Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Moda Pillow Talk Day 8

Welcome to day 8 of Moda's Pillow Talk blog hop.

Today's featured designer is the super talented Kate Spain. I love Kate's unique look. She hand draws all of her designs and then takes them into In Design to color them. Sometimes - in my opinion - computer generated art tends to look clip-arty. Not Kate's, her art looks hand painted, polished and wonderful. You may have also seen Kate's works in other places like Target, The Container Store or Crate and Barrel - just to name a few.
And I love her Central Park fabric which is in stores now.
Hop on over to her blog to see what she has to offer today.

Here in Iowa we are headed for yet another bout of below zero temperatures.
I thought I would paint a bright "Springy" picture to cheer things up around here.
I have titled the picture…

I Wish.
I wish the flowers were blooming.
I wish I was as talented as the fabulous Kate Spain.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see the painting of the day and link up with the talented Kathy Schmitz.

February 1st … Aneela Hoey

February 2ndBlackbird Designs

February 3rd … Brannock and Patek

February 4thBunny Hill

February 5thCotton Way

February 6thFig Tree

February 7thKansas Troubles

February 8thKate Spain

February 9thKathy Schmitz Studios

February 10thThimbleblossoms

February 11thMe and My Sister Designs

February 12thMinick & Simpson

February 13thOliver + S

February 14thPieces From My Heart

February 15thLaurie & Jessi Jung

February 16thSweetwater

February 17th...Barbara Brackman
February 18thDeb Strain

February 19th … American Jane

February 20thPrimitive Gatherings

Wishing all of you a blooming flowers - Kate Spain kind of day.

From my heart,


  1. Sandy, i am loving all of your daily paintings!! Thank you so much for your kind words... but I wish i were as talented as YOU! It's no surprise that your pillow talk day falls on Valentine's Day because you're so sweet and lovable. Can't wait to see what your mini easel will have on display tomorrow :) Hope Bruce and the fam are great! Ready for Spring?? xxoo

  2. "I WISH" that I didn't have to clean today....LOL

  3. Oh yes, just what we need around here right now...a tiny cheerful little peek at spring! Another lovely little painting!


  4. What do you mean you wish? You ARE as talented! I love your designs. And paintings. And color choices. I can't do anything about your weather, though.

  5. I needed to let you know how much I have been enjoying your daily painitings. They are just so beautiful. Definite eye candy.

  6. I LOVE winter and snow but once that is gone I am ready for flowers. We get months of brown-ness which is the worst. Spring takes FORever to get here. Your little flowers are adorable.

  7. You are every bit as talented as Kate Spain - plus you wear funky glasses! Plus you have your own special personality that shines through all your work. Your little paintings have helped keep the dark wolves of winter at bay, thanks for making the effort each day. Maybe a panel commemorating the pillow hop will emerge from all these cute paintings???

  8. Not only are you very talented, you are generous with your talent, your time,and your energy. Thank you for designing fabric that just makes me happy and for patterns that are so much fun to make! You've been such an encouragement to a self-taught new quilter!

  9. You are incredibly talented! Drawing is something I was never any good at - but I've really enjoyed seeing your daily creations. I really appreciated the flowers today, b/c I'm stuck in the bitter cold in Chicago, so I feel your pain!

  10. I am so ready to see flowers blooming outside! I absolutely love all your paintings. It would be hard to pick a favorite. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your creations.

  11. Sandy, I love your daily paintings and I really like how you put photograph them with something related to the painting in the background. Very cool!!