Saturday, 21 December 2013

Happy Holidays to Everyone

Hello my lovely friends. I know I haven't been here for over six weeks, but I had to take time of due to an unexpected very bad back injury. I'm glad to say I'm now 90% better and finishing with last minute orders to you all out there that have been purchasing from my online shops, also I would like to say a big thank you!!

There are so many new exciting work projects and personal in the process that I can't wait to tell you all in the new year! In the meantime you can have a peek at my new online portfolio website here 

**New 2014 wholesale price list will be available in January. Own a gallery, boutique, stationary or home interiors shop you think should offer my prints, canvas or cards?
Contact me for details-

I hope you all have a wonderful and restful Christmas with your loved ones wherever you are in the world. XOX

Monday, 4 November 2013

My Sunday Movie...

As many of you know by know I'm a great fan of Woody Allen movies, so much so our cat is called Woody!
Last night we went to see Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen latest movie and all I can say is that I highly recommend it! The movie plot and the all the cast was outstanding but Cate Blanchett was amazing as Jasmine and I wouldn't be surprised if she is nominated for an oscar for the role.
I love Woody Allens movies as he doesn't need to spend big bucks with special effects, car chasing or violence..just good old fashioned story telling with interesting and complex characters that whisk you away for a good couple of hours to another world.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Back from Italy...

Hello my dear friends. It has been a long time since I wrote in my little journal, but life seems to get busier and busier somehow!
I'm back from an amazing week in Italy editing images in the studio, which I shall post here soon! In the meantime I hope you all have a lovely weekend, with Halloween witches and monsters or not.. :-)

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Monday, 9 September 2013

The Photo Man

The Photo Man from Ben Kitnick on Vimeo.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Here in England Autumn is showing its first signs already!
For those that love photography and a sweet story, I thought I'd share this short video of the Photo Man by Ben Kitnick. I might be very sentimental as towards the end I shed a couple of tears...

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Blog Feature

Thank you to California based blogger, Bonnie from Going Home to Roost for featuring my kitchen wall decor print in her fabulous blog for her September Gift guide feature. You can see the print here. 


Friday, 6 September 2013

Friday, 16 August 2013

They say working with animals is tricky.....

 They do say working with animals is tricky! Well those of you that have pets will know that they pull all sort of tricks on us to get our attention! This afternoon whilst I was taking photographs for my interior shots,  Kato's strategy was to get in my way no matter what! This is by far the funniest trick any of the two cats have pulled on me ;-))

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Happy August!

Image in my shop here 

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend wherever you are reading this in our little planet. For some August means vacation so I wish you the best of times! I'm away for a couple of days in the Suffolk coast, which I highly recommend! ;-)

Monday, 29 July 2013

A little peek into my workspace....

Today I have been updating my 'about ' pages in all my websites  which also includes an image of my studio. This is a little peak into my workspace where I usually sit and write my blog, edit photos and write emails to some of you out there.
There is a window on the left which I usually leave open to hear the birds melodies come through which I find very relaxing when  I need  a quiet time to reflect on errands. Various radio stations also filter through the day from Buenos Aires, Barcelona and UK and my collection of ITunes soundtracks when I need inspiration.
Above in the shelves is a collection of my diaries, ideas and sketch books. Bellow on the wall images is an eclectic mix of photographs; inspirational images, Woody Allen, childhood memories and some of my travel images from South Africa and Buenos Aires. Also a photograph of my father sits there as it is the closest I can have him since he passed away. I use the mug from NY everyday when I have my coffee to remind me I did visit the city and it wasn't all a dream!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

New Affordable Kitchen Wall Decor

As some of you might have read in my previous posts, lately, I have been cooking a lot for friends and family.
Having spent so much time  in the kitchen, it has inspired me to create a new collection of  affordable wall decor that can fit in any nook and cranny and brighten up the room.
These new set of photo cards can fit in any frame size 7 x 5" with a set of six cards  at $8 ( £5.35 ). There are also larger sizes 8 x 10"  $28 ( £18.70 ) and posters on request.
To view all the new kitchen wall decor click here.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Loving Our Summertime ...

What was your weekend like?

Lately I have...

*Enjoyed cooking for friends followed by dinner in our back yard
*Found time to chill under a tree to avoid full sun of 45'C and start reading my new book
*Got up at 6 am to go for a run and enjoyed it!
*Listened to old CD's I forgot I had
*Had a drink at my old pub in Notting Hill with good old Alex that is over visiting from NY 
*Laughed tons reminiscing old times with good friends over Pimm's
*Shopped in my local farmers market for lots of delicious fruit and veggies, took photos and then cooked them!

Friday, 19 July 2013

Happy Friday!

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend with lots of sunshine wherever you are in this little planet of ours!
Image in my Etsy shop

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Jenny's Birthday Cakes!

Last Sunday it was my lovely friend Jenny's 30th birthday and I was very flattered when she asked me to bake a couple of my 'signature' cakes for her party! Lemon tart and carrot cake, which I think I must have baked about five times this month for various BBQ's and friends dinner parties!
We had a great time  chilling with friends' in the sunshine sipping cold wine with lots of laughter and fabulous food cooked mainly by her adoring husband, Ben.
Sweet summertime memories :-)

Lemon Tart

Friday, 12 July 2013

New Look to my Online Portfolio

Having time to focus on re-branding, websites and general admin is a rarity for me these days, so having had the last 24hrs to focus on my little projects that needed attention has been great for the mind! At last I have been able to adjust a few things to my new online portfolio with a new look to my home page and more information on my about page. Look out for my new online shop coming next week! Have a lovely weekend wherever you are :-)

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Britain's Next Top Models!!

Yesterday afternoon I had the pleasure of shooting photos of our friends Jane and Alex's lovely daughters in the garden. We had great fun playing around with different outfits and looks and the girls were real star models! You can see more of the images in my website here  


Thursday, 4 July 2013

Delicious Gazpacho Soup

Summer temperatures haven't hit here in the UK so I've been reminiscing of my summer times in Barcelona in our family holiday home sitting by the pool sipping Gazpacho (cold tomato soup) made by my mother or Nona. This lunchtime i  had to make some for old times sake even if it meant having lunch in our cloudy and coldish garden!

Monday, 10 June 2013

New Portraits Project

Lately I have been working towards a new project close to my heart - Portraits. It has always been my passion to take images of people. I have endless boxes that take me through decades of countless visual story telling, but in the last couple of months I have taken this dream seriously by learning new techniques and taking it to the next level, professionally, so watch this space soon!

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Morning at the Office!

 So we are in the end of  May and here in UK we have been having a lot of rain and cold temperature which has been a bit depressing!  This morning as soon as I saw the sunshine appear through the clouds I took the opportunity to take my work outside with my little assistant  Kato,-our recue cat -and yes! He is a cat... he is so big my friend Georgie's little boy Felix said one day- look mummy! A DOG !! :-))  Something I'll never forget!

Monday, 27 May 2013

A day of chillin...

 Last week has been total madness with tons of work deadlines and socialising six evenings in a row!  
Today  was national holiday here in the UK, so I took the opportunity to sit in the sunshine with a cup of tea and a good book - total indulgence ! Tomorrow back in the studio to prepare stock for this coming Saturday's art fair...How was your weekend?

Sunday, 12 May 2013

New look for Facebook Banner

Thinking of rebranding and working on the new websites in the last couple of weeks I have added a new banner in my facebook page that shows samples of my lifestyle collections.
For updates and discounts coming up soon you can like my page here.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Celebrating Late Spring

Finally we have spring here in UK! The fabulous sunshine, gorgeous colors and lovely sounds of birds in the backgrownds is making everyone happy and working less painful.
Over the last week I have taken the opportunity to photograph the amazing flowers in season for various licensing projects.
They can also be purchased in my shop here as prints, posters or canvas.
I hope the sun is shinning where you are :-)

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

If Celebrities Were an Average Joe....

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

 Danny Evans, an artist from New York has created a series of photographs using photoshop creating them as ordinary people. We see them here how they could potentially look like  if they didn't have the lifestyle that makes them as superstars with the help of personal trainers, diets, dentists,  surgery and all the help they get to look the way they do.

The images are not flattering at all but apparently the celebrities themselves are OK with the photos and even find them amusing. You can see more here
Which image do you like best ?

David and Victoria Beckham

Sarah Jessica Parker


Jennifer Anniston

Johnny Depp

Tom Cruise

Monday, 25 March 2013

29 Ways to stay creative

If you are stuck this working week for some creativity some of these tips might help ! Personally 4, 9 and 11 work for me :-)  
Which ones work for you?

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Kitchen wall decor coming soon...

Over the weekend I stopped by the local farmers market...
Living on a plant based diet I stocked up on tons of wonderful looking fruit and veg as I have been vegetarian for over thirty years,  I'm now making the transition to a vegan diet- which is another story...

With the lovely looking produce in my kitchen basket I couldn't resist to use the opportunity and take some photographs for my upcoming collection of images including kitchen wall decor on my new online webshop opening in April. 

Monday, 4 March 2013

Thinking Ahead....

OK..So on Friday I posted winter images and today it is the most glorious, gorgeous and beautiful sunny day! It has uplifted my mood and I'm now thinking of summer  afternoons in the garden, travel holidays and short weekend getaways by the ocean.
I found this image through my archives that I find most inspiring and peaceful at the same time. This photo was taken on the beginning of our European road trip last summer. Now available in my Etsy shop- Soon it will also be available on my new online web shop! Watch this space!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Thank You Good Homes Magazine!

A couple of months ago I got an email from Emma Clayton, decorating editor of Good Homes Magazine requesting to borrow one of my abstract paintings and poster for a photo shoot. I was sooo delighted to see in the newsstands that it has made it to the front cover of this months issue

The poster bellow is one of my bestsellers in my Etsy shop. I also wrote about it a couple of months ago when i sold it to in this post here.