Simplicity

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit". Alexander Pope

RITA READE "MAMMABELLARTE"

CO-HOST OF THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT THE OAKS IN RAINBOW/FALLBROOK, CALIFORNIA
WOODWORKER AND SOLDERING TEACHER.
Next SOLDERING CLASSES:Rainbow JANUARY 17TH, 2015

Jan 24, 2015

SIGN MAKING CLASS 101

I love teaching soldering, cooking or sign making....to me is an excuse to create and spend the day with a wonderful group of ladies!



 Dean made a delicious lunch: Chicken tortilla soup, salad and we both made these yummy cupcakes with homemade vanilla whipped cream and filled with vanilla custard.

Ciao for now

Rita

Jan 20, 2015

Quote of the day!



I love this quote! 
I love what I do and I do what I love....you should try it.....

I was stuck in traffic this morning in LA for 3 hours, so I had time to think about a lot of things......my booth layout at the next show, e-mail marketing, the kids, my Deano, the dogs.....and also that is almost the end of January and I haven't made any New Year's resolutions. I haven't made any for a couple of years actually and I finally realized that it's because I love what I do and the only resolution I can make is to be better at what I do, right?

Ciao for now

Rita

Jan 17, 2015

A fascination for Memory Boards

 I was supposed to teach a class today. "The memory board class"  but I realized that this is my last weekend with my brother so I found my self with all these materials (frames, fabric, ribbons.... so I got to work. I finished three and planning to create 4 more before The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks. This one is my favorite in absolute right now. It's perfect for my kitchen, the green is my favorite green and the RED! oh the RED is all me. Everybody needs a memory board in the kitchen, office, dining room, bedroom etc. I think in the kitchen this would be cute displaying grandma recipes....


Ciao for now

Rita

Jan 14, 2015

Under construction?

Just kidding! But if feels to me that everything I have been doing lately is under construction. I miss blogging a lot and all my friends in blogland. Life got so busy. I am trying to figure out a way to still blog and get everything done. But not just blog, give something back and again inspire people.
My life has been so busy, a good busy, I am grateful for that. My brother Roberto came to visit for a couple of months and leaving Monday to go back to Sicily.
We are 18 months apart. He is such a great brother, artist, carpenter, cook.....What a wonderful experience to have him here to share my life  in the States with him.

Here is a pic of my brother and I

Until next time!

Ciao for now 

Rita

Oct 22, 2014

NEW PRETTIES!

I HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU IN BLOGLAND!

I AM KEEPING BUSY GETTING READY FOR SHOWS AND TAKING CARE OF THE FAMILY.....
I LOVE THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW, PERFECT TO WORK OUTSIDE AND GET SOME PAINTING DONE. BUT THE OTHER DAY I REALLY DIDN'T KNOW WHERE TO START SO I DECIDED TO CLEAN MY JEWELRY SUPPLY'S CASES AND I DECIDED TO COMBINE FEW ELEMENTS TOGETHER AND THIS IS THE RESULT.

I LOVE IT!
A CERAMIC ROSE AND A RHINESTONE OVAL
FOR SALE ON MY ETSY

CIAO FOR NOW

RITA

Oct 14, 2014

SPELLBOUND EVENT DREAMLAND MERCANTILE

I love events where I just have to show case smalls.....I am looking forward to be part of the Spellbound Mercantile Friday night on November 7th, 2014 starting at 6:30 pm. Everybody is welcome admission is $7.00 and just look at this amazing room! This is where we will be.....

 I have been working on new items for Spellbound and The Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks. Look at these crowns! I love them.....and I can't stop making them. They are all soldered together and they measure approx. 17" in diameter.


Shopping with a friend we found this baby dress form. She is so sweet! I simply added a crinoline and a white polka dot apron. 

My newest ornaments are made with mirrors that I cut, solder and rhinestones buttons. Sparkle all the way!!!!

Hope your week is going as well as mine.

Ciao for now

Rita

Oct 6, 2014

WHAT A WONDERFUL SATURDAY WE HAD PLAYING WITH SOLDER!

Saturday was the Ballerina shadow box class at the house! It was so much fun! Pink trees, glitter, rhinestone.....

These Ladies are such great friends! I can't call them my students anymore they are my friends. I always look forward to teach so I can spend the day with them.

Love you all!

Ciao for now

Rita

Oct 3, 2014

Sep 26, 2014

SOLDERED PRETTY LITTLE THINGS!

Good morning! These are few of my latest wearable solder art, I just love them!
The words that I try to live by......



Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Ciao for now Rita

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