Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Dutch Darning Sampler

I found this Vintage Dutch Darning Sampler featured on a fun blog called Aesthetic Outburst. I keep thinking it would make a wonderful drawing. I am excited by it's larger grid structure as a way to organize the stitched grids within. I think it is very beautiful and exciting to think about in the context of designing a Specks & Keepings logo.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Forest Story

A friend shared a link to a blog featuring illustrations from A Forest Story, a beautiful book by Josef Kozisek and illustrated by Rudolf Mates. I think I may look for a copy. The creatures remind me a bit of my dolls. I love the whimsy, pattern on pattern, bold outlines as well as the simply and beautifully considered compositions.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Specks & Keepings: An Online Store!

I have been working on some new dolls, even though I have been terrible about posting as of late. Mostly, I've been busy planning a new Specks & Keepings online store. I am so excited! I will be selling my dolls, mobiles, and a few prints along with rebe clothes and some other special handmade objects for the home by a few other artists. I've been sketching out some logo designs...which is always a challenge. Maybe I'll post a few ideas...

Matt and I are planning a photoshoot for the end of February so there will be lovely pictures of all the products for sale! Everything should be up and running by the end of March at the latest.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy 2011 & Rebe Sale

I had a lovely holiday and I hope each one of you did as well! I spent Christmas in CA with my family this year and as always, it's hard to say goodbye. But I am happy to be home with Matt, Eleanor, and Mordechai and I am very excited for 2011!

Rebe Sale

To celebrate the new year, Rebe's Maryjane Coat is 40% off for one week only starting Monday January 3rd! It's one of my favorite coats. The Maryjane Coat is made from recycled fiber, it ties in the back, and has two bucket pockets. It's soft and cozy like a sweatshirt but with a feminine fit. Shop now....