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JUNE REALLY IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER!

Starting with a 'Happy Birthday to Me' at the Castaways thanks to Lovely Marine, her adorable daughter Alyssa and Sweet sister Eliza! And White Peonies...imagine that! Brilliant Gallerist Maryam Seyhoun, whose mother was Massoumeh Seyhoun, famous Iranian artist and...

IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY!

Lovely Maggie stopped by with birthday wishes....books and homemade Biscotti! Kita was sure she came for her! Center Dance Arts had the most marvelous Salon in Beverly Hills with guest speaker Elizabeth Kaye who spoke on "The Choreographic Genius of Wayne McGregor and...

MORE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

Dinner under the stars at the Music Center's Jerry Moss Plaza for a Donor Appreciation celebration dinner. First, there was lots of meet and greet with drinks and tasty nom noms to nibble. I used to think I was tall! With Steven T. Benson, President of the Music...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Veronica is quite possibly the most creative and certainly the most thoughtful and always manages to pull of amazing birthday surprises. At the stroke of midnight on the 18th, I was called to come into the studio. There were balloons up to my knees, streamers of...

THE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

All of my precious friends are like beautiful flowers in a garden and May is the wonderful month when I get to be with many of them. The month started off wonderfully with an invitation to a LA Phil event held in the loveliest private home. The custom wood details in...

VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL

A world of thanks to Debra Beadle for inviting me to this amazing event. Yes, "The Arts Heal L.A." Bravo for the Music Center's 43rd Annual "Very Special Arts Festival" held at the Jerry Moss Plaza. There were ten different art making workshops and I'll share a few...

FOOD, FLOWERS AND FUN!

I absolutely love going to Prosecco Trattoria, the charming Italian restaurant in Toluca Lake. As one of the reviewers said, "Prosecco is filled with kindness, warmth and delicious food!" I have so many wonderful memories through the years but mostly it’s because,...

EASTER JOY

Dearest Izabela and Wayne delivered a touching Easter blessing with these beautiful flowers. That really inspired us to begin creating little gift bags for everyone who would be at delightful Carol Soucek King's Easter gathering. Along with the boxes of Nan Rae Fine...

A MAGICAL EVENING

...began the month of April thanks to Lenore "Nino" Wong, Head Docent in the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. There was a lovely reception for ''A Garden of Words," the second part of "The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan." Here's yours truly with...

MORE MARCH JOY

And what could be more joyful than the privilege of giving the Meditation for dear Carol Soucek King's "Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life". The theme for March was "Possibility" with three visionary sculptors speaking about their work. Brilliant Tolanna began the...
JUNE REALLY IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER!

JUNE REALLY IS BUSTIN’ OUT ALL OVER!

Starting with a 'Happy Birthday to Me' at the Castaways thanks to Lovely Marine, her adorable daughter Alyssa and Sweet sister Eliza! And White Peonies...imagine that! Brilliant Gallerist Maryam Seyhoun, whose mother was Massoumeh Seyhoun, famous Iranian artist and...

read more
IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY!

IT’S STILL MY BIRTHDAY!

Lovely Maggie stopped by with birthday wishes....books and homemade Biscotti! Kita was sure she came for her! Center Dance Arts had the most marvelous Salon in Beverly Hills with guest speaker Elizabeth Kaye who spoke on "The Choreographic Genius of Wayne McGregor and...

read more
MORE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

MORE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

Dinner under the stars at the Music Center's Jerry Moss Plaza for a Donor Appreciation celebration dinner. First, there was lots of meet and greet with drinks and tasty nom noms to nibble. I used to think I was tall! With Steven T. Benson, President of the Music...

read more
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Veronica is quite possibly the most creative and certainly the most thoughtful and always manages to pull of amazing birthday surprises. At the stroke of midnight on the 18th, I was called to come into the studio. There were balloons up to my knees, streamers of...

read more
THE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

THE FLOWERS THAT BLOOM IN MAY

All of my precious friends are like beautiful flowers in a garden and May is the wonderful month when I get to be with many of them. The month started off wonderfully with an invitation to a LA Phil event held in the loveliest private home. The custom wood details in...

read more
VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL

VERY SPECIAL ARTS FESTIVAL

A world of thanks to Debra Beadle for inviting me to this amazing event. Yes, "The Arts Heal L.A." Bravo for the Music Center's 43rd Annual "Very Special Arts Festival" held at the Jerry Moss Plaza. There were ten different art making workshops and I'll share a few...

read more
FOOD, FLOWERS AND FUN!

FOOD, FLOWERS AND FUN!

I absolutely love going to Prosecco Trattoria, the charming Italian restaurant in Toluca Lake. As one of the reviewers said, "Prosecco is filled with kindness, warmth and delicious food!" I have so many wonderful memories through the years but mostly it’s because,...

read more
EASTER JOY

EASTER JOY

Dearest Izabela and Wayne delivered a touching Easter blessing with these beautiful flowers. That really inspired us to begin creating little gift bags for everyone who would be at delightful Carol Soucek King's Easter gathering. Along with the boxes of Nan Rae Fine...

read more
A MAGICAL EVENING

A MAGICAL EVENING

...began the month of April thanks to Lenore "Nino" Wong, Head Docent in the Chinese Garden at the Huntington Botanical Gardens. There was a lovely reception for ''A Garden of Words," the second part of "The Calligraphy of Liu Fang Yuan." Here's yours truly with...

read more
MORE MARCH JOY

MORE MARCH JOY

And what could be more joyful than the privilege of giving the Meditation for dear Carol Soucek King's "Salon on the Spiritually Creative Life". The theme for March was "Possibility" with three visionary sculptors speaking about their work. Brilliant Tolanna began the...

read more

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to my personal blog where I’ll be sharing adventures and how I determine each day to live joyfully as an Artist, Teacher, and Author. My latest book “What If… We Have the Power to Change Our Lives” an inspirational book that hopefully will empower you to live your best life! You can find me and my work at nanraestudio.com My hope is that this blog will inspire you to find joy everywhere and in everything and that is what I wish for you!

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