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Friday, December 11, 2009

Moon Maiden Treasury

So glad to be have my St. John the Baptist pendant included this wonderfully mysterious collection ...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Love in a Reflected Sky..a treasury

I was so pleased to have my FadedRose ring included in this fantastic treasury made by etsy's cynmb, a very seasoned curator..

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


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.VivaLaModa magazine

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Original tile photos and where I took them..

My creamic tile image pendants and their 'in situ' inspiration..

Lava stone doorway..Sâo Miguel

Below you find the 'Convento de Esperança', Convent of Hope, where I took the detail shots of the ceramic tile murals depicting the life of 'Madre Teresa' and Santo Cristo. See this link for more on the beautiful portuguese blue and white tile work. http://www.golisbon.com/culture/azulejos.html

Batalha, São Miguel, Azores...The Guardian Angel

Capelas, São miguel ..the Good Shepard

St. Rita, São Miguel..Our Lady

Pinhal de Paz, São Miguel Azores..road sign

St. Philomena over 'quinta' (farm) door

Rabo de Peixe(literally means 'fishtail') where I found several old tiles and roadsigns..this is my street!

Number 31 , lava stone threshold..São Miguel

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ceramic tile image pendants

'Santa Ana'

portuguese blue and white
handpainted tile..found 'protecting'
an old home..photo taken by me 'in situ'.

'Rua da Inocencia'..

Street of Innocence..
..local street sign form my village ,

Rabo de Peixe..(literally means fishtail).

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Balrog Fire wrap..

another new listing in my shop MiddleEarths.etsy.com

Knowing Angel pendant necklace

A new listing for my shop ..the Knowing Angel image is a detail from a ceramic tile wall mural in the Convento de Esperança, Ponta Delgada, Azores.

Portuguese blue and white ceramic tiles are world famous for their beauty and storytelling. http://www.golisbon.com/culture/azulejos.html

The image of Senhor Santo Cristo is kept in the Convento de Esperança.

© Moacir de Sá Pereira

Monday, May 18, 2009

Festas Senhor Santo Cristo

photo © Moacir de Sá Pereira

Largest religous festival after Fatima in Portugal. Josefa, my daughter, and I followed the procession which takes 4 hours as there are so many 'followers'! http://www.virtualazores.com/santocristo/maini.html

Before the procession with the image of Senhor Santo Cristo passes, the streets are closed and
decorated with carpets of fresh flowers.
This is Josefa and Nicolau with our 'carpet'.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Broken Peace
Paz Quebrada
fading road sign , photo taken in São Miguel
St. Philmena image pendant. Found on a crumbling wall protecting a 'quinta' here in Rabo de Peixe.