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

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Sheltie Valentine's Painting

My painting for those who adore this beautiful breed, the Shetland Sheepdog. Perfect Valentine's Day gift for a Sheltie owner!

I hope everyone is staying warm. Are you planning anything for Valentines Day?


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ballerina Decor Painting

Ballerina wall decor

My latest Ballerina painting in traditional pink & black. This can be personalized if you'd like a name at the bottom instead of the word 'PARIS'

Hope everyone is enjoying the New Year!


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Epiphany 2016

The Epiphany is celebrated on January 6th. It was this date the Magi visited the infant Jesus. The three Wise Men arrived from the East guided by the Star of Bethlehem, bearing gifts for the divine infant. In France, people also celebrate the Epiphany by eating "galette des rois"  (also known as Kings Cake.)


Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Strasbourg Christmas Market

Locally called Christkindelsmärik (Marché de l’Enfant Jésus) the Strasbourg Christmas Market is one of the oldest in Europe.

Open daily from Nov.27th til Christmas Eve. Little wood stalls offer Christmas ornaments, decorations, handcrafted items, mulled wine, cakes, candies, and gingerbread. 

Strasbourg’s Christmas market dates back to 1570, making it the oldest in France and was voted “Europe’s best Christmas Market”. Do you see why?  Isn't it beautiful and so festive?!!


Photos by © Visit France

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Shih Tzu Ornament 2015

Shih Tzu Ornament

Here is my latest hand painted Shih Tzu ornament for Christmas 2015 collection. I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season!


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Kayserberg in Alsace during Wintertime!


Beautiful village of "Kayserberg" in Alsace, France during wintertime! Kaysersberg is one of the finest wine growing areas in Alsace. 

Also known as "Mountain of The Emporor"certainly deserves its prestigious name.

Happy December!


Photo by © Visit France