With her finger on Austin’s creative pulse, fellow blogger Adrienne Breaux posted Gadora’s twigs on Apartment Therapy. Titled, A Fresh Take on Branch Jewelry Displays she goes on to say, “Draping lovely baubles on a branch from the backyard isn’t … Continue reading →
For a little home blogger (and insatiable follower), it’s a BIG deal when a respected and well-trafficked site ~ Young House Love ~ loves the little ways I’m staying creative. Thank you SO much for the shout out John and … Continue reading →
Happy Hump Day on the cusp of the last official day of 2009 (always been my fave, especially having discovered my five favorite starlets—myself included—all share the same birth day. Woe are we.) Don’t know about you folks, but Gadora is eager to bid 2009 a big fat good riddance. While I’m completely fortunate in many immeasurable ways, 2009 has not been without want. And some unwanted free time. Tick. Tock.
A talented friend, who is currently in the throes of creating her own nest, turned me onto Young House Love… a darling design duo who happily share their penchant for snappy decor with the rest of us. Their December favorite child post was poignantasI’d recently posted Quentin’s “part 1st child” story, and got to thinking… they want a Burger portrait… the just don’t know it yet. So with my newfangled affinity towards yippy Chihuahuas… Gadora set out to spread some holiday cheer.
Gadora’s been perusing the local book stores lately. A little birdie told me there’d be an Animal Print mention in Watercolor Artist magazine’s holiday gift guide, but they’d all been sold or were awaiting current issue. After a few fruitful days in North Texas, Gadora returned home to find two copies addressed to my attention…
Watercolor Artist holiday issue
Watercolor Artist ran “Audry ~ Cairn Terrier” as the barks-person, hers is a darling Animal Print for sure! Thank you so much Jessica for the mention. It is truly appreciated.
From last week’s family Motor Coach (my peeps call it “The MC”) trip to Alabama, Gadora posted one lone phone pic of the coming-together “tie chair” on her Facebook page. Days on the road with The South’s spotty cell service produced a certain panic I’d never be online again, but I distracted myself from cyber space with some very real hands-on stitching of the seat. When I finally reached a more reliable hot spot, I found AdrienneBreaux of All Things Austin Design had inquired about featuring said chair, upon completion, on Apartment Therapy… < click to read her article.
Gadora Wilder on Apartment Therapy
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Uh. Yeah. That would totally rock!! Back in Texas Gadora supplied Adrienne with a few photographs, while sorting out the process for a handy “how-to” write-up. It’s wildly appropriate her post referenced “granny chic decor” as the Alabama trip included TWO of MINE: 1) “Grammie” – 85 years old – who traveled in The MC with us, and 2) “Grandmother” – 90 – who we were heading to see. Gadora has some good genes.
Folks, today was a BIG day. I’ve always been fond of Hump Day. I’m still panting. Received an email on Monday that one of my Animal Prints made it into the magical hands of an Editor at DailyCandy and they LOVED it. They were fact-checking. Gadora knew to get ready.
DailyCandy - June 17, 2009
Above is a snippet, and here is the IN DOG WE TRUSTstory… (< click it!) Needless to say when I awoke (über early with anticipation), I headed straight to my inbox. And there they were. YOUR pet pictures.
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Chihuahuas. Labradors. Labradoodles. A Vizsla. A Wheaten. A dearly-missed Whippet. Could I paint a horse? Half-breeds. Mutts. Calico Cats. Etc. Etc. Etc. And along with each precious email came an even better story. Gadora had immeasurable fun today talking with you about your pride in your pets. Next, I’m off to paint them…
DC, you ARE Top Dog. The Cat’s pajamas. The Bee’s knees. And quite possibly the Clam’s garters. And I thank you.