Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flowers in San Diego :)

Happy Wednesday Everyone! :)

I can't believe it has been nearly 7 weeks since I returned from my Vaca in San Diego. I really feel like I need another one, wouldn't it be great if we could go on Vaca every two months, I guess the rich and famous do but little old me doesn't fall into that category so, I will look at my photos and remember what a wonderful time we had :)

I wanted to share some of the photos I took of the lovely flowers we were surrounded by, mostly at the hotel, in San Diego :) 

Bird of Paradise

Yellow Poppies :)

Lovely Poppy Combo :)

Pink Poppies (You can guess how excited I was to see these colourful Poppies in lots of places, ya know being a POPPY GIRL :)

White Poppy :)

Bougainvillea ( I really like this shot as you can see some of the bars from the veranda with bokeh in the background :)

Orchids in the Library :)


Bird of Paradise

These look like Button Chrysanthemums :)


These 3 above I am not sure what they are except beautiful :)

Snapdragons :)


Snapdragons :)

This is an out of focus(obviously, LOL!) night shot of Daisies closed up for the night, I added it because even though it is out of focus I love the movement and the artistic quality to it :)

Cactus ( I Love the form and texture)

These Beautiful Orange Flowers are called Clivia (I didn't know until I googled it, you just thought I was smart didn't you, LOL!)

These 2 are the same shot but I added a textural layer to the shot below

what do you think, do you like it with or without?

I hope you are all well :)

Off to skype chat with my son :)

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Hi All :)

I just wanted to stop by and wish you all a Very Happy Easter (and if you do not celebrate it, I do not want to leave anyone out :) I wish you a Very Happy Weekend :)

Just sharing some photos of my Ornamental Easter Egg Tree :)

These 2 have a warm tone added :)

This handpainted egg is my Fav :)

These 2 have a little contrast adjustment :)

These 2 are SOOC; the one below I love all the reflected light and the shapes and movement too! :)

Have a truly Wonderful Day, wherever you are and whatever you are doing :)

We usually do the whole Big Chocolate Easter Egg thingy but not this year!

We are off to Dim Sum, YAY!!!

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I made it to the Front Page of Etsy :)


I was stunned when I actually switched on my computer on Sunday and had several convos from people to tell me that I was on the Front Page of Etsy but unfortunately I was asleep at the time, so I didn't get to see it live :(

It was this Treasury that got me there, so a big THANK YOU to Flavia


But I got a lot of views and hearts in my Etsy Shop which made me very HAPPY, look, but no sales, well maybe a potential one, so fingers crossed :)

The bummer of all this is that I was planning to do an Easter Sale this week anyway but didn't have it up and running at the time (as I was asleep, remember :( 
I do not usually switch my computer on on Sundays but had planned to quickly go into my shop and change the banner, so I had a really nice surprise :)

So, I just wanted to let you all know that I am having a Buy One Get One Free Sale until Easter Sunday the 8th April, stop by if you have a min. and check out the latest photos :)

Hope you are all doing well :)

Have a lovely Day!

Happy Painting/Creating! :) T.