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My memories are filled with sounds, smells, and especially colors. The tiny sound of Swan Lake playing as I wound up my plastic ballerina who spun in her pink netted tutu. My jewelry box as a little girl was a treasure of mine. It’s where I not only kept as much costume jewelry as I could get my hands on, but also my daily treasures… marbles, smooth skipping rocks, dried flowers, drawings, coins, and weirdly, my favorite monopoly piece (the ship!). It was my little rose colored vault.

Looking back, the items I kept in my jewelry box are still very much relevant in my life. Ballerinas and the treasures of nature are some of my greatest pleasures.

My bedroom in New York makes me feel as if I’m living inside my own ballerina box. My walls clad in the perfect mysterious rose.

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BEHR Paint helped me find the nostalgic color of my jewelry box: Dancing Rose. Do you have any color-filled memories? Find and share your color memory with me and BEHR at ColorAMemory.com

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Last week, on a bitterly cold and rainy night, Caldrea invited me to warm up at a Secret Garden Party on the terrace at the Gramercy Park Hotel… and oh, what a wonderfully scented secret it was!

Entering the Garden Party was how I imagined Mary Lennox felt when she discovered her Secret Garden. I was greeted by a glowing red and pink room filled from floor to ceiling with roses, serene models in whimsical gowns with oversized florals blooming from their hair. All of this to the angelic sounds of a harp playing in the corner. But the most wonderful thing? The scents! The room was filled with the unmistakable scent of blossoming rose bushes… Caldrea candles filling the air with scents that made you forget the wind and rain just beyond the windows.

As I walked through the room of roses to the next garden, the scenery suddenly transformed to a fairy-like land full of greenery, glowing lights, fruits blossoming from the trees, and the scents of pear blossoms and agave. And I can’t forget the ceiling made of lavender bundles

It was difficult finding a reason to leave these secret gardens, but lucky for me, I’ve brought the scents to my own home. To relive the scents of summer throughout the winter that has barely begun…

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Lately, I’ve been experimenting with adding solid gouache backgrounds to my watercolor paintings. I love the combination of botanicals on a dark contrasting backdrop, much inspired by Graham Lott’s gorgeous photographs .

Some process…

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See more floral illustrations here.

Print available in my shop.

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