So this fanciful wall hanging from the Paisley line at Kati Koos caught my eye.
I've been shopping at Kati's for probably about fifteen years. Her store is in San Francisco on Sutter and is a treat to visit. She has a very eclectic clothing line and I always find something wonderful there. Of course these days San Francisco is a trek, so I sign up for Kati's newsletter which is always entertaining and full of enticing photos. And Kati is happy to ship. You just have to be fast, I called within two hours of the newsletter on a 'Dressed to Kill' piece I was interested in and it was already sold! So I placated myself with the fun sparkle wall hanging instead.
Yesterday I visited the LA gift show, found a few ribbons for my packaging, some Roman glass shards, and a wonderful flamed table fire place for the veranda.
Mine is black (surprise). It is from a Belgium based company and I caught the rep off guard when I asked if he spoke Nedelerands in my very rusty Dutch. Turns out he did and his business partner Henrick was actually from Haarlem where I lived in 2003.
It was a fun day of friendship, traveling with pals Susan and Judy. We finished the evening up with an outdoor table at LA Live (where I've never been) think Times Square LA version. I had a beautifully prepared beet salad with small colorful roasted beets, tossed with arugula in a lightly sweetened balsamic, accompanied by soft fresh mozzarella. Delightful.
Back to illustrating beads today....it's rainy, so the perfect day for computing in the studio.