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Limited Edition Blakely Made Silk Scarves

Limited Edition Blakely Made Silk Scarves

      "Growing up I was enthralled by my Mimi’s silk scarves. I would raid her top drawer, and tie as many of them around my six year-old self, as possible. I loved the colors, patterns, and texture. She would “Ooo” and “Ahh” as I danced throughout the house. For my twenty-first birthday, she gave me three of her scarves to keep! Silk scarves are artful pieces, to be passed down, to hang in a room, to add complexity to a simple outfit. When creating my own, I was inspired by my two grandmothers, Jane and Joan. They are...

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Palette Playing: Vegetable Stand

Palette Playing: Vegetable Stand

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the story behind Annabelle's Prints

the story behind Annabelle's Prints

I've made a series of three prints with my friend Annabelle. Annabelle is a sweet friend I met through YoungLife. This summer Annabelle will be doing humanitarian work with Surf The Nations.  Based in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Surf The Nations impacts local and international communities through surfing and serving. It is a non-profit compiled of all voulenteers with the motto, "Surfers Give Back." The humanitarian group was created with the hope of changing the typical surf culture of partying and drugs and transform it into a culture of service and love. They focus on serving the hungry, poor and homeless.  Annabelle...

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Sketches at Santa Barbara

Sketches at Santa Barbara

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beach daze.

beach daze.

I absolutely love the beach. I especially love looking at the shore while swimming in the water because you can see the vast ocean in one eye and the tiny shore in the other. I painted these pieces from that perspective. I wanted to focus on the juxtaposition of the organic textures of the sea, against the clean lines of a seaside home. Enjoy! What is your favorite time to be at the beach? 5 o'clock- because it's not so hot, nor are there as many people. Plus, the sun begins to head into a sunset!  Top three favorite beaches...

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