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The Joy of Building Something New.

  What you see in this picture is the old fence on the left side of our house. This fence was built without much love before we bought our house in 2003. The wood was bad quality and the construction terrible. As a result, it only lasted for 10 years, which is...

Beautiful African Baskets.

  Today I want to share these beautiful African baskets with you. Take a look at the amazing detail. They all come from Africa Direct, which is owned by Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther. They have a fascinating story that you can read below. "African art, trade...

Textile Sculptures by Mister Finch.

  I love Mister Finch's textile sculptures and the photographs that he takes of them. Mister Finch spends about 12-14 hours a day sewing. I would like to watch him work through a little hole 🙂 You should visit his website.    ...

Paper Characters.

  Last week I promised to show you what I did with one of the products that I got from UncommonGoods .  The package includes 52 wooden clips and a deck of playing cards. Click here to see the listing. By attaching the cards to the wooden clips, you can build...

My Papercuts in Real Simple Magazine

  Dear friend, I'm excited to tell you that four of my papercuts appear in the latest edition of  Real Simple. Back in May, talented Alex Mooney (Senior Designer at Real Simple and a wonderful person) commissioned me to create some pieces for an article about...

Diana Barton

  Dear friend, As I told you here, I was honored to have the amazing Diana Barton do my hair and makeup for the portrait with Douglas Kirkland. Francoise Kirkland recommended her to me and I am so grateful that she did it. Thank you, Francoise! I heard the...

Textile Sculptures by Yumi Okita.

  I love these bugs so much. They come from an Etsy store called irohandbags. There isn't any information available about the creator, but the creations speak by themselves. They tell me that the artist is a nature lover , detail oriented, good with textures,...

UncommonGoods.

  A few weeks ago I discovered UncommonGoods and fell in love with it.   "Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is an privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony...

David Esterly’s Mind Blowing Wood Carvings.

  Last week I learned about David Esterly's work thanks to my friend Gina Purlia. "Esterly is internationally regarded as the most accomplished practitioner of the “subtractive art” of limewood carving since Gibbons. Indeed, Esterly is something of an...

Have you Ever Seen a White Peacock?

* White peacocks are amazing creatures. I grew up around wild peacocks, but never saw a white one. What a beautiful animal. It looks like a woman in a wedding dress. Here are some picture for you: Photo from www.southwickszoo.com ↓ Photo from Wikimedia ↓ Photo from...

Necklaces Made from a Plastic Milk Container and Paper.

* Today I'm excited to share what I made with cut pieces of a plastic milk container ( just like this one ) and some red paper. The possibilities are endless. For the holes I used paper punches. I also applied metal grommet accents as you can see. The cord is 100%...

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