About Me

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I'm just a mid-west girl, who's traveled the world and would love to share some of my favorite things with you. Some of my favorite things are: cats, dogs: especially huskies and pugs, all things art: painting, pottery, card-making, stamps, the ocean, indian food, all things moroccan, italian, hand-made goods, soaps and candles, bright colors, blues, dark chocolate, coffee and tea, kringla, nesting dolls, tudors, medieval times, english cottages, history, reading, traveling, and learning about other cultures.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Gifts from my friend Katie

Since, I moved to South Carolina, Katie has been such a great friend by cheering me up with her cards and post cards.  It is a great day, when I get mail, it always cheers me up.  Katie is so creative and talented.  You can check out her blog: http:/theredtin.blogspot.com  She's always, creating something new with her fabric art and mixed media.  Oh, and her dolls are so cool you really have to check them out!  Thanks again Katie for keeping in touch and being such a dear friend, who shares the love of art.

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Moroccan Items

This is a tangine for salt and cumin.  My sister gave this to me for Christmas, I was sooo excited!  She had her friend bring it back for me from Morocco and some Moroccan cumin, delish!

These are my favorite slippers from Morocco, another gift, but from my sister-in-law.  She picked them up for me, while vacationing in Morocco.  What a great surprise!
This is a decorative tangine, great to put your rings in.  Another gift from my sister, but these last 2 items were bought at Pier 1, but made in Morocco.

Journals and cards I've made recently

My Zoe Cat

Tudor Paintings

This is my Anne Boleyn painting. I read everything
I can get my hands on about the Tudor period.  I love Allison Weir books and Philippa Gregory books.  I visited Hever Castle, where Anne Boleyn grew up, their family home, it was amazing!  It was so neat to see her bedroom and her personal items, even the bed where, King Henry VIII slept, when he visited.  I love England and all it's history. 
This is my painting of Jane Seymour.  I know this isn't factual of what she looked like, this is more the Tudors Showtime series interpretation of her.