Beijing 北京 is Happy 快乐

Friday, February 28, 2014

This made my day. I love this song and I love seeing places I used to go to all the time.
Enjoy. And to all of my old Beijing peng-yous, I dedicate this to you.

Spring and Berries.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Today felt like the first of Spring. I spent the day outside, wandering about with my husband. We ate our lunch on our porch and mused about our garden this year. People were milling about, running, walking, just enjoying the sunshine with their pets and loved ones. I closed my eyes and just let it soak in.

Winters are hard on me, and I think this one in particular was very busy. Being an artist full time is hard work. And because I love so much what I do, and invest 100% physically and emotionally, I tend to burn the candle at both ends. But good things are happening, and all of this hard work is paying off.

 I felt a lightness today for the first time in a while as the sun came peeking it's beautiful face into mine.  We bought our tickets to go back to my second home this summer (China) a few weeks ago, and it makes me so happy we'll be visiting for so long. We will be going to Beijing and then visiting my parents in Taiwan. I can't wait to go to the markets and walk the streets downtown, by Tienanmen, hike the Great Wall, visit my old house, and see people I haven't seen in a few years. It's such a relief for me to go back there. It's where my soul feels really at peace.

These photos today melted together so well, and I recently dyed my hair a warmer shade (like above), since the blue had made it ashy and cold. I want it to be summer, and I think my mind is already moving in that direction.

Swan Flats- More Colors & Sizes

Friday, February 21, 2014

I've discovered this beautiful brand of ballet flats called Penelope which I now use to supply my Swan shoe designs. They are a lovely smooth calf-skin leather, with a delightful shape, perfect for these coming warmer months. They will be offered in green, beige, marine blue, and black. Each are hand-painted with their design, so give at least 8 days for production and shipping.  I only do custom orders, so email me for more information.

A Very Racist Valentine's.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day! Have you seen some of these old vintage cards milling about the internet? I couldn't BELIEVE some of the cards people used to give each other! It was a different time.. a very different time. Perhaps 70 years into the future, people will look back and find some of the things we've posted or said or watched and thought it pretty bad as well. Though I'm glad we've come such a long way.

But let's be honest.. this is one creepy looking dude.

Free Shipping on All Baby Onesies!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Free shipping on all printed baby onesies- there are several styles and colors to choose from. Use coupon: freebaby at checkout. Click here for more.

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