Sunday, June 6, 2010

She Walks A Very Fine Line

Once in a great while someone special
comes along...
who walks a very fine line~
A line for the finest things in life,
a fine line for detail, a fine line for beauty,
a fine line that only her eyes can see,
draw, paint & create.
She is a fine line of golden thread
who nurtures and respects nature~

When one like her comes into your life,
you must share her
with all of who you know~
So please my friends,
meet.... Dana from
her exquisent website

Dana found this image on my website...

she then sketched & painted this!
A. M. A. Z. I. N. G.

Invitation Suites Stewart

These beautiful hand written
calligraphy wedding invitations were designed
for a sweet bride. Dana has created and named her series
~Invitations Suites~
after her special brides & grooms.

Dana designed & created this business card recently.
Her only instructions were...
"just as the competition for the most exotic colors and flavors
continue to unfurl in Paris...with gold gilt engraving, of course
Dana engraved in gold on chocolate European paper!
Her client loved that it was like a classic bittersweet chocolate macaroon with a touch of edible gold leaf or classic French gold gilt~ This card will represent to her clients customers the love for the simple chocolate macaroon with a bittersweet chocolate ganache filling~

Dana's words...

"I do what I love … being an artist ∙ designer ∙ calligraphist ∙ gardener ∙ shopaholic ∙ proprietress of A Fine Line ~ a stationery boutique and lover of all things paper … I love what I do ~creating an artful life".

Please go visit Dana especially if you are in need of custom invitations,

stationary, business cards, or a personal watercolor~

She is the BEST!!!

Uh Uh Uh!!!

Have a week with

"puddles of inspiration"

my friends!

Thank You Noel for introducing Dana to me when she custom ordered

Miss Swan from you~



photo 1 google images, 2, 4 frenchblue and co. 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 the ginger parasol


  1. Dearest Janet ~
    I have had the wonderful honor of getting to know Dana and find her to be an exquisitely beautiful person (just like her stunning creations)!
    Another exceptional artisan/lover of what she does with all her heart introduction...

  2. A very talented artist indeed. Dana's illustrations are lovely.

  3. Oh Janet,
    I love all of her work, especially the first painting....that would really look good on one of my walls !!!! Thanks so much for introducing us to her.
    Enjoy your week. XXXX

  4. How lucky you are to have so many talented friends. That makes for a rich life!

  5. Thank you for sharing Dana's talents with us...I shall visit her blog right away! It is always a pleasure to stop here as you always have something beautiful to share! Have a great week. :) Laura

  6. oh how beautiful. The sketch of your photo is amazing - it's from a different angle! I also adore her caligraphy. Time to go check her sites out. Thanks!

  7. I am definitely going to visit her - what a talent! thanks so much for sharing~
    I hope you had a lovely weekend my friend,

  8. Wow! Dana is so talented! That watercolor is so beautiful and the European chocolate paper business card-exceptional!


  9. Wow...she is amazingly talented. Thank you so much for sharing the JOY! I just wished I needed business cards..maybe one day.
    Oh and Yes Yes Yes...I saw your lovely dishes and collections in The Vintage Table my are the main reason why I so wanted this lovely book. Hugs sweet one. xoxoxoxo

  10. Sweetest Janet,

    Wow! I am blushing from all the kind things you said about me and my work! What a wonderful thing to see on a Monday morning. I am just speechless.

    Meeting you and Noel has been one of the most amazing experiences. You two have brought so much beauty into my life, with your words and art. I am surrounded by the exquisite things I have purchased from you and Noel and think of you each time I look at them.

    Thank you so much for introducing me to your beautiful friends. You are an incredible soul.

    Have a lovely week!!!! I know I will have a little extra spring in my step today! :D


  11. Thank you for this. She is amazingly talented and I LOVE her drawing of the old urn. And, wouldn't I love having a European-sized business card designed by her ! Yes. xx's

  12. Absolutely great artist is Dana!!!

    Thank you SO much,dear Janet for introdusing these amazingly talented person and her indeed fabulos creations:-)))*
    Her aquarels are just gorgeous...

    Always with Love,

  13. I am a huge fan of Dana's work. I adore what she can do with a fine pen and watercolor-she is an inspiration to me~ we are lucky enough to be able to do what we love. I could look at her work all day long! Fabulous! I would say that Dana's work is as lovely as she is! Thank you.

  14. Great post about my dear friend Dana! Her work is joyful and exuberant. Your blog is lovely! Many thanks for sharing.

  15. What a wonderful post and tribute to a talented artist.
    I am off to learn more...many thanks for the introduction :)


  16. Dana's work is exquisite! She is so very talented, but even better - a very kind, giving, and encouraging soul. Lovely post and beautiful blog.

  17. Thanks you so much for your sincerely & nice comments on my Wabi & Sabi blog. I'm always so happy when I find them. Your blog is a pearl & I just love it. This post i so lovely and your friend Dana is very very talented!!!

    At the moment I have a short blog break, for a few weeks more. Please don't forget me ;)

    By the Way, In my last post, I have a wonderful giveaway, a Turkish Kelim Pillow, I promise you'll love it. I hope you want to be my guest in the contest.

    Love to You from Summer Sweden & Agneta

  18. Wow, thanks for sharing. Love her work - will visit her site!!! Love your Noel also...
    : )

    xo Terri

  19. Uh Uh Uhhh!!

    This post explains Dana so perfectly! If it weren't for this wonderful world of the internet, I would have never met her. My life has bloomed in so many positive ways after meeting her. She's so inspiring, has an amazing eye for detail and is a beautiful person inside & out!

    I'm with Jackie, I love that painting of the urn.. I could see it framed in my living room. The colors and details are so me. It looks like it washed up from the sea..

    Thank you for bringing back the wonderful memories of meeting Dana. She is a pure gem~~


  20. She is filled to the brim with talent! I loved her site and blog! Beautiful post! Bravo!

  21. thank you for introducing me Dana's work. I am off to check it out...lovely

  22. Just popping in to say hello. I'm not dead, just busy. Normal service will resume as soon as possible :)

  23. What a lovely portrait of Dana!! She IS an elegant, refined lady, creative and full of personality...thank you for bringing her to us in such a beautiful way.
    And you have such a lovely blog...full of romance and emphasis on the beautiful side of life...what a pleasure!!

  24. Oh, THANK YOU for the wonderful introduction od Dana. She sounds amazing and her work speaks voluems.I think her work is beyond amazing...
    I am so very sorry for being absent for a while and being such a terrible Blog friend. Past few weeks were simply crazy between racing to Texas to get fabrics for upcoming collection, renovation of my house and day to day things in Atelier. It feels so wonderful to have a moment to visit my favorite Blogs and read fabulous posts just like this one. Have a very beautiful the rest of the week. :-)

  25. Dear Janet,

    I just had to pop back in and read these kind and generous comments! I am just amazed. I hope my head does not start swelling! ;) No really, I feel so blessed when I read these remarks. I know where to come when I need a pick-me-up.

    Have a beautiful weekend!!!

    Much love, Dana

  26. Dear Janet,
    Dana's designs are all just beautiful! Thank you so much for introducing her to us all!

    Wishing you a most beautiful weekend!


  27. Beauty seems to find you. I could just eat that chocolate calling card. Popping over to visit Dana. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Janet!

  28. Hi Janet,
    Dana's work is beautiful. The pictures are amazing as well. Enjoy your week, Brigitte