My Talented MIL

My Talented MIL

Yesterday, we got a surprise package from Laelia’s Gma in the mail with this beautiful hand painted diaper stacker and a fun baby duck vintage crib sheet that I’m guessing was once her father’s or one of her uncles’ or aunt’s. She came on her annual summer visit to Los Angeles about a month ago. Although she stayed with her parents, we did get to see her quite a bit which was nice. She brought a quilt she made for Laelia, which I have been meaning to show off here for a few weeks now! I’m loving how much it matches her furniture, and I’m thinking it will be the starting point for her room when she’s a bigger little girl. Anyway, before Gma left she asked me for a swatch of the square dance fabric for reference for something she was planning to make. I am guessing she used it for reference for the art she did on the diaper stacker, but I LOVE how I can see her style in it too! She has done a lot of decorative work on furniture and ceramics, and her pieces are scattered throughout her rather large extended family and about her own home, so I’ve come to the point where I can recognize something she’s painted pretty easily. I’m convinced she could do textile prints! I think I’ll use her works for inspiration for a line one day…


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Welcome to Visual Vocabularie! My name is Jesyka, and I am a designer, artist, mom to Laelia and Luca, wife to software engineer and UX designer Tyler, coffee lover, and all around enthused person. This is my blog; here I share my personal projects, whether it's a furniture makeover, a new painting, a birthday party, an invitation I designed, or a favorite outfit for my little. You’ll also catch a glimpse into our family life in Los Angeles.

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