31 December 2008
28 December 2008
15 December 2008
This petit porcelain Nativity set was a gift from my son last Christmas. I decided that it would be the inspiration for the center piece on my table this year. It makes me smile throughout the day, every time I walk by it. The innocence not only of the figurines, but of my own child who chose this special gift just for me warms my heart.
10 December 2008
05 December 2008
04 December 2008
Join some of us on Red Friday when we will be updating our Etsy shops with red hot handmade holiday specials.
Tracy, of The Vintage Sister Studio, dreamed up this fabulous idea and we've got a delectable group of artists. Just click on the badge on my side bar or the large badge above to find what shops are participating.
I am personally offering free shipping from now until December 20th on all my merchandise in my shop and will be listing some new prints of my Angel Flower Girls, gift embellishments, and new photographs some of which I made in Cabo San Lucas last week!
So, get a comfy chair, put you glasses on (if you need them), grab a cup of hot mulled cider, peruse the beautiful art by these talented women on Etsy, and of course stay out of the malls and buy handmade.
Ciao amici e buon natale,
01 December 2008
We are home from a beautiful and relaxing and fun vacation (..."business" trip to the IRS, of course). I have lots of photographs to show you ~ I took over 400 (crazy, I know). There was a riot of colour, beautiful architecture, folk art, scrumptious food, and lovely people.
For now, while I sort through my photographs and work on some new Christmas items for my Etsy shop, please make your self comfortable and have a seat...
Wrought Iron Bench, Yellow Wall
San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur
or enjoy this gorgeous view of the rocky Pacific Coast and shoreline...
or dive in!
We loved this place.
Wrought Iron Candelabra, Entrance of Esperanza Resort
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I will be back soon.
21 November 2008
Taking a Break
I am looking forward not only to the wonderful opportunity to photograph just about everything (I am taking two of my cameras), eat lots of salsa and fresh local foods (I will probably gain five pounds), but mostly time away from every day stuff we do every day and just to play with my family and not think.
Ciao amici and adios,
14 November 2008
The paint is dry and these angelic doll faces have finally floated off the easel into my SHOP!
May I introduce you to...
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These flower girls are charmers for any sweet room in your home. Perfect for not only a baby's nursery, but will transition nicely into a young girl’s room. Also lovely as holiday décor framed as a set on a mantel or in a beautiful table top setting.
Hand painted and signed, ready to frame. These are one of a kind, originals. I will be creating magnet sets out of these girls which would make perfect gifts for the holidays and pretty decorations for your home office, kitchen, or message board. Limited edition ACEOs are also going to be available. Prices will be the same as those similar items already in my shop. I am taking pre-orders for the above-mentioned items now.
My offer still stands...if you are order and mention that you saw these on my blog or Flickr photostream you will get FREE SHIPPING.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope the angels watch over all of you this weekend.
12 November 2008
Nothing like throwing stuff in the recycle bin only to not ever be seen again. So much for recycling.
Thank you for your patience while I re-load all of the photographs. Fortunately, I am still a baby blogger so I only lost a few months of posts. However, I suppose if I did have more experience this would not have happened!
Oh, I will have something fun to show you soon. I was commissioned to do some custom photography of a beautiful yarn shop in town. I will be shooting tomorrow with all my cameras. 'Should get some really good photographs out of this project.
11 November 2008
06 November 2008
These are fresh out of the oven...and in my SHOP.
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A polka dotted stocking cap is plopped on top of the yummy frosting ~ stuck in the goodiness!
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This ornament must have fallen from a tree and had a soft and delicious landing on top of the fluffy pink frosting.
And one more...
This joyful dove tops this yummy polka dotted cupcake. I do not think that she will fly away ~ it's just too good here!
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These are original pen and ink, gouache, watercolour paintings and each is signed. I have painted them on 140 pound acid free, cold press Strathmore watercolour paper.
The image size of each is 5" x 7" and the overall paper size is 6" x 8".
They will fit into a standard frame as they are or I can mat them for you.
03 November 2008
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if you mention that you saw these sketches and doodles
30 October 2008
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25 October 2008
Please take a moment to check out their blog. It is very well done and so pretty.
Now, one FAM member who is a pro at creating cool treasuries on Etsy, has done it again and made this one fun! Holly of Winkle Pots will take you on a scavenger hunt and you will have a chance to win $10 in FAM bucks which you may use toward purchases from participating members. I am happy to say that I was asked by Holly air out my "Clean Laundry" in this scavenger hunt and treasury, titled "Lavender's Blue."
Have a good time and enjoy!