Wearable Wednesday – Summer dress style in Madrid, Spain


Saturday was day four of my son’s 22nd birthday trip to Madrid. Unfortunately for me, it was a very bad day medically. My son also decided to stay in and nap due to some jet lag. Magically, around 3:00pm, I began to feel better and chose to wear my easy wear, earth toned Gray and Pink Granite designed side slit dress as we decided we’d venture out for a bit.

Since we had explored Plaza Mayor, to the right of our Tryp Atocha hotel and Puerto del Sol situated behind us, we decided to explore going left to the park. (Jardines del Buen Retiro)

I packed plenty of my sleeveless dress designs knowing that even though visiting Madrid in August was hot as expected, it was a hot heat vs humid. We were glad to feel gentle breezes under the many shady trees and thankfully countless benches to sit throughout this expansive and lovely sandy retreat.

Tip for the ladies – the vast majority of the park is sandy with some paved sidewalks, wear comfortable flat shoes that you can easily clean.

San Antonio, Texas – Throw Back Thursday Photo Collage

My cousin Sharon and I arranged my first visit to Texas right after my surgeon and I scheduled my operation for September 9, 2016. We decided on early April as we felt the weather would cooperate and not be blazing hot. Thankfully, it was fabulous, especially as I was able to fly out of Boston during an April snowstorm.

My entire family knows I am a camera head so she asked me to send her a list of must do’s and she’d come up with some activities. She did not disappoint! We had a great time finding Texas state symbols, eating delicious food, driving up and down the highway and simply acting like tourists. My joy joy included finding a store that sold a gold Texas bracelet charm for my bracelet, clapping!

This month features a few of my favorite  #tbt  San Antonio, Texas travel images.

Contact me below if you’d like help designing something for you using your personal photos. 🙂

Travel Tuesday – Walking through Jardines del Buen Retiro in Madrid, Spain

Jardins del Buen Retiro

Planning and traveling with painful surgical after effects hasn’t totally discouraged me but has made me even more appreciative of my experiences which are now only once a year versus several times a year.  My favorite travel company posted a fabulously priced vacation package last November to Madrid, Spain. I booked it for  August so that my son could celebrate his 22nd birthday on August 22nd in Spain.

Due to a medical issue, on day three, I was stuck in my hotel room until 3pm which was fine for my son who was a bit jet lagged and napped until I could manage to leave.

We chose to visit the enormous public park located in Madrid. It was well worth the visit and was only a 10 minute walk from our hotel on Calle de Atocha. Thankfully, there are plenty of benches throughout the park, most of them under tall, shady trees for those folks  like me who have to take period rest breaks.

Tip:  The photo collage was designed to show the paths are mainly made of powdery white sand.  Please be sure to wear comfortable, easy to clean, sand friendly shoes.             You can thank me later. 🙂

 

Sunday Summary Sales Smiles for August 2018 – Zazzle shops

Very thankful for my Zazzle customers from: Canada, Virginia, Idaho, Massachusetts, California, Maryland, United Kingdom, North Dakota, The Netherlands, Romania, New Hampshire and Missouri for enjoying my vision of the world through the lens of my Nikon camera, iPad Pro and graphic apps.

 

Images of Switzerland Postcard
St. Thomas Photo Collage Postcard
Sint Maarten Photo Collage Postcard
St. Maarten – St. Martin Kaleidoscope Magnet
Atlantic City Beach Photo Collage Magnet
Horseshoe Bay Beach Bermuda Drink Coasters
Pastel Stripes TissuePaper
Brown, white and black spiral Mandala #2778 tissue paper
Sint Maarten-St. Martin Photo collage magnet
Sint Maarten-Saint Maarten magnet with white border
Sint Maarten – St. Martin Oceanview magnet
Tropical Colors of Bermuda postcard
Pink, Red and Orange Gradient Binder
Labadee, Haiti magnet
Heavenly Hawaii 3 Ring Binder
Black, White and Red Ellipticals shower curtain

 

Saturday Summary Sales Smiles for July and August via my Artsadd, CafePress and Society6 shops

I have to admit that I was wildly pleased to see my very first sales posted to my Khoncepts Artsadd shop.

August 1, 2016 was when I opened a shop on Artsadd.com because they sold blank umbrellas that I could add my own artwork to.  I use Artsadd to design and buy all of my dresses, however it’s wonderful to finally have some new clients who purchased the type of items that inspired me to give Artsadd a try.

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Very appreciative of my longtime CafePress/khoncepts2 shop customers hailing from Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

Sint Maarten Mousepad
Bermuda Wave Tote Bag
St. Martin Magnet
Caribbean Hearts Earrings
Sint Maarten – St. Martin tile coaster
Sint Maarten-St. Martin Photo Tile Magnet


Society6 shop

Stripes of Rainbow Colors Shower Curtain

Iceland – Throw Back Thursday Photo Collage

I loved both my winter and summer trips to Iceland. I can picture myself living there for a month or so just traveling and taking photos. My goal is to finally capture a stunning photo of the Northern Lights 🙂

In the meantime, my son and I had a super great 6 day escorted vacation, last August for his 21st birthday trip. The weather was absolutely perfect. Our tour guide said our group had the best weather he’d seen in a while. Yes!

This month features #tbt gift products of summer landscape photos taken in Iceland in August. I couldn’t pick just one favorite and that’s why I get excited about photo collages.

Contact me below if you’d like help designing something for you using your personal photos. 🙂

Sunday Summary Sales Smiles for July 2018 – Zazzle shops

I have a main Zazzle shop and several niche shops. I admit it is a bit more work, however having shop devoted to one specific design allows me to test the waters on how well an idea will appeal to my clients.

My travel images are a clear favorite but due to medical issues preventing me from doing much traveling, It’s very exciting to see folks are coming around to including my patterns and abstracts too!

Thanking my wonderful customers from Germany, France, The Netherlands, Florida, Nevada, United Kingdom, Michigan, Ohio, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Illinois, New York  and Arizona for visiting my different Zazzle shops and enjoying my adventurously eclectic taste in art and photography.

 

 

Orange Marigold Mandala Sticker
Sint Maarten-St. Martin Seascape Magnet
Sint Maarten Beach Scene Postcard
I Heart Sint Maarten Postcard
Grand Turk Postcard
St. Thomas Photo Collage Postcard
Sint Maarten-St. Martin Seascape Postcard
Sint Maarten – Marigot Bay Polo Shirt
Grand Turk Photo Collage Postcard
Glazed Camel Art Button
Boston Swan Boats in Pencil and Ink Filter T-Shirt
Jamaican Inspired Striped Tie
Colorful images of Switzerland key chain
Photo Collage postcard of Sint Maarten – St. Martin
Jamaican Inspired Striped Gift Bag
Atlantic City Photo Collage Magnet
Marigold Mandala Postcard
Happy Birthday Skulls Greeting Card
Colorful Images of Switzerland T-Shirt
Gruene, Texas – Guadalupe River postcard

 

Reynisfjara, Iceland Black Sand Beach Triptych

Last year’s six night, August escorted tour of Iceland was just what the doctor ordered. All the work was done for us, yes!  All we had to do was show up on time to board the tour bus. One of our fabulous stops was in South Iceland to Reynisfjara. My 21 year old son and I stood in awe at the magnificent basalt rock columns on our far left which he had to climb and our first black sand beach on the left  that is featured in the 3 panel acrylic print above, my first.
The original image was artistically tweaked into this dramatic wall art suitable for home, office or hotel room! Contact me below if you’d like me to modify the Iceland font and or to the text.

 

Monthly Summary Sales Smiles for June from my CafePress shop

Thanking my customers from: Massachusetts, Florida, California, Pennsylvania and Kentucky  for visiting my CafePress shop and choosing to make these wonderful purchases.

 

Monthly Summary Sales Smiles for June 2018 in Zazzle Shop

One of my favorite posts is thanking the customers who’ve visited my online shops and chose to make their fabulous purchases. I wish I could thank them directly.

Bermuda mugs
Bermuda postcard
Haiti postcard
Switzerland magnet
Laie, Hawaii postcard
St. George, Bermuda Postcard
Happy Birthday Skulls postcard
Black and White Stripes shower curtain
Gruene, Texas – Guadalupe River postcard
St. Martin – Marigot Bay postcard
St. Maaarten photo collage postcard
Sint Maarten Beach scene postcard