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Updated: 2018-01-10T05:36:49.434-05:00


sister wall-art at Francesca's!


I love @francescascollections and have shopped there for years....Soooo.. I'm so excited they are offering my #droozstudio "sisters are different flowers from the same garden" wall-art in all of their 500+ national boutique locations! (stretched canvas giclee with gorgeous gold leaf lettering) #sisters #Francescas #oopsydaisyart

Blogging is NOT floating my boat.


WHATEVER FLOATS YOUR BOAT.and these days, for me, it is NOT has been a bit over a year since i posted here last.I spent some time this morning cleaning up my sidebar links - i was sadly surprised to see how many other blogs have become defunct or neglected. blogs i had read for years have just stopped or disappeared all together - all of a sudden i felt left in the dust, wondering what these creative people had been up to. why did they stop blogging?  what are they doing now? how are they? bloggers, where are YOU?Well. I'm still around. I'm still creating, painting and making.I'm working on a new website.I'm selling original items and artwork at my local retail pop-up shop in Skaneateles NY. I'm doing a bit of art licensing (mostly with Oopsy Daisy Fine Art for Kids) I'm still working on renovating out 1896 home.I'm crazy busy with 2 teenagers in the can find me daily on instagram and pinterest, and a bit on Facebook, here and long for now.[...]

swoon w drooz: week 36: the barN


art: drooz studio for GreenBox artlighted BAR sign: iron accentsiron letter N: land of nodorange chairs - vintage at Relevant Vintagesalvaged wood farm table: restoration hardware mesh covered server - jillybean kidsserving basket- way fair, country livingella tall planter - home decoraterstriped moroccan throw - the loaded trunklatest project around here: the barN renovation. its a doozie!when we purchased this old home a year ago we knew that the barn needed LOTS of work! the foundation and roof were shot - and water damage was starting to ruin the original 1848 interior beams.last week we started the renovation process. 10"x10" hemlock wood beams were stacked in the basement jenga style to act as temporary foundation braces... and then enormous metal I-beams were slid under the foundation to rest on the Jengas and under the barn. the entire 30'x70' barn was then raised just a few inched off the crumbling foundation so that it could be removed and a new one poured.  the barn was original sized at 30'x70'... because of our our lot size and coverage, existing buildings, permeable and non-permeable surfaces, and the fact that we are also currently adding a 2 story addition to the house- we needed to make the barn a bit smaller to comply for lot coverage and permission to build.  kinda stinks - but also kinda OK. by removing the end of the barn we now have enough salvaged wood to repair the standing barn.the new barn will be 30'x40'. full basement and a full 1st floor. in the area of the basement that we are removing we are leaving all the old foundation stones and designing a patio area with an outdoor fireplace.  14 new windows will be added to allow light and ventilation (they are actually salvaged windows that we restored from a local house). my husband also build a new cupola from the salvaged windows and a few left over shutters from our house. we wanted to keep as much of the old barn as possible - we choose to keep the interior looking as it is (large, raw plank floors, and hand hewn beams). the exterior will be cladded in new wood, and painted a crisp white, the new metal roof will be charcoal grey.the basement will be used as a workshop...the lst floor for a party/entertaining space complete with a bar, a sitting area and indoor fireplace, and a 20ft table built from the salvaged barn floors - i have a set of 18 vintage orange chairs that i purchased from my friend at Relevant Vintage.  hopefully to be complete by Thanksgiving for our first big get together![...]

my HOME: living with color.


last summer around this time we had a photo shoot at our house (we have since moved.. so this is no longer our house - kinda strange seeing these images featured now!) The magazine that featured it recently hit the newsstands - and it is full of really great spaces, color, and amazing decor & storage ideas. if you are an Elle Decor or Domino i highly reccommend this issue-  it is chock full of great, REAL homes with loads of  affordable + doable decorating inspirations.  here are a few images from the feature as you can see ( in my artwork and home)... I love color.  there's no hiding it! a big thank you to Harris Publications, Small Room Decorating and the fabulous Gridley + Graves photographers! (we are in the process of renovating and decorating our new home & studio - and 1896 farmhouse - so hopefully there will be another feature soon! :)here is the cover so you can look for it on your newsstands!(i have seen it at Wegmans, Barnes & Noble, TOPS) it is so full of great ideas, color, style and storage solutions - we can all use that - not just for "Small Rooms!"[...]

swoon w drooz: week 31: BERRY summer


its mid summer.. & we are drowning in raspberries, strawberries and blueberries - and i'm LOVIN' it!
this week swoon w drooz is inspired by the luscious colors of all those summer berries... and drooz art FLORAL TART in "wow pink". shining red boots to help you navigate all those prickly raspberry bushes, a ceramic berry basket, a POPS! recipe book with great ideas on how to create frozen berry treats, and adorable birdy decor  (don't worry... this one wont eat your berries),  ruffled curtains that look like raspberry sherbet, and a plump raspberry leather pouf to rest upon after all that berry picking effort.

art: drooz studio for oopsy daisy - floral tart in WOW pink
art: stay sweet drooz studio for oopsy daisy
pilliow from etsy , pillow plush
colette loveseat - pier 1
shabby chic ruffle panel - target
ceramic berry basket - fishs eddy
paper mache bird - district17
pendant light  - shadesoflight
POPS! ice pop recipes - amazon
hunter boots (necessary for those prickly berry bushes!) zappos
raspberry leather moroccan pouf - drooz studio

swoon w drooz week 30: oh deer.


this art is from a few years ago - it was a commissioned piece that i have always adored... 
i was thinking about it recently as we have been watching a mother and baby deer eat apples from our backyard apple tree.  the art inspired a nursery mix of old charm and modern glitz... sure to bring sweet dreams to any precious baby. 

art: bebe precieux wallhanging - custom piece by shelly kennedy - NFS
faux bois rug - Martha Stewart for home depot
deer head w gold glitter antlers - white faux taxidermy 
polka dot baby blanket - target
gold floor lamp - All+MOdern
paper medallion - etsy
bebe plate wall decor - etsy
tiny TOMS in gold glitter

swoon w drooz: week 29: how does your garden grow?


the hollyhock flowers are all a bloom in my garden. i have always thought of them as "fairy flowers" - the enchanting stalks could be such a lovely inspiration for a little girls room - dancing fairies, chirping birds, the smell of apple blossoms and a delicate rose necklace.... happy twirling!

growth chart: drooz studio for oopsy daisy- sweet treat birdies 
little fairies wall art: drooz studio for oopsy daisy stretched canvas 24x36"
birdhouse: Hollyhock birdhouse by MackenzieChilds
pink mushroom nightlight
pastel garden tool set 
faires in the garden Alphabet cards 
Shelly's Rose necklace: drooz studio for Oopsy Daisy
trumpet bird rattle: blabla toys

swoon w drooz: week 26: HAPPY 4th of JULY weekend!


happy 4th of July weekend!
stay cool. picnic. run around. have some treats & play BALL!

sports wall art ( in blue, red or brown)
sport drooz studio for oopsy daisy nitelites (in blue, red or brown)
patriotic folding fans: 
JONES soda
play BALL pillow : etsy/MomMellDesigns 
boys VANS shoes 
williams & sonoma rustic red, white and blue picnic blanket 

swoon w drooz: week 25: hanging w the Robins


this weeks "swoon w drooz" is inspired by my art work "welcome to our nest". summer is already zipping by around here.. but for the past week or so we have been slowing down to peek out the window and enjoy a giant nest of Robin babies on our front porch - the mom & dad Robins are so protective and angry when walk close  - so , we have been staying away and enjoying our patio instead (here are a few pretty outdoor goodies I'd love to add to assist in my "outdoor relaxation and nature watching!" so... come to find out.. The Robins are actually NOT keen on the idea "welcome to our nest" - we can respect that :)

art: Welcome to our Nest- drooz studio for GreenBoxArt
paper lanterns: zgallerie
yellow tray: zgallerie
metal outdoor loveseat: Grandinroad
outdoor rug: Grandinroad
stump table: west elm
berry baskets - get ready for berry pickin' season - sucreshop
La Mer outdoor pillow - Crate and Barrel
small outdoor pillow - etsy- MakingFabulous
organic lemonade & tea - Harney & Sons
flip flops - Havanas!

swoon w drooz: week 24:a Modern Royal


Watch out Kensington Palace... No British stuffiness allowed for this new modern royal baby nursery!
here's my top picks for the new baby (boy or girl?) .... a combination of traditional (SilverCross Pram) & modern (bold metal crow wall sconces), splashed with Princess Kates love of color (drooz studio Modern Prince & Princess art),  and Prince Williams fondness for travel and exotic places (the ethnic  patterned rugs), a heavy dash of humor and light heartedness.. & of course, all topped off with a silver baby spoon.

modern prince: drooz studio/oopsy daisy  18x18 stretched canvas
modern princess: drooz studio/oopsy daisy 18x18 stretched canvas

tiny tiara: decorative glass crown - blue- drooz studio
tiny tiara: decorative glass crown - pink - drooz studio

door tag: quite time for prince: drooz studio
door tag: quite time for princess: drooz studio

crown jewel wall light in silver or gold: shades of light
rugs: dash & albert wool rugs  at Layla Grayce

the royal baby pillow: etsy/naked decor 
silver spoon: etsy: Milk & Honey Luxuries 

silver cross Balmoral Pram - Navy and White or PInk and White
british onesie: etsy

swoon w drooz: week #23 Hudson Valley Weekend


i'm headed to the beautiful Hudson Valley area tomorrow... a weekend of friends, antiquing fun & food! mainly we are going to check out the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY (can't wait!) ... but we will also be making stops along the way to explore and recharge our creative energy. we are staying at Americas oldest continuously operated Inn (the Beekman Arms) - that in itself should prove very interesting! heres some  goodies that i hope too see (and possibly purchase?) over the weekend! many are features from the new Country Living store at, and some are stores in the Hudson Valley area, and some are from vendors that will actually be at the weekend fair.. happy weekend!combined with my great love of decor & home..  and the fact that my art is often turned into products & art for decor, i have to admit my biggest inspiration when creating a new design  is to imagine the room or space my work may inhabit someday. envision it live.the story it will help tell. the visual journey it may invoke. the place it will adorn & the items it will share it with.the way it might make one trio - sweet sayings HOME trio (drooz studio/greenbox art)orange enamalware duet - earth angels toyskitchen cart: The Country Living Store at Wayfairpolka dot creamer - earthangelstoys - Jill Wienerchair- Hammertown, Rhinebeck NY - by Mitchell Gold + Bob WilliamsNuloom rug: Country Living for Wayfairoutdoor striped round dog bed - Country Living for Wayfairdelcastillo bag company: Mochila bagcorsage bloom - marie pendley- earthangelstoysCountry Living magazine - May 2013 issue - with travel feature on Hudson Valley[...]

swoon w drooz: week #22 summa time!


whoa. summer has finally kicked in here in Central New York.  two days in a row of 90+ heat. i can't get lemonade off my mind!  here's some of my favorite finds to help make the heat a bit more bearable!art: drooz studio for Oopsy Daisy: lemonade stand 24x36 stretched canvas-striped straws: Koyal, -lemonade candle: Aunt Sadies (yes - it might be HOT out... but sometimes you need to get the stink out! this will have the kitchen smelling lemon fresh in no time!) -striped/crank yellow patio umbrella: ebay- glass LEMON pitcher: HauteLook ( sale ended...sorry!) -HONEST all natural bug spray vintage blue BALL jar: for catching fire flies of course! (make you sure you put holes in the top!)- L’Occitane Verbena Refreshing Towelettes : refreshing for sticky hands and ice cream faces- i love many of the Demeter fragrances - this one is a summer staple for me! Meyer Lemon[...]

swoon w drooz #21: Big girl bed.


i could so use a lazy monday curled up in the bed reading "The Secret Garden". If i still had my own room... this is what it would look like :)  enjoy your Monday!

art: floral tart: Black: OopsyDaisy/drooz studio
bed: Ethan Allen Quincy Bed
chandelier: ebay 
striped rug: crate & barrel
wall color: paint- Farrow & Ball - Pavilion Blue
book: The Secret Garden 
typewriter ket wall art: CS Post & Co.
LOVE throw pillow: Jonathan Adler
Kaylee doll: Land of Nod 

swoon w drooz # 20: NYC love


I love New York City. You could take me away there anytime..(i'm going this weekend... Brooklyn Flea, old friends, and art museums - can't wait!) this swoon with drooz board was inspired by my Take Me Away: New York artwork for Green Box Art. The rug reminds me of the NYC crosswalks, the chair (appropriately named the "Madison" sings of Central Park, the bookcase: a tall skyscraper (and also sold by my favorite NYC store ABC Home). Tote your belongings in style in the iconic black and white stripe designed Henri Bendel rolling case (flagship store at 5th ave) ... now just fill the closet with some high fashion and good walking shoes - and you are ready to roll.Take me Away: New York: drooz studio/Green Box Arttoy riding taxiNYC WORD wall art rug: crate & barrelred apple fabricbookcase: ABC home reeves design aqueduct bookcaseNYC w Kids book wheelie suitcase bag: Henri BendelMadsion swivel chair by Lazy Boy in leafI love NY pillow: upcycled Tshirt - etsyNYC snowglobe[...]

swoon w drooz #19: happy mothers day


Happy Mothers Day 2013! 
this year how about honoring the family matriarch with some beautiful personalized family art...
here Circus Bloom in Black sets the inspiration for a wonderful collection of thoughtful and oh so stylish ways to show MOM how much you care. 

heart pin/mirror: John Derian
necklace: HotCakes 
ikat clutch: CWonder
nailpolish: Paisley Martini from Scotch Naturals 

swoon w drooz #18 : sweet baby girl -SOAR!


oh. i kinda love this.
sweet baby girl with a touch of world style and adventure.
take off my adorable slippers, read me a story, 
tell me great tales of far far away, & then tuck me in please. shhhh. 

art: drooz studio original wallhanging... "soar"
nite light: drooz studio/oopsydaisy Soar
camel pillow: rikshaw design 
door tag: drooz studio
crib bedding: urban from supernatural
book: chronicle books: flora the flamingo
rug: garnethill
infant slippers: goody goody
globe: world wide globes
felt garland: etsy

swoon w drooz: #17: Happy Earth Day


Happy Earth Day 2013!
here's a round up of some my favorite 
upcycled, recycled, and environment conscience goods!

art: nurture nature - drooz studio for oopsy daisy 
art: expand your horizons - drooz studio for oopsy daisy
wallpaper: Julia Rothman for Hygge & West
pillow: CB2 20" upcycle shaggy pillow
cloud pillow: etsy
upcyled round rug: etsy: love this! made from clean, vintage cottons
recyled plates - cake plates as seen on inhabitat by  Wilhelm Teller 
side table: reclaimed wood - etsy
solar toy car: northern tools 
bean bag: 100% recycled canvas - RH baby & child
glass jar sippy cup: cuppow!
reusable sandwich & snack bags: lunchskins ( i have these, use these, love these!)

swoon w drooz: week #16.. scrub a-dub dub


scrub a DUB DUB! this design board is inspired by the kids bathroom on my house..
(see small picture in lower right hand corner... its a very large bathroom with a standing shower, marble sink, claw foot tub, cherry wood wainscoting, vintage tile floor - it looks pretty much like it did when we moved it - minus lots and lots of wallpaper!) My son and daughter share this bathroom... so i opted with gender neutral, "hip" original art and some cool quote framed prints. black and white decor w a pop of green and watery blue accessories. ( most of the time it is also heavily accented with dirty towels,  clothes all over  the floor, a empty toilet paper roll and an overflowing trash can) 

art: drooz studio/oopsy daisy "Scrub a-Dub Dub"
fabric for window panels & sink skirt: fabric guru
bird plate: john derian for Target (old.. sorry)
"be awesome" art: etsy
cut paper art:  Karl Johnson limited edition
black clover mirror: target
"admit one": glass tray/wall art: Fishs Eddies
bathtub: clawfoot w black exterior
towels: landsend
soap: LuckyGoatSoap (best stuff ever...&  made in my hometown!)
tissue box cover: 
flooring: vintage tile

swoon w drooz #15 :conquer the day


this is actually last weeks "swoon w drooz" post..(i was just too busy CONQUERING to actually post it!)enjoy! art: drooz studio for Oopsy Daisy/Green Box art : Apply. Go Forth. Conquer. here... silver writing desk(makeup table!): anthropologyred lamps: vintage - acme brooklynturquoise flokati rug: previous from pottery barn teen white leather vanity stool: 1st dibs- tom gibbs studio wallpaper: zinc door: jonathan adler candle: zinc door: illume boho candle silk scarf: hermes standing vanity mirror : etsypicture frame: laylagrayce black beaded clutch: laylagraycered shoes: modcloth the perfect red lipstick! ruby woo MAC[...]

swoon w drooz #14: Spring Break '13!


its Spring Break here in CNY. 
..most everyone is either AT the beach or thinking about the beach!
here's some beach inspired goodies to warm you up!

art: Day at the Beach.. oopsydaisy/drooz studio ... here
daybed: Dory Daybed in Wave by Maine Cottage
beach ball pillow - posh tots
starfish pillow: Frontgate
wall color: sherwin williams: Eye Catching
rug: Lily Pulitzer for Garnett Hill 
driftwood chandelier - ABC home
metal bucket: custom at MacBeth Collection 
sailboat throw pillow: Hable Construction for Garnett Hill 
vintage botanic prints: etsy
pirate treasure box: Land of Nod ( somewhere to stash all your beach treasures!)

swoon w drooz #13 : candy colors of Easter


vignette sweetly brought to you by the candy colors of Easter.artwork: drooz studio/oopsy daisy "sweet treat" - in 5 colorsgrassy green rug: posh totstuffted headboard: home depot vintage basket: jayson homethrow blankets: ikea :  springkornferah pink throw pillow: layla grayce  : black & site check pillow: MacKenzie Childs: courtly check outdoor lumbarstuffed chocolate bunny: etsy - monogramed available pastel ribbon candy: chasing fireflies burts bee: baby oil. i used this on my babies.. and i still use for myself! can't beat that sweet smell. burts bees products always show up in our easter baskets![...]

swoon w drooz #12: Charles Darwin inspired bedroom


 This is my sons room. Clark is almost 14 years old.  He is a collector, an inventor, a scientist, antique and flea market fanatic, and world explorer. His room is fitted with treasures new and old...we were going for a modern Charles Darwin feel... focus and a main goal of clutter control! (Clark is also a bit of a hoarder - I have no idea were it gets that from!) The red cabinets are from Target - a perfect way to display collections & nicknacks - condense clutter and minimize "dusting" time! (there is one on each side of the bed) .... under the double bed are large plastic under bed boxes for legos, books, and projects in progress.) The room also has a desk for homework (or taking mechanical things apart), a giant English wardrobe armoire (there is no built in closet in this old room!), and a 40 gallon turtle tank. oh boy!art: Gone Fishin' - drooz studio/oopsydaisy(show in hand painted RED - OD offers, brown, green, turquoise)nightstand" red "curio"cabinets: windam accent cabinet- targetturtle shell: Nate Berkus: Targetround red mirror: Hobby Lobbyturquoise bed side trays: Hobby Lobbywall paint: Sherwin Williams Ethereal Moodbranch lamps: HomegoodsSTUFF wire basket: LaylaGraycebook: The Origin of the Species: amazonbed (vintage) i actually bought this is High School at a garage sale , for my college room! i have painted it 3 times/different colors - it has a great shape and lovely details.ceiling light fixture, explosive wooden box, misc wall art : vintage, antique and customers own. throw pillows...old ones from Marshalls, Kohls and etsy. Houdini poster from a school research project.similar tray: west elmframed butterflies: Evolutionred microscope: here.. [...]

Friday Favorites. (on Tuesday)


jenn over at {cottage nest}  shared her Friday Favorites last week and invited readers to do the same. i'm game.. here's what is makin me smile these Mrs. Lilien Styin House. bold color, bling, design, & cocktails, all presented as pure eye candy. dreamy and darling. makes me feel very hip. (if i lived closer to Mrs. Lilien - i'd somehow wrangle myself an invite to one of her happy hours.)lipstick: i'm a sucker for a red lipstick - i have tried all the stains (all a bit dry and flakey) but this one is different {Just-Bitten-Kissable-Balm-Stain}  Revlon rocks. great color, moisture and shine. (todays color: Romantic) shoes: sometimes function trumps form. sometimes you actually obtain both! on our recent trip to Morocco and Madrid we traveled with only one carry on bag each. ( that meant very, very little room for shoes!)  i needed shoes that allowed me to do walking, light hiking, worked at the beach, the desert,  the snowy cold Atlas mountains, & could play all day and then take me out at nite in a dress. here they are. The Creston by Naturalizer.   a slight heel, rugged traction, arch and support all hidden in an elastic backed ballet slipper. also available in 5 widths!        "go to" jar sauce:  crazy weeknight schedules usually mean pasta, sauce and local bakery bread for dinner at least once a week here at home! i'm loving this sauce! Victoria Tomato Basil ( i can get it at Walmart and Target)  tastes very homemade -kinda similar to one of my favorite local Italian restaurantsso there ya go. and like Jenn says .. "I'd love to hear about some of yours and if you feel like blogging about them, come back by and leave a link in the comments. I love discovering new things."  so - go gather your Favs and link back in the comments to BOTH of us![...]

swoon w drooz #11: luck o' the green


its that time of the year when everyone feels Irish!here's a grassy green irish isle inspired haven for your wee, green green, a pot o'gold to sit upon, celtic lullabies & sweet dreams. "May the leprechauns be near you, to spread luck along your way.  And may all the Irish angels, smile upon you on St. Patrick's Day" - unknownart: droozstudio/oopsy daisy "sweet dreams toile" in greennitelight: droozstudio/oopsy daisy "sweet dreams toile" in green (a wee light for the wee ones)door tag: "backyard" - drooz studio (sometimes you just need to pretend you are in Ireland - sitting in your own grassy green backyard!)crib bedding: modern berries in spring green by Oilo - Rosenberry Roomsrug: colorful wave oasis : rosenberry rooms (reminded me of the rocky coasts of the Emerald Isle)wink doll: rosenberry room: BlaBla (part owl... part leprechaun?)metallic gold pouf: furbish (like a pot o' gold to sit upon)grassy green shade/lamp: no longer availbale... but i loved it anyway! Lamp Gustaf LUCK print: etsy Lucius artLullaby CD: Celtic dreamland - Putumayo kids- amazoncrocheted leprechaun hat: find pattern here. adorable, huh?over the years i have designed hundreds of paintings, patterns, thought process of creating something new often originates in,  places i've travelled, special items i have collected, an experience i've been privileged with, my children and their ever-changing interests,  the design challenge to combine classic & trend,or a precious memory i'd like to make last forever.combined with my great love of decor & home..  and the fact that my art is often turned into products & art for decor, i have to admit my biggest inspiration when creating a new design  is to imagine the room or space my work may inhabit someday. envision it live.the story it will help tell. the visual journey it may invoke. the place it will adorn & the items it will share it with.the way it might make one swoon.this year i will "attempt" a weekly "SWOON w drooz"...a new space, place, or experience inspired by my artwork each week.enjoy![...]

swoon w drooz #10: spring kitchen teaser


in my neck of the woods.. by the time the calendar flips to March.. we are all ready for the snow to be gone and for Spring to arrive.  This kitchen mockboard has a hint of peppy Spring colors - warm yellows, pops of pink, springy blue/greys. I see an afternoon full of friends, sitting in big comfy upholstered chairs,  chatting over warm coffees & homemade treats... discussing plans of Easter, pedicures, and spring drooz studio/oopsy daisy DEVOURart: original canvas: pink coffee cup: shelly kennedykettle: Le Crusietchairs: Ballard design doggie cookie jar: anthroplogiesideboard: mocha & blue striped kitchen towels: overstock (i have these - they rock)canister: west elmcookbook: amazon : sweet macaronssoap: rose savon espresso machine: whole latte love - Delonghistriped coffee mug: on the tableover the years i have designed hundreds of paintings, patterns, thought process of creating something new often originates in,  places i've travelled, special items i have collected, an experience i've been privileged with, my children and their ever-changing interests,  the design challenge to combine classic & trend,or a precious memory i'd like to make last forever.combined with my great love of decor & home..  and the fact that my art is often turned into products & art for decor, i have to admit my biggest inspiration when creating a new design  is to imagine the room or space my work may inhabit someday. envision it live.the story it will help tell. the visual journey it may invoke. the place it will adorn & the items it will share it with.the way it might make one swoon.this year i will "attempt" a weekly "SWOON w drooz"...a new space, place, or experience inspired by my artwork each week.enjoy![...]