Friday, September 23, 2011

The Love of a Bohemian Mamma

When you have a second, I hope you read this post written by Samantha over at vintage is for Lovers.... and please spread the word. She shares a story of an incredibly strong woman dealing with so much I can't even imagine but feel moved to help her as much as I can. Karin

Latest addition to our family tree

My sister Catharine gave birth to her first baby yesterday morning. She had a wonderful home birth/water birth with 2 midwives, an assistant and my sister Anica as her personal doula.
He is amazingly adorable, and if he could have waited just one more day, he would have been born on my birthday.

Here I am holding my nephew Healey for the first time. I look as though I am ......

A) plotting to kidnap him...
B) Anticipating the flash to go off and didn't want him to deal with that so soon...
C) Thinking of eating him


(oh I am forty, but still feel like a 25 year old. What's up with that?)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New paintings and some wedding prep

Here's a glimpse of what I've been up to lately.
A cow I painted on wood......because who doesn't love cows right? I think I'll name her Violet. She'll be making her way into the Pannikin sometime next month.
A custom bird and birdcage painting for a lovely local girl. I love painting on large canvas's. Only thing is....they take up a lot of room in here once they're done.
Pay no attention to the messy background. I can't even make my way to that corner to clean it.
Why?.....because the prep work has begun for my sister's wedding. I got the painted rock table number idea from my friend Jen's wedding a couple years ago. It blends in perfectly with the rest of the decor don't you think? Can't wait to show you the flower arrangements next week. Karin

p.s. A big thank you the person who saw my post about the pannikin furniture and swooped it all up the very next day. I just filled it back up with a few more vintage goodness. (wink)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This and That

Here are some of my latest furniture pieces I have at the Pannikin right now. They will only be there for a short time as we get ready for fall and the holidays. Can you believe it's that time of year again?

I also thought I'd share pictures of the worlds largest margaritas. My sister and I enjoyed an afternoon of shopping for our sister Lara's bridal shower gift. It was her idea to have a margarita first......and what a great idea it was.

Friday, September 16, 2011

That's my boy!

This picture cracks me up every time I look at it.
So,.... I had to pick up Eddie's prescription from Rite Aid after his doctor's appointment, and since they are right next door, I wasn't about to drive home and come back. It was too hot for him to stay in the car, and technically it's illegal to leave you pet in the car, windows down or not. At least in California it is. Did you know that?
So we marched into Rite-Aid where a lady stopped me and said "your dog isn't allowed to walk on the floor. Huh????
So I smiled and picked up my beast of a dog and stuck him in the cart. Here he is waiting patiently for his meds.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

new paintings to share

Thought I'd post a few of my recent paintings that are now hanging at the Pannikin. I have another one in the works right now that I'll reveal soon. Hope you're all having a great week. Karin

Thursday, September 8, 2011

What's up?

I wish I could say that my less than frequent posts here are due to laziness.....sleeping in, going to the beach, having coffee with friends. Sounds like a dream. The truth is, the last few weeks have been CRAZY! Mostly good things, some bad, and all very time consuming.
I also told myself I'd never apologize for neglecting my blog... cause I really hate those posts. So rather than bore you with my ongoing list of things to do, I will try to be brief.

There are babies about to be born, a sister's wedding in a couple weeks, an art hanging at the Pannikin, reorganizing the pannikin's art submission process, custom paintings in the works and a list of new stuff waiting to be added to the shop. There's furniture to paint, meetings to schedule and vet bills. (Our Eddie has been diagnosed with a rare skin disease on his feet! Poor little guy)

*I'm also suffering from a case of I-Phone addiction. Any advise? I caught myself (a few times) texting while in the company of friends. I thought I'd never do that.....that's one of my biggest peeves... and I'm ashamed.

I will be back when I can formulate a clear thought. Until then, have a great rest of the week. Karin