Monday, August 31, 2009

chocovenyl designs for your walls:)

I've got some fantastic news to share with you! That's right... Decals with my designs are available at Chocovenyl! Fantastic decals printed on innovative fabric paper! Very cheerful and practical:)
I've received my samples and I'm super impressed with the quality of the decals. They aren't shiny or tacky. I'm going to use mine in the girls play room. 

Friday, August 28, 2009

sweet anticipation... the new print:)

Well... I'm glad it's Friday. It's been a tightly packed week - all about ' Go Go Go'.... I'm ready for a real weekend:) Last weekend before the girls start school. The air is thick with anticipation.
Speaking of anticipation, I have a new print in my etsy shop... Sweet Anticipation.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Everyone has an inner Pippi. This is mine:)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

our friendship is organic... new pattern...

A marriage (friendship) between us and nature. Organic friendship.
This pattern is all about connection.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Well... I wish I had time for a tea party. This morning I feel less like Alice and more like the stressed rabbit with the gloves, and the watch and fear of the Queen (in my case it's the dead lines)...
No worries tho... we'll have us a tea party... once the Queen is dead... ah... I mean the deadlines are met:)

Monday, August 24, 2009

my fabulous news...

I knew this day would come! Fabulous news - prints are now available in my etsy shop! Yep... I finally did it:)
I'll be adding more (as soon as the time fairy grants me more time).
In a mean time - let me know if you'd like to see something turn into print:)

Friday, August 21, 2009

I've been trying to stay away from my computer lately. My clicking hand is hurting and asking for a break... so I paint... cause it uses different muscles for that... and I find it altogether relaxing.
To my super duper wonderful readers: Thank you so very much for your participation! 
My little bingo machine did not go to 137... so I had to use online random number generator... and it chose the lucky #74.
So... Dear Anke - please e-mail me your address and I'll ship the tea towels your way:)
(dardik at sympatico dot ca)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

BlueQ tea towels GIVEAWAY:)

What we've got here is a little tea towel giveaway! The tea towels aren't little tho... they are 20" x 28" all cotton, hand-woven in India and screenprinted with water-based, non-toxic inks... I had a ton of fun creating these designs for BlueQ, and it makes me happy that they will end up in peoples kitchens:) 
So... leave me a comment... and I will pick a winner (using my little bingo ball) on Friday afternoon ... and hopefully brighten someone's weekend. Hooray for giveaways!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Above is my version of Mr. Fox.

just can't wait...

I am beyond exited about Wes Andersen's newest film - The Fantastic Mr. Fox! It's coming out mid November... and I think they couldn't have chosen a better season to premier it. The whole things seems to be very autumnal... orangie yellow... with greys and blues here and there. I've only seen the trailer... but I got high hopes. For starters - it's Wes Andersen (he can't go wrong in my eyes)... and also, it's a stop motion animation with a fabulous star studded cast! 
"Settle down there, tiger"... I hear you say - "it's a long way until November"... 
You are right... enough bubbling at the mouth... 

Monday, August 17, 2009

green summer...

I'm back:) The break just 'swooshed' by me. We finally got hot summer weather over here. Hot and muggy. A few days in the sun at Prince Edward county. A few days of summer magic with the kids... and here I am again... listening to an air conditioner and swimming through a sea of deadlines. 
This green post is dedicated to the ever so short and fleeting summer. I would give up all Christmases and birthdays... just to keep the summer for a few more months:)

Monday, August 10, 2009

back to school labels... for you!

It's 'getting ready for the back to school time' again. My girls are starting their new school year on September 2nd. I haven't even started shopping for it yet... but I got some labels already designed... to personalize all that stuff  that would go into their little backpacks:) I'll get my priorities straight soon:)
I'm sharing these with you! Feel free to use them for all your labeling needs:)
To copy: click on the image - it will open up in its own window at a high resolution (300dpi-true size). Copy that to your desktop and feel free to use:) You could make them smaller if you'd like or replace text with your own.

PS.: I'll be back 'working and blogging' on August 17th. I'm off to spend some time with my parents, my family and myself. See you soon:)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

I've been at it again... watercoloring:)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

my new tote for BlueQ...

Fabulous news to share with you: My new BlueQ tote is out and totally available here!
The pattern is printed on mate silver tote... that is both, elegant and fun:)
I could never get tired of seeing my patterns hard at work. Wooohooo!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Gretel decided to stay in the forest. It was beautiful. So calm and green. Just perfect...
Hansel left to look for the way home. He wasn't too keen on camping.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

what's your favorite shape?:)

Well kids... gather around. We are going to learn our shapes:) Shapes are fantastic, and there are 'Oh So Many' of them! You are going to enjoy this lesson - boys and girls.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Wanted to show you Mike's (my best half and a guitar maker (luthier))  latest  creation. Aint she a beauty:)? Her dark back is all buttery smooth... and I love the wonderful graphic wood texture at the front. Very pretty... and she sounds nice too:)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Oh, Dorothy...

I've beer reading the 'Wizard of OZ' (the original version) chapter by chapter to the girls as a bed-time story. They are so into it. They've never seen the movie or heard the story... so it's like discovering America to them. Pleasure to watch them get all exited over what's next:)
The gouache painting is of Dorothy... the way I see her. I did go a bit 'Hollywood' on the shoes and made them ruby (even tho they are silver in the story)... Boy, she really makes me laugh... with her good girl - kind and responsible personality.