Sunday, January 30, 2011

One World One Heart ♥

Thank you to Lisa @ a whimsical bohemian for hosting this
fun world wide event for bloggers to participate in

What a great way to discover
and meet kindred spirits from all over the world !

I LoVe meeting new people,
bonding with kindred spirits,
sharing joys with like minded friends,
fellow artists, writers, photographers, designers,
seamstresses, crafters, collectors & creatives of all sorts ...

As a bonus to each blogger participant
for dropping by to view my world,
and leaving a comment

I would love to know what part of the world you are visiting from and what inspires you !

You will be entered in the drawing for this door prize,

Limited Edition Giclée of Original Oil Painting -- Laguna Beach California, Shoreline

for description click here

The drawing will be held on February 17 th, 2011 and a winner will be selected.

A little pink post...

work has been crazy busy
( Thank you God ! )
flying out of town to meet with clients
creating new sets of blueprints
overseeing some major remodeling jobs

It is so nice to be home for the day
and visit the garden
discovering new lovelies blossoming and calling out for attention

snipping and bringing in a few pink pretties
to grace the indoors of the cottage and inspire...

so here is a little pink post

( with Valentines just around the corner, and because I have always preferred pink to red )


with a few of my ceramic creations mixed in for fun

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And a big thank you to my pilot, Mike B.
for saving me hours of driving time
so I can have today off to play !


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Magenta and yellow color scheme

this is how one thing can lead to another...

beginning with these beauties found in the garden

and natures color scheme

add in miscellaneous found scattered about the studio

next thing you know the lid to one of my bisque boxes is being decoupaged

using the graphics from a decorative napkin torn to size

with a little watercolor painting added to accentuate the pink

& complete the look

more about playing with napkins on bisqueware here

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Spreading a little sunshine


another ceramic creation completed

inspired by nature
gifts from the garden

a large oval lemon platter

the lemons are profuse this year

here is a glimpse of what is growing in my garden in January

the camellias are full of blossoms,

the narcissus are popping their heads up and blooming,

and the English primrose plants bring bright spots of color into all the greenery

( I am loving this color combination of magenta, white and yellow )

white hydrangeas, orchids, Cleopatra white camellia,

English primrose and narcissus

& more English primrose

and a very happy white azalea topiary tree

{ for all the friends in cold climates I decided to add a few snaps
of some of the pretties blooming at Summerland Cottage this time of year }