Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Take Time To Enjoy Your Summer

There's something about summer that causes you to pause. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe it's that the screen porch is open for business...but I've been taking a little time for myself this past week to celebrate fourth of July with family. I'll be traveling to the west coast in the middle of July to spend even more time with family and friends. I've decided that July needs to be a little slower paced for me as I catch my breath from an amazing first half of the year. I'm going to do new collection and expand my studio (it is time:). My wonderful husband has agreed to part with his beautiful billiard table so that I can have a new, huge art studio! I have commissions to finish and a workshop to prepare for, but I'll also be drinking green tea with lemon and enjoying some new respite. During this year I followed so many talented ladies from different parts of the world and they shared so many of their delicious creations ... so I decided this is time to try my favorites from them! From Germany by Duni:

I want to thank all of you who have supported my art, my humble writing here and most of all my life. I'm doing good....more than good..... I'm in the happiest place in my life: doing what I love and loving what I'm doing!  

I'm celebrating my second year of selling on Etsy this month and I offer a little gift for you to enjoy. Summer Sale at LanasArt - grab a bundle of prints or originals and use coupon code "ART2014" for your 10 % off your entire order!

Here's a piece I created a few weeks back but seems appropriate for view now from my "Tulip-mania" series 18" x 36"  and available in my Gallery on Saatchi Art now.
Tulip-Mania by Lana Moes
Take time to enjoy your summer! And if you are from the Santa Barbara, CA area please let me know what is your favorite place or thing to do there..... I have a few ideas for my  upcoming trip, but I need more:) 
Cheers, Lana

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Last Week News and Latest Updates

Hello Lovelies,

I got personal note from the Hopper catalog manager about including my post in a recent feature about SLS Hotel South Beach on Hopper (Hopper catalogs the best travel-related content on the web to help travelers find inspiration and advice from knowledgeable bloggers)


It is exciting to know that some of my humble experiences are sometimes noticed and published for larger views.  My regular readers may remember my December anniversary trip to Miami and this post. Thank you and Happy Travel to all!

Also, Society6 has selected and featured my print "Color Me Pretty Pink" at Society6 shop.
So, I've added some new art there and created some new products as well. Thank you for promotion team Society6!

I had a gorgeous spa treatment while my husband enjoyed his golf during our father day(s) stay at Ponte Vedra Resort. It is a sweet vacation place for the whole family and I'm looking forward to sharing more pictures with you in my next blog post. This place was established in 1928 and I think they still manage to project a relaxing and fun atmosphere, with is great for a family reunion or just plain rest and relaxation! 

Also check my post from last year....

New watercolors - romantic collection 
Seems like every new commission or trip I take inspires me to a new collection or new ideas. How about you? Where do you get your inspirations and how do you manage your creative impulses.... share share your comments with me ...
                                                               xx, Lana

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Atlantic Ocean - Tropical Vacation

Sometimes, we all need a getaway! Hello darlings!
Nothing beats sunny beaches, turquoise water and drinks with umbrellas. But unfortunately, not all of us can drop everything and enjoy a spur-of-the-moment cruise vacation. Thanks to my darling and my flexible schedule, we are so lucky to be able to take  a few days and get on the cruise ship almost any time. So for people in offices with less idyllic views, I dedicate these inspirational pictures.  Through magic social media including Facebook we can go on virtual vacations and the best part is you don't have to pay for it.  So scroll through these exotic picturesque shots from my iphone ... and take a break from the grind and look at the clear water, abundance of sun, and the lovely coconut trees. What a calm lifestyle the locals must enjoy!  

The first day of any of my visits to the Bahamas (and this was was my fourth time)  is dedicated to planting my feet in the water, reading a book, sketching a little and soaking up the sunshine and keeping cool with lots of ocean swimming!  
I can practically smell the air and feel the sand between my toes just thinking about it.  The Bahamas islands have some of my favorite adventurous things: which for me includes wave-runners.  I don’t discriminate though, I love all that the islands have to offer equally.  And of course, snorkeling is always involved.   
(I used to work as a snorkel camp instructor during the summer months just a few years back)  

Nothing quite like seeing the fish, corals, and starfish you’re swimming around with!

We took our time exploring the city of Nassau seeing many small shops and restaurants.  The sites of the city and surrounding countryside were readily available to capture for creative inspiration.  I love the islands for their warm turquoise waters, the lush tropics, and the variation of experiences available to relax and stay away from a social media:) 

This is truly something you need to experience in our busy days!  Today I’m busting out some of our vacation snapshots and I noticed these pictures can't do justice to the beautiful tropical atmosphere
So, I’ll be posting more later of the art I saw there and hopefully inspiring your next vacation! 

How is you summer treat you so far? 
                                              xx, Lana

Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Summertime Treasury and Society6 Latest Updates

Hi sweets! I’m busy working on a few commissions and also I’m hoping to add more pictures from our Bahamas cruise last month.  Look for them this weekend or next, but in the meantime I wanted to let you know that I’ve just added two watercolor prints to my Society6 shop

Let me know what do you think.... I really like the clocks and bags from there 

Bonus…if you shop via the links found in this post you will receive Free Worldwide shipping through 6/8/14! See everything in my shop: http://society6.com/LanasArt

Welcome to my new treasury for the month of June!  'Summertime Blues ' by lanasart

FĂ„BODA bracelet // aquamari...

Linen smock. Women pinafore ...

Copper and Ceramics Necklace...

Blue summer, travel photo pr...

Love Heart Pinata (Large)

Statement embroider leopard ...

Personalized Couple's Cu...

Blue Wedgewood china collect...

50% SALE Haute couture gold ...

dream boat of Greece travell...

Bird illustration, bird acry...

Geometric earrings Tetragon ...

Blue Tie Dye newborn socks, ...

Tooth Fairy Fox Teepee Toy P...

A Bespoke Bonnet

Blue Batik Sea Turtle WOD Cr...
Powered By Handmadeology - Also, grand thank you BBA team for helping me figure out how to use Treasury Maker for posting on my blog.

Have a Fabulous and Fun-Tastic end of the week!!!!  
xx, Lana

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Hunters Alley New Feature

On this lovely Saturday morning, after spending a fantastic week on a Caribbean cruise, I see my art featured and promoted on the wonderful site  of Hunters Alley.

Here is a link for more of my prints and prints on canvas (with a variety of sizes and contemporary frames).

But if you like to purchase original, please contact me here or here.

Also, I signed the contract for my art being shown on Bravo's upcoming episodes of "Million Dollar Listing"... woohoo...  so stay tuned for new "Miami Million Dollar Listing" starting this summer!!!!

Of course, I'm adding new art originals to my ETSY shop daily!!!!  Let me know what is happening in your world.  I would love to hear from you!  I wish everybody a happy weekend and stay tuned for new posts on my recent cruise to the Bahamas!
xx, Lana

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day and What it Means to Me

Growing up in Russia my family always tried to make Mother's Day a big celebration not only for my mom, but for every woman in our big extended family.  In Russia we celebrated Woman's Day on 8th March every year and here in US this day on the second weekend in May - which also is my mom birthday this year. ...how coincident :) 
So, this is a post for her and my deepest love, appreciation and admiration to this special woman in my life! We have such a special bond - I think it's because we 've been thought so much together over the years.


Happy B-Day my first friend, my best friend, and my forever friend! 

Regardless if your mom is living or not, celebrate tomorrow! Let the memories flood you with her love and laughter. I'm wishing all the Mommys of the world a very Happy Mother's Day!!!!


Sunday, May 4, 2014

STYLE ICON: Audrey Hepburn

Today would have been Audrey Hepburn's 85th birthday! So, as a small tribute to my favorite old Hollywood and definatelly my style icon, I would like to dedicate today blog post. 

"This year is the 85th anniversary of Audrey Hepburn's birth. When she died in 1993, the media was saturated with her image, as befits the passing of a Hollywood star. Ten years on, though, and Audrey is just as culturally present. She regularly tops polls of 'the world's most stylish woman' or 'the woman we most admire'. Young celebrities, from Darcey Bussell to Martine McCutcheon, cite her as their favorite actress. Just last month, Victoria Beckham admitted she has a virginal shrine at Beckingham Palace devoted to the star.
Hepburn's name is synonymous with a retro fashion for 1950s and 1960s styling, the popularity of lounge music and nightclubs, the pleasures of playing board games while sipping cocktails and dressing up, supper-club style. Her performance as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) is still the benchmark of youthful glamour (even though the original heroine of Truman Capote's novel was a call girl, and Hepburn was 32 when she played the role).
According to Jo Elvin, editor of Glamour magazine: 'Audrey Hepburn definitely remains a style icon - you only have to look at the spring/summer catwalks. Prada, in particular are showing that Capri/ Roman Holiday look that Audrey launched. She's definitely one of the stars who is periodically referred back to, one of those key women of the twentieth century - like Marilyn Monroe - who launched a style which has endured. Her image is clean-cut, gamine yet feminine, chic. When we do features at Glamour on how to achieve a "timeless" look, we often look back to Audrey.' - via
Audrey Hepburn is my definitive style icon. When I can’t decide what to wear going out,  I think “What Would Audrey Wear?” Audrey’s look is classic, simple and chic.  A crisp shirt and a pair of cropped trousers are a bit of a "go to" for me. 
More great articles here and here and my favorite quotes to inspire, share and celebrate!
Have a lovely weekend and happy week to all!
xx, Lana