Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Loving the Collage Art of Charlotte Moss

Hi Everyone!

I haven't done any book or art posts for awhile so I thought I would share both with you today in the form of Charlotte Moss' book "A Visual Life" and share some of her collage art with you.

I have totally enjoyed this book and peruse it often when I want to relax and be inspired......what she has done with her old magazines is truly worth seeing......she does the most beautiful collages as mementos of trips she's taken or other memorable events, and sometimes they're done by color for rooms or homes she's designing or perhaps simply because she loves the color......beautiful and memorable gardens, architecture, design and decor!

If you're not already doing collage and need a hobby (or another hobby), these images may inspire you and her book most certainly will......she has a way with words and if you don't have a collection of ephemera to work with at home, you may want to look around at what you do have or start gathering now!


Charlotte's beautiful book.

Villa Feltrinelli

Green Leaf and Butter

Villa d'Este


Magenta, mauve, lavender, amethyst


Garden Collage

Magenta, rose, fuscia, pink 

Basalt, black, gray

Blue and white

Charlotte Moss

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Last Honest Man in Havana

Hello Everyone!

Wow!  It feels good (and so natural) to be sitting here writing on my blog.  So good, in fact, I have to wonder why I ever stopped in the first place.   

Who knows?  Sometimes, life happens so fast, it's hard to keep up with everything.  

Recently, however, there's been an exciting new development in our family and I wanted to share it with my readers (those of you who still check in now and then, anyway!)  According to my stats, I am getting more visitors now per day, than ever!  Who knew???

Here's the latest!  After working on her novel part-time for the past seven years, our daughter, Melanie, has finally published her book, The Last Honest Man in Havana, which takes place in Cuba during the 1980s and 90s.

For those of us who weren't familiar with what was really happening in Cuba at that time, here is an opportunity to find out.  I think you'll like the main characters, Rafael and Elena, and will learn to love them as you discover what they endured to survive the times.  It was very enlightening to me and I enjoyed it immensely and I highly recommend it! And not just because it was written by our daughter, but because it showed me how resilient, determined, creative and loving the people of Cuba are despite the obstacles they endured.  I know that personally, as well, because our son-in-law, Roberto, grew up in Cuba at that time and he managed to not only survive the hunger and deprivation, but has retained his wonderful sense of humor and has blossomed in his new life in Canada.  He, as you can imagine, has a deep seated appreciation for all that we sometimes take for granted, such as the mere ability to go to a grocery store and buy whatever you want, or to work hard and make a decent living, to be able to do what you want with your own hard earned money, or simply to hop in your own car and go to the beach for the day - you get the picture.  In other words, simple everyday pleasures.

You'll see what I mean when you read the book!

The book is available at, click here.
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And at here.

I'm certain you will enjoy this story and we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for stopping by today and I will be back soon with more interiors posts.

Have a great day!