Denim ~ need I say more

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It’s no secret….I love denim ~ to wear and in my Classic Cottage Home style.  There is something nostalgic, comfortable and hard-working about denim, along with the wonderful textures and feel.

As you can see in the image above….I myself am decked out in my denim best….even in the Studio when no one is looking.  PS ~ that cute snowman angel is coming soon! Continue reading

It’s a Wrap – Classic Christmas

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Well It’s a Wrap for Christmas 2018 and I would like to share a little thank you to my creative friends~ a gift pattern for a chalkboard ribbon slide ‘No Peeking Elfie….perfect to top your Christmas wrapping…... from my heart to yours. Continue reading

Gingerbread Sweetness ~ Garland

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I find myself getting excited over the cutest homespun handmade things, like this little Gingerbread Sweetness Garland.…..maybe longing for simpler times.

This Classic Chalk Art Ginger would be happy as a garland wrapped around the tree, a simply made ornament or a gift tag for a tin of sweets for a special someone. Continue reading

Halloween Hat, my Pretties!

You asked~I’m delivering… pretties!

Creating the Halloween Hat 


This is probably the most requested Mixed Media project I created…..and with a few simple steps and supplies you can create one (or two) of your own, just in time for Halloween! Continue reading

Lining A Bentwood Box

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How could you not love the scrapbooking isle at any ‘craft’ store? I never seem to leave  without a couple of sheets to add to my ever growing collection!

And since I am not a traditional Scrapbooker, this is how I justify it~I line the inside of all the bentwood boxes I paint on! Continue reading

Bear Fur Technique

Painting Bear Fur – Technique Video and Pattern

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My painting world opened up when I discovered the Bringle Blender Brushes from Scharff Brushes.

For most of my painting life I have heard and read about using an ol’ scruffy brushes to make fur on animals and leaves on tree tops…..but it takes a long time to ‘create’ an ol’ scruffy brush… what do we do in the mean-time ? Continue reading

Vintage Yellow Duck ~ Colored Pencil Technique

Another look at vintage classic style in colored pencil!

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This post is jam-packed with a colored pencil pattern created to share with you, a colored pencil technique video, a guessing game, a few places to click and visit and a quick sale too….glad you stopped by, enjoy!

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Watercolor Paper, Painted in Acrylic to Color Pencil on a Bentwood Box

How is that for a title? But really…..this is what we are doing!


Would you believe me when I tell you that there is watercolor paper attached to this bentwood box project?

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Yeppers there is….and is my preferred surface to color pencil a design!  Continue reading