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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Beautiful Belle Inspiration!

a p p r o a c h  t o  t h e  h a m e a u

from the story  "L'Hameau de la Reine Marie Antoinette"

I am thrilled to have my photo story on Marie Antoinette's hameau featured in this month's issue of 
Belle Inspiration Magazine!

You can see the article here
from Belle Inspiration's Facebook page

And what a beautiful issue it is, filled with all things romantic, feminine, fun, and French!

I've found lots of new Etsy shops I need to visit, and also several new blogs I need to check out.  And at under $20 for not just one, but TWO subscriptions, it makes the perfect gift for yourself and a friend!

Thank you Mimi Bleu, for doing such a wonderful, creative job with your magazine!


I haven't posted in two weeks because my internet has been down.  While that was sort of frustrating on one hand, on the other, it was just what I needed to get me off of Pinterest!!!

God's in charge, even with the internet!

So, while I had some time, I finished a 
Mixed Media art piece

played with BooBoo...

And I read a lot of French books...

Cleaned out one of my art storage closets in the mudroom, which looked like this

and now looks like this

except that the counter and sink are now gone, and tomorrow the darling Monsieur Master Carpenter who lives here will begin to transform this space into a new powder room.

I also switched out the stuffing in my globes de mariage, on the fireplace mantle, 

Oh, but I lost that tall one when the big picture frame to the right blew off the wall from the explosion in my fireplace...
I will not tell you about that, except to say


And I was also tagged by the ever-so-sweet Irina, and have to answer some probing [fun] questions, but that will take some thinking...

There is still room in our 
Photography Workshop in Paris and Normandy
July 6-11

scroll down  to see more samples of our photographic technique
and contact me for more details

au revoir,mes belles


  1. What a great post, you got so much done. Perhaps I need to loose internet too! Happy days. Chris

  2. Hello!

    I found you from visiting Irina and am now a follower. What a lovely collage/painting/mixed media piece. I think it is stunning. I also love your photos from Versailles, it is one of my favorite places in the world to visit.

    I hope that you were not hurt in the explosion and that the only thing lost was your cloche.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


  3. Oh Dawne, where do I begin??
    First of all, I am so glad the wonderful Elizabeth has discovered you and your remarkable art! She is such a kind, beautiful friend...and her blogs are terrific.

    Chere Dawne, Congratulations on the Belle Inspiration! How very exciting...I know Anita and Ruben have also been featured, and it is a stunning publication. I need to subscribe, I keep missing so much beauty.
    And I'm so glad you are ok..oh my goodness, your fireplace exploded???
    But I must say, that mixed media piece is stunning...
    Give little BooBoo a kiss on the nose from me ;)
    Love and blessings,
    - Irina

  4. Nice to see a post from you again....did you left pinterest ???....i can't wait to see the new room....happy sunday

  5. Dawne, You have been a busy girl! I love your mixed media work, simply beautiful! After your fire debacle, do you still have any eyebrows :-)

  6. You have been busy!! Glad you are back! Hehe...I liked your art closet, will you be having another room?? Love all your pretties and your art work always makes me HAPPY!
    Love your style!!
    Love, love,

  7. Dawne!! The painting you shared is so gorgeous...I had a very hard time narrowing down the Hassam works. I may have to do a post dedicated to this man! :)
    Art History is one of my passions, but other than one course in college, I never really studied it in depth. (Not yet!)
    Wish I would have had you for my teacher!
    - Irina

  8. Dear Dawne,

    I love your mixed media piece! It's truly wonderful. I can't wait to read your article in Belle. You always leave me with so much inspiration. Congratulations!


    P.S. I'm glad your OK from your fire experience.

  9. Many blessings to you on this Easter Day, dear friend!
    Sending love and light,
    - Irina

  10. Is BooBoo a Cairn Terrier? He's adorable! We have two Cairns - Boswell and Archie - and they have that same peeping-through-the-bangs curious look. Love your blog.

  11. Dear Dawne,

    How did I miss this post? I am so happy for the chance to work with you in Belle Inspiration. Your work is incredible! SO sorry to hear about the fireplace...oh my. Glad you're okay!!

    Talk soon,

  12. Dawne,
    You have been a busy one lately. That is great news about the Belle Inspiration Magazine!! Your stunning pictures are appreciated by us all. I love your art storage closet, but I look forward to seeing the new powder room. I just love the globes on your mantel. I have been wanting to get glass globes or jars because you can see all the goodies inside. I'm so happy for you to be featured in this lovely magazine. Congratulations.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  13. I can't wait to Be There :)
    Congratulations on the magazine and I do want to hear more about explosions in fireplaces and new powder rooms ... as you know, these days I am all about Houses :)
    besitos. C

  14. beautiful! how talented you are..

    and booboo is a poppet ❤


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