Wednesday, September 26, 2012

California Sunshine

Hello everyone.  I'm still here.  This is my first attempt at using the new blogger interface.  It doesn't seem too difficult, in fact, it's even  easier! 

 I am also on vacation right now with my hubby.  We are lingering in the warm California sunshine ... see you next week! 

Sea Tidings,

Monday, September 17, 2012

Comforting Thoughts

Looking forward to frost covered mornings...

and evenings gathered around a long candle lit table with my family.

Merci` for your kind thoughts and prayers.

As Kevin Costner says in The Postman~
"Things are getting better.
Things are getting better every day."

Gentle Tidings,

*Skona Hem.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

French Nordic Living

Everytime I open a Jeanne D Arc Living magazine I am inspired by the french nordic style of living. There is something so comforting in the grey, white, simple, organic, raw, delicate and rustic lifestyle.

I have found that my own cottage has slowly yet subtly evolved into this style. The grey palette calmly implies 'sanctuary'. There is a quiet peace with the soft greys that remind me of the calm foggy seashore.

White, grey, and beige are my constants, yet the darker shades of brown find there place in Sea Cottage during the autumn months.

'November Tree' was also inspired by the french nordic living as I paint the field with distant trees just beyond our garden gate. Now in the shop

This has been a long difficult week for me. So a bit of respite here was much needed...and a teaspoon of rose petals helps. Hope you are all well.

Gentle Sea Tidings,

*click on photos to enlarge.