’s pretty much because it’s one of our favorite movies of all time… and it’s coming to DVD on Tuesday.  We’ve been counting down the days and Tuesday, my friends, is not so far away!!  Hooray.

I’m talking about… Where the Wild Things Are.

(And half of the people collectively sigh, and say, “really, I didn’t get it.”)

So,  for today’s Treasure Hunt post, we’re hunting for all things related to this gem of a film.  Let the treasure hunt begin, or shall I say, wild rumpus?

image {of course, the original storybook}

image {cute little Max plush toy from}


{incredible, delightful movie soundtrack}


{cute pajamas for the baby boy}




{shirts for grown up wild things}


I pretty much want all of that…  as in I certainly do.

Is it Tuesday yet?


*Have an idea for Treasure Hunt posts, I’d love to hear it.  Send me a message!!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Adoring the art of…

I’m really into graphic design  that features bold colors and lots of lines right now, so I’m excited to share work from this shop that I found called delaflamant.  Check it out.
Jacques French Cyclist screen printed art Poster - 16 x 20 inches
Piano From 12(17) to 12(24) - French Music Screen Print Poster - 16 x 20 inches
16 x 20 inches - Down By The Seaside - Screen Printed Art Poster
Vintage Bell and Howell Camera DIAGRAM Screen Print ART poster - 16 x 20 inches - 026
16 x 20 inches - Down By The Seaside Screen Printed ART poster

I especially love this last one.  I think H baby needs it in his room.

Fantastic, right?  You can visit the shop here.

Adoring the art of: Subway Inspired

Notice:  This post is part “adoring the art of” and part “treasure hunt.”  I missed last Friday’s Treasure Hunt.  I apologize.  I was too busy being creative.
Do not be confused.  Let there be no confusion.  Only delight and admiration for the pretty pictures.
I love the simple brilliance of these subway style pieces that I’ve recently discovered.
A new etsy shop, Signs of Vintage creates these subway inspired signs, with whatever names you want on there.  How cool would it be to have a piece with all your favorite places?  I love this.
These Cinncinati Trolley Prints from KruCards would make a unique and bold statement in a entryway… especially mine.
image The francophile in me, of course, needs this Paris City Sites Print  from the shop, Red Letter Words.

and just because:


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friendly to or having a strong liking for France or the French.
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Monday, February 22, 2010


I sure hope you are not tired of seeing these images already, because I'm so excited about this new series of mine.  I am really proud of them and have great plans for their future.  I finished the third piece this weekend.

Paper Peacock Small “Paper Peacock”

Paper Bird Etsy Small“Paper Bird”

Paper Vase copy  “Paper Vase”

Prints are now available in the shop.

a preview

Oscar and Eloise Since 1953 Promo copy

They are coming soon.

Friday, February 19, 2010

business matters- prints, cards, and more…

Happy Friday! 
The sun is shining so brightly and the above freezing temperatures are beckoning us out of these four walls.
But first… some rather exciting matters of business, more exciting for me than you, maybe, we’ll see.
Paper Vase copy
Paper Bird
I’m delighted to announce that prints are now available in my Etsy shop.  I’ve started with these two pretties, but if there is a piece of mine that you’ve wanted to own, please message me and I can talk details with you… palettetheory(at)gmail(dot)com.
For 2 more days, EVERY.SINGLE.ITEM in the shop is 25% off.  As in, if you like a good deal, today is the day for you.
And finally…
If you have been eyeing one of my scarf designs, there are only nine days left to purchase/place an order.  When March rolls around, I’ll be retiring the knitting, until the fall comes again.
You can see the collection of  scarves here.
Hmm, that was a lot of business. 
Now to wrap it up…

thanks for listening, you’re great, you really are.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

lovely little cake stands



{photos from everyday musings}

If these photos make you say, “oooooh,” inside and out, head over to Everyday Musings, to enter Olivia Rae’s giveaway.

I always love reading her blog, filled with delightful pictures of delicious food and pretty moments from her life.  And yes, her name is Olivia, too.  Olivia’s are the best, right?

She is giving away on of her little cake stands made from antique plates.  You can also visit her Etsy shop here.

I know what you’re thinking and you’re welcome.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We are all…

a work in progress.
a work of art being created.
on a journey.
a part of something so much greater than ourselves.
Being Shaped, February 2010
“For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.”  Philippians 1:6
{acrylic on canvas + charcoal}
I’m just starting to take all the questions and feelings of this season of our lives and express them the best way I know how.  Some people eat their feelings.  Some people vigorously work-out their feelings.  I paint them.
I’m finding purpose in this season, in this journey of what is coming next.. one brushstroke at a time.
I don’t have new answers, but I have another picture to share.
What do you have to share, even if you feel you have nothing?
Complete it Print 
{edited for prints}

adoring the art of…

I love everything about  the art work of  Freya Art.  Have you seen her shop?   If you need something to brighten your day, take a look at some of her inspiring, colorful work.
Because Of You I Am Complete - Fine Art Print (Medium)
Vast and Amazing - Greeting Card
Our Harbour - Greeting Card
All The Most Beautiful Things - Fine Art Print (Medium)
Let's Keep Birds Upon Our Clothes - Fine Art Print (Medium)
Diamonds In The Rain - Greeting Card
All images from Freya Art
Whose art shall we enjoy next week? Wait and see…

Friday, February 12, 2010

Treasure Hunt: Pillows

let the treasure hunt begin…
Set of 2 Shabby Chic Cotton Grain Sack Pillow Covers
Felt California
Because I really miss California, how about this felt CA pillow from Love California.
Birds on a Wire Pillow 1 - Felted Wool Recycled Sweater Pillow
How cute is this felted wool “Birds on a Wire” from The Lavendar Tree?
Vintage Garland Flour Sack PILLOW COVER - 14 Inch
I have this thing for flour sacks, like this vintage flour sack pillow from EmmaDear.
French Style Petit Coterie Ampersand Burlap Pillow
And finally, I believe there is no better place for this burlap ampersand pillow from Petit Coterie, than my little home.
Hope you enjoyed this edition of treasure hunt and  learning how much I love flour sack/burlap related things. Until next time.
What shall we hunt for next?

Don’t forget about the 25% off sale in my etsy shop!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

it’s just one of those days, eeh, weeks…

Thus, this is my goal for today and tomorrow… and however long it takes.
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other” –Walter Elliot

Friday, February 5, 2010

5 bits of blog goodness

I read a lot of blogs filled with great ideas, DIY’s, lovely pictures, and inspiration.  I want to share some of them with you, because I’m certain you’ll find something to spark your creativity… and you know me, I think everyone could use a bit more creativity.
Here are 5 little bits of blog goodness.
-I love this post on A Merry Mishap, featuring one incredible playroom for children.  I mean, if I had a room like this, I’d never ever want to leave it.  The original article is found here.
- My friend Jessica from A Little Gray inspires me everyday to figure out what in the world is wrong with my sewing machine.  She is always sewing incredible things for her little boy and pretty much everyone she knows, like these cute bags and this super fun play mat.
- I always enjoy seeing the cute projects and inspirations on One Pearl Button, like this little  cosmetic case.
-Reading this blog, Freshly Picked, makes me want to have a working sewing machine all over again, with all the fantastic tutorials like this.
-I enjoy the incredibly, inspiring photos that Lexi shares on Love. Obsess. Inspire.  So many great images like these really make me want to draw more.
I hope you enjoy these blogs.  What are some of your favorites?


I wanted to share this with you because I love this blog.  I’ve seen her books in the store and then I found her blog.  I love it all.

If you are an artist, or know an artist, or ever thought that artists are weird, you really must read this post, called:  How to be Miserable as an Artist.

Read it here.

PS.  It’s the weekend… I have a new set of canvases waiting for me.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

in the works…


Tonight, I had a date with colored pencils and my sketchbook.

I’m working on something new and I can’t stop laughing.

I can’t wait for you to meet some new little friends…

{what are your new inspirations?}

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Treasure Hunt: Teapots

I had so much fun with my first Treasure Hunt post, it’s going to become a regular thing around here.  If there is something you’d like to see featured, please let me know, I love a good treasure hunt.  Today I’m looking for teapots.
Vintage PUMPKIN enamel teapot and kettle
I love this vintage pumpkin colored tea pot from Room for Cake.
Jardine Collection Tea Kettle
This little kettle from OkaySK would definitely brighten up my boring white stove.
Love this Sugar & Creamer set from Anthropologie.
And this Fleur de Lys teapot from Anthropologie, too.
mark twain quote teapot
I like this teapot with quotes from Mark Twain.  It’s simple but fun, find it at 22pages.
Tea Kettle notecard set (4 cards)
An invitation to afternoon tea would be perfect on this little card from RueRenee.
And now, I think it’s time for tea.