As I watched my girls color, it reminded me of me and my sister. I talk about Lesley every now and then here. I make the kind of jokes big sisters like to make, but the truth is I am crazy proud of her. She is a phenomenal graphic artist. I’ve had the honor of watching from the sidelines as her business (Recipe for Crazy on etsy) has boomed over the last couple of years. She has a line at our local West Elm. Yes, you read that right. WEST ELM SELLS MY SISTER’S PRODUCTS! I’m trying to figure out a time to visit the store with her so I can make loud obnoxious comments…and take lots of pictures posing by her products. I’ll be sure everyone in the store knows I’m with her and that they should buy all her stuff. She’s love it, I’m sure.
She recently released her 2015 calendar and I’m kind of giddy about it. Naturally, I had to brag on her here. All of her designs are hand-drawn, they are not fonts. She’s good. Real good.While I was snapping pictures of the girls and then her calendar, I just kept shooting…I’ve been on a spray paint kick lately. If it doesn’t move, it gets painted. This basket was just a silver metal $.50 one from a thrift shop, so much cuter yellow.The pink tray was formerly green with orange chickens…hello pale pink.Not all my spray painting has been successful. I thought I’d go for a two tone pink on an old red tool cabinet. I’m not crazy about the darker pink, so it will be changed soon. The joy of paint – it isn’t permanent!Lesley will be the graphic designer and chef in the family. I’ll be the spray painter. And the re-spray painter…I’m pretty good at that job.