Friday, July 31, 2009

Design Team Art And Guest Artist Work to Share!

I'm trying to catch up on all the GORGEOUS sample art I have to share with you, and this is just the start! The Art Sample Gallery on the website was overflowing so I'm starting a second gallery, Art Sample Gallery II. Be sure to check both out! I have also posted new works to Heather's Gallery. Below are the new art samples I have posted, and more are coming soon.

Also, a big congrats to Audrey Hernandez! Her lovely purse below can be found in the Spring 2009 issue of Haute Handbags! The angel image is from the Angels 1 fabric collage sheet.

Also, Audrey's fabric collage using this fabric collage sheet can be found as a
full page ad in the new may/june issue of Somerset Studio! Congrats Audrey!

More lovely art samples are coming very soon!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Back From Hawaii!

Hi! I got back last night from a week in Hawaii, which is why I've been so quiet. The week before that I was getting ready. While I took over 160 photos, here are a few of my favorites and a little peek into what the week held! Right now, I feel as though I've been hit by a truck after the long flights. It takes 11 hours in the air to get to Hawaii from Indianapolis, not to mention the layovers, arriving to the airport early, etc. But I'll feel great in a day or two and we had a wonderful time while there.

We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, right on Waikiki beach in Honolulu. Directly in back of the hotel was a man-made lagoon, and behind that the ocean. The air smelled wonderful!
This is the view from our balcony, at dusk. What a view!
Sunset on the beach.
This is how I spent most of my mornings. Starbucks, fresh pineapple, and Breaking Dawn, the last book in the Twilight series. I finished the book and it was awesome! I'm so sad it's the end of the series though.
And this is how I spent the rest of the morning!
Christopher and I.
Of course you have to wear a flower in your hair when in Hawaii!
One of my favorite things we did was Parasailing! 500 feet in the air over the ocean! (Please note, this is not us in the picture, rather our boat mates. I'll have pictures of us soon after I develop the roll of film the captain shot).
My other favorite thing was snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. We say SO many beautiful fish, crabs, sea urchins, corals, and so much more!
We also braved a bus trip to China town. This is a peek at one of the markets. Ever watch Andrew Zimmern on "Bizarre Foods" on the Travel Channel? Yep, he was there a while back!
We saw the same fish while snorkeling. So much prettier then!
Of course on the Waikiki strip there was plenty of shopping! I LOVED this pink knight that was on display.
I loved this display too!
Before we left, our little min pin tried to disguise himself and sneek into the suitcase. It didn't work so instead he spent the week with his auntie Bianca:).

So that is the very short version! If you want to see all 160+ photos, you can see them HERE on Picasa.
P.S. all orders that were placed at Retro Cafe Art Gallery during my absence went out the door today!
Once I catch up I'll be posting lots of new goodies on the site. Mahalo!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

VACATION NOTICE for Retro Cafe' Art Gallery Website

*VACATION NOTICE: PLEASE NOTE!* I will be on vacation and away from the computer July 18th – July 31st. You may still place orders during that time, however all orders will ship on or around August 3rd. This includes digital collage sheets, which cannot be sent until July 31st. I will answer all emails after that time as well. Thanks and have a great week!

UPDATE: I'm back!