Saturday, November 23, 2013

Another Winged Creature. Meet the hummingbird

New winged things are arriving in my shop!
 Meet the hummingbird, available now as an 8x5" x 11" archival print! 

Click below to see the listing:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

The shop's abuzz!

There's a new print in my shop!  It's all abuzz...  



I love bees for their honey (of course!), their industrious nature and silent cooperation, but also because they're so significant to our food sources. According to the National Resource Defense Council, "Bees are one of a myriad of other animals, including birds, bats, beetles, and butterflies, called pollinators. Pollinators transfer pollen and seeds from one flower to another, fertilizing the plant so it can grow and produce food. Cross-pollination helps at least 30 percent of the world’s crops and 90 percent of our wild plants to thrive. Without bees to spread seeds, many plants—including food crops—would die off."

Sometimes the smallest things are the most important. Bzzzzz......

Friday, November 1, 2013

Women in Art

I was recently asked to be part of the November issue of Women in Art 278 magazine. How cool! You can see my work, along with the work of so many amazing women around the globe in this gorgeous and inspiring publication. Enjoy!

www.art278.org


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Announcements!

 Announcements!


New! Tote bags, pillows and more on Society 6! 
Click below or check out my store at: http://society6.com/LindsaySatchellDesigns


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Thursday, October 10, 2013

New to the shop...Large Prints!

Folks, I am very excited to share this news with you. My prints are now available in LARGE sizes! Need beautiful and inspiring art for that big wall in your pilates studio, home, or yoga space? Look no further - all of my images are now available 16" x 20" in gorgeous full color!! Go take a look in my shop!

Friday, August 16, 2013

The butterfly's loping flight



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The butterfly's loping flight
carries it through the country of leaves
delicately, and well enough to get it
where it wants to go, wherever that is, stopping 
here and there to fuzzle the damp throats of flowers and the black mud; up 
and down it swings, frenzied and aimless; and sometimes

for long delicious moments it is perfectly lazy, riding motionless in the breeze on the soft stalk 
of some ordinary flower. 

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For years and years I struggled 
just to love my life. And then

the butterfly rose, weightless, in the wind. "Don't love your life
too much," it said,

and vanished into the world. 

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excerpted from
One or Two Things
by Mary Oliver


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Don't forget to have a good time



This morning as I think about the summer that just started, the big move underway, and all of the many things we're looking forward to...  Ani Difranco lyrics keep running through my head.

"Present/Infant"
Lately I've been glaring into mirrors picking myself apart
You'd think at my age I'd thought of something better to do
Than making insecurity into a full time job
Making insecurity into an art

And I fear my life will be over
And I will have never lived in unfettered
Always glaring into mirrors
Mad, I don't look better

But now here is this tiny baby
And they say she looks just like me
And she is smiling at me with that present infant glee
Yes, and I would defend to the ends of the earth
Her perfect right to be, be, be, be

So I'm beginning to see some problems
With the ongoing work of my mind
And I've got myself a new mantra
It says don't forget to have a good time
Don't let the sellers of stuff power enough to rob you of your grace

Love is all over the place
There's nothing wrong with your face
Love is all over the place
There's nothing wrong with your face


 "Don't forget to have a good time."  Easy advice, hard to do. Just look around and take it all in. It's all perfect, just as it is. Happy Summer, everyone! Here's what ours looks like so far.
DIY waterslide
Exploring the neighborhood creek
Sock bubbles

Tiny Campers
Packing up my favorite cookbooks

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Casting paper

In the midst of packing, I came down with a bad case of the "gotta makes."  I think most artists get this. Basically, at the most inconvenient time, one MUST make something creative. 

I've been itching to cast paper again. I did it both in undergrad and grad school, with very cool results.  Here's a look at what I did this week. 

Mini baking tins; silicone lubricant; and white paper pulp:
Pressing pulp into the mold; letting the full molds dry completely:
The finished result: cast paper!
After i trim up the edges, I'll probably add some color or other surface treatment. I'll be sure to share!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Hatched!

I've been watching a nest of black-capped chickadees this spring. It's hard to see, but on top is the mama with her tail fanned out in an attempt to scare me away. The bottom photo is of the three little beaks I saw for the first time today!

And finally after a nasty virus that had me in bed for a few days, I finished my monarch. Just a little tribute to spring. 


My bluebird painting found a home and had a custom frame built around it. Gorgeous!


And finally, here's a shot of me and my birdies this Mother's Day. Cheers!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Works in Progress

I've spent a little time in the studio lately. Here's a peek at what I'm up to:







Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What's going on

A few snapshots of what's going on around here.
Hope some fun creative things are happening in your world!

Small boy lifts tree with no hands!
Choosing a wall color. Any votes?
Birds make nests in the strangest places. This is in my parents' mailbox.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring's new moon

New moon; new body of work.

Signs of spring were everywhere today.








Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Shorter but sweeter

A few changes are happening around here. I'm streamlining a lot of activities in my life because there is just not enough time in the day to do all I want to do. So blog entries will be (hopefully!) more frequent, but shorter in length. More pictures, less words. Sound good? Great!

It's garden time! Whoo!!!  I live near Sow True, an amazing seed company. Please go check them out
I finished another in my new series. 
Here are all of them together.
 Finally, a few parting shots of inspiration. 



Monday, March 4, 2013

Furlough days

The shop is closed, my trusty MacBook is in the shop... Not a lot going on here at Lindsay Satchell Designs.

I could be working on some new pieces, painting away, sculpting something new...

But it's not time.

Just like a garden, my creative process needs a furlough. A break. A time to rest and gather strength.

So for now I will share some photos from daily life. I'm collecting colors, shapes, patterns and textures. Then I'll plants those seeds when the weather is right. Enjoy!











Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Three little birds

This has been the longest February! Is it done yet?! Today I spied 3 bluebirds, which gives me hope for spring. This time of year is so exciting as the birds arrive, the tree buds swell and the flowers begin pushing up through the cold ground. Life returns again!!

Looks like my trusty MacBook needs to go to the doctor soon. My track pad is dying, which makes doing business hard. So get your orders in soon before I close shop for a while!

Wishing you all plenty of birds, buds and blooms.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Things as they are

First things first - I promised to show you the latest drawing as it developed, so here it is! I'm starting to think these would benefit from being larger in size. Right now they're only about 8x12 or so. But there are two more to finish the first series, then I'll share a pic of the group when it's all done. 


Next, I wanted to share a picture of the iPhone case I had made with my "BREATHE" image on it. It reminds me to stop and breathe better when I see it, and hopefully it reminds others when I chat on my phone. If you're interested, they're available in my shop. But I only have a few, so it's a limited offering! Here's the link: https://www.etsy.com/listing/121829384/breathe-yoga-iphone-4-hard-case


iPhone case on a pretty new scarf I found at my favorite antiques/vintage store.
Next post I will share some of the commissions I've been working on. They've been a great opportunity to practice since I can't do physical asana right now. I fell down the stairs 2 weeks ago and apparently cracked a rib. Ouch. So no yoga for me for a bit, which is so frustrating. But I've been here before, and attachment to practicing yoga is still attachment. Better to try and feel some santosha, or contentment, with things as they are.