Thursday, June 30, 2011

fairy house

This fine idea comes from my hero over at  Made by Joel.  
IF you have yet to visit his incredible and creative world you must.. right now.. really!  
Many fairy house were created at the studio this spring, here is a glimpse of just a few.  
There were flower boxes, door bells, windows with curtains, lampshades, mirrors, fruit baskets, dog beds, rugs, wallpaper ... i just wanted to move in and make myself at home.   THANKS Joel!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

you and i


                                             Every time I love this song...
                                                        windows down and loud.
                                                                            Wilco with Feist

Monday, June 27, 2011

save this date!

I simply cannot wait for this!
I have my eye on several pieces, 
I hope I can decide between now and then what will suit my fancy. 
Please mark your calendars and join me for an evening of
                   savory treats, refreshing drinks and  rikshaw design .

Oliver Jeffers

I'm thinking that Oliver Jeffers is the most talented painter, illustrator and writer EVER!  His intricate drawings, along with clever collage, painting, interesting bits of text and beautiful story all work together to create the most amazing works of art. Whenever I read either of these books at Beehive, I instantly want to become part of the story and crawl right onto the page. 
 The Heart and the Bottle and The Incredible Book Eating Boy are in my collection, and if they're not in yours, hop on over to here to shop, peruse, and gasp (like me). You will be glad you did.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


BEEHIVE SUMMER ART PROGRAM begins tomorrow through the month of JULY! If you haven't been to the studio, now is the time to stop by and check us out. 
If you are interested in signing up.. we have spaces available.

Friday, June 24, 2011

the Early Birds have flown

The end of Early Bird and the beginning of Summer ART!

ooOOoo la la, summer is here... look at all that color!

Thursday, June 23, 2011


 Lilia and Marly Jane (respectively in self portraits and photo ) have been coming to Beehive since we opened our doors.  We love love love these girls and they have a really good time creating the most amazing art... purses, puppets, puppies and self portraits. When I hear them giggle and chat across the room I smile BIG.....  and then I wish MY sister was by my side.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Makers Market OPENS tomorrow

I would if  I could and next year I certainly will.
  If you're in that neck of the woods, please go and have a look at all of these creative can check out the deets here  MAKERS MARKET .

pencil bouquet

Sunday, June 19, 2011

a few fresh stools

a few fresh stools by wood & wool stool
I just found these stools created Ingrid Jansen of  Wood and Wool  from the Netherlands.
I love how the colors and contrasting textures of the warm worn wood against the tidy colorful stitches.  I'd like one in each room please.. or maybe a row on my front porch. You can oogle here. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

dragonfly parade

HOLY MOLY!  A week chock-full of EARLY BIRD ART.. 
print books, paintings, sculptures, fairy houses,
pillows, banners, prints and a dragonfly parade.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Today we will be putting finishing touches on projects and packing up portfolios.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

blue glitter

 We painted these dragon flies in 
cool shades of blue and green...
but the cherry on top was the BLUE GLITTER!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

And we're off...

Just a quick glimpse from Early Bird, day ONE..  
What could be better than a studio filled with kids just itch'en to make art!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Early Bird ART

  Summer ART 2011 begins this week with Early Bird ART.  Specifically for Pre-K, 3/4-5 year olds, Early Bird is an exciting studio art program that bridges the gap between the end of pre-K and the beginning of summer activities.
                    I say.. Bring it ON! ..and stay tuned for some very colorful sneak peeks!

Friday, June 10, 2011


My most favorite June flower, it's lovely fragrance, beauty color and the miraculous bloom year after year. You are worth every snow storm, snow pile and every bitter, icy cold day.
                                        I adore you PEONY!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I couldn't resist sharing this garden beauty before heading out on my bike this morning.

Girls at ART

My sweet friend Ali wanted to host an ART PARTY at Beehive for her friends Allison and Julia, and all of their (7 total) girls. Ali's girls (top photo)  have been (mostly) in and out of the studio for years, their friends were new to the studio and were in for a surprise! It was an evening to cherish, all girls enjoyed each others ART, laughter, love and big hugs.  I enjoyed meeting these very special people and sharing my studio space with them. I cannot wait for them to return.  Thank you Ali...xo