Sunday, August 29, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A tiny corner of my world...

Where I have vignetted some of my seashore inspired creations

The lamp began as a vase,
then evolved into a lamp
( funny how that happens )

It was the perfect addition to the corner of the sitting room,
my favorite place to curl up in the evening hours
to read, and write in my journal.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Assemblage in a box

I painted the background paper
and pulled out a tray full of beauties,

It's almost as if the little hand crafted ceramic jewels climbed in and assembled themselves.

I love when that happens !

It's titled Twin hearts
in memory of my twin brother

Friday, August 13, 2010

Summertime entertaining

.Super simple and quick,

delicious and healthy !

Here are the ingredients, all found at Trader Joe's.

Organics baby spinach

Seasoned mahi mahi fillets

Organics mixed medley cherry tomatoes

Hawaiian sweet onions

Fresh Garlic

Olive oil

Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper

Fire up the grill and while it is preheating

wash the spinach and spin dry

slice the tomatoes, onions and garlic

place the fillets on the grill for 4 minutes per side

Drizzle the salad ingredients with olive oil

sea salt and course ground pepper

add the grilled fillets on top.

I love how this recipe can be served hot or cold

If for some reason you have leftovers,

just slide them into a warmed skillet for a few moments

until heated thru, this is great served on a bed of pasta,

Bon appetit !


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Poppy Orange

I've been doing a bit of sewing lately and seem to be frustrated

trying to find needles and straight pins.

So I pulled out my old sewing box tucked under the cabinet

and discovered some charming vintage sewing paraphernalia...

using a bright orange Bahia Gold cigar box

I corralled all the needles into the box

then I created a color coordinated collage

with some of the gems on the lid for easy access.

I couldn't resist including the now-famous

orange handled scissors by Fiskars,

first introduced to the world in 1967,

they seemed a perfect fit !


Saturday, August 7, 2010

The creative process

Simple floral gift from lover is inspiration...

a test tile is made...

et voila !

the finished piece