I have always had a passion for and fascination with the solemn sentinels that watch over us as we walk the streets of a major city. Carved in stone and marble, cast in… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – sick little monkeys

My two little monkeys have been passing a persistant stomach bug back and forth for a week now, like a ping-pong ball. Thankfully, ESTlers have just what they need: artmind ingermaaike knittingmette lapommevintage

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – cobalt and silver

My mind is on this out-of-this-world piece of silk I found at a small producer of silk-based fabrics. It is thin like a spider web, unbelievably soft, and the color is a vivid… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – helping hand

One of you EST ladies has been sharing valuable resources and advice with me over the past few days. Thank you for lending me a helping hand!! GiftsandStars                    handebilten         hueconcept                boutiqueseragun 


This morning, I saw the most amazing sunrise. I was driving and couldn’t take a picture, but here is what it looked like – interpreted by EST members: bndesign                             trotalo     vaisto                              barbarix


I want to share with you some images of Lyon with a rare snow cover. This is the coldest and snowiest it has been here in years, but it looks good on the… Continue reading


The European Street Team on conducts a weekly challenge, where the last week’s winner chooses a theme and EST members create a piece for it. This is a wonderful way of  helping us… Continue reading


…finally snow in Lyon – the first real snow in 3 winters! I still can’t believe I haven’t touched a snow shovel in all this time. After all, we had  to dig our… Continue reading


…has just arrived in the mail! I am the lucky winner of last month’s give-away by Thongbai Tatong – her beautiful multi-layered scarf – here it is: …the last photo is a little… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – missing snow

I miss the snow, so I have to bring it here in pictures: ‘The wicked snowman ACEO’ by  matchstickgirl ‘Nuno felt scarf’ by vilte ‘Dried flowers in the snow print’ by  IchaPhotography ‘Snow White’… Continue reading