Monday, November 23, 2009

2010 Year of the Tiger

The highly-anticipated 2010 Patricia Kaegi Weiss Calendar is finished and ready for sale. The 2010 calendar is inspired by the Year of the Tiger and I am so pleased with all of the images. The painting for each month is posted below, so don't look if you want to be surprised.

You can purchase the calendar by check or paypal, via this blog or my shop at Etsy. I will also have a limited number that you can purchase directly from me. It will be available in two sizes, a large size that is 13.5"x19" and a small size that is 11"x17" when hanging on the wall. The large size is printed on a thicker linen paper and costs $35 plus shipping, and the small size is printed on a glossy standard paper at a price of $20 plus shipping. I am offering a bulk rate for small calenders- $175 for ten calendars which includes tax and delivery. If you would like to order the large calendars in bulk, contact me personally and we can work something out.

I will also be offering the above Tiger image in throw pillows. More information on that soon.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

IF- I Feel Unbalanced...

...somebody stole something from me.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Milk Thistle Farm & Magnolia Bakery are What my Dreams are Made Of

Last Sunday my family went into the city for a morning at the farmer's market. This is one of the top five things I miss from living in the Upper West Side. At the weekly market we would by delicious half & half from Milk Thistle Farm, tricolor pasta from the Hudson Valley Farmhouse (while trying to find their website I came upon this incredible one which has nothing to do with this post, I just thought it was my obligation to share it because it is so cool), and yummy pastries from Not Just Rugelah. If you have the opportunity to buy fresh half & half, don't pass it up...it makes coffee SUPER SUPER delicious. I dream about it. In addition we would buy fresh produce from a number of different stands. And our extra special treat was a box of cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery...yes I am addicted and I dream about them too.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Dog in the Form of a Duck

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The kids were home from school today so we decided to go on a hike with our neighbors. It was a short hike in honor of the kids, but it was full of action. Within the first five minutes we had a tag-a-long duck who thought he was a dog. We saw him swimming in the pond and within two minutes he had joined us on our hike. We were worried at first because his beak is at the same height as the children's eyes, but he had no interest in attacking- he was ready to walk with his tail wagging. After my initial fear, it was one of the cutest things I've ever seen and the kids sure got a kick out of it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Welcome

A front door greets all guests arriving to a person's home, therefore one of the first things I did when I moved to my new house is paint the door red. In Feng Shui a red door is believed to bring good luck, which is something I value.

I hung a metal wreath (auspicious because it won't die on me!) that I had found in a fabulous store in Olema, CA called Vita Collage. It is a wonder of inspiration and I knew the wreath on their door had to be the wreath on mine. When I asked the saleslady if it was for sale she said, "Of course" and I said, "I'll take it".

It makes me so happy when I enter my house to see my pretty wreath and bright red door. Hopefully everyone else feels the same!
the before door

Monday, November 02, 2009

May in Fall

Its been so long, but I needed a blogging break. Sooo. Here is part of a larger painting that will be in my 2010 calendar. All's well. I've moved into a new house (yes, in suburbia, so I will have to change the name of my blog....maybe small town livin?). I have been trolling Craigslist and antique stores for items to furnish my home. In the process I have learned about wheeling and dealing- so much fun! Anyways I'll post some pictures of aquired items and things I've learned about a new house (there is SOOO much as all homeowners know).