Greetings from sunny Costa Rica!!!
As you can see by the photo, my days recently have been walking the beaches and taking in the breathtaking sunsets off the Pacific Ocean.... absolutely stunning... the colours on my pallet could never duplicate God's nightly masterpieces!!
My husband and I are in the next chapter of our lives. Since my mother's passing 1.5years ago, we have finally taken the leap to live the life we have talked about for the past 5 years. Our goal has been to have a summer cottage in Ontario and go south for the winters. I always thought Florida but after being in Costa Rica twice in the past year, my husband fell in love with this beautiful green country and here we are!!
We are currently practising at being snow"chickadees" (I don't think we qualify for birds yet!!) Our goal is to bring our kettle corn business here as well.
So this is the first season in about 10 years where I did not participate in the craft show circuit. Hard to say, but I was a little relieved. I found my sales have been declining over the past few years and my foray into chalk painting furniture was shortlived as well with our decision to come south. So far I have not missed painting yet...hopefully the break will do me good and I will participate more in the summer craft shows where my floral designs are more appropriate.
Also, the colours here in CR are so vibrant that it is messing with my "pastel shabby" preferences. I now understand all the colours of green that I see on the paint shelf and see how they are used. The reds (again not one of my fav colours) are everywhere here... definitely not my pastel garden at home. However the sunsets are glorious in their pinks, purples and every combination. I also love the morning blues & whites... just cannot describe how breathtaking they are...
Having said all that, my handpainted giftwares are still available at the following locations:
Whimsical Lion Country Market, Uxbridge
Ocala Winery, Port Perry
Coachhouse Studio, Utica
Merry Christmas to you all and looking forward to the New Year 2014!!
I am a floral artist that loves to create in my home studio. I love pink rose, beaches, travelling!!
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