Sunday, June 5, 2016

Welcome summer!

Beautiful scene at Port of Menton. Situated on the fabulous French Riviera!
Wishing all a wonderful summer... 


Photo  © Visit France

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Paris Ballerina Decor

One of my Ballet designs I made last year. Vintage ballerina decor for those who love Paris... a girl of any age!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter

"I am with you always, even until the end of the age"

Have a blessed Easter!


Sunday, March 6, 2016

French Éclair Recipe

Recipe for eclairs from 1884: 

1 cup hot water
1/2 teaspoonful salt
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup pastry flour
5 eggs, yolks and whites beaten separately
Boil the water, salt, and butter. When boiling, add the dry flour, stir well for five minutes, and when cool add the eggs. This is such a stiff mixture, many find it easier to mix with the hand, and some prefer to add the eggs whole, one at a time. --when well mixed, bake the Cream Cake mixture in pieces four inches long and one and a half wide. When cool, split and fill with cream. Ice with chocolate or vanilla frosting.
Cream for Eclairs
1 pint milk, boiled
2 tablespoonfuls cornstarch
3 eggs, well beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1 saltspoonful salt, or
1 teaspoonful butter

Wet the cornstarch in cold milk, and cook in the boiling milk ten minutes. Beat the eggs; add the sugar and the thickened milk. Cook in the double boiler five minutes. Add the salt or butter, and when cool, flavor with lemon, vanilla, or almond."

Enjoy ;)


Photo © Meg Zimbeck

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Shih Tzu Valentine Sign

Shih Tzu Valentine

I just finished this sweet Shih Tzu Valentine painting. Pretty soon it will be Spring so I need to get started on some Spring paintings... pretty pastel colors :)

SOLD to a lovely home in Virginia!
$22.00 contact me if you would like to order one too.


Monday, February 1, 2016

La Chandeleur "Crêpes Day" in France


In France "La Chandeleur" is the Catholic holiday feast on Feb.2nd to commemorate the purification of the Virgin Mary and the presentation of baby Jesus. 

Not only do the French eat a lot of crepes on Chandeleur, but they also do a bit of fortune telling while making them. It is traditional to hold a coin in your writing hand and a crêpe pan in the other, and flip the crêpe into the air.If you manage to catch the crêpe in the pan, your family will be prosperous for the rest of the year!

Happy February :)


Photo © Sylviane Nuccio