A bit-o-pencil, a bit-o-pen and I then I think I'll wrap it up. Been living with this guy in my living room the past month waiting for the last bit of inspiration to strike between other tasks. This canvas now has some leftover house paint (same as my walls) on it which came in very handy yesterday.I'm now officially in my new home just a little over four months and each new thing I create here, and each new layer of life makes me feel all the more grateful for this amazing transition. And wall paint, paintings, dinners and motherhood all melding together in a rainy-winter wonderland here at my casa.
And tho I have the new studio I dragged this big guy to the dining area, once again so I could be close to my sicky-kiddo. He needed a movie buddy to help him through his fever and good ol winter flu...Don't mind if I do.
PAPAYA! will be setting up for this pop-up market in NYC. Jingle is an annual event hosted by the talented Jill Schwartz, and features hand selected independant designers. With oodles of our PAPAYA! goodies and wares for the holidays. We are excited and delighted to be both in NYC at holiday time and to have a chance to share our work with fans and friends. Mark your calendars, we hope you'll stop by and see us!
Got the holiday windows painted just in time for Black Friday. Papaya! Living has been off to an exciting and festive holiday season thanks to the spirited community we live in! Couldn't be more excited to share the season...xoxoxox
I can't seem to kick the obsession with sticks, stones, feathers and well...these! Can't.get.them.off.my.mind. I think they are pretty fantastic!
Made by Hitomi Matarese & Charlie Walker of Electric Love.
re-found via borntobewild!
In our world anything we love ends in "POO". My mom started it by calling me "Ana-Poo" for most of my life. Yeah, lucky me! But of course as things like this go, I've adopted it too. So my sweet and insanely talented friend, Mariette Ravet is lovingly, "witchy-poo"!
She's a maven of healing abilities that never cease to amaze and dazzle me. I have to stop myself from using her strengths like a magic 8 ball. A side effect of having psychic friends around (yes there's more! It's Ashland people! Lucky me!).
Mariette patches me up (and so many more) in magical ways using these lovely tools for all sorts of insight and wonder. Her treatment room and home is a fun place, brimming with oils, feathers, copal, flowers, Aura Soma and much more.I just wanted to share view into Mariettes lovely home and life. She is a special person who makes my life more meaningful on so many levels...
I hope you all have supportive networks of friends and healers in your life. They really are the game changers. And it's worth finding the real deal. Both in friends and beyond.
I am the founding artist of PAPAYA! and our flagship, PAPAYA! Living Boutique in Ashland, Oregon, USA. This is my persuit of creative abandon. I'm here to share my artwork, inspiration, travels and lifestyle. To learn more visit the tabs at the top of this blog. Xoxox...