April Showers ...

Well, you know the rest of the saying.

Just want to welcome April, (I know, a day late). Lets hope it's not too much of a washout.
But, I got my rain boots ready,  and hope you do as well! :)

I also decided to make this illustration into a free April desktop calendar, which you can get here.
(*free for personal use only)


- xo Emma

A Macaron a Day

Photo by Kris Chu
Nothing makes me happier than the first day of spring. Well, add a few french macarons on top of that, and you get a veeeeerry happy person. Here in New York City, March 20th marks the 3rd annual Macaron Day. Which means everyone can get a free, delicate mouth-watering, slightly crispy outside, with a explosive gooey inside cookie, from any participating shops. If you've never had one, now is the time to try one. I mean, come on, it's free! These tiny sweet colorful jewels usually cost $2.50 a piece. And since I heart everything and anything macaron, I thought why not share my favorite Etsy macaron inspired items. Bon appetite!  
xo. Emma

1. A Macaron a day print from lucileskitchen | 2. Macaron Charm from BlingAndPink |3. Set of 4 French Macaron Birthday Card from joliejoliedesign | 4. Turquoise Macaron Earrings from atelierdouceurshop | 5.Sweet Treats Printable Lists from wildolive

Peacock Garden

I've been working on some birds lately, and of course peacocks were on my list. Here's a piece I call
peacock garden. I didn't want to do the typical open tail peacock painting (even though, I think the feathers are probably the most glorious part of the bird). So, I had to find a way of keeping the flare of the peacock without its iconic tail. I found a stencil while ornament shopping back in December, that I knew I wanted to implement into this piece somehow. The "moorish" type tile design stencil was a great solution to emulate the eyes of the birds tail (so i think), while also providing some kind of environment. 
Thanks for looking!