Welcome to my blog. Here's where I write about ~

~ my favourite items made by other artists and crafters from all over the world

~ things that inspire me

~ thoughts of the day

~ general ramblings and ... my own creations. enjoy...

Monday, July 27, 2015

Windy Monday ...

Today was a pretty good day ... it's been windy and wild but that's ok - it's a nice change from freezing cold or boiling hot.

I finished another trivet for someone - wahoo ... hope the new owner loves it ...





and snapped a bit of garden today - this is the beautiful bougainvillea growing outside my studio ...


And look at the clouds ... I get a bit obsessed with clouds sometimes - they can look so amazing when they look like they're lining up in patterns in our big, open sky out here...





 Feels good to look up and appreciate it all...


... and last but not least - here's my Tabia Bui tree ... 

flowering beautifully ... 

It amazes me each year ... so gorgeous ...


~  happy monday  ~


Sunday, July 26, 2015

new notecards and papers for sale in my Zibbet store

... time to pop into my Zibbet store and take advantage of my 20% off all notecards !!  hellozibbet is the coupon code to use !!

If you see something here that isn't listed in my Zibbet store, just email me ... it will be listed soon!! {deborah@rgkeats.com}













~  art = happiness

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tina Jensen Art

I love it when I discover awesome mixed media work ... look what I found tonight !  Tina Jensen art from Denmark.  Just beautiful ♥








find Tina's Etsy store here ...

~  art = happiness ~

Thursday, July 9, 2015

New Orleans ... Gumbo ... and Good Times

So you know how I spend WAY too much time on Pinterest ??? well I'm sure I do ... {I pretend it's like a relaxation technique} ...

Well, anyway, tonight I found this image and it reminded me of a fabulous holiday I had long, LONG ago which included a visit to New Orleans.  I started looking for more pics to make this post, and my mood changed from 'fun' to sadness and concern...  My trip was so long ago - way before the devastating Hurricane Katrina, so while I revisit my past memories, I can't help but wonder  how people or if people have re-built their lives now in this beautiful city.
find me here 

Yummo Gumbo ... which is one of their 'signature' dishes ... ♥♥

the famous Pat O'Briens

listened to fabulous music in this hall ... 



swept away by the French Charm on Bourbon Street ... Party Central ...

more yum ... Jambalaya 

mardi gras beads 

fortune tellers all over the place , but I was too scared to find my future out ... 

creepie, eerie Voodoo store ...

i remember having a couple of these ... 

didn't actually do a grave tour, but found them fascinating ...


swamp tour was an amazing experience ... 

I can't even imagine how awful this day must have been for those still in New Orleans ... 


tragic ...


so raw - you can still feel her pain ... 

sadness and devastation

I had a look around on google to see how things are going and it would appear there has been a lot of re-building, however it's been a very slow process and many people just couldn't afford to return.  I hope I can get back there one day and show my support for this still beautiful city.

~  gratitude every day ~

Monday, July 6, 2015

Mosaic Hearts .. new thing

Introducing a new item I'm making in the studio ... Hanging Hearts ♥

this one was actually a wedding gift for a very good friend of mine 


... and the good news is ... they LOVE it ! 

LOVE these tiles ...

 


... and this one sold from my facebook page ~  WOW !

gorgeous magenta Royal Albert tiles ...


More coming out of my studio soon ... 


~  Art = Happiness ~
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