painting a 65 year old memory

I was commissioned to paint this house (above). This photograph was taken last summer. It was once owned by my aunt when she was a child. Her family moved out of this home when my aunt was about 7 years old. The hardest part of the commission was…i was to paint it as she remembered…

on the 8th night…we got a record player

our last Hanukka gift-to one another-was a cool record player with speakers within, that plays beautifully throughout. did we play Hanukkah songs? nope. we had to have an album to enjoy when the record player came. we picked Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind. I would think that Mumfords would like that their album reflected the Menorah…

how to put the flowers on the ceiling

 one inch vase. i thought my Echinacea was done blooming, but i found these at the bottom, near the dirt. i loved how the backside (you dirty minded reader…anyone?) of flowers look. some times they are a different colors, their structure is always fascinating. i got an idea! i went to the dollar tree (that…

what you can paint with…

with matt board & nail polish. The Hebrew word is Shalom-Peace. That one is my favorite because i would think it more precious then any treasure. I am still trying to perfect the technique so that i can teach others. It is pure magic to make anything.

a fishtastic commission!

This is one of the best commissions I ever had. i love painting for grown ups, but…for children?! The very best jobs I’ve had–have been commissions for children. It is a time for me to play, to create things that children would point to & laugh at. Dr. Stephanie Steinmetz of Steinmetz Pediatric Dentistry & Dr….

one of my favorite commissions

if you look super-duper close at the name beneath the word, “Siddur” you will find, absaab. Which is me. This is the second Jewish prayer book/Siddur that i have been commissioned to design/paint the covers for. I was shooting the redesigned school, the kids seeing the new changes to their school & i came across…

i found TREASURE at Interiors…

Interiors by Kathy Harris. I’ve lived within five minutes of this wonderful family owned & operated shop for five years. I found it by accident one Sunday afternoon, when they were closed, I took a few photographs of the outside & peeked through the windows, knowing i had to come again to see the inside….