Thursday, December 31, 2009

Good Fortune and Love

Here we are entering another decade ! How exciting to look forward to the possibilities !!

I am getting ready to make the move to my new studio. A small house next door to me that became available. It's so exciting as now I can feel more organized, and spread my wings a bit more.

While thinking and dreaming of how I will decorate my new made me think of a former life of mine when I lived on the California coast and owned a shop called " A Queen's Legacy". We polished and painted that old Victorian and loved all things to do with Victoriana and Queen Victoria. Gleaning over "Victoria Magazine" we created a wonderland !! People came from all over the world to shop and have tea in my Victorian tearoom overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Artists came to paint it and we appeared in several Wine Country Magazines.

While I lived there I was able to move into town and had the most wonderful little house. I leashed my little dog, Muffin Man and we would walk into work every morning, enjoying the clean foggy air and the smells from the local bakeries.
( Muffin Man became a sort of celebrity in his own right and my customers called him "Muffin Puppy Muffins" and made trips to the shop just to visit him.)

I found the painting above one day while searching on line for my old home. There was my house, painted from the perspective of the gardens across the street. I got a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes thinking about how I loved that house and my life at that time.
Then......I thought....its not so much the house but the lifestyle I had created for myself and I can take that anywhere I go !!'s a toast to my new little studio....a new step in life to keep creating the things I love and making new friends all over the world.



Sunday, December 20, 2009

Marie Antoinette Inspired Holiday from Paper Nosh

Happy Holidays all....I am just at the last of filling all the orders that poured in after the feature in Romantic Country Magazine, plus many Christmas orders from both the Paper Nosh web site and our Etsy store. I thought it would be nice to show my bloggers some of the photos of the Christmas Danse "Oh so French Christmas" cards, plus luscious pink "Oui Marie" and the gorgeous, sparkling aqua "Paparazzi Versailles" done for Romantic Homes in Illinois as invitations to their very "Marie" Christmas soiree, and my Pink Glass Glitter Whimsey Christmas Tree cards, a treat for my private clients.

An early Christmas present for myself was a new Canon SLR so trying to take photos of everything that leaves the studio instead of just displaying the digital versions of my stationery. Hoping to capture some of the pretty sparkle on each card as I learn more about lighting and how to use this new toy:))

There's lots of new news concerning a famous landmark in Paris, but will wait to make the formal announcement until after the first of the year.

love and Merry Christmas ~ & a Happy Hanukka to all !!

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