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Tudor Portraits

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Valentines of a Different Kind

"Love is a smoke raised with a fume of sighs"
Romeo and Juliet

With romance in the air, and Shakes
peare the ultimate languag
e of love, I'm working away on new Love Quote themed designs.  More on that soon..

In the spirit of conveying affection, though I'm not much of a sonnet writer, I'd like to praise some of my favorite things:

"Sweets to the sweet"
 Buttercream Frosting
Evil evil things, but so worthy of addiction, admiration.
(Made some last week. Okay, so they were pink velvet, but tasty.)

"If music be the food of love play on"
Twelfth Night

2. Fabulous DivasMaria Callas - the tragic and passionate diva featured in this gorgeous portrait here by one of my Etsy favorites: DangerousMezzo
(Currently in my studio hanging.)

"As sound as a bell"
Much Ado About Nothing

3. London
I love it. The markets, the buildings, history and mysteries. 
And those callboxes. And the walk by the NFT with blue fairy lights.

Apparently the Liberty Bell was cast in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry- right by my favorite art supply store.  Some days you can peek in to see the work...

"Blow, blow, thou winter winds"
As You Like It
4. Unexpected Snow- Like tonight!  Ha! I love fresh snow.
Featured here- London under the blanket, Beached whale, Greenwich Park.

"Soft pity enters an iron gate"
5. Wrought Iron
This pic was captured in St. Petersburg of some supremely twirly flourishes. Near the colourful Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood.


Also finishing up the design for a brand spanking new website, 
and new jewelry collaborations with lovely ladies Lori Patton and Jennifer Rydin
Not only are they talented, but very sweet as well!


  1. Egad! That cake looks as if it were a gift from hell! How did you manage to produce it?!

  2. Okay, I cheated. That's a lovely picture, but mine looked nowhere near so professional..