Sunday, April 20, 2014

D A Y 7 : sundays

Day 7 is finally here!  I'm glad I forced myself to start sketching
again.  Whether it's a large scale piece or some small sketches
it definitely feels good to get creative.  Speaking of getting creative..
I may have some things in the works!  The word "rebranding" comes 
to mind. I will not say anything more except for, I'm excited!

Happy Easter and I hope all of you are spending time with 
friends and family on this S U N D A Y ! 

..once again, I am off to LA!


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

D A Y 3 : boston strong

Day 3 had a last minute change.
Yesterday was a surprisingly emotional day with it being
the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.  I use
the word surprisingly because every time I watched a recap on TV
I expected to just watch it, reflect and move along with my day.
Instead I found myself immediately welling up with tears while
experiencing an overload of emotions.  Emotions both happy and sad. 
Sad of course for the lives lost and lives that were horrifically
altered on that day, and happy to see everyone from back home
coming together and supporting each other.  I just feel so happy and
proud of the people who will be running, attending and supporting
the marathon on Monday.  
  I think the marathon taking place at the first sign of Spring
is pretty symbolic.  Just as the flowers start to come out and the sun
moves its way back into our lives. With spring comes renewal and
growth.  Boston is doing a beautiful job of growing from this experience
and moving forward stronger than ever.  We reflect and appreciate the
people in our lives and build a stronger foundation and appreciation.
Good luck to everyone participating! 
As always, my heart and mind will be with you Boston!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

S U N D A Y S : getting sketchy

I've decided I need to start being creative again
and what better way to do so than to hold myself accountable on this
 here blog.  For the next seven days I will be sketching and posting.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014


T H E  E V E N T


To see more from the event last night go to @paperdoll_ta on Instagram!
The band was absolutely fantastic!  Such a successful night.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

S U N D A Y S : adorn your plants

Everywhere I've lived the first thing I do is make 
my own little gypsy cave.  My Brooklyn bedroom was the first place 
that I actually took my time developing.  My room now is my favorite
place to be.  Over the past few months I've added color and life through
floral, fabric and p l a n t s !  The addition of plants, whether real or fake,
is what really sets my room apart from any other place I've lived.  The 
amount of natural light I get definitely plays a huge factor as well.

Plants can really transform a space from feeling flat and
 dismal to a space with dimension, character and life (quite literally)!

Today I decided to elevate my flower child haven even more by implementing
stones and other forms of nature to my plant babies for their own little makeover.
I have added special stones, shells and gold flecks to each pot and plant arrangement.
I have to say I l o v e the final product!  I'm a big believer in the power of stones, so 
I figured why not mix the elements, both plants and stones, and have them live in my 
most serene space.  Now everything in here has it's own special jewel or flower crown.

My favorite is the lapis lazuli.  I read that I am suppose to alway have a piece of 
lapis touching my skin.  Knowing this I took my lapis stone and adorned my favorite 
plant that from time to time I use on my skin.  Now Al has his own piece of jewelry.

It's really making me smile on this beautiful S U N D A Y .