February 19, 2010


"Horse Pattern" & "P.T." Pillows

I have  created a new series of prints on paper and pillows based on some of the horses I met over Christmas holidays at The Husband's Sister's barn.  These prints have a decidedly more realistic look to them.  The style idea came from a wonderful Art director I work with who was looking for a present for her 10 year old daughter.  It's a bit of a departure from my usual whimsical look, but they still embody a very modern aesthetic.   The pieces will be available in limited quantity on my Etsy site.

February 17, 2010

"Available Online and at Select Retailers"

I printed the tag line on my promo cards months ago because I thought it sounded good.  I also knew at some point I would gather up the courage to start approaching those "select retailers" to see if they would be interested in carrying my art.  

I am now proud to announce that if you live in the Los Angeles area you can now purchase and view Skårt live and in person at La Bella Cosa.  A wonderful, family run, high end, high design store in the Helms Bakery complex in Culver City.   

February 13, 2010

LA rains inspire my newest piece: Poppy Poppies

I bought my rain boots a couple of years ago - on sale - for use on a set I was working on that involved a lot of water and mud.

Living in Los Angeles, I rarely get a chance to wear them.  This January the rains came and the boots were on my feet for a week straight.  One morning I was looking down thinking how cute they were.  I started sketching simple flowers.  I started with Tulips and somehow segued into Poppies.  The end result ...

I present Poppy Poppies.  12"x12" panels with a light grey background and vibrant flowers outlined in black.  This will also be available on paper (and possibly in pillows!) 

February 11, 2010

Inspiration: Woodland

A friend of mine is getting ready for a new addition and is in the oh- so-fun stage of planning the nursery decor.  She has a crib and a rug from Pottery barn.   

Here is a little idea board based on forest/woodland themed decor.  (For some reason I have the theme song for "The Green Forest" Running through my mind as I made this) 

Squirrel Harvest & Dancing Leaves - brought to you by yours truly at Skårtshop.com
Forest Scene Decal- There are many different designs and customizable colors out there.  This one is from designedDESIGNER on Etsy.
Forest Friends Lamp - made by Carter, available at Amazon for $44.95
Collection of adorable (mostly handmade) woodland creatures: Plush Owl is by Lams & Ivy, The Fox, Bear, Racoon and Squirrel are handmade and available at Sleepy King on Etsy, The Turquoise owl with rosy cheeks is also available through a shop on Etsy at Pipoca Handmade.
DIY Deer head out of foam core - you can get directions and templates HERE
Craft/Work Desk - Ecofriendly and made by Igloo Play
Creature Crib sheet - From Eddie Bauer's Enchanted Hollow collection - available at Amazon

and now, I leave you with this: 

February 05, 2010

Skårt for Haiti

Through my Canadian distributor at Kids Deserve Art, Skårt was recently given the opportunity to participate in an online auction to raise money for the Broken Wings Charity, a charity devoted to helping challenged children in Haiti.  They were well established before the earthquake hit, now there is even more of an urgent need to raise funds to help the displacement of the millions of children.  

If you go to their website you can bid on the prints that I have donated.  Two panels from my Dandelion collection.  You can help your decor while helping the children of Haiti, it's a win-win situation.  If you are not into dandelions, check out all the other things that have been donated by artists around the country.

The Auction end Feb 8th -- so don't delay!