Monday, November 29, 2010


Just in time for Cyber Monday/Holiday Gift-Giving, I am offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders from my shop!!
Also, many original paintings never before offered for sale are at a reduced price today. Several of my original chair paintings are in the shop. Original art makes a great gift for the holidays.
The piece in the photo above has been discounted from $250 to $150. Shop all originals here now! 

Saturday, November 27, 2010


I caught a bug. I am in a cold-induced stupor. That and the Thanksgiving Holiday have combined to = lack of a real end-of-week blog post. Hope you stay well and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I don't have a lot of time to go into detail about this new Vendome book right now (as I am slammed with work) but all I can say after reviewing it is "WOW".  It's full of eye candy for the architecture buff and would make a perfect gift for the Holidays. Peter Pennoyer creates spectacular homes and spaces for a discerning clientele and he is a monumental figure in his field. Talk about great inspiration if you happen to be designing or building a home - you won't want to miss it! Buy it here


Monday, November 22, 2010


It's time to save!! I am NOT waiting until "Black Friday" to start the discounts rolling on prints, canvases, cards and originals. Just enter this code: black25 at checkout. It all starts here NOW!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Another week....gone! 
I have gotten a lot accomplished and am ready for a little down time this weekend - what about you?  One of the things I love doing is checking out some great online home decor mags. Lonny is one that never fails to inspire me. Here, talented stylist Lilli Dialo helped Lauren Goodman up the punch factor in her NYC apartment. I am loving the color of these chairs, as well as the colors on the books and those gorgeous Smythson boxes on the shelf. I am a sucker for great boxes + color.
Hope you relish some down time this weekend!

Monday, November 15, 2010


When it comes to jewelry, it's so nice to see something distinctively different. I thought that these
 Paolo Costagli rings in exquisite color combinations were especially beautiful. Do you like? 

Friday, November 12, 2010


Aesthetic Oiseau

Wow, another week has flown by and it's time to wish you a terrific weekend. If you get a chance, check out these great blogs who have featured my work recently! Thanks again to all of you who have graciously blogged your support. I truly appreciate all of you fellow bloggers, readers and customers who inspire me to keep at it. Have a SPEC-TAC-U-LAR WEEKEND!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Another fabulous online design mag, Ivy and Piper, has made it's debut and you can check it out here.
The photo above is taken from their feature on Kimberlee Brown's charming home and you can spot my chair print in her gallery vignette above.

Monday, November 8, 2010


I want to introduce to you the lovely and talented Australian artist and blogger, Kerri Shipp.
I met Kerri online via blogging and asked if she'd like to share with us her creative space, work and a bit about herself. She graciously obliged and took time out of her busy creative life to be featured here.

Where were you born?

I was born in Sydney, Australia, and lived there until I was 22. The day after my husband and I were married, we packed up our campervan with all our worldy possessions and moved to Brisbane, Queensland. We’ve been here for the past 21 years and absolutely love it!

What would you take if your house was burning down?

Besides my family of course, without a doubt it would be my gorgeous Labrador, Darcy, and our bird, Storm. Besides a few pieces of my grandmother’s jewellery, which mean the world to me, everything else can be replaced.

        Your favorite book?

That’s such a hard one for me, as I’ve always been an avid reader. From the age of five, my mother used to buy me Enid Blyton books, and I’d lose myself in the characters for hours. I do love ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, but choosing a favourite book would be like asking me to choose a favourite child!

If you could have only 1 last meal, what would you want on the menu?

Living in Queensland means we have access to fantastic seafood, so I’d say a banquet of fresh prawns, lobster and reef fish, followed by crème brulee for dessert. Divine.

Do you prefer hot weather or cold?

Definitely hot weather – summer can’t come soon enough for me.

Favorite artists?

Another really hard question to answer! I love Claude Monet’s use of colour, and I love Australian artist Ben Quilty’s unique style. Again, there are so many fabulous artists out there, and each one is so individual with such an array of talents. You only have to browse through Etsy to realise that the world is full of very talented people.

Pet peeve?

Injustice, and ignorance.

Best childhood memory?

Summer holidays. No school for six whole weeks, lots of trips to the beach and hanging out with friends. I went to school with the most fantastic group of girls, and we’re still friends all these years later. I’ve come to realise how lucky I am to have such wonderful friendships.

Favorite travel destination?

Whitehaven beach is in the Great Barrier Reef in North Queensland, and would have to be the most beautiful place on earth. Crystal clear water, the whitest sand imaginable, all set on an island in the middle of the reef. Stunning.

Favorite shop?

Again, such a hard one! In Queensland we have some amazing designers, and I have to say I love visiting Anna Spiro’s stunning shop, Black and Spiro. Lily-G and Magnolia Interiors are also favourites, as is Signature on Hastings in Noosa.

Kerri is featuring a great give-away until November 10th on her blog and also 20% off sale at her Etsy shop, Driftwood Interiors until December 21st, so head over to check them both out now and let her know you read about her on Annechovie.
Thanks so much, Kerri!

Friday, November 5, 2010


This is a custom commissioned piece that I recently completed for a Chinoiserie decor-loving client in San Francisco per her unique specifications. This piece was larger than most of my commissions at 30" x 40". 
If you have interest in commissioning your own special piece or giving a one-of-a-kind work of art as a gift, please don't hesitate to contact me here.
Hope you have a relaxing weekend!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Staples could use this phenomenal video capturing artist
Peter Root with a slogan something like
"It's amazing what can be done when you have the right supplies"
Have an amazing Wednesday and Happy Birthday to my terrific Dad!

Monday, November 1, 2010


I'd like to introduce you to some clients of mine who love to bake and happen to have a fabulous blog as well!
BLUE-EYED BAKERS is the creation of two sisters, one based in NYC and the other in London. They grew up in a home with a British mum who was an expert baker and so baking is in their genes. Both LOVE to make sweets and have some pretty mouth-watering recipes. They hired me to create the illustrations for their blog and it was great fun to work with them, since I am quite the food-lover myself. I hope that you will click the link (in orange) and let them know I sent you!