Friday, November 26, 2010

FRIDAY GOODIES

Even we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Gibraltar, we love to celebrate the end of a season and the beginning of another as a transition between richness and a rewarding rest. Thinking of those we love most we feel grateful for everything they give or share with us as well as feeling thankful to be part of a micro-cosmos full of diversity.
These are the goodies for today:

- The Beatles Mices

- Tapestry Dress

- She Sells Seashells

- Worlds Within Worlds

- Royal Bloo Flower Necklace

- Photo Display
Happy thanksgiving everybody!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

ARTIST SKETCH - POL LEDENT

Pol Ledent is a self-taught painter based in Belgium. He started with watercolour in 1989, discovering soon oil painting better suited to his style of work.
He's taking part in many exhibitions and galleries all over Belgium and his paintings could be find in many private collections in USA, France, China, Scotland, Portugal, Switzerland, Australia, etc.
I was impressed by his love of light and colour, his capacity to transform the common world in a dream land mysterious and beautiful.
I've chosen only few of his paintings:
- "Almond Tress and Lavender"
- "Poppies in Provence"
- "Voneche"
- "Spring in Boiselles"
- "Mouzaive"
- "Wild Flowers"
- "In the Wood"
More images and information could be find on Pol Ledent website.
Source: Imagekind.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CLAIRE'S DOODLES

One of my favourites bloggers Claire from "A little piece of me" loves to doodle, about everything, with humour, understanding and talent.
This is her "International Ladies Collage" via Flickr, the rest will come soon here.

International Ladies Collage

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

MY DAWANDA WISH LIST

Nothing is more refreshing than an evening walk in a sleepy city, and nothing is more challenging then to fulfill a dream. Coming back to reality, sometimes it's better maybe to slow down a little bit and to try to enjoy those little things in your daily life, that makes you to feel good.
1. Soft Jersey Wrap Dress
2. Tranquility Earings
3. Cloth Handbag
4. A Way of Life
5. Living Community

Enjoy!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

MONDAY FINDS

Another Monday, another busy day....happily enough the sun still shines in this part of the world.
For a nice start of the week, a lovely Etsy collection in warm lovely colours featuring few talented artists:


6. Boat
Enjoy!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

"COZY EVENINGS"

My first treasury for cozy autumn evenings:

Friday, November 19, 2010

FRIDAY GOODIES

As Friday is my favourite day of the week (especially the evenings when you can relax, reading or watching a good movie, enjoying a glass of wine in lovely company and when you can dream freely no boundaries) I've decided to share some of the goodies I've just discovered on Etsy.
Enjoy !!!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

ARTIST SKETCH - TERESA DEL PILAR

Born in Portugal, Teresa cherishes her liaison with the sea, making it the main character in her images, always seen by the same eyes, but every time so different.
A full time architect, Teresa tries to see beyond the camera's reality; her photography is sharp, exciting, fresh and implies love and imagination.
Because many times an image could be more expressing and by far away more convincing than any words, I think it is the time to let you in the company of Teresa's incredible sea gallery:
- "Arrabida light"
- "I am the Sea"
- "....if you knew how much I love you"
- "Moonlight Fountain"
- "Misty River"
- "Nenufar".
For more, please check Teresa's website.
Enjoy !

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

MY DAWANDA WISH LIST

For Christmas or just for spoiling us, DaWanda is an amazing market. Here it is my wish list from this week:
1. Smooth and hammered couple rings

2. Reverie sous les arbres

3. Romantic stole "Junerose"

4. Heart-printed bed linen

5. Olive leafy day-pillow cover

6. Autumn bracelet

Not bad, isn't it ? Now I have to rush to send it to Santa....

Monday, November 15, 2010

MONDAY FINDS

For a good star of the week I thought I would share few lovely Monday finds:

1. Hemp Necklace - handmade ceramic leaf
2. Bird - sale 1979 print
3. Gary
4. Grass Poem
5. Sea Fossil Soap

Enjoy !!!

Friday, November 12, 2010

OM (one moment) MEET UP #30 - Autumn leaves

For One Moment meeting, please go on Linda's blog "A la mode stuff". There you will find the details, the banner, and the following statement:OM is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment. Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, looking for these moments can promote balance in our lives.

Yesterday's walk to Alameda Gardens has cheered me up. Leaving in Gibraltar has a lot of advantages and few disadvantages, between them: winter is not very different from a mild autumn, almost everything is stuck on green, it seems nothing dies, and I can't find the common reddish, brown and yellow leaves I grew up with. Still I've managed to take some lovely pictures; here there is a combination of some of them:


Thursday, November 11, 2010

ARTIST SKETCH - RON JONES

The artist of this week is the photographer Ron Jones. He is a member of Allied Artists of West Virginia and has had work exhibited in local galleries. He has won numerous online photography awards and has had images as covers of several statewide magazines. He also has been featured in the international magazines Photoshop Creative, Digital Photo and PCPhoto.
He started to use photography as a way to picture the surrounding world as he sees it more than 30 years ago. Discovering the digital technology 10 years ago he started to combine various effects and the result it was amazing.
To see some of his beautiful prints, please follow the links:
- "Morning Poem"
- "Lean On Me"
- "A Winter Moment"
- "Evening Engagement"
- "Glade Creek Mill"
- "Spring Rain"
- "Autumn Voyage"
- "November Moon",
these being only few random picks. For more, please explore his website.

Source: Imagekind.

Friday, November 5, 2010

WHAT MADE ME SMILE - OM[one moment]meet up #29

For One Moment meeting, please go on Linda's blog "A la mode stuff". There you will find the details, the banner, and the following statement:
OM is a weekly meet up that promotes living in the moment. Whether funny, sad, ridiculous, or banal, looking for these moments can promote balance in our lives.

It has been a very busy week, and I'm not very sure if I can choose only one moment that I want to share. I think it's easier just to list few of my week's smiles:
- the fine, lovely weather which makes people friendlier and happier here; 25 degrees Celsius for November is a true blessing,
- every day's walk with my partner, his understanding and humour,
- a couple hours trip around the Rock , not forgetting to take my camera for some landscape shots,
- a successful interview with the lovely ladies from Art & Crafts,
- a buzzing of ideas and tips from my friend Mariam, from over the ocean,
- the joy being part of Etsy community,
- a bunch of jokes from my friends living in Eastern Europe, strong proof that no matter how difficult times they live, they never forget to laugh,
- the weekly chit-chat with my friend Barbara about life and men, he, he, he...,
- the beauty and tranquility of my adoptive town, Gibraltar.

Monday, November 1, 2010

COLOURS BETWEEN SEAS - MY ETSY SHOP


I've recently opened my Etsy shop, called Colours Between Seas, name chosen only because I was lucky enough to live close to the Black Sea for many years, then to cross Europe only to settle on the Mediterranean shore, in Gibraltar. I display photographs taken in Romania, UK, Spain and Gibraltar and also soon from North Africa. They are in limited edition, professionally printed on high quality photographic paper and borne from my love for sea, colour, life and art.
My first customer was Mariam, a very talented artist, based in New York. She's just opened a new shop on Imagekind, and her work is frequently featured on different blogs and art sites. More information about her work and where to purchase her art can be find on her lovely blog.