A Little Break for David and Jeanne

P1090209I am sorry for the inconvenience but I have worked really hard these past months with some added physical pain, it hasn’t been easy and I need a vacation. My husband and I are going to France and Italy to visit family and enjoy yummy food. We used to live in Rome in the early 70’s and have always talked about going back there for a visit. We are really looking forward to our trip. We haven’t had a pleasure trip in many years. We haven’t brushed up on our Italian either, just will have to wing it!  French is my native language so being in France should be easy but I still struggle to find some words after having lived in the US for almost 40 years. The times we have traveled far and wide (as far as China and New Zealand) have been ministry trips and not exactly very relaxing. So it’s time to relax and enjoy something different and we are so looking forward to getting away after a long winter.

I will not be in my studio from May 19 to June 4 and would appreciate if you could place your orders before that time. Anything placed after 10153126_636339803088637_6181985967638881531_n - Version 2May 16 will be shipped after June 4. If you have a special order in mind, please make sure to place it before May 16. Thanks so much. There are still 22 days to get your orders on the way.

I will keep you posted on what happens on our trip if I am able to publish a new post from my smart phone, otherwise it will have to wait till we get back.

Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather, I know I am…it’s been a real tough winter here in Maine. We do not have a buttercups yet, but looking forward to them…instead of snow, we will get a yellow field full of these flowers and fireflies at night. That’s the reward for living through such a hard, cold  and long winter.




My Favorite Blue Piece

I have had more pleasure making this Hand Knotted Blues Freshwater Pearl Necklace, than anything I have made up until now. This is actually my second one so it’s not exactly OOAK (One of a Kind), since I have had only enough of these beautiful Freshwater Pearls to make a second one. These are my absolute favorite colors. I am a water baby…love colors of lakes, rivers, oceans. The most beautiful place I have ever seen was Lake Wanaka at sunset in the South Island of New Zealand, where I was on a trip with my husband. We were teaching a workshop on Dreams and Visions in the North Island in Taupo. This lake literally took my breath away…it was like God said here they come and I’m going to paint them the most beautiful picture and He did! Hope you enjoy this correlation of both Nature and Creativity. I just think that they go together so beautifully. There is a story to this photo because I had a little camera with a small memory card and I had used up all my photos. So I had to  upload the photos on my computer to free the memory card for more photos…all this as the sun is setting….oh la la…that was a stretch! But I  was able to make it in time. I still get so much peace looking at this lake from the comfort of my home. If you don’t mind long flights, New Zealand’s south Island is the most beautiful place in the world I have seen yet and I have done a lot of traveling in my days! Growing up in Europe, you travel from one country to the other rather quickly. I have been to India, China, Malaysia, Philippines as well…but New Zealand won my heart.