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Spanish Design Influences Stencils

Spanish Design Influences Stencils

There are two major projects that are the focus of most of my thoughts these days (though it’s pretty crowded inside my head, as usual!). They are: my upcoming painting trip to Spain, AND my new collection of stencils and ...

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Flamenco Dress Up at La Feria de Abril

Flamenco Dress Up at La Feria de Abril

Flamenco is a passionate dance with it’s roots and influences in Moorish, Gypsy, Jewish, African and even South American culture. The dancers ad-lib each performance from their heart and soul to beautiful voices, Spanish guitars, and percussive hand clapping. It gets ...

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Azulejos: Portuguese Tiles

Azulejos: Portuguese Tiles

Azulejos, traditional Portuguese tiles, are a highly recognizable expression of Portuguese culture and a great contribution to the world’s artistic heritage. The ceramic techniques and glazing methods were adapted during the centuries long ago when Christian and Islamic-Moorish cultures coexisted ...

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Artists Who Care: Cynthia Davis

Artists Who Care: Cynthia Davis

This is the first post in a series I’m calling “Artist’s Who Care”….because there really ARE more important things in the world than pretty patterns. Yes, it’s true. My friend Cynthia Davis is a talented decorative artist…. but her most ...

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LM Pagano LA Home Decor Tour

While cruising around the internet this past weekend I came across a “home tour” of the colorful LA home of LM Pagano on the Los Angeles Times website. Pagano herself has quite a colorful life and past: she made shirts ...

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Persian Garden Designs

Persian Garden Designs

Just browsing the blogs for something inspiring this morning….came across an Etsy link on Creature Comforts to the Persian Garden shop of Afsaneh Tajvidi, offering prints of her original graphic illustrations based on Persian art and design themes. Afsaneh and her ...

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Roman Frescos and Mosaics

Roman Frescos and Mosaics

In Rome, there is an amazing series of museum buildings and collections that make up the Museo Nazionale Romano. My favorite (I just visited for the third time!) is the Palazzo Massimo alle Terme which is located a block away ...

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Stunning Vatican Museum Artwork

Stunning Vatican Museum Artwork

Ciao! I’ve just returned from my 2 week trip to Italia. It was FABULOUS, thank you! I’m still getting my “back to reality” legs under me and it’s taking quite a bit of time to sort through photos (and here I ...

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Patterns of Lovely Light: Metal Stencils

Patterns of Lovely Light: Metal Stencils

I have SO many favorite things about Marrakech, but one of my FAVORITE favorites is the amazing punched metal lanterns and the lacy patterns that they cast like metal stencils on the beautifully polished tadelakt walls. Aren’t these just to die for?! ...

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