A Natural Hair and fashion lifestyle blog based in Sonoma County, in the heart of Wine Country. Amber serves up inspiration for winery tourism, vegetarian recipes, style, and skincare.

My Artwork

It occurred to me that while this blog is over 5 years old, I've never shared one of my greatest joys with you: my art.

In college I was once a quadruple major: however it was Fine Art and Art History that I graduated with. My art is so personal to me: it's gotten me through both the best, and most difficult of times. Due to recent events, I've started painting again. I thought that this would be a great opportunity to share some of my favorite pieces with you.

The two paintings above were painted in the same evening. I was taking a canvas stretching class, and in a fit of rebellion, I painted these on un-stretched canvas. My boyfriend in celebration of our new apartment had one of them stretched and framed for me. Canvases of this size don't frame for cheap, and I'm currently saving up to have the other fitted.

I took these two photographs while vacationing in Belize. I took these while wandering the quiet (albeit very windy!) sandy island streets of Caye Caulker. I grew up in Hawai'i, and visiting Belize made me realize how much I have missed the island life! Every day I miss the Belize islands. 

This painting is my most recent. The same day of my accident, my sweet friend Crystal (and her boyfriend) brought over sushi and sunflowers. In a way, those sunflowers really got me though. My boyfriend in efforts to keep my mind occupied purchased a canvas for me, and it was the sunflowers that I decided to paint. This now hangs in our living room.

So loves, here is a sampling of my work! What do you think?


  1. I love the life and vibrancy in your paintings. I can only imagine how much you must miss island life - those pictures capture the mood of the islands well. i hope you're feeling better dear.


    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  2. My favorite is the staircase photo of yours - love the lines and symmetry of it. Great job, Amber !

  3. Marla (Listen to Your Heart)October 9, 2013 at 12:15 PM

    Amber my dear, I'm so glad you decided to share. There were so many that I've not seen. It's too bad that we no longer are roomies/across the hall from one another. It brightens my heart to see some of your recent work. I feel that you've been sharing all kinds of art with us, even if it's not the kind that you put in a frame. Thank you for all of it. <3

  4. Amber! I love your still life of the flowers. I think it's beautiful! I'm totally the same way about sharing my work...LOL! I rarely do it on my blog. I've only done it only once, actually :)

    And we do need to hang out again! Tea sounds fabulous <3

    xo Azu

  5. The one hanging above the dining table is my fave. If you told me that some major artist from the 19th century painted that, I would totally believe you! Although, as an art major you're probably like "she is so off with her painting periods" lol, but all I'm saying is, it's pretty fab.


  6. Caity @ Moi Contre La VieOctober 14, 2013 at 11:54 AM



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