Terreni D' Oro Tuesday

Villa Dogs

 This is Sheba, one of three of our cane corsi. She is seven, and loves to play. She also loves to lounge around the house. We can’t trust her around the chickens. She hasn’t killed any chickens, but she will chase them.  


Saddie, she is more of a runner. When she gets out, she wants to run like a greyhound. Long walks to mailbox are her favorite. She also loves her room my husband created for the dogs under the staircase. In fact, if humans are watching a movie she is not enjoying…she goes to her room.


Sheba wanted her photo taken, but it didn’t take long for Sasha to photo bomb  her.


Here is the second time Sasha wanted to aggravate Sheba.


Sheba is mad.

Collections and Obsessions, Museum Monday

Linda Apple

Art, is a passion of mine. Visiting museums is something I love doing for hours, and watching the people decipher, admire, and speculate about the art at museums can be just as fascinating. 

When I saw the series Linda was working on, I had to have some. The first one here, was one that was commissioned. I wanted her to create a woman reading in a museum with a Tiffany bag. I was excited by what she had created for my collection.

How many times have we been to museums, and the security guard is slipping into the fabric of the museum? This security guard is among the masterpieces. 


This another commissioned piece. A man with light brown hair, carrying a Mac bag. He went shopping at Apple before heading to the museum. Another one that pleased me. 

The last one, portraying cultures clashing was another that intrigued me immediately. Seeing a culture other than your own in a painting…is permission to stare, and permission to try to understand their history. If you are interested in owning some works of art by Linda click on her name. 


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Our Orchard

our orchard is still young, and the fruit from the tree are not ready for consumption. The good news is they look so healthy, even with limiting their water intake. 


Next year, the pear trees may have sweet fruit worthy of filling our bellies. We shall keep watch, and document our journey.

Collections and Obsessions, Galleria, Museum Monday, Uncategorized

Jacqui Faye

Jacqui is famous for her Red Shoe Series, I feel blessed to have two paintings from the series. Honestly, if I had more wall space…I would buy more. I try to at lease buy two pieces of art from every artists. I love so many of her renderings of shoes! Hmmm, I may have to make room in my closet to hang some more…LOL!

She has some that are seductive without even a hint of womanly attributes. Just the shoes with the imagination of the viewer is all it takes to lure us into another space and time. Just what I love so much about art, taking a person out the realm of here and now, and transporting them to a different time and space. 


Shoes, presents, and ice cream….what’s not to like? The qualities of reflection and refraction of light makes it glimmer with excitement and anticipation. The texture of the bow on the box is evident. Soft material juxtaposed to the stainless steel spoon. Mmm, it’s just delicious!

A more adult approach, instead of a sinfuly delicious sundae, we are tempted with alcohol and a touch of forbidden fruit.