Friday, February 18, 2011

2011 Hair Trend...

Braids, love them! Which is your favorite? I'm going to have to go with the top one.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

This day in History; February 16th

Howard Carter unseals the burial chamber of the Pharaoh, King Tut [1923]

[King Tut Shirt on Sale at ShipWreckDesign]

Margot Frank is born (Anne Frank's sister) [1926]

[Vintage 1958 Book, Anne Frank Diary at UndoneEclectic]

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CRUSH: Pink and Gray

Perfect blend, love these spaces!








Monday, February 14, 2011


Adrienne from Sonoma Wine Country, California! You won my Original "Je T'aime" Watercolor!
Please send an email to with your address and full name.

Thanks to everyone who participated, there will be more giveaways soon! Thank you everyone for following my blog and facebook, you are each appreciated! Happy Valentines Day!

[MayaLee on Etsy]

Monday, February 7, 2011

Giveaway Reminder!

Bonjour all!
I just wanted to remind you that the last day to enter in my giveaway is this Sunday by Midnight (February 13th, 2011) Winner will be announced on Valentines Day! Prize is this lovely original painting of mine (Not framed) Please see my giveaway entry for details!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Photo editing!

Bonjour my friends!
Valentines Day is around the corner! Come check out my friend's Etsy page for some awesome photo editing at a fantastic price! Perfect gifts for Valentines Day, or just for the heck of it! DigitalArtWorks by Rob Bayliss! Here is a link to his shop, here

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Ancient City of Bagan, Myanmar (Burma)

My newest travel dream, the Ancient ruins of Bagan. Rarely visited and located in Southeast Asia, Bagan has around 2,200 Buddhist pagodas scattered across a beautiful, dream like stretch of land. The city of Bagan was founded in 849, and was abandoned 400 years later.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Artist of the month, February 2011: FlockingTogether

For the month of February, I chose FlockingTogether as my artist feature. Their work is both unique and beautiful. I have never seen this type of work before, and was inspired. Here is an interview with the Artist!

What inspires you?
Most days, I go for a walk through a nearby park and I like to see the different seasonal changes whether it is seed heads on dying grasses, fruit on trees, or the bark of plants in winter. I am also inspired by looking at various blogs and seeing what kind of shapes or colors interest me. I became interesting in iris folding after my mother brought home some books from the Netherlands where she had attended an origami convention.

What is your technique?
I use iris folding to create the birds in my work and cut out paper for the bugs and plants. Recycling is important to me and the paper I use comes from old catalogs and magazines. I find that I can get unusual textures, patterns, and gradations of color from these sources.

How is your art different from other artists?
I haven't seen anyone else creating artwork or collages using iris folding. Usually, iris folding is used for cards.

Why do you do this particular kind of art (or use this particular technique)?
I became interested in iris folding after my mother brought home some books from the Netherlands where she had attended an origami convention. Also, iris folding is suited to the birds that I create since I find that the folded paper strips mimic the feathers.

You can look at more of Flocking Together's work here!