A lifelong artist and entrepreneur, Alise loves nothing more than an adventure down a road not taken. This spirit of adventure and love of mystery has led Alise to explore new ways of making art by marrying what she loves most which is nature, photography, and working with new technologies to achieve what she sees in her imagination and feels in her bones.

December 29, 2014

New Wishnest Jewelry Collection

Demdaco has launched the new 2015
Wishnest jewelry collection and it was featured in the cover of their
catalog. Very exciting year ahead!

October 15, 2014

Indigo kind of day

Everything looking sort of indigo today- in a very good way...we need rain!

September 17, 2014

My morning walk

I live near Balboa Park in San Diego and walk every morning there. (So lucky!) 
One of my favorite walks is through the cactus garden. It is spectacular and inspires me every time. Being from Ohio and Northen Cal I had no idea there were so many wonderful catus and succulent plants. Today I walked through as the sprinkers were on- the light and water droplets and colors everywhere were awe inspiring and I took some photos as I usually do - heres a photo and the new designs this photo inspired when I got back home today. I will likely use these as backgrounds but they would also be great as fabric, wallpaper etc.

August 31, 2014

Ancient is new again

Inspired by the ancient egyptian text- the book of dreams. I get so much inspiration from dreams myself its no wonder this gave me so much to run with, love the warm and subtle colors. 

Some whimsey for the little ones- or anyone!

Creating the future

Many of you know that am the designer and founder of Wishnest, a line of gifts and jewelry that is now licensed by DEMDACO. I am very excited to announce my new line of artwork that available for licensing as well.  Contact me if you are interested in seeing my portfolio of available artwork.
Just like with Wishnest, i am greatly inspired by forms and colors from nature and also love a retro vibe which is coming through in my new collection. Heres a sneak peak- hope you like it!

August 7, 2014

Dreaming for My Grandfather

I am excited about the new direction my work is taking, this piece is about Thomas C Sheehan, my Grandfather. He was a very creative and successful inventor and I feel his presence with me often as I am creating. One of his patent drawings and his signsture are in this piece which I titled Dreaming For My Grandfather.

August 4, 2014

The View From Here

I have been composing different views of color and light. There are amazing photo opps everywhere and I am having a great time manipulating and combining them into new views of the world on my ipad. This is also leading me to create a new jewelry line coming soon. Hope you enjoy!

April 9, 2014

Morning in San Miguel- Day 3

Found a great place to stay in the artists district in San Miguel - an area called Guadalupe. Have already met several artists and interesting people. Everyone has been tremendously helpful and friendly. Spanish classes today and exploring the Fabrica Aurora artists cooperative for classes to take.

March 21, 2014

The move to San Diego

Well the move to San Diego is complete. I feel like the intensity of getting it all done has stopped and I am having trouble getting going again! I understand the concept of taking a bit of a break...but it's hard for me to do. So today I'm going to the art museum for some soul inspiration!

January 10, 2014

The Big Debut!

I am excited to be here in the DEMDACO
Showroom at the AmericasMart Atlanta gift show. Everyone is thrilled with the shows turnout- looks like the gift business is back! Getting rave reviews in Wishnest and many new customers.