Monday, January 31, 2011

Tiny Friends

They keep me company...

British watchdog

Indian doorstop

Swiss incense burner

Shades of Grey

Painting urges have been making their way into my system between the hours of 1 - 3 a.m., I never fight the feeling.

8x11 Gouache

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Gifted by my Dad, these bejeweled beauties are traditional footwear from Pakistan - worn in ancient times by royalty and still very much in fashion today. They are flat-soled without a left/right side distinction, completely hand-made and embroidered. It's true that the most exquisite things in this world are made from a pair of patient hands.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bohemian Rhapsody

I love shooting my sister, it's a fun and easy task. We're the same height but somehow her legs appear miles longer.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


I spent the day with one of my greatest and dearest friends who was visiting town. We met in England when I was  9 years old. There are some people in life that you just know will be there alway, she is one of them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

White Winter Orchid

Recycling an old, used 24x48" canvas and recreating a meadow filled with my favorite flowers. It took over 3 thick layers to cover up the previous painting. I went the unconventional route with this process and used ceiling paint (yes, ceiling paint... we had an extra bucket) and silk organza for the hand-crafted flowers. 

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Global Treasures

They say the best way to get to know someone is by visiting their home. These are traces of our travels.

Wooden sculptures from West Africa

My mumzy's collection of Latin American ceramic houses

Guatemaltecan girl scultpure, Soapstone eggs from Nairobi

Stone monkeys guard the entrance

Nepalese jewelry pots
Teapot houses from England (the one on the left looks like our old house)
Guatemaltecan weave

Senegalese sculptures