Saturday, June 29, 2013


8" x 10"

When we were in London in May, we stopped in Selfridge's.
I watched "Mr. Selfridge" on PBS this year and wanted to see the landmark
 store in person.  It was a quick stop, we were on our way to dinner.

But, oh my, I was just captivated by this display of 
Cath Kidston mugs!

The designs are so wonderfully vintage and colorful.
Of course, I didn't have my camera, so my daughter took these
quickly with her phone.
I thought about those mugs for the rest of the evening.

I don't need another mug in my kitchen so I didn't buy any.
How could I possibly have chosen anyway?

Thursday, June 20, 2013

must see

           What a museum did to attract visitors
The Rijksmuseum in Holland had an idea:
Let's bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more - at the museum.
They took one painting of Rembrandt's from 1642, Guards of the Night, and brought to life the characters in it, placed them in a busy mall and the rest you can see for yourself!
A friend sent this to me.  I love it!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


8" x 10" on Etsy

I love nasturtiums!  Every summer I plant a big pot that overflows
with yellows and oranges.  I've taken dozens of photos to paint
and, finally, got around to it!  I painted this last week while I was away.

reading now

Beautifully written: the characters, the landscape, the era

Friday, June 7, 2013

new butterfly prints

new butterfly prints in the shop

Off to a 4 day workshop at the shore!

Saturday, June 1, 2013


We're back from a beautiful Bristish Isles cruise.
After hectic weeks before the trip, two weeks on the trip,
and one week after with a miserable cold
I am ready to blog again.

Lots of painting to do getting warmed up
and ready for a workshop in another week.
Then I'm looking forward to a long lazy painting & gardening summer.