Classic Amy Joanne

All Things Art & Home

Creativity has spilled over into the making of Candles ~ with delicious scents and pretty packaging to ‘warm your home and melt your heart‘. ‘Toasted Marshmallow with a hint of Cocoa‘ is our newest homespun addition…..a nostalgic scent to take you home and live in your memories.

The Zinnia Patch in our backyard is from harvested seeds ~ from harvested seeds gifted from a friend the previous year (read more here). And a dream would be to expand the patch each and every year ~ along with giving harvested seeds to friends and family. I will tell you, although I clipped the …

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Studio Happenings It’s the little things that become the big things…. that make a whole-lotta-difference…..and when it came to painting the worktable in the Studio, my heart was set on ‘Cilantro Green’ from Sherwin Williams~ to compliment all the blue, white and stained furniture, surrounding the worktable. The Cilantro Green 2″ swatch next to the …

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Creating Characters such as ‘Produce Prudence‘ is like telling a story thru design and paint. Each Character taken from a likeness of family or friends. The whimsy and charm of ‘Produce Prudence‘ come along with each addition to the design from her clothing to the basket full of goods, and of course her smirky smile. …

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Waiting, Happening, Waiting, Happening ~ pretty much sums up July. Still trying to get the ‘pre-Covid’ feeling back into life….anyone else? ~*~ Studio Happenings I could just snuggle into this corner of the Studio….wool socks, lazy sweatshirt and a mug of cocoa, ready to sew anything from curtains to Christmas stockings! We have been working …

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When it comes to making ‘sides’ for family picnics ~ there is a most requested ‘elbow macaroni salad‘ on my side of the family and Gram’s family favorite ‘rotini salad‘ on my hubby’s side of the family. Each recipe having a very different flavor….and each will have you adding an extra spoonful to your plate.

Nothing says summertime like a goooooey s’more made around a campfire! It was always a sweet ending to a fun day at the camp grounds ~ to gather with family around the campfire and share ol’ stories told 1000 times before, all while roasting our marshmallows on a stick to make s’mores.

It is always exciting to be asked to be a part of any Publication, whether it be print or an on-line source….and it was no exception when I received an email from ‘The Pixelated Palette’ On-Line Magazine to submit a project for their May/June Issue! ‘Why yes I would love to!’

What can I say, Summer is just something to get thru….I’m not a fan. But, thankful everyday that this ‘inside girl‘ has enough projects to entertain herself…..in the comfort of air conditioning. My neighbors even send me off in May with a ‘see ya in September’ wave. ~*~ Studio Happenings The Studio has been receiving …

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This Meatball Soup is just a lighter take on traditional spaghetti and makes a good weeknight go-to meal. Adding a side of buttered french bread slices will add some extra goodness. And as with any soup, it always tastes better the second day once all the flavors warm up to each other.