Sunday, May 26, 2013

Painting Roses

 
 
You asked, and I listened...
Coming Soon!
 
 
 

 
 
One of my painting projects in the book. You will learn step by step instructions on how to go from a simple under-painting to a beautiful rose.
 

 
Check back soon for date release!
 
Until next time,
Jo-Anne
 

 
 
 


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Thank you FiFi



 
Thank you Miss Fifi!
 
 Where you can find my home this summer.
 
My very dear friend, Miss Fifi O'Neill, put me in touch with the creators of these lovely magazines, Shabby Style from France, Country Chic for Italy, and Romantisch Einrichten for Germany. 


 
My home and art work will be in their July issue of Shabby Style, and I will let you all know when the other two features are available this summer.
 
 
 FIFI O'NEILL, of course you know her, she speaks in a French accent, travels the globe styling beautiful homes, and is the author of Romantic Prairie Style, Romantic Prairie Cook Book and due out soon, PRAIRIE STYLE WEDDINGS.
The new book, like all of her other books, will be a huge success!  Prairie style has caught on like wildfire! I love the concept of a clothing line as it is so hard to find pretty, romantic clothing with a vintage feel. It's all just perfect!
 
 
Fifi walks to the beat of her own drum. Always Authentic, Always Original,  Always inspiring...
 
 
How adorable are those boots ah???
 
Thank you dear Fifi!
xo
 
 
 
PAINTING ONE ON ONE
 
 
Meet Debra, who lives south of Cape Cod and attended a private painting class. She has painted before, and it shows here in her work. You did an awesome  job Debra!!!!

 
 
 
Until next time,
Jo-Anne
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Downton Abbey Afternoon Tea

 
If you are a Downton Abbey fanatic like I am, picking up the new June issue of Romantic Homes magazine is a must! I shot this in the historical Daniel Webster Estate in my home town of Marshfield, MA. Although the magazine doesn't show the outside of the house, it is really stunning with a large wrap around porch, beautiful flower gardens, and breathtaking views from all sides of the house.
 
I couldn't of had a tea party without my lovely models. Sam, Kate and my niece Nicole. Kate the girl in the middle,  made all of the cakes and cupcakes, such talent!
 
 
Networking is part of the fun when your creating such an event. I found this fabulous florist in my area who created the most incredible arrangements. The aroma of the roses while we were shooting was staggeringly fragrant!
 Thank you Karen LeeFlowers.com   (Congratulations on the cover!!!! )
 
 
The lovely antique clothes are from: 
Visit Etsy Shop
www.etsy.com/shop/vintageboxofdelights


The antique blouse that Sam is wearing, girl far left, is still available-
 click here to purchase- https://www.etsy.com/listing/122699603/vintage-blouse-featured-in-romantic?ref=shop_home_active
 
I hope you all enjoy my article on Downton Abby this month...
Coming up in July, more RoSeS
 
 
 
 
Until next time, Happy Decorating!
Jo-Anne