Shabbat Shalom! Happy Coloring!

February 26, 2016Judaica art, Studio

A little gift of Shalom from me to you this weekend. Click here to download, then print and color away. (image is 8X8 and prints onto 8.5X11 paper). Shabbat Shalom! And if you observe Shabbat and won’t color until Sunday, Shavua Tov!  

A speedy look at a coloring book

January 27, 2016Judaica art, Studio

I’m about 2/3 of the way through my first coloring book, Alef Bet for the Soul.  I’ve been posting short time-lapse video clips on Instagram of the drawing process, but here in one place are longer clips of some of my favorites. These pages are the backgrounds to each Hebrew letter: Coloring page 1 Coloring … Read More

Rainy Day Crafting Fix

December 21, 2015Home Accents, Studio

It’s a rainy day in Dayton, OH. This week every year we stay with my in-laws to celebrate Christmas and all the cozy traditions that go along with it;  It’s the only time of year Dave and I hope for frigid cold weather to justify use of their cozy wood burning fireplace. Today however it … Read More

Hanukkah/Winter Solstice Wreath

December 6, 2015Holiday Crafts, Home Accents, Studio

To make a successful wreath you must “embrace fake”. If it’s not real it either needs to look identical to the real thing (pine cones, realistic fruit like apples) or look like something that you’d only find in an elven forest  (gold eucalyptus, silver baby’s breath, blue maple leaves). The exception of course being the inclusion of a realistic-but-not-quite-believable animal.   “Put … Read More

Harvest Wreath

November 16, 2015Home Accents, Studio

Last year, my mom sent me an envelope full of red autumn leaves from my hometown of Pittsburgh, PA, which has arguably one the most beautiful autumns in the country.  It inspired me to make my first wreath, but since it was made with actual fresh leaves it withered in a matter of weeks. So … Read More

Studio in the Nursery

August 28, 2015Home Accents, Stamps and Tools, Studio

When you are 38 weeks pregnant, you bring studio into the nursery. We had painted the nursery blue for Eli, and now that we’re having a girl we had no intention of repainting so… aquarium theme it is! I carved rubber stamps and stamped fish and seaweed around the room. I used the same rounded … Read More

Studio in the Tea Garden

June 30, 2015Field Trips, Studio

This morning was the last opportunity for Mona and me to go on a date together just the two of us before Kindergarten begins (and the baby arrives soon after). So we went to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park to drink tea, draw and, inevitably, eat cookies. She even got to use Mommy’s Special Pens. … Read More

Bringing 6AM Studio to the Beach

June 12, 2015Judaica art, Studio

This blog is about merging my artistic self with my parental self and making  the two coexist. The simple truth, though, is that often the little ones limit the time I’m able to do my own art (hence 6AM Studio time). Take our current vacation in Hilton Head. It’s partly the time change, partly the humidity, … Read More

Project Studio: The Bread and Butter

July 3, 2013Studio

Filling the majority of the room – as it should – is our collection of fabric. Full yards and fat quarters organized by color, material and print style (ie. Kids’ prints stacked together). Muslin and upholstery share a bin, as do old Tees and button-down shirts with interesting enough prints we didn’t want to toss them … Read More