Archive for the ‘Arty’ Category

cash turns five and we fly to new mexico

Posted on August 10th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  1 Comment »

From the whirlwind of July, we leaped into the dizzying sandstorm of August. Cash turned five on July 30, and we celebrated our boy with a cake (he wanted a blue wolf on it) and a night at the Siena Hotel in Chapel Hill. These two pictures are so perfectly him–one minute a sweet little […]



dala horses

Posted on February 26th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Several weeks ago, I posted pictures of these Dala horses in their raw, just-carved state. I’m excited to finally post the finished set of horses! After carving and sanding, I painted them in traditional Swedish designs along with a little twist–American flag designs on the saddles. The height of the tallest horse is 6″ and […]



bible story models

Posted on February 6th, 2017 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

While I was studying illustration at Cazenovia College in upstate NY, I interned under Cheri Bladholm.  She is an amazing illustrator and a really sweet person–one of my favorites. I loved working with her, and gathering reference photos for her paintings was one of my jobs. She was working on a book called Tell Me […]



handmade christmas

Posted on December 26th, 2016 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Here’s a compilation of the exciting presents we’ve been making over the past two weeks. We opened them Christmas morning (and a few on Christmas Eve). Hope you enjoy them!! These little beanie animals are made from a sewing pattern I got from this girl who makes and sells patterns on Etsy. The instructions were […]



holiday art fairs

Posted on December 23rd, 2016 by mountain girl  |  3 Comments »

The art fairs I worked during the first two weeks of December are old news by now, but I never posted the pics, so here they are, at last! Zia and I did the Holiday Mountain Market in Nederland, then whipped up several dozen tiny animals and figurines and went to the Gilpin Winter Arts […]