Friday, June 9, 2006

my apartment therapy house tour

my dad throwing the garter at my parent's wedding. i love how crazy everyone is getting to catch that thing!

mookie sitting in my reading nook. my gran made me that afghan.

my most recent painting. still in progress. oh dear you can see kitty litter in the background. how embarrassing!!!!!!!!!! ha!

I have a house tour up on Apartment Therapy Chicago! Thanks Janel for asking and taking such lovely photos. I was totally flattered and excited. I also have to admit I was a tiny bit nervous. What if people are mean? What if they don't like our home? Sometimes people can be so unfiltered when it comes to commenting on the internet. I mean there is constructive criticism and then there is just being plain rude. I got over that real quick! The fun thing about the house tours is to see how readers live and decorate their homes. Everyone's home is different and that's why I love seeing a new tour each week.

So check our my home!

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

a fresh new blog!

I'm happy to announce a brand spanking new blog my good friend Jessica and I have created! It's called Design Boner and it is going to be fun, fabulous, goofy and exciting. We're excited about it and I hope some of you get excited too! (Not too excited though. Tee hee!!! RAWR!) So please check it out. We hope you like it!!!!

Wednesday, May 31, 2006


gas station cushion

kids journal

science indian exercise book

nature indian exercise book

deer tea towel

corsia tea towel

I have a major crush on everything put out by Sukie! An adorable company out of Brighton, England run by Darrell & Julia Gibbs. They put out journals, notebooks, agendas, and various textiles (teatowels, cushions and hankerchiefs). All printed with great graphics. My two favs are the kids journal (I love the cat riding the various animals on the cover) and the gas station cushion.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

gallery show

I will be in a group show and the opening is this Saturday. The gallery is unfortunately closing, so this is the final hurrah for a great little space on the North side of Chicago. Come out if you can!

Sat. May 20th, 6-9 p.m.

Featuring the work of 8 photographers and 4 painters, who have shown at Damen Studio in the past, or who are friends of the studio. This will truly be the last hurrah!

So, come share it with us and see some great work by:

Alison Rae Butkus
Brandon Sorg
Carlos Ortiz
Katie Brown
Magda Dudziak
Sarah Hadley
Abbie Singer
Man Bartlett
Nazarin Hamid
Anthony Lewellen
David Moenkhaus
Bill Vaccaro
Theresa Bertocci

DAMeN Studio
4528 1/2 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Friday, May 12, 2006

house tour

My good good friends Jessica and Andrius had their home toured by Apartment Therapy Chicago. Go check it out!!!! Their space is bright, colorful, and way way fun!!!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

lena corwin plates

Lena has some fantastic melamine plates for sale in her shop. I am completely in love with the travel pattern plate. The tiny illustrations are just adorable! I really like the griffin. Is that a griffin? Well whatever it is, it makes me smile!