Land Between

Monday, November 25, 2013

I am Bloom WOW Love Song Rockin pattern

Here is a pattern that I am revisiting and rockin' round with new color

Sunday, November 24, 2013


It seems I have dummies ( i mean smarties, no one likes to be called dumb) hanging around my studio. These smarties are great helpers in the process to getting a picture book idea out from my glimmering swirling head and into the world where there is a greater possibility that other hands, eyes, and hearts will have the opportunity to enjoy them too. Also, making a smarty is fun. Some magic happens, magic that involves... well I can't reveal it all just yet. But here are some images from a recent smarty. 
These pages ( in no particular order) are from a picture book titled "The Sock Mess Monster". 

If you would like to see the whole Sock Mess Smarty, please email me, and I will slip into some comfy foot wear, hop on my horse and gallop over to the mail box pronto. Enjoy!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

sketch, pistachio heads

i found this collage sketch for some pistachio head people, yep their heads are pistachio shells. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lilla Rogers class week 5

Thank U(niverse). That's how I feel right now. Nothing happened, I just feel that way. Gratitude is a practice I practice. Sometimes I have to evoke the feeling, steer my heart in that awesome feeling direction, and sometimes, that feeling swings through me as if it came from somewhere so WOW that WOW doesn't even capture it. I love the feeling gratitude creates in my body. That is why I practice it, for the feeling. A little bit like a gratitude feeling junkie, once you  experience a dose of it, you want others to feel it too, you want the world to know this feeling. This golden buddha in the image below was given to me years ago by someone who I barely knew. It sits in my room and every morning I look and for a millisecond or a full second I stand and say in some way with my being, Thank u.

This week the assignment was to be abundant with images inspired from things we collect, love, have.
At first I thought, I don't really collect that much, I live in a small brooklyn apartment with kids, I am always tossing stuff. But then I realized that isn't fully true. I have little collections, gathered here and there, quietly offering their inspiration whenever I need it. 

Monday, November 4, 2013


sometimes I make things and I just don't no what to do with them. Actually not sometimes but a lot of times. These things hang around my studio or my apartment and I pick them up look at them put them down walk by them and go hmmmm, i like this but what should I do with it. Here is one of those things that has been sitting on my dresser greeting me every morning for a few months.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Lilla Rogers Week 4

by my front door I have a little quote from a tea bag taped with a glitter owl sticker to the wall. It is a constant reminder. "On with the dance. Let joy be unconfined." And in my studio recently I must have read a quote from William Carlos Williams that I scribbled in marker and taped up. It too is a reminder for creative living. "But only the dance is sure. Make it your own. Who can tell what is to come of it?" I often forget, but I also often remember, the Dance knows more then I do. 
I just have to let the dancer know I am here.

The assignment this week was to make a collage, use a quote or words, 
some flower element, and assigned colors, yeah I love my colors. Here are two collages.