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    Mej Mej Introduces Landsby and Some Happy Fugls

    By Cathy on February 4, 2016
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    You might remember this blog post not long ago in which we shared an inspiration exchange between Julianna (artist daughter visiting family in Copenhagen) and Cathy (artist mom holding down the fort in Austin). We are often inspired by the littlest things, from a trip to the grocery store to a leaf on the ground,  but when a daughter sends a photo

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    Color From Copenhagen

    By Cathy on December 8, 2015
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    We are often asked where we find our inspiration. Well, today, I received this excellent bit of color candy from Julianna, the other half of the Mej Mej team, who is in Copenhagen visiting her new family and taking in the beautiful Danish design. So, I decided to be inspired on the spot, post haste. Color, line, detail, pattern …

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    Grown in California: Berkeley Best Bets, Springtime

    By Cathy on April 30, 2015
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    This is not the way our blueberries are sold in Austin grocery stores. When we found our way to the Monterey Market in Berkeley, California, we knew we weren’t in Texas anymore. I LOVE blueberries, and not only were these berries abundant (a 4-ft x4-ft bin full), they were perfect … just the right balance of sweet and tart. In fact,

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    After Surtex: Walton Ford Exhibit

    By Ellen Heck on June 21, 2014
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    By the kind of serendipity that seemed a credit to New York, we walked into Paul Kasmin Gallery to see Walton Ford’s current show just as he started an artist talk. Standing in front of Tigress, one of three large-scale watercolors that fill the first gallery space, he began with a bit of his own history—how his naturalist, narrative watercolors

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    Washi World

    By Ellen Heck on June 18, 2014
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    Setting up for Surtex is certainly all about cutting, gluing and taping … but, here is another kind of tape we played with when we weren’t taping artwork to our booth walls. I’ve never known a Heck who didn’t like a craft project. At Anthropologie in Chelsea Market this year (we always have to go—for research purposes of course) the theme was washi

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