Archive for November, 2011

Prints & Tees for Kids!! + its ALL on SALE!

November 28, 2011

tees and prints for kids from Gaia Cornwall!

YAY I’m so happy to finally announce I’m offering PRINTS of my work, as well as, TEES & ONESIES for kids!

I’ve partnered with two wonderful companies: Society 6 and Skreened to do my printing and fufillment. I was originally postponing offering anything until I had my own shop up and running, but then I decided it was just better to get the ball rolling. Baby steps, right? Someday I’ll have my own online space for merchandise, but for now this will work fantastically!

The prints are offered in a variety of sizes, as well as framed, or on stretched canvases ready for hanging.

society6 print by illustrator, gaia cornwall

The tees come in a bunch of kid sizes, as well as onesies, and are all printed on American Apparel, 100% cotton.

tees, onesies for kids from nerdbaby by Gaia Cornwall

And everything is on sale–with free shipping!– through today: Cyber Monday!

Hooray!

Hope everybody had fun Thanksgivings…!

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

Falling Leaves Workshop
We’re off to my parent’s house, salted turkey and assorted goodies in tow!  I’ve recovered from my cold that’s knocked me off my feet for the last few days, and in the nick of time, managed to get a good chunk of work done anyway. Relatives from my mom’s side of the family, G’s parents and brother, and my brothers will be joining us soon. I hope you all have a wonderful, snuggly, yummy, day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

PS. I took that photo in the Adirondacks, at the Falling Leaves picture book workshop I went to a few weekends ago. Gorgeous, right?

Microwaved Gluten-Free Cake in a Mug: It worked.

November 23, 2011

Cake in a mug!

Have you heard about 5 minute cake? It sounds pretend, and/or maybe a little gross when you hear it’s “baked” in a microwave. We don’t actually use our microwave that much.  I tried it a few weeks ago and it was awful. It was super dry and flavorless and parts of it were actually burnt.  However, it a fit of desperation last week, (yes: cake desperation,) I tried again.  I adapted Babble’s recipe, “5 Minute Nutella Mug Cake.”

Instead of Nutella*, which I didn’t have, I used chocolate syrup. And instead of flour, I used gluten-free cake mix.  I substituted almond milk, for milk.  All the same measurements.

Ingredients

4 tablespoons self rising flour
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Method

1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes. (Time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 1 1 /2 minutes.) Top with whipped cream and a little chocolate sauce if desired.

2. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Note: Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you may have to increase cooking time.

Makes 1 very large serving.

 

My only regret is that I couldn’t get a more flattering picture of it. You don’t photo well, Mug-Cake.  Anyways, G and I agreed it was pretty awesome for practically no effort.  And I think you could split the above into two coffee cups, for two servings. Have you tried recipes like this?

 

*Has anyone else seen the latest commercials for Nutella, pitching it as a breakfast food? Wha??  

1st, Nutella has commercials?

2nd “…a hazlenut spread…with a hint of cocoa!”?  C’mon guys.

Oh that’s right, you have us figured out.

 

Plic, Ploc, Wiz App

November 17, 2011

Plic Ploc WizHave you seen the Plic, Ploc, Wiz app from  Pepillo? You can use it on your iPhone, iTouch, or iPad.  Plic Ploc Wiz Pepillo

When I dream about making apps, this is what I want them to look, and feel, like. Simple, but beautiful. Gush…

Shawn Gilheeney

November 15, 2011

Check out this limited edition print,–each one hand painted– by my friend Shawn, now available through Tiny Showcase.

Shawn Gilheeney Tiny Showcase

Edition of 30 screen prints with hand finished watercolor.

Hand printed, painted, signed and numbered by the artist. Measures roughly 30″ by 22″ on an archival watercolor paper.

Shawn Gilheeney Tiny Showcase

…As each piece was individually painted by the artist, no two are exactly the same.

shawn Gilheeney Tiny Showcase

There are only 16 left, so run over there to get yours!

Video Monday: Shawn Gilheeney*

November 14, 2011

Video Mondays

Have you seen Shawn Gilheeney’s work?  He does huge painted installations of predominantly urban ruins, that are just beautiful.

Shawn Gilheeney

His work explores the “theory of entropy, [and how] things are constantly de-evolving.” You can see more here.

*Is it Tuesday already? Oops, yes this post is late. But for history’s sake I’m backdating this to yesterday.

Veterans Day: Operation Warrior Wellness

November 11, 2011

I just heard that the VA estimates that about 18 veterans commit suicide every day.  A tragic and stunning number. I also came across this program sponsored by the David Lynch foundation:

Operation Warrior Wellness” aims to teach 10,000 veterans and their families a simple meditation practice for preventing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Kind of amazing, right?

image: War Machines by Anthony Mayer available here.

Project Cozy: beating the winter blues

November 10, 2011

It’s happening. Again.

It’s getting darker and darker.

G and I are sort of dreading winter in our drafty apartment. So this year I’m determined to lighten things up and make our home feel cozy.  Besides boring stuff, like buying space heaters and covering our windows, this is the plan:

Twinkle lights!  They always seem to make everything better!

We don’t have a fireplace, but it seems like I might be able to fake it with groups of candles on trays:

 

House plants! We’ll bring the green in!

Sadly, this is actually a bit tricky for us as, ahem– TMI alert– one of our cats likes to use plant pots as a litter box. It’s awful. So all hanging?  Clever pot idea? A LOT of rocks to cover up the inviting soil? All cacti? Just kidding. Sort of.

Moving on.  Mirrors, the better to bounce the light around!

And last, but certainly not least, slippers.  I’m an all-year-round-slipper-wearing kind of a gal, so it was tragic when I left my slippers at a friends house a few months ago. Mysteriously I have not replaced them yet.  This will be remedied this weekend:

What are your decorating tips to beat the winter blues?  Do tell!

Click on images for sources.

Working Wednesday: Proclamation!

November 9, 2011


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