Saturday, July 17, 2010

Oprah Quote

originally uploaded by macaroononastick.
Law of Attraction meets Attitude of Gratitude - by Oprah via macaroononastick on Flickr :)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Kitties in the Can

These little darlings have been with me for ten days now. They're six weeks old and what a treat they are to have in my life.

I'm a kitten foster mom for Theresa Foley's non-profit spay-neuter rescue organizations: The Key West Cat Society and the Venice Cat Coalition.

Join our Facebook page: the Sarasota Kitten Club to be in the conversation all revolving around saving cats and kittens in Florida (and simply loving them). Buy a T-shirt (my art is on the T-shirt), send a donation, send love. It all goes to help the cats who love us back unconditionally and add countless moments of joy to my life.

If you live in Sarasota County or nearby areas and are interested in adopting one of these babies (or others), please call me at 941-993-7001. - Raphaella

Friday, July 9, 2010

Heartful Art Studio Moves Indoors for the Florida Summer

Florida is hot in the summer. Reading my friends' facebook pages, I'm gathering it's hot all over the country these days.

I realized today that, because of the heat, I wasn't getting to paint as much as I like because my studio was set up outside in the lanai. By 9am on any given day, the heat and humidity maxed me out. Today I was inspired to create a solution. I carved out a 5' x 6' space in a corner of my bedroom, laid down some indoor/outdoor carpet to protect the floor tile, and created an indoor studio.

I'm excited about my new space. I have so many new galleries and shops around the country wanting original art (woo-hoo!) that I have a lot of creating to do. Now I have a more comfortable place to create.

I'll probably move back outside in the fall and winter months because I love painting outside when it's lovely weather. Hey, maybe I'll create Studio 2 and have both. Sounds like fun to me.