Saturday, February 26, 2011

She is Violet Bella

Her photo caught my breath, there was something about the smokiness of her eyes, her lovely tattoo, her swept up hair, the softness of her face. The picture was wonderful & I knew I had to draw her. After a slightly embarrassing (feeling stalker-ish) email to ask permission, I began my sketching. And now she has made her way onto Gretel Girl's embroidery hoops! Thank you Lauren.
Violet Bella also has a wonderful online shop & blog... check it out at

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Get Crafty... Portlandia: Put A Bird On It

I am a bit of a fan of bird images, bird tattoos, bird brooches.... I dont even mind watching the odd bird in our yard. Meet Me at Mikes posted this YouTube beauty on their blog. It made me laugh. I had to share it also.