I’m thrilled to announce that I’m working on a 2015 calendar of illustrations for my shop. And although January 1st is still a ways away, I thought I’d give my fans a little teaser of what to expect. These are just portions of the illustrations…because after all, what fun would it be if I did a complete reveal right now?
Like what you see so far? Then stick around because I’ll be posting more “appetizers” of what’s to come.
“Beauty is simply reality seen with the eyes of love.”
Quietly keeping watch over the streets and neighborhoods of Lisbon, Sintra, Obidos and Queluz, each of these beacons seems to tell a story of its own. Enjoy!
Not sure if we’re having an “Indian Summer” this year or not. But, judging from the fact that the strappy tan lines on my feet haven’t yet faded, I’m still optimistic…and am celebrating the spirit of late summer in my latest illustration!
(You can purchase the greeting card version of this illustration here.)
Although I love to share the stories behind my photos, I felt that this collection – taken from our recent trip to the island of Madeira, Portugal – speaks for itself.
Ok, we actually were in Obidos, Portugal on a Friday; but it WAS brilliantly sunny, and was one of the most enjoyable days we spent on our recent trip overseas. I’d never been to this charming town enclosed within the walls of a medieval fortress.
Only an hour by bus from Lisbon, Obidos is well worth a visit!
Pass through the city gates…
And you’ll emerge into a picturesque town with quaint cobblestone streets…
And quiet side alleys leading to the dwellings of the approximately 3100 inhabitants who call this town home.
It’s impossible to take a bad picture here. From the rustic simplicity of the white-washed houses and fortress walls…
To the abundance of flowers and climbing vines…
This tiny jewel box of a town is enchanting! The fortress walls are steep…
But from along them you’ll get panoramic views over the town…
And over the undulating hills of the surrounding countryside.
And you just might spot a windmill or two!
“I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.”