Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hawaiian Birthday Gift

Sondra and John, Hand Painted Silk, 43 x72
This is my father John's gift to his friend Sondra. This birthday gift alludes to another gift to come - a cruise to Hawaii! The charicatures are my father's creations, which he asked me to put in a Hawaiian setting. You can see below the likeness he achieves!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Kitchen as Studio

Getting Creative in the Kitchen...a.k.a. When Food is Art
This is a 10 pound challah (braided egg bread) that I made for my niece Tracy's wedding this summer.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The lotus flower is a watercolor painting, the poppy is in acrylic. The pendants are just under one inch square.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Couple More Pendants

These pendants are created with miniature watercolor paintings.

This Weekend

If you're in the Bay Area this weekend, please come and visit me at the "To Life!" Jewish Art Festival. I'll be showing my hand-painted silk tallitot, shawls, scarves, challah covers, even the new pendents I've posted here. There's more info at

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wire-Wrapped Hand-Painted Pendants

Mini acrylic paintings are placed under glass tiles, and then wire wrapped in silver or gold with some cool beads. These are $30.00 each.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Even More Pendants....

Hand Painted Glass Pendants. Just under 1 inch square. $20.00
Pomo Peace Heart

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hand-Painted Glass Pendants

Purple Paisley
New creations! These are just under 1 inch square. They are teeny tiny paintings that have been applied to a glass tile, and are now nifty necklace pendants.
$20.00 each. Email me if you are interested.
Cat Eye

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Chuppah, Part 6 - The Wedding!

The happy couple and their chuppah. Thank you Meryl and Mery's dad Steve for the photos! May you have a long, healthy, happy, joyous life together!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Chuppah, Part 5

The chuppah, at the end of the day!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chuppah, Part 4

The next day, Meryl and Nick invited family and friends to complete the painting of the chuppah.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Chuppah, Part 3

The next day, we started in on the actual chuppah.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chuppah, Part 2

Mery and Nick wanted to paint their own chuppah. So they came all the way from San Francisco, along with their friend Talya, to my studio in Southern California to do just that. Above, they are practicing applying "gutta," the resist material that will be the line work on the silk. And below, they are practicing painting on this small piece.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Chuppah Happening, Part 1

Here are two sketches that I presented to Nick and Meryl, who asked me to design a chuppah for their wedding. They chose the top sketch.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Custom Tallit

Willow Tree of Life Tallit, 22 x 72, Hand-Painted Silk
The corners contain the four elements - earth, fire, water, air

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Watercolor Sketches from the Strawberry Music Festival

This is the main stage, also known as the Music Meadow, at the Strawberry Music Festival, which was this Memorial Day weekend.
Here's a sketch of Birch lake at Camp Mather, which is located just outside of Yosemite. What a beautiful place for a Bluegrass Music Festival! These are watercolor, 9 x 9.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Reception this Friday Evening

Studio 250 is exhibiting new works at the Tustin Area Senior Center. Please join us for the reception, this Friday evening from 7 to 9 pm.

Israel Expo

This is my booth at the Israel Expo which happened yesterday in Irvine. And in the booth is my trusty assistant, my husband Dave. Thank you Dave, for all your help!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Find Me Here on May 2nd

This year I will be displaying my hand-painted silk tallitot, challah covers, scarves, shawls and more at the Israel Expo in Irvine. The fair is at the Samueli Jewish Campus at 1 Federation Way in Irvine, is from 1 to 6 pm, and features live entertainment, Israeli food, shopping, marvelous art exhibits, rides, games and more.
Here's one of my tallit (Jewish Prayer Shawl) that I'll be displaying and selling. Stop by and say hello!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sheila Dressup

Sheila Dressup, Watercolor, 16 x16
Here is a recently finished watercolor that is currently hanging at the Spezzano Gallery (see previous post for exhibit details)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Hillary's Figure Paintings at Spezzano Gallery in Long Beach

The reception is Saturday evening - stop by if you can!
Click on the image for a larger view

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts

Here's a picture of my newest creation, a hand-painted silk kimono style jacket. And this is where you'll find me on February 26, 27 and 28: The Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts. I'll have some more jackets, as well as wall hangings, scarves, shawls and bags. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 - 5 and Sunday 11:30 to 5:00. Address is below. Please email me if you'd like any more info. Stop by and say hello!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Susan Reclining

Susan Reclining, Watercolor, 15 x 22

Friday, January 29, 2010

Featured Artist at Dharma Trading Company

You can now see my silk work on Dharma Trading Co.'s web site! I was featured this month in their newsletter (a portion of it is pictured here) and am now a featured artist in their silk painting section of artists. Dharma is a great place to buy silk and other fabrics as well as fabric painting supplies. They also have some nice painting tutorials on their web site.