Thursday, March 13, 2014

A little project I found..



That you might enjoy doing..




It could help get you started on mixed media projects
I plan on giving this one to the girl who manages a lovely beachside resort..she keeps many beachy things in her office..

I didn't have the right kind of gauze..nor very many of the exact products ..
It was spur of the moment..
but it was doable
I had a small 4x6 artist's canvas..glue.many shells..distress inks..prosciutto netting:) mini fence pieces..pearls..glitter..gesso,twine
Just in case something like this is of interest to you..go see here..
I could not add a thank you there..so I am saying thanks here:)

Some flashbacks:)


Sand Dollar Cookies..



Darling Clematis..she jumped into this post by sheer dreaming by the author!:)


A favorite bag..





The reality of March here..my backyard with borrowed landscape as Derek would say...


More cookies from the past~

I guess this post is much ado about blue.. for you.

And me.
...since Spring seems a tad far away after last night's snowstorm here..and BRRR,c'est froid!
Windchill stuff!
J'aimerais bien voir la mer en hiver..♥

45 comments:

  1. Burr. More snow for you? I'm glad I live in the south. Our cold winter temps are enough for me. Don't think I could live with lots of snow.
    I'm smiling at your beach themed cookies. So pretty, Monique.

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  2. I love this and Je aime beaucoup le mer:))

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  3. No spring here also, we had a nasty weather today with horrible wind! Thank you for reminding us of beautiful summer time and sandy beach.

    Hugs,

    Yelena

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    1. Soon Yelena..I will be seeing your Spring and you mine!

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  4. I can't believe you have more snow, but then I love snow - so I think you're lucky to have that "borrowed" landscape in your back yard! :) What a love "Beach" project you made - it immediately brings the images of summer!

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  5. Love it. I have to make the sand dollar cookies!

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    1. They are fun..

      http://latabledenana.blogspot.ca/2012/07/sand-dollar-cookies.html
      Prefect for The Hamptons:)

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  6. I love it all. I will hopefully soon be moving to a small quaint port town off the coast of Lake Michigan and I love anything beachy. That purse is to die for. Is the design made on burlap or cross-stitch material? I'd love to learn how to make it! Your grandsons are growing up too fast!! But oh so adorable :)

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    1. It seems to be stitched and glued:) I bought it perhaps 15 yrs ago:) It is very cute:)
      I too love the beach.. even here by our lake ..Happy trails to you!

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  7. Monique, I'm still buried in snow, but if I focus long enough on your lovely artwork, I can almost feel the sand under my feet, as the rest of me starts to thaw.

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    1. It's a long one this yr..weirdly..I am ok with it..
      ..but like everyone..who gardens..anxious to see everything waking up:)

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  8. What a lovely project Monique. I also love the cookies.

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  9. Hope you are well Monique! Good to be here :)

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  10. To all things beachy - and cottage. My hungry gardening eyes are on Darling clematis and those teeny green and white pictures in the top right. This last storm was ridiculous.

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  11. Oh my...beachy dreaming ;))

    Bonne chance !

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  12. Thoughts of a warm day at the beach have gotten me through many cold winter days. I love the way you have combined colors and textures in your little project. And your sand dollar cookies look delicious. Lovely post.

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    1. No stamp:) Hope you found yours..:)Still waiting on a few..

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  13. Entre la mer et la neige, de douces couleurs qui apaisent.
    Ici c'est plutôt blanc le matin avec le brouillard et très vert et coloré l'après-midi avec le soleil.
    De délicieux biscuits en transitions.

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  14. Your post makes me feel ocean breezes despite the ever more snow outside!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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    1. We will soon be in the garden Bonnie..Nature always does this..

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  15. This all makes me want to be at the ocean, I think its been about six years, maybe this year it will work out, but in the meantime I love seeing these pictures and that cute beach craft, so much fun.
    Your snowy pictures are beautiful too, but I'm sure your wishing for spring :)

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  16. I hope you get to the beach too Jenni...

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  17. What a beautiful project that suits you to a tee! For me, I would need sand, mountains, a few cactus or succulents and a golf green with a flag :) It is fun and necessary to think about the warmth until we get there eventually. I am itching to see that first flowering bulb in the yard. Beautiful beach market bag!

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  18. Oh, oui! La mer en hiver dans le Maine est très belle!!! But we don't have as many beaches as farther south, a lot of the coastline is rocky...But then, perhaps you've been here? Et tes photos, comme toujours sont magnifiques! Your backyard looks similiar to mine, especially those late day shadows on the snow. Your beach collage IS inspiring & it goes so well with the cookies! have some little canvas squares & 4 tubes of water based oil paints, just waiting for me to play with them...
    It was so gloriously sunny here today that I didn't even mind stepping in & around the snow & slush & ice! Je pense que l'on dit: Un bol d'air?...Aaaahhhh....

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  19. I have been to Maine...and Mass..and that's the type of beach I would like to visit now...to photo..to try and paint..way off season..right on the beautiful beach..a fireplace would be great too..and my own kitchen..
    That's what I bought the little canvases for..and for Max...
    You make our vistas... Eternal..

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  20. Your artwork is lovely and makes me think about the “vacances.” You know it’s funny but in France to speak about the upcoming holidays (usually in august) is a great topic of conversation, not sports like in the US. In France people get a minimum of 4 weeks’ vacation by law and most people go au bord de la mer. We always did – in Normandie or in Bretagne, then my father bought a house in Mers-les-Bains, near Dieppe, in Normandie for our vacations. Here in the US, paid vacation is not even a law – actually the only western country without a law for that. So a year without going to the sea for me is not good – last year we went to New Orleans and took a cruise, after having seen the sea in San Francisco and New York – we’ll see what this year will bring. Spring has finally come to Georgia - blossoms on trees and in the mid 60 to 70s F.

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  21. My friend Nancy,returns to Normandy almost every yr to visit family.Her husbands family had a home there..she's spoken of it so often to me.
    His mother also had her petit coin de page there as I have seen in movies and photos.
    Who knows perhaps one day you crossed paths.
    A lovely thought.
    As seeing blossoms on trees again...

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  22. Your posts are always inspirational...be it projects or cooking or just plain looking!! :-) I can't believe all of the snow...as I smell the lemon blossoms on our tree and hope that the winds do not take too many with them!

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  23. I nearly missed this lovely post of yours. Although the sun is shining and the daffodils are in bloom. I feel spring has arrived :)
    I haven't been very mobile, still waiting to find out the source of my problem. Your post has brightened my day, love your sea side project. I'm looking forward to trip to the coast, maybe if I feel up to it, we can drive to the coast near Biarritz .Our countryside is lovely this time of the year , but the coast will always be my favourite place to visit.

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    1. I hope they find the source soon..
      I wish you well...
      Biarritz sounds like a great plan..I even love the sound.

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  24. Quel plaisir de retrouver ton blog...tes photos sont magnifiques et je viens souvent repiquer des recettes!
    Bon week-end à toi!
    Cath.

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  25. I can't believe more snow. When will Mother Nature bring spring your way! In the meantime, dream of the beach. I hesitate to say that our winter here in southwest Florida has been more like spring than winter this year, but don't be too jealous. Things change quickly here when the summer heat, humidity, and storms arrive. What goes around comes around :) Have a lovely weekend Monique.
    Sam

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    1. You know how much I love Florida..the wide beaches..beautiful sand and sunsets..
      I am glad you got that kind of winter..after all that's what the escape is for!
      No thaw this week..temps dropping as I type..

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  26. I'm in LOVE with those sand dollar cookies!!

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  27. What a fun and lovely idea Monique. There are so many themes I can think of to use the technique. Love your sand dollar cookies, so creative! And that swing, I know I've seen it in your photos before. Where did you find it? I love it!

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  28. Jacques made them for each grandson:) We had 4 at one point..and the branch was too big we asked for a trim and he cut it off:( the other 3 are too big now..But at least Oli can still use the one that fits..

    Mini adirondacks.. with a bar that raises and holes drilled for the ropes..
    I ahve so many pics of the boys through teh seasons on those swings:)
    Wonderful memories:)
    Thanks Chris!

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  29. Such a beautiful post...makes me yearn for the beach! The Cape is lovely in the Spring....
    Bisous xo

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  30. Hi Monique, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  31. Wonderful creations! Now I want to go to the beach.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  32. Its a gorgeous post of all the whites
    I just can't picture myself in so much snow...it looks exquisite though
    x

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  33. Les photos sont à couper le souffle!! Bonne soirée;)xxx

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  34. Spring is taking its sweet time arriving! It will tease us tomorrow with almost 60* weather but by Monday it will be back to 30* weather and chance of snow. Beautiful shots! Just beautiful.
    Love the sand dollar cookies!

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  35. C'est tellement joli, tout ce que tu fais ... Je ne m'en lasse pas !

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