Lots of summer thundershowers here in South Florida have kept me productive in my studio. 
At least I'm not distracted with perfect sunny weather beckoning me outside. 
It's nice to finally see the sun make an appearance, though. Too much work and inside time makes me stir crazy - getting out and exercising helps keep me balanced and inspired.
These new prints are now available in my shop HERE
I hope that your weekend is relaxing and fun- see you next week!


I have been working on many new prints color combos for my store and here is the first, my Royal Worcester Porcelain Jar in blue on an aqua background. It's available in 2 sizes in my shop and custom oversize prints by special order. Check them out here!



Aqua Interior

Orange Chair Silhouette on Aqua

Palm Beach Chair

Southampton Interior

If you are anything like me, you are extremely busy this time of year! I feel like I want to get things done and under control so I can really celebrate and enjoy Christmas and not be running around like a chicken with my head cut off! It's great to be able to get a gift that doesn't require any "assembly", so for those of you who may be clueless about what to give and a bit short on time, there are some new gift options this week. I am now selling several larger framed prints that feature the same quality of my regular prints on watercolor paper, but also the added bonus of being ready-to-give. They come matted with a neutral acid-free mat and a white frame measuring 11.75 x 15.75 inches (or 30x40 cm). Please keep in mind that almost all of my paintings are available framed, so if there's a particular work you want that you don't see in my store, you can just email me and I will be more than happy to accommodate you!


These photos were sent to me by Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things. They are of her gorgeous shop and design firm in Brisbane, Australia. Here she framed 2 of my prints, Ikat Chair and Courtney Barnes Chair. Anna's trademark is classic style mixed with lively color and I think she couldn't have chosen a lovelier way to frame these!

These two prints are now in Kate Conroy's Manhattan home. I really like the gold bamboo frames she chose.

When you put a lot of time into creating something, you can't help but be interested in what happens once it leaves your hands and ends up in it's new home. It's always fun for me to see the photos that my wonderful customers/clients send me of my work hanging in their homes (and, in the case of the top photos, their shop). It's very fulfilling to see them put their own personal stamp on my work with their framing choices and make it a part of their environment. I feel so grateful to not only be able to do something I love, but also that I get the opportunity to meet such exceptionally nice people via my blog and Etsy site. Just a reminder that I SO appreciate the support of all of you - readers, clients and fellow bloggers. You never fail to brighten my day! I hope everyone has an especially nice weekend and I will see you back here on Monday.


Wouldn't one of these matted and framed prints make a quick and easy gift? These are 8x10 inches (image size is 5x7) and have an easel back that will stand on any flat surface or is equally suitable to hang on your wall. Frames are also available in black with a white mat. Contact me here or check out my Etsy site.


One of my "pink espresso" mugs available now on my Etsy site

I am not really a morning person, I'll admit it. Like many people, I enjoy starting my day with a little jolt of caffeinated goodness. I have a mild obsession with Italian espresso makers, although most of the time I drink coffee with a LOT of milk, rather than espresso. Above are a couple of espresso makers that, to me, are beautiful. They are both made by Italian company Francis Francis AND they are both available on my Etsy site as prints and the original painting of the blue is also now for sale. In fact, I have re-stocked my Etsy shop this week with many more originals, so please have a look if you get the chance! Grazie!

*Also, I would like to wish the woman who taught me how to make coffee a very happy 61st birthday~ Love you, MOM!


Orlando Country Club - founded in 1911
Last week, I participated in the Orlando Country Club's FaLaLa Event, a long standing annual tradition that includes a luncheon and holiday sale to kick off the season. It was fun to "keep shop" and get out and meet some customers face to face. There was a great turnout, despite the dismal economy.

One side of my table

One of my newest quote prints, available on my Etsy site, with or without frame.

Some new holiday enclosure cards, also available now on my Etsy site.

Items available included original art, note cards, scalloped note cards, holiday cards, prints and mugs featuring my work.

Me - keeping shop!
It was wonderful to meet some of my readers in person and get to chat a bit! Thanks to all of you who stopped by my table and introduced yourself and showed your support. It was great to meet you! I even connected with another very friendly blogger, Betsy, better know as "Miss Monogram". You can check out her blog here. There were many vendors there with lovely things. My only regret was that I didn't get the chance to shop or meet more of you! Special thanks to Ann Jones, who chaired the event and invited me. The weather was a bit chilly for Florida and it felt pretty festive. I can't believe the Holidays are almost upon us!

A couple of originals, that I am featuring more of on my Etsy site, as well as my new holiday cards.


I want to thank designer and blogger friend, Kirsten, at Simply Grove for her kind mention! She has posted a photo of two of my prints from my Etsy site framed and hung in her newly done, gorgeous lounge. If you have not visited Kirsten's blog yet, you are in for a treat! Check out her post and blog here! I hope you all have a fantastic and restful weekend!
P.S. I would also like to thank Courtney of Nesting Instincts for her mention this week!


This print is from an original acrylic on board painting by Anne Harwell of an aqua striped classic French bergere chair, all plump and cushy on a white and chocolate brown wavy-striped background. Great graphic quality! This is printed on premium, heavyweight quality acid-free watercolor paper (9x12 inches) by a high-quality Epson printer and archival inks, with a margin on all sides for framing. Signed and dated on back by artist. Makes a great gift or a lovely decorative touch in your home or office.
Hope all of you who are mothers have a fantastic Mother's Day and all the rest of you have a sensational weekend! Life is GOOD!! ;>)


Just another reminder that tomorrow artist Patricia van Essche of Ardsley, NY will be at the Concord Road Elementary School Holiday Boutique selling her gorgeous work, along with some of my cards, notecard sets and prints (a sampling pictured above) and the work of two other artists. If you live in NYC or close to Ardsley, stop in and see her. Hours for the boutique are 4:30 to 9:30 PM. The school is located on Heatherdell Road in Ardsley, NY. A portion of proceeds goes to benefit the school. So come out for a good cause! I know there are lots of readers in the area and Patricia would love to meet you!