Saturday, February 28, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
For those of you that may not already know the generous, fabulous, inspirational and witty Joyce at A Perfect Beginning stop by and visit her beautiful blog. And while you're there~ have a piece of this delicious cake~ And wish Joyce a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
When life offers you snow, the only thing you can do is complain... or make a snowman.
Winter lasts a little longer in Maine~ so I haven't had the pangs of spring quite yet.
I choose to embrace old man winter- make time to paint, cook, build another fire and get cozy.
This is still less snow than we had last winter~ and spring did arrive.
Today I plan a warm, cozy day at home to do the things I like best.
A day such as this can hold all kinds of promise~ I will make the most of it... and perhaps a little snowman later this afternoon.
What are your special plans for this day?
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I am off for a long weekend of rest and relaxation~ Early to bed and early to rise. The weather for the south shore sounds perfect for this time of year, so there will be long walks on a winter beach, plenty of reading and sketching.
What are your plans for this Valentine's weekend?
Happy weekend to you.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Cupid arrived early at my house! The lovely Rachel at Two Dog Pond sent me this special delivery. I'll start at the beginning. Rachel and I have been collaborating for a while on a little side project. She designs funky, fabulous and whimsical jewelry, which is only one of her many talents. Many of Rachel's designs are inspired by old post cards.
After we met, I started poking around in local antique malls for quirky post cards to send. Rachel came up with the idea of using miniature Lifescapes and other illustrations I sent, incorporating them into some of her designs. I was wild about the idea, as I have been searching for another way to promote Lifescapes.
Two Dog Pond holds a "give-away" starting each Monday. Rachel posts an interesting post card and visitors try to come up with a phrase, word, very short story or a quote that is appropriate for the back of the image to be made into a pendant. The winning entry wins the pendant.
If you are interested in a pendant or a bracelet of custom illustration- we can work together to come up with your very own "one of a kind". Please contact me through email. For all other images seen on the Two Dog Pond website or Rachel's blog, please contact Rachel directly.
My limited photographic talent does not give credit that these pieces deserve.
Please stay tuned~ Rachel and I may have few more ideas up our sleeves!
Thanks Rachel~ You're a gift.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Lifescape doors and window
“Our senses are indeed our doors and windows on this world, in a very real sense the key to the unlocking of meaning and the wellspring of creativity.”~Jean Houston
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
You will receive the original watercolor, while prints may be added to your order for additional gifts.
~Prices upon request~
I will be posting small sections of Lifescapes that I am currently working on. To protect the personal information of my clients I cannot post the entire Lifescape.
All images are protected by federal copyright laws. No copies or reproductions are permitted without my permission. So please ask~ chances are I would be thrilled to share.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I am quite taken with cherubs- their sweet, innocent faces with pudgy cheeks and chunky little legs. It's at this time of year that I bring out a little collection of hearts and cherubs to place here and there throughout our home. Do you have a fondness for cherubs per chance? If you do- share a little tale
about Valentine's Day and one sweet cherub may fly your way just in time for this romantic holiday.
The winning tale will be chosen randomly by a sweet, blindfolded cherub living nearby.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
Image obtained from google
According to the calendar, there is still plenty of winter left. However, the days are getting longer and sun a little warmer. It's during mid winter that it's important to "treat yourself".
Several years ago, when I was newly married- I worked hard at staying within our means and spending wisely. My Mother use to say to me~ "treat yourself". She was an accomplished CEO of our household. She always had a little something extra put away~ she called them "tuckies". To this day~ I try to have a little extra cash "tucked-away".
February is the shortest month- but it can also bring in the worst of winter weather here in Maine . Some call it the cabin fever month. When you are feeling tired of winter and ready for a change in the weather-no matter where you live~ how will you "treat yourself"? And do you have a little stash of cash "tucked-away" for something special?
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- Mom's Blue and White
- Happy Birthday Joyce~
- Colors of Spring~
- Let it snow~
- A work in progress~
- Studio Space~
- Home Sweet Home
- By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea...
- A gift and an announcement~
- Unlocking creativity
- Broken Wing~
- Love Letters~
- Just what is a Lifescape?
- Valentine No. 2~ February 6, 2009~ Jean's Pendant
- Valentine's No. 1 ~Cherub Give-Away~ February 5, ...
- Take Care of Your Things... February 3, 2009 No. ...
- February 2, 2009~ No. 25~ Treat Yourself
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