May 29, 2009

Dirk Nolte :: polaNY

polaNY, originally uploaded by noltedi.

One of my husband's design buds from Germany, lived in DUMBO for some time and took lovely photographs of his favorite city. I love this photo as it reminds me of fun times. Dirk's site is right here, if you read German or if not, just enjoy the pretty site.

Adapt :: red peppers

red peppers, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

More from my work on the ON magazine illustrations.... Today when I got the Illustration Friday prompt  of Adapt - I thought of these New Mexico style hanging chili peppers!

They grow singularly, but are displayed together and must adapt to that closeness. HA!

What a twist. Either way, it was a fun project to do and reminded me of my time spent in New Mexico. I love it there. It is completely the opposite of New Hampshire with the lovely wide horizons and beautiful colors in the earth and sky. Taos was my favorite. I bought a huge chili wreath to bring back to NH and made it my "carry on" luggage. It was pretty funny but oh so worth it in the end when I had the most delicious peppers to cook from for a year.
Go see some other Adaptations over at
Illustration Friday!

May 28, 2009

Chilies and Herbs

cilantro, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

More illustrations for ON magazine - this time to relate to some recipes! My favorite stuff - cooking and art, a good combo. I was asked to do chili peppers from New Mexico and the cook's herb selections. They are all at my flickr and now am thinking of printing up some recipe cards from the watercolors for the shop. We'll see!

May 26, 2009

Lost bird Found:: a Print at the IPS

A very large silkscreen by Sara Jensen - brilliant blue and man eating shark -- part of the Incredible Print Show! Here's her words about her works: I have a laundry list of fears, some rational and some irrational. For my pieces I wanted to create large format prints that face them head on with humor.

A huge thanks to Irene at Bloesom for the lovely post about this show!

Doily Lanterns :: Zakka life style

photo by zakka life
Wonderful weekend = happy start of the week. I hope all of yours were as lovely as ours was! We got the garden in, had loads of family time and feel rested to finish up projects today as well as take on a little studio cleaning (ok, quite a lot actually) with my dear helper Olivia. More on that later - but now, check out these very sweet lanterns to DIY by Zakka Life with one of my fav materials- paper doilies!  Their site is so lovely filled with loads of fun how tos.... SO! What did you do over the weekend?

May 22, 2009

Friday play :: presstype for collage

presstype for collage, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Ages ago, one of my adult students gave me a big old flat box filled with letraset press type.  I was thrilled of course as I had used it way back in college! Yes, I am old enough to have used this in college.. but now find different uses for it ...  I would like to add it to my collage work. Lots of things to put into the shop, so will be back this weekend with a preview and a post. I hope you have a wonderful weekend in the sunshine!

May 20, 2009

It's really spring now

it's really spring now, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Just a quick shot of some beautiful blue sky peeking thorugh the branches... taken on a walk with Rainer this morning. Some days you just have to start with a a walk. Seeing clients this morning and getting through some design work then it's clear skies for painting.

May 19, 2009

Albina McPhail :: beauty in the small

“2gether”, 6″ X 6″ mixed media collage on paper

“4 me and you”, 6″ X 6″ mixed media collage on paper
Albina is an artist par excellence in all fields 2-D. I love her work in florals and now we can fall in love with her collages. Here is the skinny on her latest exhibition at the Rochester Contemporary Art Center in Rochester, New York.

6×6x2009: the second and final exhibition of thousands of original artworks, made and donated by thousands of people. Each artwork, 6×6 inches square and signed only on the back, is exhibited anonymously. All artworks are available for sale to the public for $20 each, to benefit Rochester Contemporary Art Center. Artists’ names will be revealed to the buyer only upon purchase and all artworks will remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.


Rochester Contemporary Art Center
137 East Ave,
Rochester, NY 14604


June 6 - July 12

Opening Reception & Artwork Sale:
June 6, 6-10pm

Preview Hours:
June 4, 7-10pm
June 5 & 6, 1-6pm

May 18, 2009

Creative Kismet :: Martha Stewart Show

The lovely Regina from Creative Kismet is going to be on Thursday's Martha Stewart show featuring her groovy/creepy eyeball tee shirts. I loved these when I saw them on Regina's blog thinking how much fun those would be to make... and well now we get to see her tutorial right on TV! Check her out (love that smile Regina!) on this Thursday's show. 

Poppytalk :: Sweet free wallpaper download!

some doodles for my new originals 
Jan over at Poppytalk has a sweet deal download for your desktop - click through here to her flickr for some beautiful images. Also, I have a table at her Poppytalk Handmade site. I have quite a few works on paper small and affordable as well as some new originals and some new  goccos I am working on this week which will go into the shops here and here on Friday. 

May 15, 2009

The great big Wellington:: the Shoes of Rochester

Here is a photo of what I have been up to for the past week, or so... Yes, the big shoe project - The Shoes of Rochester is upon us. Rainer snapped some shots today of my work in progress and if you are interested in seeing the step by step so to speak, click through here to my flickr, for more... Hope all of you have a wonderful weekend! The sun is shining brightly here, so it looks like I can don my normal size wellies and get into the garden!

May 14, 2009

Meaghan Parker :: Doodle 4 Google finalist!

So, today a senior at our very own Rochester Spaulding High School is up for a national prize at the "Doodle 4 Google" contest. Her work is above and click here to vote for her! Go Meaghan! She is so sweet. Check her out on the New England news right here.

--- her entry doodle is above and her words below--- go vote for Meaghan!

I Wish

I wish for more hope, hope for the future. I wish there was more love. Love for the environment and people. I wish for more joy. I wish for peace, a movement for it. I wish for more trees. I wish for gay rights, now.

Name: Meaghan Parker

Age: 17


City, State: Rochester, NH

GO team artstream!

GO team artstream!, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Just a quick post about our fabulous Girls Softball Team ... we are rocking the park with lots of hits and runs. I am becoming a sport-O!
(slowly but surely)
More on the art front tomorrow - for now, just take me out to the ball game!

May 12, 2009

Stacey Durand and Camilla Stacey

Stacey Durand Turquoise Houses
Camilla Stacey We thrifted
More beautiful work from The Incredible Print Show. Stacey Durand and Camilla Stacey - two artists from either side of the pond - have a couple of beautiful urban scenes in this exhibit. See more of the show at our flickr or over at the shop.

Planika a new kind of fire...

bubble - an outdoor fireplace
square an indoor fireplace
Today this link landed in my inbox from Planika. From Poland, their new technology in fires and fireplaces were "ignighted"  while on vacation at Ayer's Rock in Australia! I am totally fascinated by their interior and exterior fireplaces! Click through here to see their entire line, and read more about the way they work. I will just gaze here at the beautiful design of  the one which I would like inside and outside my own house!

May 11, 2009

Kristina Gill :: Photographer- Incredible Print Show

Just wanted to point you all in the direction of Kristina Gill. She has an eye through the lens which I covet - rapier wit and is brilliant in so many ways, it will just sound like I am gushing here, so I will stop. Where to find Kristina's work? Right here at the Incredible Print Show pages, over at design*sponge's "In the Kitchen with" and her own site 3 Layer Cake (currently on hold due to some hacking issues)and her fabulous flickr. I have had the distinct privilege of meeting up with Kristina in Germany last year, while we were on vacation. Kristina hails currently from Rome, so many of her photographs have a distinct "Italian flavor" with a nice smattering of foodie pleasures.

May 08, 2009

The Shoes of Rochester :: the wellie ... in process.

Today the sun is finally showing it's face. Hoo-ray! So, I started painting my 5'7 inch Wellie! The base coat is the same as the real thing. This boot is part of the "shoes of Rochester project" which is sponsored by Art Esprit, the non profit group which I am part of. Adam Pearson sculpted 11 huge sculptures of shoes. Many of them were modeled after the ones made right here in Rochester NH.

The project involves visual artists and poets working as teams to create a public art piece relevant to the history of Rochester as well as celebrating the cultural capitol we have living here in the city. Each shoe will have a poem written about them and will be presented with the shoe (or as in my case boot!).
The kick-off (pun intended) is on June 6th with a huge walking tour of the pieces. It will stretch over 2 miles in the downtown area with a scavenger hunt for the children and each shoe sporting their artist and poet. Additionally these huge shoes are planters. They will be adorned with lovely plantings coming out of the tops. Cool thing additionally is that school aged children and adults will be making small replicas of the shoes with old discarded shoes - painting them and planting a small annual inside! These will be placed in area downtown businesses for display during the week before and after the kick off.
Pretty cool, huh? Lots of photos will pour forth over the next month. Stay tuned!

Rosie Flo's Garden Coloring Book

I have never been a huge fan of coloring books, save for the anti-coloring book - but after perusing this wonderful paperback from Chronicle books, I have to say Bravo!
This little gem not only brings out the creative draw inside a child (or brave adult) but is so whimsically put together, it is a delight to just dream about. Each page has line drawings in black and white of outfits, waiting for the people to be drawn in! Sort of a reverse paperdoll *you know how i love paper dolls* book. Check them out here for yourself. Three different scenarios for your artist side to run wild with. My personal favorite is above: Rosie Flo's Garden!

May 07, 2009

Ulla's papercutting in pdf form!

Ulla is up to her creative tricks again over at the Castle. What is the castle? It is a wonderful place where the beautiful and talented Ulla Millbath teaches classes. This time a beginner's class in papercutting. Lovely patterns from her class are to be found in pdf form over at the Castle's blog right here. PDF download here. Go Ulla! I so wish our coasts were closer - I would love to attend some of her wonderful classes.

May 06, 2009

Zefrank :: street poetry!

I love zefrank. This was up at ze's twitter today and just had to share. I miss "the show" but these little gems just tide me over...

street poems :: dublin 2009 from ze frank on Vimeo.

Anke Weckmann

serendipity #2
I have been a big fan of Linotte aka Anke Weckmann the illustrator from London for a long while. I love her blog and today I noticed at her flickr that she had made some adorable gocco felt pins for spring. The little dog pin is pictured above and is in her etsy shop. We have five works of hers in our Incredible Print Show. Above is one of them which you can purchase right here at our shop! 

May 05, 2009

Fully Furnished in Montreal

Rachel Berger, sister to well known artist Darryl Berger of red-handed fame, is one heck of a craftsperson. I would love to get my hands on this chair she refurbished. Among other items over at her blog... 

May 04, 2009

Opening and opening day!

mimi kirchner and guests viewing the work at the IPS
Whew! It's off and running - the Incredible Print Show opened on Friday with the reception on Saturday. Lots of nice comments, purchases and general feel good vibes in the gallery over this show. Visions of the show are at the flickr account for you to view and Rainer has been busy updating the site page so you can roll over the photos to enlarge as well as click through to shop!

Saturday was also opening day at the softball field for girls' softball team artstream. They won 15-3 - but they are such good sports and friendly in the league with  girls on the other team that there was extreme good sportmanship (or girl-ship!) among them all.  There was a lot of sun and general happiness floating around the park amidst the smell of popcorn and hot dogs and a feeling of good times in the air. Ah summer, it's all within reach now. 

May 02, 2009

OPENING TONIGHT! Saturday from 5-8 p.m.

Yes, it's tonight! Our first Saturday Art Stroll Opening. It's going to be wonderful fun with this print show especially!
Do drop in tonight or go to our shop to see the works there.

May 01, 2009

Megan Bogonovich has new work ...

diana fayt's new plates

megan bogonovich's new vessels

Everything is going up at the same time...and in rolls these new pieces from Megan last minute. She never ceases to amaze! Along with these ceramics, we have three LOVELY plates from Diana Fayt as shown. Soo much goodness in the gallery right now!

Adam Pearson:: our hero

I couldn't say enough if I had all the words in the world, about how much Adam does for us. We have to "company lines" here at artstream.
They are identical. "Oh, I know Adam can do that" and "Oh I know Rainer can do that"... just taking a moment to say how thankful we are for both of these awesome guys.
Adam has been working for six months, sculpting environmentally friendly sculptures, which will be a HUGE part of a project our non profit group, Art Esprit (yes the same name as this blog) has been working on. It's a public art project for Rochester called "The Shoes of Rochester". More on that later, but a little sneak peek is over at my flickr.

Back to the hanging now - more photos throughout the day.