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The Duke and Duchess Designs

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Oceans of Art

 Ocean on one side Gulf on the other, it’s easy to find Sea Shells in South Florida.  So to incorporate them into my Creative World seems only Natural. We are all like SeaShells on the Beach, Beautiful & Unique each with our Story to tell.  

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Pinning A Winner

 Everything Old is New again. Cliche, yes...but true. Millennials have found mid-century modern and its cool to alter, paint and apply transfers to Antique Furniture.   Well traveled trunks become coffee tables and an Old Wooden door has a thousand and one ways to be...

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Flowering Inspiration

   Sharing my Birthday Bouquet in hopes that the beauty inspires someone. It’s been difficult to remain positive much less inspired in these difficult times. I’ve been beating myself up for NOT getting into the Studio the way I should.  We have all suffered and the...

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Welcome… Friends call me The Duchess. I’m an old Gypsy soul that’s wanderered the World collecting Vintage Treasures to use in my Mixed Media Art.   In Winter you”ll find me teaching classes in my South Florida Studio, but when Spring blossoms bloom I’m blissfully hosting EVENTS at  DUCHESS HILL. 24 acres of Heaven on Earth located 45 minutes west of Asheville in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.


It’s always a Party at DUCHESS HILL     

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“She made broken look Beautiful and Strong look Invincible. She walked with the Universe on Her Shoulders and made it look like a pair of Wings.”  Ariana Dancu





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