10 February 2014

Alstroemeria - Princess Lilies...


Sweet princess lilies... 
are a dwarf alstroemeria.
This one is called Louise (zaprilou)
And she is a stunner!  
Alstroemeria has a notorious reputation 
of becoming weedy, 
and being more than just a little bit overpowering in the garden.
But the "Princess Lily" range are simply fabulous
 as they are dwarf in size, 
which is much more suited to the home garden.
The bonus is they have a long flowering season
with a glorious vibrant colour range...
As well as those endearing whisker markings on the blooms!
The "Princess Lilies" are ideal for growing in containers.
Are incredibly drought hardly...
And are simply perfect for the smaller garden!

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8 February 2014

'Fragments of Fuchsias' Artwork...

 Sharing my latest artwork...
I'm really happy with the way this painting came together.
I enjoyed playing with textures 
using acrylic paints in mauves, creams, greens and blues.
All this thick and luscious paint 
was teamed with fabulous handmade paper 
made from flax fibres to create this wonderful result!
 I'm a little bit in love with this one, 
so it may be difficult to ever part with it!
 I LOVE the colours...the textures...
and the fact everytime you look, 
you see something else!
 And I LOVE the name...
'Fragments of Fuchsias'.
There is nothing more heartwarming 
than art time with my Grandson.
 So I just had to share the cutest photo 
of 2 year old Quinn...
a budding 'abstract' artist 
(who has inherited his Nonna's love affair with paint!)
Squirty bottle paint is soooo much FUN!


2 February 2014

'Cake Works' 21st Birthday Cake...

Oh how your children grow!
My baby has just turned 21!
Time just did not allow a homemade cake design to eventuate, 
so I enlisted the help of Annalies at 'Cake Works'!
http://www.cakeworksnz.com/
We chose a picture from the hundreds and hundreds of cakes on Pinterest...
So this is the pic (from Bella Cupcakes) 
that was emailed to Annalies at 'Cake Works',
with instructions that she was to add
  lemon yellow flowers to her own version of this design.
So right now I am doing a HUGE 'SHOUTOUT' to Annalies at 'CAKEWORKS'
because the cake she created was AMAZING!
Don't you agree?
With delicate flowers in the softest pastels...
On an aqua colored icing with beautiful white stenciling. 

It was simply gorgeous! 
Almost too gorgeous to cut....
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