Monday, November 29, 2010

A Hundred Dollar Holiday Tradition

A Hundred Dollar Holiday - How To Create a Homemade Christmas

In December 2008, I started my own tradition of creating a hundred dollar holiday. At the same time, I joined the ranks of Squidoo...it is a fun place to voice your opinion...click the above link to get tons of information on creating a beautiful holiday celebration for less than $100. The tradition continues.

You want to make a memorable Christmas holiday for your family but you have no idea how to do it! We will explore ways to make a beautiful Christmas memory without spending a lot of money.

I have always been a make it, take it kind of person. There will be how-to's, ideas, recipies, videos, and much more. New stuff will be added daily...so chack back often!

Please share a favorite homemade idea, your family holiday traditions, or special things you do on Christmas Eve or Christmas day in the guestbook at the bottom of the page!

"So the reason to change Christmas is not because it damages the earth around us, though surely it does. (Visit a landfill the week after Christmas.) The reason to change Christmas is not because it represents shameful excess in a world of poverty, though perhaps it does. The reason to change Christmas - the reason it might be useful to change Christmas - is because it might help us to get at some of the underlying discontent in our lives. Because it might help us see how to change every other day of the year, in ways that really would make our whole lives, and maybe our entire 365-days-a-year culture, healthier in the long run." Bill McKibbon - see his book below...read the rest of the article here...

angel art by Rebecca E. Parsons (Cre8Tiva) ...to help fund this artist's holiday--cards and matching postage available at Cre8Tiva's Shoppe

Monday, November 22, 2010

Cre8Tiva Opens Zazzle Shoppe

create and buy custom products at Zazzle

It's Official...at long last...you can purchase Rebecca's art on clothing, paper goods, etcetera...



featuring the artwork of Rebecca E. Parsons



Tuesday, November 2, 2010

All Souls Day



All Souls' Day by William Bouguereau


All Soul's Day (sometimes called the "Day of the Dead") is always November 2 (November 3rd if the 2nd falls on a Sunday). In Western Christianity, All Souls' Day commemorates the faithful departed. This day is observed in the Roman Catholic Church, churches of the Anglican Communion, Old Catholic Churches, and to some extent among Protestants. The Eastern Orthodox Church observes several All Souls' Days during the year.

My beloved grandmother Annie Casey Niland died on All Soul's Day in 1981. Tradition has it that if you die on this day you go directly to heaven. I still miss her terribly.



My beloved Grandmother Annie Niland
(she was in a play called The Girl of the Golden West)


The Roman Catholic celebration is based on the doctrine that the souls of the faithful which at death have not been cleansed from venial sins, or have not fully atoned for mortal sins, cannot attain the beatific vision in heaven yet, and that they may be helped to do so by prayer and by the sacrifice of the Mass (see Purgatory).

All Souls' Day is also known as the Feast of All Souls, Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed. The day purposely follows All Saint's Day in order to shift the focus from those in heaven to those in purgatory. It is celebrated with masses and festivities in honor of the dead. While the Feast of All Saints is a day to remember the glories of Heaven and those there, the Feast of All Souls reminds us of our obligations to live holy lives and that there will be purification of the souls of those destined for Heaven.


Traditions and Customs
Visiting a Graveyard for a Picnic
Decorating Relatives' Graves
Remembering and Praying for Departed Souls
Giving Orphans Food, Clothing, and Toys
Leaving Doors & Windows Open on All Souls Night

Symbols
Any Symbol of Death
Any Symbol of Fire
Old Testament Typology Foreshadowing All Souls Day
All Old Testament Examples of Fire
All Old Testament Examples of Purification

The official Latin designation Commemoratio omnium Fidelium Defunctorum, on which this last name is based, is rendered more literally in Portuguese Comemoração de todos os Fiéis Defuntos and many other languages. Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos or de los Difuntos) is used in Spanish-speaking countries, and Thursday of the Dead (Yom el Maouta) in Lebanon, Palestine and Syria.

info from...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Souls_Day
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01315b.htm
http://www.churchyear.net/allsouls.html

Monday, November 1, 2010

All Saints' Day

All Saints' Day
[The vigil of this feast is popularly called "Hallowe'en" or "Halloween".]

This is a post about my spiritual beliefs which are as much a part of me as my art...I will be posting again later today about my gallery showing and about my newest favorite possession..."The Journey" by Miss Norah/Sharon...

All Saints' Day is a Christian holy day observed by many Western churches on November 1 and by Eastern churches on the first Sunday after Pentecost. The day now honors all saints of the church, even those not known by name. I thought I would share some history of the day and clear some misconceptions as to why Catholics pray to saints.



My All Saints' Icon

Christians have been honoring their saints and martyrs since at least the second century AD. The Martyrdom of Polycarp, probably written near the middle of the second century, attests to this reality. Initially the calendars of saints and martyrs varied from location to location, and many times local churches honored local saints. However, gradually feast days became more universal.

The first reference to a general feast celebrating all saints occurs in St Ephrem the Syrian (d. AD 373). St. John Chrysostom (d. AD 407) assigned a day to the feast, the first Sunday after Pentecost, where in the Eastern Churches the feast is celebrated to this day. In the West, this date was probably originally used, and then the feast was moved to May 13th. The current observance (November 1) probably originates from the time of Pope Gregory III (d. AD 741), and was likely first observed on November 1st in Germany. This fact makes the connection of the All Saints Feast with the pagan festival Samhain less likely, since Samhain was an Irish pagan feast, rather than German.

The vigil of the Feast (the eve) has grown up in the English speaking countries as a festival in itself, All Hallows Eve, or Halloween. While many consider Halloween pagan (and in many instances the celebrations are for many), as far as the Church is concerned the date is simply the eve of the feast of All Saints. Many customs of Halloween reflect the Christian belief that on the feast's vigils we mock evil, because as Christians, it has no real power over us. However, for some Halloween is used for evil purposes, in which many Christians dabble unknowingly.

David Morrison explains the proper relationship between Christians and Halloween. Various customs have developed related to Halloween. In the Middle Ages, poor people in the community begged for "soul cakes," and upon receiving these doughnuts, they would agree to pray for departed souls. This is the root of our modern day "trick-or-treat." The custom of masks and costumes developed to mock evil and perhaps confuse the evil spirits by dressing as one of their own. Some Christians visit cemeteries on Halloween, not to practice evil, but to commemorate departed relatives and friends, with picnics and the last flowers of the year. The day after All Saints day is called All Soul's Day, a day to remember and offer prayers up on behalf of all of the faithful departed. In many cultures it seems the two days share many customs. See the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church for more information.

Traditions and Customs
Visiting Cemeteries (All Hallows Eve)
Giving "Soul Cakes" to the poor (All Hallows Eve)

Symbols
Sheaf of Wheat
Rayed Manus Dei (Hand of God)
Crown
Symbols of Individual Saints


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Isn't Celebrating All Saints Day Idolatry?

Most non-Catholics assume that celebrating the saints means somehow worshipping them. The Church has always held, East and West, that worship (latria) is to be given to God alone, and that we give veneration (dulia) to the saints, the highest veneration (hyperdulia) being due to the Blessed Virgin Mary. If someone is treating a Saint as one should treat God, then yes, that is idolatry.

That being said, the Saints of God do have a role in our lives, as intercessors before God. The saints are continually praying for us and interceding on our behalf. God is the God of the living, not of the dead. As such, asking a saint for his or her intercession is perfectly legitimate and not idolatrous, no more than asking a friend or pastor to pray for you is idolatrous.

Remembering and honoring the saints are also beneficial, because to remember the heroes of the faith and follow their examples is a good thing! Many seem to have a great hatred of remembering and celebrating the lives of great Christian men and women, yet have no problem fervently celebrating the lives of secular heroes like George Washington. All Saints Day is simply a day to celebrate the lives of all the great heroes of the Christian faith, and to celebrate the deep communion we have with them as they intercede for us.

for more information visit here...information from www.churchyear.net

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Halloween Time....

Tonight upon your pillow

Close your eyes and hide your head

For the fairies and the goblins

Will be hovering around your head...



Your Treat


just click on image, then copy

This is an original 6" x 6" digital painting from original artwork, doodles and textures and some PhotoShop brushes from Obsidian Dawn dot com. Please take a painting with you on your flight...you can frame it as artwork, use it to make napkins, coasters, decorate treat bags...be creative with it. You can print it as many times as you like...but it is for personal use only!!!

My costume...
Close up of headgear...one for outside...one for inside...

Happy Halloween to all my ghoulish friends...I will be dancing the night away...but I forgot my shoes (and pants)...am dancing barefoot...don't step on my toes... thank you ghouls....

What Your Halloween Habits Say About You






The scariest thing on Halloween is you! You definitely don't want any kids in costumes crossing your path - and you're willing to scare away any who do.

You definitely think of yourself as someone who has a dark side. And part of having that dark side means not showing it.

Your inner child is full of wonder and very sweet.

You fear people taking advantage for you. You are always worried about protecting your own interests.

You're prone to be quite emotional and over dramatic. Deep down, you enjoy being scared out of your mind... even if you don't admit it.

You are a total overachiever and workaholic. You're the type of person who plans their elaborate Halloween costume weeks in advance.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

be fanciful...

Today's Intention...be fanciful...



In honor of Miss Fanciful herself...who seems to be as deep in the throes of creativity as I am this month...I find myself somewhere between the revenge seeking/broom riding/whacked out wicked witch and the uber nervous/clock watching White Rabbit..."Oh Dear, Oh Dear...what shall I do...so much to do...not enough time...Oh Dear, Oh Dear"...having violent mood swings...necessitating much chocolate...

If one wishes to be fanciful...imaginative it is....and inventive...and courageous...and, at times, laughing raucously at yourself...even if you, by choice, fall down the rabbit hole...2 or 7 times...

Not altogether fanciful am I...and though the physical appearance and attributes of such imaginary beings may have been, well um, overemphasized or just plain silly...the witch is in...for the time being...as the sign indicates...

You can see from the first photo that I have gone all out with Halloween decor this year...an upgrade from my usual bowl o' candy corn pumpkins...the shenanigans of miss fancy pants has rubbed off on me and caused me to go over the top...spending nearly 12 bucks...the teeny, tiny witch was $7...

above is the teeny, tiny paper witch I found in an antique store in Chicago...carried home in my carry on so as not to squish her skirt...but squished her nose instead...below is my usual h-ween decor...

I have reinvented myself for h-ween...the witch is in...tee hee...but she is determined to be a happy/positive being...

BTW...if you google fanciful...a fanciful twist comes in 3rd after fanciful.org and before roux fanciful hair rinse...not bad placement my dear...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blogging Explained Visually

Here is a little video that explains blogging visually...enjoy

Friday, October 22, 2010

Cre8Tiva Available on Amazon Kindle

BIG NEWS!!! Cre8Tiva's Blog is is now available on Amazon.com for Kindle. If you like this blog, please click on the picture below and leave a review…I would be very grateful to you!!!




Doing the Happy Dance!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Fly Over Cre8Topia

We are Havin' a party...spooky party...

scary party... witchy party...
a
Frequent Flyer Party
here in

Cre8Topia
come join in too ...it's the original Halloween blog hop ...
and
Cre8Tiva takes a  
A MidNight FLY OveR...



my Freebie is ready for all visitors to download..
just click on image, then copy

This is an original 6" x 6" digital painting from original artwork, doodles and textures and some PhotoShop brushes from Obsidian Dawn dot com. Please take a painting with you on your flight...you can frame it as artwork, use it to make napkins, coasters, decorate treat bags...be creative with it. You can print it as many times as you like...but it is for personal use only!!!

I must wait for the party tho...i am away, far away in New Jersey doing a good deed... painting enchanted murals an abused women's shelter (and i just happened to be on Nate Berkus Show)...without blog access...so i will catch up when i return..

I have several FREE
Downloads during the month of October to celebrate the 1 year anniversary (tomorrow) of my radio show - Artistically Speaking...so check back often!!! and visit my other blog about learning to make a living doing what I love...
Cre8Tive Compass Blog
where you will find projects & ideas like this...

Quick, Fun Decor Project

photo from Lowe's Creative Ideas

This is a way cool idea for creating giant spiderwebs for your Halloween decor! This is made with friction tape or electrical tape...you kids might even enjoy helping you create this one!!!

Step 1: Start with two long strips of black electrical or friction tape for the outside edges of the web. Measure strips to fit your desired space. Secure to wall using tacks or stapler.

Step 2: Attach similar long strips of tape at random intervals between the first two.

Step 3: Connect long strips with shorter strips, working your way out. Avoid lining up the shorter strips.

For this project and more creative decorating ideas visit Lowe's Creative Home.



visit the other wonderful party goers by clicking below...

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Art in a 2011 Calendar

Here it is...I can finally show you my page (51) in this 2011 calendar. It's printed and ready to order. I love this design of one of my doodle bugs...a doodle fly!!


It says, in three languages:

see the invisible
feel the intangible
achieve the impossible

The calendar is ready to be ordered,,,you can order it here.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Halloween Party with A Fanciful Twist

We are Havin' a party...spooky party...scary party...witchy party...

Frequent Flyer Party for me!!! 

come join in too for the blog hop...or  FLY OveR for me!!!


I WILL HAVE A FREE DOWNLOAD FOR YOU...
I will have several FREE
Downloads during the month of October...so check back often!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

It has been 6 months since our Dear Renee of Circling My Head  left us. I miss her deeply!!! She loved my angel paintings, especially Fly Forth O Gentle Dove...I do believe that it was painted for her...


Her daughter posted this today, her favorite poem...

Desiderata (by Max Ehrmann)

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment 
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline, 
be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life 
keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cute Fall Decoration

The cutest decoration for fall is a FREE download by Monika Wright at her I Love It All blog. Please let her know that I sent you!!!




Visit my blog about the business of art Cre8Tive Compass

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eat Pray Love New Jersey

my little dancer from Two Buttons (the shop of Liz Gilbert and Jose (Filipe) from Eat Pray Love 


My Sacred Life day 820...


I am truly blessed...I thank everyone who continually encourages me here...as a gift to you I have a new series Monday Marketing Minute to help burgeoning/hopeful/struggling artists...anyone who wants to sell their art...ALL are invited to follow along as I continue on my path to selling my art...I will let you see all my progress and all my stumbles...I will give you the naked truth of my experience...get a cup of tea and join me each morning...together we will grow as artists and as community...spread the word... 




my newest rock...actually a petrified tree turned rock...what shall i put in the opening?


I am blessed with wonderful friends...I am reminded of the time my dear friends John and Mary, who live in Ewing, NJ, came to visit me in Philadelphia...they took me to their beautiful home...it is decorated superbly...I was inspired to start decorating...perhaps with some of this....


anyway...they took me on a tour of New Jersey and Bucks County, PA along the Delaware River...but my ultimate goal was to get to the little shop called Two Buttons in Frenchtown... hidden behind warning signs to stay out...no trespassing is this little gem...




Two Buttons is a wonderful import gallery owned by Filipe of Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat Pray Love fame... Okay...he is not really Filipe, but Jose, Liz's Brazilian boyfriend turned husband...Karen Cole, of Artsortments had a post about this shop the week before I left for Philadelphia...Jose was there manning the shop, so charming and full of details about the works of art and their travels to find them...no wonder she fell in love with him...


Book Review: Eat Pray Love,#1 on the NYT Paperback Nonfiction list, is romantic fiction about a woman who, after a bad divorce, went in search of herself and her spirituality. She does this by eating her way through Italy, praying and meditating through India, and loving through Bali.


Below is what I came home with...I was limited by what would fit in my suitcase or a life size gator would have followed me home...see products on the Two Buttons website for a view of him...



all my goodies, including the beads from the front of the book that Jose graciously gifted me with




the puppet with painted head and beautifully carved hands and feet




We went from Frenchtown to lunch in charming Lambertville, NJ, then across the river to artsy New Hope, PA...I will tell you more about this tomorrow...


this is the front of the shop now... they are open Wednesdays to Sundays 11:00 am to 5:00 pm...and have a new address: 62A Trenton Avenue, Frenchtown, NJ 08825 (Trenton Ave is also called ROUTE 29. We are just south of the center of Frenchtown, right next to a wonderful clothing shop called BLUEFISH)
Today's aMUSEment - do you have a good friend who deserves a call or letter from you? Take a few minutes today to do that...
U Be Creative Today!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Do What You Love WEBucation...My Online Courses

Do What You Love WEBucation

Special LOW Introductory Prices

Now accepting students for Summer Quarter 2010!!!h

DWYL WEBucation e-courses are conducted in a supportive, nurturing environment within a password-protected forum website. The website is easy to navigate to make your classroom experience enjoyable and conducive to learning. The study at your convenience concept allows you to work at your own pace, in your time frame and in your fuzzy bunny slippers...if you so desire. At 2 AM or 2 PM, the DWYL student can choose to work whenever they like during the quarter.

Sign Up Today - Class begins 8/9

The Art of Doodle Portraits - $58 4 classes + Q&A session



If you ever wanted to incorporate faces into your artwork, this workshop is for you. My method will have you drawing faces within the first half hour of class. Then we will explore the different features in depth...mouth, nose, eyes and hair. In this combo video instruction, written instruction and Q&A session, you will learn to love drawing faces as much as I do. 24/7 access to videos, discussion board,

Class Description

Part 3 of Rebecca's ongoing Doodle Series. Even if you have never ever drawn anything before, you will create a beautiful Doodle Portrait. Even if you think you can't draw, you will make a beautiful Doodle Portrait. In this course you will learn the formula for facial feature placement, how to quickly sketch and shade features, then colorize them with mixed media tools like watercolor pencils, acrylics, etc. You will also learn how to create one of Rebecca's beautiful textured and layered backgrounds.

Class Syllabus

Week One

  • The Art of the Quick Sketch Doodle Portrait video
  • Doodling exercises - the structure of the face
  • The Facial Grid - Rebecca's quick placement of features formula
  • Journaling/Sketchbook discussion

Week Two

  • How to draw and shade the eyes video
  • Doodling exercises - the structure of the eyes
  • Building facial skin tones with watercolor pencils and paint

Week Three

  • How to draw and shade the nose video
  • Doodling exercises - the structure of the nose
  • Textured and layered background techniques

Week Four

  • How to draw and shade the mouth video
  • Doodling exercises - the structure of the mouth
  • Embellishing and finishing the face

Q&A

  • Bonus session with Rebecca where you can ask anything about doodle portraiture

Bonuses

A forum with discussion boards, Student Gallery, plus an Web Gallery Exhibit on Cre8Tive Compass Magazine.

Click to pay for the class




other courses are here: Do What You Love Webucation




Friday, July 30, 2010

This Girl Can Teach!!! Suzi Blu

Here is my first drawing using Suzi Blu's techniques

I have been a teacher of creativity and painting for many years...and I recently signed up for a class at Suzi Blu's Les Petit Academy...and blown away i am!!! A little unorthodox, but Suzi Blu is so right on in her teaching methods...I am taking the Goddess & Poet class now and there is still time to join in the fun!!!

And for a different take on faces come take my Art of Doodle Portraits class that begins August 9...I will teach you how to draw a doodle face in less that 10 minutes!!! I also teach PhotoShop classes for Mixed Media artists and Bloggers, Creativity classes and the Business of Being an Artist. My other blog for artists learning to make a living doing what we love.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

2011 Diary Project

I am participating in the 4th 2011 Diary Project. You can too!!!


Any artist, crafter, photographer, musician, poet or someone who would just like to promote your art on the web...you can be part of this project. It is free and it is an opportunity for you to have a free publicity, with no obligation of purchase.

New size: 8½" x 7". Each date will be designed by a different creator and will be printed on a high quality, opaque, recycled paper. There wil be 2 dates in each page, 3 notes pages, 7 address pages, 12 months pages, 1 introduction pages, 1 year pages, a 2012 page, and 7 positive message design. Total: 208 pages, with 397 different designs. Some covers will have a design, and some will be plain, to decorate it as you like.


There will be also the CD version that will contain the complete pdf file, ready to print, with instructions.

With the CD, you go to a photocopy center and you ask for the quantity of book you want, with the paper of your choice, the cover color of your choice, the color spiral of your choice.


New for this year

The book will be printed with recycled paper and some will have a design on the cover.

The book will be bigger, but thinner. Artists will have the same space to do their design, in another proportion, and there will be 2 design (2 dates) each date page. All the other pages: months, notes, address, calendar pages will be full page.

all photos pages from previous calendars.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

happy 4th of july...

sunrise 7/4/2010
enjoy a photo tribute to our flag...click for closer view
all photos by Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva taken in past year

indie day 7/4/2010


flag at jekyll island 7/3/2010

flag at sunrise with big moon behind 6/28/2010


flag with shuttle launch 7/2009

overcast day flag 11/2009

flag at sunset 7/3/2010

happy birthday america - 7/4/2009

Saturday, June 26, 2010

am i tardy to the mad tea party...2010


i start each day barefoot by the sea...


today i am wearing flowers in my hair 
for the tea party...


mermaid #1 - acrylic on canvas 20'x24"


and my little dragonfly friend helped me drink my tea this morning...


then i came home and put on my party hair and makeup...

invited a few friends and off we went to visit the other partiers...


and we all are carrying our 
Doodle Bags
my line of custom painted, functional artwork

and sporting Doodle Jewelry 


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Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here
we should dance....
you know i am always the dance chairwoman


the fanciful miss has invited us to a tea party...3 years in a row


i picked some pink roses...

have brewed my fave tea - Latitudes Rooibos - YUMMMMMMM
a blended african red bush superior grade blended with apricot, mango, peach, marigold flowers, and red currants.,,,excellent for iced tea as well....

my fave tea cup is filled to the brim...
the magic moon












and we have tea party favors for you...





whole leaf tea sachet favors - personalization available
as seen in InStyle Magazine and Oprah Magazine

Turn a simple cup of tea into a celebration to indulge all of the senses! These beautifully packaged tea sachets are the hottest gifts around. Present them as guest favors or serve them at your next event, for a truly unforgettable display. Whether you are planning a small tea party, a formal banquet or your own wedding, our tea sachets will add an elegant touch and are sure to be a conversation piece. from www.beau-coup.com



and there must be heart-shaped sugar...


heart-shaped sugar in glass tubes


Capture the sweet romance of your day with these beautifully packaged wedding favors. Tiny heart-shaped sugar cubes fill clear tubes for an elegant effect that will delight guests at your tea or coffee themed bridal shower. from www.beau-coup.co



and sunflower cupcakes...


cupcake from kuidaore

The topping, a Whipped White Chocolate & Lemon Ganache using Valrhona Ivoire 35%, is both delicious and very easy to make. It is also a real joy to handle, and the ideal texture for piping - tinted a golden yellow, it makes for a rather fetching sunflower design.















i have tossed a fanciful salad...
YUM!!!


and gathered fruit galore...

and created a few hors d'oeuvres...

there could be pink champagne on ice...


served in flirty girl glasses










flirty girls all in a row - hand painted portrait wineglasses

later i will put on my favorite dancing shoes...so let's dance...
and nibble on pink champagne truffles...


next year we will escape
to my fave place to take tea...THE RITZ London










Tea at The Ritz

One of the most elegant restaurants in London, Tea at The Ritz. It’s tea time, it’s time at The Ritz. Give yourself the best seat and indulge in excellent selections of cakes, pastries, sandwiches, scones and a range of coffee and tea. Sandwiches with Cucumber and dill, Smoked salmon with lemon butter, Egg mayonnaise with mustard cress are some of the restaurant’s famous dishes. from London Guides

I hope I have inspired you




to create...


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