Buon Viaggio

Well, now that I have almost finished re-loading all of the "recycled" photographs that were dumped last week (with the exception of two posts, which I will try to complete before the end of the day), I am ready for a vacation.

Taking a Break

I am "taking a break" and will be away from my blog and Etsy shop for this next week of Thanksgiving on a very important "business" trip and photo shoot. We have been invited and are going to Cabo San Lucas to spend some time in a lovely villa on the cliffs of Baja California.

Mexican Sunflowers

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.

Mexican Security

Wishing all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Stay safe.

Ciao amici and adios,

Angel Flower Girls

The paint is dry and these angelic doll faces have finally floated off the easel into my SHOP!

May I introduce you to...

Angel Flower Girl ~ Miss Daisy

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Angel Flower Girl ~ Miss Rose

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Angel Flower Girl ~ Miss Tulip

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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.

Ciao amici,


A Clean Sweep...of my blog!

Yesterday I had my computer guy over here to help me with some tech stuff and "clean up" my computer. Well, we did just that and accidentally deleted all of my posted photographs. Of course I have them stored on my hard drive, but Blogger and Picassa will not give them back to me. The dirty rats.

Nothing like throwing stuff in the recycle bin only to not ever be seen again. So much for recycling.

Clean Palette

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.

Ciao amici,


Thank You Troops ~ Past and Present

Honoring and remembering our troops today, Veteran's Day, who fight for our freedom now and have fought for us in the past.

Thank you.

Freshly Baked!

These are fresh out of the oven...and in my SHOP.

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Christmas Cupcake ~ Stocking Cap

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.

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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.

These are one of a kind; however I will be offering limited edition ACEOs and will also be creating sets of laminated magnets from this collection of paintings. If you are interested, I am now taking pre-orders for these ~ simply e-mail me with your request. If you order and mention that you read about this on my blog you will get FREE SHIPPING! Let's get into the spirit of Christmas.

Ciao amici,


Angel Faces

Now that the ghoulish goblins have been put to rest, I am ready for some sweet faces of angels...how about you?

Last night I plopped down on the sofa and got out my sketch pad, started doodling and came up with these little ladies...

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I am about to paint these pen and ink illustrations, which will be available in my Etsy shop later this week. I think I may also create some 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.

if you mention that you saw these sketches and doodles
on my blog or my Flickr photostream when you place your order.

Thank you for stopping by ~ see you soon. Ciao amici,


Stay in touch, as I will post the finished paintings as soon as I can!