Monday, September 29, 2014

Sneak Peek

I am super excited to offer you a sneak peek of my next Guest Artist....can you guess who this incredible artist is?

The amazing Nick Lu has had a great year as the Guest Artist on and will make way for this new talented artist soon! Stay tuned for more details and the official launch.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Halloween Feriae Package

My latest package for Feriae just got released in Japanese department stores! The theme is American Halloween! Below is a sampling of the last two packages done by yours truly (on the left side) and two other amazingly talented artists! This package marks the 3rd one I've done, and I'm currently working on the 4th one. Stay tuned! :)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Cork Mountains

The latest arrival to, is this illustration print of a painting I did on cork. Its unique textural background and classic subject matter is sure to be a fail safe option (and great gift idea!) as wall art for any room. See it up close HERE.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Flashback Friday

#FlashbackFriday to the time my lovely customer made my pieces into a custom headboard! :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pillows and Pom Poms!

I've been busy adding new fall inventory and this unique tree log pillow just arrived! For details see HERE.

I've also added some new things to Anna See Supplies, like these large tissue paper honeycomb pom poms! Perfect for all your decorating and festive needs! See it HERE.

Once again, I truly thank you for all your support and I look forward to presenting with you all new, exciting offerings!

Friday, September 12, 2014

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

There's that Kelly Clarkson song that was going on in my head and it's such an inspiring message so I had to capture it in writing :). It's the latest addition to the growing collection HERE.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Some Chalkboard Lettering

Hand drawn and hand written stuff has come back with a vengeance! We see it in the typefaces on modern packaging - echoing the vintage letterpress fonts of yesteryear. We see it in website design and we see it in modern wedding invitations and greeting cards.

There is definitely a nostalgia for the lost art of handwriting. The younger generation's penmanship has gone by way of the CRT TV - they don't need to write when they can type a mile a minute! As for me, I LOVE handwriting, and I couldn't be happier about this trend for calligraphy, and all things handwritten :). Hope this renewed interest continues!

Some hand drawn type and lettering that I turned into the chalkboard look :). I think I'll start a series - you can collect them HERE.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

DIY Frosted Window Treatment

I haven't blogged in a while, but that's because I have been busy settling into my new (model!) home!

I usually keep this blog art-related, but I think this post relates to art :).

I recently was able to score the last home in this community and that home was the model house, which came with a lot of nice extras, such as built-ins, curtains, and all artwork and decor on the walls. Obviously, some isn't to my taste but it's nice to already have walls that aren't blank! Although the process, especially with this particular builder (wouldn't recommend them) and some family problems came into play, I hope to be able to enjoy a couple years out of this home, until I can move back to my beloved Summerlin proper, or another country! This is a large house, and I am getting used to all the wonderful pros, and some of the cons of residing in one.

One of the first things I needed to tackle was this giant window overlooking the bathtub and shower. When I shower, especially at night, people from the outside street can see into the bathroom! A definite no no.
Notice how I tried to use the curtain to cover up the window? But alas, it is nail-gunned down to the wall, so I couldn't fully free it.

Then, I found THIS tutorial and THIS tutorial. I actually made my own template, because I wanted a wider gap in between the shapes, and I stretched it out proportionally to fit my window, so there wouldn't be any weird cut-up shapes on the edges of the window. This is an example of how skillful handling over design programs (thanks Art Center!) will help in random future life ways!!! :)



As you can see, this window is HUGE. It's the length of the bathtub, so even ordering shades/blinds would have to be custom fit because of the odd size. Needless to say, this took a VERY, very long time to complete. But, the best part is, it turned out really cheap - thanks to one jumbo roll of Contact Paper.

The best part is that when you see it, it really DOES look professional, and it really DOES offer privacy, while still letting the light in! Best of all, ANYONE can do it! Although it does help if you have a little art and design program know-how and good craftsmanship (again, Thank You Art Center!). It is also a lot easier, if you have some help, namely, someone who can peel apart the contact paper sticker shapes for you while you arrange and stick them on (thank you roomie!). :)

I have all these leftover shapes from this project, that I may just go ahead and frost some glass vases and my laundry window while I'm at it!

Hope you enjoy! Please DO try this at home. And please let me know how it works out!

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