I managed to string together four decent days of feeling pretty well, so my oldest son and his family drove into Boston, picked me up, to spend a relaxed day in town. It’s been a few years since I’ve been to the New England Aquarium. Taking pictures through glass is tricky but I had fun using my iPad to take approximately 30 decent photos without reflections of background lights and people, lol. My 6 yr old granddaughter bravely touched the stingrays and absolutely had to see the 5pm seal show. We left the aquarium fifteen minutes before it closed and walked up to listen to a talented violinist named violinviiv. The girls happily ran over to contribute money to the artist’s bucket and keeping their momentum going, we headed down the street to Tia’s for dinner.
Eating a kids meal pizza at Tia’s, was my 3 year old granddaughter’s favorite part of the day. Located near the waterfront, I normally don’t care to sit and eat outside but it was a nice day and my daughter-in-law really wanted the staycation experience. Our very friendly server Chris, helped make our delectable dining highly enjoyable by being pleasantly entertaining to the girls. 🙂
Christopher Columbus park playground, also by the waterfront was where we let the little ladies run off their excess energy with a later stroll through Faneuil Hall and finally through The Rose Kennedy Greenway. The rainbow color lighted water against the evening backdrop provided an awesome ending to a fabulously family day.
‘Ecuadorian Stain Glass‘ is a vibrant, multi-color graphic design using a stain glass art filter on my iPad. Creating patterns that can be used used for fashion accessories, gift wrapping products, gift wrapping items and home decor such as the bath accessories featured in this image is only half the fun. Opening the package and seeing how true to color the items are is everything!
Ecuardorian Stain Glass design can also be found in my Artsdadd shop. Awhile back, I did a blog post featuring this pattern as a beautiful area rug.
Thanking my wonderful July Zazzle customers from Pennsylvania to Austria!
Sharing below is a bit of my background story for each of the above items.
Ecuadorian Stain Glass 0760 greeting card is a vibrant, multicolor graphic design using a stain glass art filter incorporating my favorite black accent color. I’ve purchased this pattern for my bath towel set and bath mats.
Sint Maarten Beach Scene Magnet and Postcard were inspired by a catamaran cruise around the island
Labadee, Haiti Magnet taken during a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas
Atlantic City Boardwalk Pop Art Ornament image was taken, during a Memorial Day weekend 2010, even though I’m a Jersey Girl, it was my first visit to the famous Atlantic City.
Yellow, White and Gray Stripes bath towel set of cheerful shades of yellow, muted grays and white striped bath decor.
Black, Pink and White Stripes Bath Towel Set – Très chic black, pink and white stripes bath towels
A perfect summer day photo taken in the Lucerne, Switzerland inspired the Idyllic Swiss Countryside Lampshade
One day I used my watercolor paints to create this pretty Pink, Orange and Yellow Watercolor design. Favor boxes come in several styles
Downtown St. Martin Postcard photo was taken from a hill by Fort Amsterdam
Iceland Summer Landscape collage represents 6 days of travel throughout Iceland and the Westman Islands.
Pastel Rainbow Stripes unisex favor boxes are super fun for baby shower events.
Iceland – Puffins Magnet – It was very exciting visiting the Westman Islands of Iceland in August and seeing hundreds of Puffins all along the mountainside.
Colorful Grand Turk Photo Collage 9918 Magnet – Fabulous but too short, one day cruise visit to Grand Turk and Caicos island
Happy Anniversary with Gold Hearts was one of my days using a new app on my iPad
Photo Collage of Jamaica Postcard memories of a short 3 day visit to attend a wedding
Have you ever had a friend or family member call to say “let’s go out, I’ll pick you up in an hour.” and you have to decline because the medical issue, has flared up, again.
Suffering with colitis issues for years has been mostly manageable, however these last three years (coinciding with my successful cancer surgery) have been random and highly annoying.
It’s a blessing if I’m able to even leave the house and when I do, I pay extra for; travel insurance, direct flights, one location hotels or cruises. Ulcerative colitis and after surgery side effects has made for many painful challenges but I’m still here and am doing my best to keep moving forward. My family, my art business and my glass half full mindset help.
Being spontaneous is a blessing and I sometimes miss it.
Buying dresses with the exact colors, size and fabric is amazing. It’s super fun to never having to leave my house to go dress shopping. I love this style of dress, a bit loose depending on size, the fabric is the perfect weight, cute side slit and no ironing needed. When I packed for my trip to Madrid last summer, my carry-on bag had 6 dresses, matching Pashmina scarves, 3 pairs of shoes with room to spare and that was just on one side!
This lovely swirls pattern was inspired by one of my DNA Ancestry test results of Estonia whose flag colors are black, blue and white.
PS. I’m so excited that my newly designed bandanas arrved today, including one to match my dress above.
My first time wearing my newly designed Blue, Yellow and White Paint Splashes, side slit dress was while attending one of my granddaughter’s 6th, Unicorn Birthday Party held at a horse farm in Pembroke, MA.
Due to medical issues, it was touch and go right up to the day of the day of the party if I would even be able to attend so I decided to wear something pretty without my favorite black accent color. The colors were perfectly printed on fabric that was just the right weight, no slip needed. Also, at my age, I prefer long dresses, however, you can also cut and hem it a bit shorter if you like to adjust the length.
I enjoy buying my own graphic printed dress designs on Artsadd. My only “complaint” is that items are shipped from China which takes about 3 weeks to arrive, unless you upgrade to expedited shipping, otherwise, the pricing, the printing and items I’ve ordered are wonderful.
My youngest son, Justyn and I spent a wonderful Great Value Vacation 6 day trip across Iceland to celebrate his 21st birthday. These 12 fantastic images featured on this crossbody bag represent highlight photos taken from Reykjavik to Westman Island and returning back to Reykjavik.
Sending a big Thank You! my new customer in Minneapolis for your Iceland crossbody bag purchase. Please note there is a zipper compartment and an open compartment for your things. Enjoy!
If you have photos of your trip and would like a bag similar to this, contact me below and let’s design one for you.