Friday, June 13, 2014

Kid's Art

Now that I have two kids, I have been spending a lot more time in the world of children's art and design. We have collected dozens of children's picture books, and I find that child geared art and surface design sticks out to me more than ever. I have been playing around with some of my own kid's art lately. This genre is right at home with bright color, which is a perfect fit for me.

New Art

A few new pieces to brighten your day. I have been experimenting with taking elements of my paintings and recreating them into new images in Photoshop. It is so much fun and the possibilities are endless...unfortunately my TIME is not endless! :) 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Apartment Therapy Home Tour

Recently our home was featured on Apartment Therapy! We bought our 1955 fixer about 4 years ago and my husband went to work transforming it not only into a beautiful piece of craftsmanship, but also into the first Passive House in Texas.  Passive House is the most stringent energy efficiency standard in the world, and his company, Equitable Green Group, hopes to build more of this type of building to Texas.

We had a great time doing this photo shoot with local photographer/culture builder Chris Perez. You can see more about him, and the whole shoot, at the Apartment Therapy website.

Blaise House: First Passive House in Texas
Blaise House: Our Moroccan inspired tea room!

Blaise House: Our Dining/Kitchen area with sliding barn doors.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Virtues Art

Recently I began working on a new children's poster series focusing on virtues. The concept is inspired by the Virtues Project, a grassroots initiative to inspire the practice of virtues in everyday life. The idea is that by cultivating virtues, individuals are empowered to live more authentic and meaningful lives, with compassion and integrity.

Misha Maynerick Blaise 2013
The design aesthetic for this series is inspired by an amazing set of vintage illustrations of European countries created by Maurice Labanin in 1959. I really love the little folky details he adds into each of his pieces, and the bright, bold color palette he worked with. 

I am selling these prints individually on Etsy.

Art Prints on Wheatpaste and Greenbox

My art for sale on Wheatpaste (Today is Going to Be Awesome print featured on front page)

...and Greenbox! (2 of my geometric paintings on the front page!)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Prayers for Trayvon Martin

“Until these prejudices are entirely removed from the people of the world, the realm of humanity will not find rest. Nay, rather, discord and bloodshed will be increased day by day, and the foundation of the prosperity of the world of man will be destroyed. Now is the time for the Americans to take up this matter and unite both the white and colored races. Otherwise, hasten ye towards destruction! Hasten ye toward devastation! Indeed, there is a greater danger than only the shedding of blood. It is the destruction of America.”
- Abdu'l-Baha (1912 visit to America)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Etsy Pop-Up Shop at West Elm!

This past weekend I was invited by fashion blogger and show curator Camille Styles to participate in an Etsy Pop-Up Shop at the West Elm here in Austin, TX!  I had heard of these pop-ups happening in other cities and I really wanted to participate in one, so it was a dream come true when I was invited, seemingly out of nowhere, to join! Also, I already have been inspired by West Elm to create some art, so it was a perfect fit. There were some incredibly talented artists and artisans there and I was really psyched to show my art along side of them.

Here is a sample of the artists who were there; you can see the West Elm promo post here:

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