At the risk of committing blatant blog plagiarism (or BBP), I couldn't resist posting this photo that I saw on fabulous blog Beach Bungalow8 that she found on TwillThrill.
It encompasses 3 things I love: the Mini Cooper, the color pink, and a Chinoiserie/de Gournay style "auto mural". Don't worry, I have no immediate plans to do this to my Mini, but I still think it's pretty amazing. 
Whatever you're up to this weekend, I hope you enjoy it and get a little relaxation in!


Ok, I know you're probably thinking, not ANOTHER post on Mini Cooper!!  
Please indulge me for a second - I couldn't resist showing this miniature Mini with Paul Smith's signature stripes. I can't help thinking what a kicky little accessory it would be to have around to "up" the fun factor at home - forget the fact that I don't have kids. It combines 3 things I love, Paul Smith's design, stripes and Mini Cooper. It's made by classic British toy brand Corgi and available here. What a perfect stocking stuffer!


Aqua Interior

Louis Chair No.1

Louis Chair no. 3

Vintage Mini Cooper

More greeting cards have been added to my Etsy site! 4 more of my most popular designs are now available: Aqua Interior, Louis Chair No. 3, Louis Chair No. 1, and the Vintage Mini Cooper. Special discounts are available when you buy several, plus, it saves on shipping! These 5x7 cards are the standard size greeting cards, blank inside and come with an envelope in a clear protective sleeve. They are even suitable for framing, if you want a "mini" print collection. Great to have around for many different occasions. Look for the notecard sets coming out within the next week also! I will also be adding some holiday cards - hopefully they will be on my site by next week. I am in the midst of jury duty now, so I am a little distracted and short on time this week. Hope everyone's week is going well so far!


Gouache/ink painting on Arches cold press paper (8x10)
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I couldn't resist painting this vintage Mini Cooper! I love the styling and the classic shape. A bit of a departure from my normal subject matter, I know, but I thought it'd be fun. Speaking of fun, I LOVE doing commissions and have been enjoying doing those lately. I know many of you have told me you will be wanting a room or vignette done for someone as a gift for Christmas, etc. . I just wanted to remind you that my time is filling up fast, and the Holidays will be here before you know it, so that if you want to be sure you get yours done in time, it'd be a good idea to get in an order now. Keep in mind that not only is it a great and unique gift to immortalize a room or favorite object for someone special, but that I also name the painting after them if I choose to make a print, so it's kind of an ongoing tribute. Something to keep in mind for those of you who like to think ahead, anyway. My rates are reasonable as well. You can contact me at: Thanks again to all those who have already given me the opportunity to paint something special for them!