Sunday, February 7, 2016

Batik Throw Pillow Slipcovers

This was a fun, easy sewing project to brighten up our dark, ugly couch throw pillows. I love how they turned out.  My French hubby said they look like bonbons!!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

La Reve Painting

This beautiful masked woman was featured on page 12 of the Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2014 issue, I am very proud to say!  She can be purchased through my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/inara77
She is also available as a print or featured on fun printed items at my online shop: https://society6.com/product/aqua-gowned-masquerade-lady_print#1=45


Saturday, January 23, 2016

January 2015

 Our last memories with Mutti...
 I started subbing a lot more, I met my 5th cousin and fellow genealogical addict, Jan.  I also began a fun habit of going to the movies by myself.
Here's our boy just doing his thing, growing bigger all the time!!!

Friday, January 15, 2016

Boudicca, Warrior Queen of the Iceni Painting

I have been fascinated by this true life historical heroine for many years. 
"Boudicca was the Celtic Queen of the Iceni tribe of modern-day East Anglia, Britain, who led a revolt against Rome in 60/61 CE. The Iceni King, Prasutagus, an independent ally of Rome, divided his estate between his daughters and King Nero of Rome. When Prasutagus died, however, his lands were taken by Rome and the Iceni lost their status as allies. When his wife, Boudicca, objected to this action she was flogged and her two daughters raped. She mounted a revolt against Rome which left the ancient Romancities of Camulodunum, Londinium and Verulamium in ruins and over 80,000 Roman citizens of Britain dead. She was defeated at the Battle of Watling Street by the Roman Governor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus chiefly by his judicious choice of battlefield and allowing her army to cut off its own escape route by encircling their rear with their wagons, animals and families. Boudicca is said to have committed suicide by poisoning herself after her defeat."
This regal queen is sold,however, prints and fun printed items featuring her are available at my online shop: https://society6.com/product/boudicca-warrior-queen-of-the-iceni_print#1=45


Sunday, January 10, 2016

Cordelia Fitzgerald the Mermaid Painting

This beautiful lady was inspired by my favorite book of all time, "Anne of Green Gables".  Anne always wished she had black hair, violet eyes, and the name of Cordelia Fitzgerald, so I created this painting in honor of my favorite heroine, Miss Anne Shirley herself!  The original has been sold, however, prints and fun printed items featuring her are available at my online shop, https://society6.com/product/cordelia-fitzgerald-the-mermaid_print#1=45


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Rhapsody in Blue Moon Painting

This is a painting that I have done many times, copying myself again and again.  I love it.  Available on commission, and as a fun print or printed item at my online shop: https://society6.com/product/rhapsody-in-blue-moon_print#1=45


Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015

 Christmas eve 2014 we had dinner with all the grandparents, and went to the festival of lights at the grotto.  Super fun!
 Christmas morning my husband dressed up as Santa for William (and William didn't recognize him!!!)  William was soooooooo excited!!!
Christmas afternoon we had our big family party, which was pretty fun!!!