It is gorgeous outside right now, like a balmy, quiet snow globe. If it weren't late April, I could dig it.
Hey! Check it out! There's a new voting poll on the right side of the page. This is your chance to vote for the next new piece that you'd like to see available in the shop. You can vote once, and then encourage your friends and family to vote as well.
The line up for this poll was selected from reader comments as well as my own ideas for new pieces. Have a gander, do some map searches, and cast your vote! The poll closes in mid-May, and the winning piece will be available for purchase in the shop within a week thereafter.
I've recently completed a custom piece of what German explorer Alexander von Humbolt called "the most beautiful lake in the world. " Lake Atitlan is a large, fully contained lake in Guatemala, and with a maximum depth over 1100 feet, it is the deepest lake in Central America. It is a breathtaking royal blue in color and sits high up in the Guatemalan highlands where the land supports lush flora and fauna. But what makes Lake Atitlan so remarkable is that it is shouldered within the peaks of three volcanoes, two of which are still active, sending plumes of smoke into the sky.
Oh, so much catching up to do! I've been busy, busy, busy with all sorts of lovely new pieces, and I want to share some of my favorites with you here, with more to come. All of these began as custom requests from people like you who wanted to capture a favorite place in layered paper goodness. And a few of these may well end up as regularly carried inventory in my shop as well. Check 'em out!
Just today, I finished cutting this lovely section of The Potomac River known as Occoquan Bay.
Happy 2013! And what better way to start anew than by moving my entire studio up two floors! Caution: this post is a rambling love story about my new work space. I'll warn you about my gushing, but I won't apologize for it, for this move has been a long time coming and has paid off in spades.