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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Santorini ... heaven on Earth ...

One of the places we visited {many years ago} on our honeymoon was Santorini ... It was amazingly beautiful ... I found these images on Pinterest today and had to share ...  must get back there one day...

Happy Sunday.

we did lots of shopping ... i STILL have a gorgeous blue vase {ps that's not us in the picture|}

my husband was a bit horrified at their architecture but I was in love with it ... he's more a "straight lines" kind of man ...

spectacular streets

romance in every turn
we stayed on a part of Santorini called Imerovigili and our view was just like this !

yes, there really are doors that just lead to an open space ... which I loved and highly amused my husband ...
gorgeous bougainvillea everywhere - we grow this one here at Bow Park too !

more spectacular blue - we couldn't get over the gorgeous Mediterranean - yes, impressive for hubby too ...

just the kind of day you want to last forever ...

this, girls and boys is Oia - that's where everyone drives to for sunsets ... just spectacular

I'm a sun worshipper ... plenty of this happened ...
this is the typical mode of transport ... OMG ... no helmets and my husband soon discovered his ribs would hurt if he drove it over 50km per hour !!!  I was squeezing to make sure I didn't fall off the huge cliffs ... hilarious and nerve wracking in first few weeks of married life !


the blue and the white is just perfection ...

Yes, Santorini ... we loved you and will be back !
~  embrace life ~

images via Pinterest



Sunday, July 20, 2014

mosaic chair all finished

.. i've been dying to try a mosaic chair for a while now and finally finished it today !!! 

next project ... finish watering can ... a few photo frames and also starting on a table ...  check out my Etsy store for these and other shabby chic/mosaic goodies ...





find me on Etsy !
~  happy Sunday ~

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Salvador Dali - Metamorphosis of Narcissus ... an alltime fave ...

EVERYONE has heard of Salvador Dali ... As a person, I would have rated him as being strange - to say the least ... but as an artist I've got to say I like a LOT of his works ...

Somehow tonight trawling around on the internet this image popped up somewhere ... I've had  a little postcard size of it forever and just LOVE it.  It's called "Metamorphosis of Narcissus" ...  done in 1937 by Dali.

so cool ...


In summary ...
This painting is Dalí's interpretation of the Greek myth of Narcissus. Narcissus was a youth of great beauty who loved only himself and broke the hearts of many lovers. The gods punished him by letting him see his own reflection in a pool. He fell in love with it, but discovered he could not embrace it and died of frustration. Relenting, the gods immortalised him as the narcissus (daffodil) flower. For this picture Dali used a meticulous technique which he described as 'hand-painted colour photography' to depict with hallucinatory effect the transformation of Narcissus, kneeling in the pool, into the hand holding the egg and flower. Narcissus as he was before his transformation is seen posing in the background. The play with 'double images' sprang from Dalí's fascination with hallucination and delusion. 

read more here ...

~ gotta love The Masters ~


Sunday, July 13, 2014

new mosaics for dkshopgirl etsy store !

have been busy lately ...

mosaic rings ... find them in my etsy store






new mosaic pot !  also in my Etsy Store ...








close up of rings ... 18mm across


these are 25mm across

~  creative sunday ~

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Tory Burch - awesome clothing

I remember a LONG time ago seeing Tory Burch on the Oprah show ... I just love her clothes and style ... Her collections are described as a combination of Preppy and Boho Chic.  If you're not familiar, then here's a few of the pieces from her latest collections I found on Pinterest tonight ... enjoy ...

Tory Burch

The fashion of Tory Burch ..













~ the beautiful fashion of Tory Burch ~

all images via Pinterest
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