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I love the mosiacs made of the flowery tiles, just lovely!


What a feast of colours and pattern ,very lovely ,I have only just caught up with your "Spanish Sabbatical" both look
relaxed ,love the necklace ! {:>) Ri


I've enjoyed all your posts on Spain! I love that necklace you're wearing, and your sparkly sandals. Your outfit looks wonderful with all the colorful tiles.


Some amazing patterns created there. A great deal of inspiration to be found.


I am visiting the "Tiles" again
I have been back several times to look at this post ...
And each time "See" them in a different way ...
I think the images are stunning {:>) Ri


Hello Vanessa

You are wearing red! Your holiday snaps look great. I would love to do a big mosaic covering our roof terrace - just need a spare year or two to complete it!

Saw Marilyn, Pet, Margo etc recently in Wiltshire - they are all well.

Happy planting by the way!
Love Emma x

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  • Hello, my name is Vanessa Cabban, and I'm so pleased you've dropped by! I'm an artist and illustrator, working from home. I have two Miniature wire-haired Dachshunds, Ellie and Douglas. I love being part of the blogosphere, reading your comments, and feeling like I'm part of a community. I hope you enjoy reading about my small world.

Books I have illustrated!

  • The Best Gift of All

  • Book and dvd,(narrated by Kevin Whateley), of Bringing Down the Moon

  • There's a House Inside My Mummy

  • The Magic Donkey Ride

  • Down in the Woods at Sleepytime

  • Dear Tooth Fairy

  • Dear Mermaid

  • No Place Like Home

  • Diamond in the Snow

  • Bringing Down the Moon