Friday, February 27, 2015

Chic Cocoon Room

Some of you may have heard me reference my Chic Cocoon. That's a term I adopted, a fun name from an energetic person's book (who I met on twitter) Jen Duchene.  Le Chic Cocoon: 7 Steps to Creating Your Selfish Space 


Two walls of this room are painted in the color "rapture", that's the purple.
The painting in the right corner is often a different piece. Today that is the original Sun Deer

I'm sharing this picture because just yesterday the entire floor of the room was filled with my artwork which was being inventoried into my database. I've been fortunate to have a dear friend assist me, thank you Allison Constantino. She's just listed her first piece of Botswana on Fine Art America. 

The sun shines brightly through that window so I have deep purple curtains that I can draw closed. I do enjoy to peek out that window at my peach tree and and all the birds inhabiting my back yard here in Florida.   I'm think I need to look for an area rug next for me special room. 

I'll be sharing more on this room and the special art pieces
 that I've collected from artists around the world.

Do you have a special room?  Do you seek out art to join you in your space?


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Pillow Fight - Are you ready?

Saturday April 4th 2015, there will be massive pillow fights in cities around the world!
International Pillow Fight Day did you know that? 

Kinda fun! These are probably too pretty to use for that event.

Waking up to Sunshine Pillow
Great for a patio, sun room, or bedroom

Pink Poppy Design
 A nice accent to your decor
Patterns and colors to compliment your home 

 Perfectly hugable Love birds!


These pillows are available with or without the insert.
I have my designs in two shops one is Fine Art America 
tons of throw pillows in a variety of sizes and shapes ...
 that you might not want to take to the pillow fight lol
because you'll want to keep them and enjoy them! 






There are even some with my photography like this

 

I have a few different designs in my Society6 shop too.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Mother Daughter Valentines

There is a special bond between a mother and daughter.

"Follow Me" by Robin Maria Pedrero

We as mothers wish all things good and wonderful in our daughter's lives.
We hold hope for them when we know they are challenged and struggling. 
We are proud of them watching them grow into confident women,
However no matter how old she gets she is still your baby girl!

"What I wanted most for my daughter 
was that she be able to soar confidently in her own sky, whatever that may be." Helen Claes


Reflecting on mothers who are always there, listening, loving,
ready to go to the ends of the earth and back for their daughters, 
we know that special bond is like no other, mother and daughter.

Speaking of going to the depths it's interesting that 
A Mojave legend tells of a primordial time when people lived in an underground world of darkness. They send a hummingbird up to look for light. High above them the little bird found a twisted path to the sunlit upper world where people now live.   Hummingbirds in Native American Legends

Then it should come as no surprise, heart touching as this was
 to receive several commissions for gifts
from mother to daughter and daughter to mother. 
What surprised me is they all requested hummingbirds!

Hummingbird by Robin Maria Pedrero
It is also believed that hummingbirds are messengers,
which is sometimes exactly what mothers and daughters need.


I am so very proud of my daughters, in all their beauty,
in all their brilliance, adoring their quirks
and wishing them wings to soar surrounded in love everyday! -  Mom


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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Robins in a bird bath

The cold weather as you know has gotten quite frosty in some parts recently. 
One of the wonderful advantages of living in Florida is the visitation of migratory birds.

Robins in bird bath

This week our yard was filled with a flock of robins. I've been spotting different birds lately in singles but this was a huge flock! They enjoyed our yard tremendously, joined in at the feeders and spent time at the bird bath. These Robins in bird bath had a great time. Perhaps we were their bed and breakfast stop? (giggles) 
I could not believe this great photo as if they posed for me. My first job as a teen was as a photographer. Way back when film was used and I developed the film into black and white photos as well for that job. I often utilized my photos as references for my artwork. This image is too cute as a photo but might seem a bit contrived as an artwork so I am not sure I will paint this one, but I have a few others from this same  scene to use as art references. 
I do offer my photography available for purchase only in my Fine Art America Shop there's travel images from Italy and wildlife like these turtles



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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Hummingbirds for special people

"Hummingbirds - Prayer Warriors"


Clearly this painting depicts hummingbirds and flowers.
It is a commission painting specifically created as a gift for two people
 who went above and beyond to provide and pray for someone in need
refusing any compensation, hence the title "Prayer Warriors". 

I am so pleased with the painting. 
Several people are also excited about the hummingbirds I've painted
 requesting additional commissions for more artwork.
Expect to see a hummingbird series on the way!



The colors and fanciful hummingbirds make a fantastic pillow.

AND



Hummingbirds are the tiniest birds in the world but they are giant on this duvet!
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Dreamy Day Flowers prints pillows and duvets

Dreamy Day Flowers


I enjoyed painting loose floral pieces using golden and liquitex acrylic paint
and some of my favorite brushes on to canvas. I wanted these to be light and airy and thought about how the work would look on fabric for pillows.

One of the features that I really enjoy about Fine Art America is that the art can be printed on so many substrates; paper, canvas metal, acrylic, and yes even fabric for pillows and duvet covers.


So one can have a really lovely set.




I also created a complimentary piece 



Another wonderful aspect of using my Fine Art America shop
is that you can play with framing.
You can select matting and framing and see it right on your screen.
And you can order it right there, so easy!

For instance this 

Perhaps this style or color  isn't your match, try it out for some fun. 
Play with the mat colors and the framing.






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Monday, January 12, 2015

Sweet Surprise from Santini

One of the delights of being an artist is that we are friends with other artists per the nature of our passion and careers. Years ago I met Kimberly Santini on twitter. We've met, painted together and become friends. 



I saw a series of mini paintings she was sharing online and told her how I loved this little salt water taffy. She remembered and during the holidays I received this sweet adorable gift. I just love it! Thank you Kim!!

I must share some very exciting news about my friend.
Kimberly Kelly Santini is the 2015 Kentucky Derby Artist!!! 






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Sunday, January 04, 2015

Time to get ready? Get Dressed? Go Red!

Time to get ready?


Time to get dressed?

This hot number is a fun retro offering in my Society6 shop




This next bow dress is the one final red dress original presently available

"Red Bow Dress" by Robin Maria Pedrero

Here's the original and prints link

Red is a prevalent symbol for power in our society. It is the color of fire and blood. The hot red of lipsticks and hearts symbolic in today's world yet began being favored as divine love in ancient society. Red epitomizes human vivaciousness. 






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Friday, January 02, 2015

Wake Up and Focused

I was jolted out of bed by a cough, a leftover from holidays with kids. 
It made me grumpy, as I wanted that longer sleep like yesterday and I wasn't ready to feel the morning chill. Yes it does get chilly in Florida.It must have been at least a cool 63 *wink.. anyhow I was warm and snugly under the new soft fluffy white blanket, just like the ones we got for each of the kids. 



Try as I did to go back to sleep and stay cozy but the cough said you are outta here. A few hours later and now that bugger cough is gone thankfully. I did all my medical stuff, testing my glucose etc. Then got the new ninja out to make some green energy. 




Funny though because I added blue berries the drink was kinda gray today, 
but I am still on the Green Team


What craziness occurred next, motivated I began to clean the garage, you know where everything goes after Christmas. Like the Grinch's paradise, paper and boxes, and bows! Washing towels from all the company ...more  housework! So once I stopped that insanity I sat in my very special chair in my chic cocoon, the room is purple "rapture" and cream walls and filled with art I've collected and books, so I read and mediated. 

I'm thankful I can walk easily again, the broken bones are almost healed. I am thankful for pleasant holiday memories. Thankful for a clean organized house, well almost organized. Thankful for family and friends.Thankful for creativity. 

 I'm presently in my studio full of art and art supplies, all the walls and tables are full. My mind is spinning about the upcoming work for Valentines, for my publishers, for my upcoming year with my first solo museum exhibit. hmm time to get out the french press. 

Let's "Go" ! 
not "Let it Go" like beloved Idina Menzel sings 


My word for 2015 is "GO"!
My choice is to embrace my health and ambitions and "GO"! 
Who's with me? 
What's your word?

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