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happy movie night and new prints in my shop!

Title: Serendipity. Prints available in my etsy shop.
On any Wednesday evening you can usually find me at the movies. Brian’s alt-country band Ghost Town Council practices at our place and even with his new soundproof room (which means I can be painting in my studio while they play), I can’t give up my movie night. It’s the one night a week I leave open for myself. I pack a bag of toasted almonds and some peppermint tea or white wine and walk to the Sundance movie theater (we are so lucky to have an indie-theater so close)!

Last night I saw Mid-August Lunch, and I just had to mention it to you all because I found it so inspiring, so full of life and so charming, I just can’t recommend it enough! It takes place in Rome where a man is taking care of his mother and three other ladies for the holiday. As the credits roll, all of the lovely actresses are dancing together in their living room and it just made me so happy!

The four women spend the weekend eventually getting to know one another while eating, eating, eating and enjoying wine and tea (how wonderful is that!). One women, who can’t have dairy, snatches the pan of macaroni casserole at midnight and stows away to bed to gobble it up!

 I couldn’t resist coming home and cooking up my own version of cheesy noodles. The perfect comfort food.

Noodles with Butter and Cheese

Boil and cook 1 cup of noodles al dente, strain.
Leave the noodles dripping and put back into the pot on low heat. Add 3-4 slices of your favorite cheese (I used a sharp cheddar), a pad of butter, and a splash of milk. Leave on the heat for 5 minutes, stirring to mix all the ingredients until you’ve got a lovely cheesy consistency. And ENJOY!

NEW Prints! I’ve finally finished adding all of these new prints to my shop too!
Thank you so much for your patience!  
Six NEW Prints now available in my Etsy Shop!

 Hope, World Traveler, Serendipity, Believe, Give Me Wings and Forever Young.


  1. i just adore the beauties
    that keep

  2. Serentdipity is just beautiful. I love her flowing hair.

  3. beautiful prints & thanks for the movie rec. i haven't seen a movie since my son was born – over 2 years ago!

  4. Your movie night sounds great. I love your new prints, the colors are so happy and vivid.


  5. i love your latest lady!!!! Great hair!

  6. Thank you, ladies!

    xo, juliette

  7. That sounds like a great movie! Thank you for the recipe, it looks yummy 🙂 Love the new prints too! ~Lauren

  8. So adorable!And the movie day is a great thing:)Everyone should have one:)

  9. LOVE this sweet creation and love that you have your night at the movies with almonds and wine in tow!!!!

    love it!!!!

    thank you for this recommendation….sounds like something i would just love. i have a passion for italy. i was married there a few years ago and am soooooo drawn to the beauty and the culture. (helps being part italian and having a hubby that is as well!!!)

    big hugs and loves to you.
    you inspire me!!

  10. Very pretty. Thanks for the movie tip. I will look into it. And thank-you for the visit.

  11. that is so sweet you were married in italy, kolleen. sounds wonderful. brian and i got engaged in florence, so i have an affinity for italy as well and cannot wait to visit again!

  12. Sounds like a great film, and I love Rome. Serendipity is gorgeous

  13. Movie night sounds awesome!! I am loving your new prints! Thanks for sharing your movie tip ~ i want to check it out. 🙂 Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

  14. Beautiful prints! and the movie sounds like something I would love, I'm going to have to check it out. thanks!

  15. This painting is gorgeous! I can tell you had fun at the movies. 🙂

  16. I love this new dark haired girl ! I had a meditation class on Monday where we chose words from a little box to use as a mantra. Mine was “serendipidity”….love that word. Loved the movie too.
    Thanks for the othe rmovie recommendation too – sound really good.
    Cheers !

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