Friday, August 13, 2010

Sweet Summertime

Ahhhh summer. It never gets old. I'm 29 and summer still feels just as blissful as it did when I was 9. I am an elementary school art teacher and I am head over heels in love with summer vacation. I do realize how lucky I am. With this gift of time, I have delved into the world of Etsy (Click to see my shop, Gypsy Lane Designs) and now the Blogosphere.

So, WELCOME! I'm glad you are here. I am Rachel Levitt, the artist behind Gypsy Lane Designs. As an artist, having this time to dedicate to my work is just amazing. I share my home on Gypsy Lane with my husband and our awesome rescue dog Gigi, as well as my ever-growing supply of art materials (They have a life of their own). I have spent countless hours painting, creating, revamping, re-editing, rethinking. As an artist, you are constantly critiquing yourself.

I started this blog as a visual way to record the process of my work, explore others' work, share new ideas, and include tidbits from my life as an artist, wife, doggie mom, teacher, and passionate traveler. I have a lot to share and am excited to venture into the blogging journey!

As you get to know me, you will see that I don't like to stay in one place too long. Hence, my love affair with summer. Summer has afforded me the time to visit the Caribbean, Chicago, Rhode Island, Maryland, Cleveland, and New York City. While in NYC, creativity heaven, I was inspired by a company in the Limelight Marketplace called Brocade Home. They have a line of canvases draped in vintage fabric that inspired my "Textile Block Paintings" line. Check out their beautiful, fresh and feminine designs. I love their use of the damask pattern- a classic! Plus, they aren't outrageously expensive. (By NYC standards, anyway)

It's easy to sum up my summer.
Art Creation + Travel. It's all I could ever ask for.

Drive from Cleveland to Philly

Maegan's Bay, St. Thomas.
Millenium Park, Chicago


  1. I LOVE your love for summer and animals :) Great blog post!

  2. Thanks Sparklezz! And thank you for being one of my first followers :)

  3. I'm following!! Thanks for your comment on my blog. :) I LOVE watercolor. I especially love your elephant. Your art is lovely. I put some of your listings on my blog today. :)

  4. Ah, I hope too to visit Millennium Park someday, spending the summer traveling and making art.

  5. Wow Julie thanks! Much appreciated! :)

    Bright Circle, Millenium Park and the city of Chicago are just fantastic!! Hope you make it someday too.

  6. I am very proud of you! You were right about Gigi too! Beautiful work on everything you do!