Monday, June 24, 2013

WATERCOLOR PRINTS IN STYLE

It is been a nice and exiting week! I had a blast with my family on vacation at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club this week.

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!



Breakfast 

Lunch

and plenty of sun...


NOW I CAN GET BACK TO WORK!

More of available original watercolors here: Original Watercolors by Lana Moes on Etsy 


http://www.etsy.com/listing/126811695/original-abstract-peacock-feathers?ref=shop_home_active
Original Watercolor by Lana

Also, I see one of my paintings featured in  Cakestyle blog:  Watercolor Prints 

Thanks Kassia for the feature and inclusion in your summer collage inspiration. Here is from her blog:

TREND: WATERCOLOR PRINTS

A beautiful look for spring and summer, watercolor prints bring an artistic vibe to any piece. Watercolor prints can be abstract or detailed and come in a wide variety of patterns, colors, or images. There’s a watercolor print piece for every taste!
We love the soft, muted look of watercolor, especially in bright colors or pastels for the warmer months. Read on for examples of ways to wear watercolors!
http://www.cakestyle.com/content/trends/watercolor-prints/
WATERCOLOR INSPIRATION FOR SUMMER

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

OLD FRENCH DOORS and FAÇADES

I continue to be fascinated by the variety of doors in Paris!


Fancy


Cheerful

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CLASSIC



OLD

 and NEW




Today I wanted to share on of my favorite quotes from Helen Keller:

"When one door of happiness closes
another opens!
But often we look so long at the closed door 
that we do not see the one 
which has been opened for us."

Which door might be opening up for you today?

xoxo, Lana


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Five THINGS that make me HAPPY

Today I decided to get down to business and clean out some things for the summer arrival of my youngest son after graduating from aviation academy. I did what I NEVER thought I would do....
I threw out (not true.... I carefully placed on the curb for recycling :) all of my beloved ..... magazines!

Never mind that they broke my husband's grandma's dresser with their sagging weight or that I can probably find every single image that was ever in them in Pinterest now. It was still a nostalgic moment for me!

5 things that make me happy..... so here goes:



  1. Art and every part of it - Making it, Sharing it, Talking about it, Selling it, and Discovering it...




2. Traveling and seeing new places and learning about new cultures ... getting inspired .... and enjoying their culinary tidbits...


3.  ETSY community and a lot of new opportunities and of course more new challenges every day..... 



 4 .  A good book makes me happy - this one I got from my last trip to Paris and now it is on my nightstand... or a new Project Runway episode (... I can't wait for a new episode ... hopefully this summer :)

5. And last but not least, What Makes Me Happy: 





My boys' big and small accomplishments and as mom my opportunity to enjoy those small moments together that make for unforgettable memories.....
Congrats!












This list can go on and on .... If my list has inspired you let me know what is on your list of favorites!


LIFE IS LIKE RIDING A BIKE 




in order to keep your balance 
 YOU MUST KEEP MOVING.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013