Holiday Touches to the Everyday 2018

This year is a little different, with a few unexpected life changes (here) and turning ’50’, yes I said ’50’ years of age. ~ I decided to simplify ‘Christmas’ this year… not forever, just this year.  I love my stuff too much, I doubt it will ever be easy for me to downsize.  But I opted for stress free decorating…..keepin’ it simple, just because.

My heart is still open to all things warm, home-y and celebrating Christmas.

Welcome to our home and all the Holiday Touches to our Everyday decor ~ 2018

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Santa is always at home above the fireplace.  He is one of the few projects I have painted on canvas.  He is taken from an ol’ Shirley Wilson design. He is about 3′ high and 2′ wide….and framed in gold. Continue reading

Create Christmas New~ness

Since the ‘Hiccup’ it has been a whirlwind of creating and new~ness….in every way, shape and form…at Classic Amy Joanne.

Let me introduce you to a few new patterns ~ to create this Christmas Season….or get ready for next year! ….I know as Decorative Artists we can paint ‘Christmas’ all year long!


How could you not LOVE Classic Chalk Art….it’s quick, easy, but yet has all the good parts like shading, hi-lights and details to make it special!  You can find Classic Chalk Art here.…..and a free pattern with video too….here

‘Joyful Jolly Santa’

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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

Classic Chalk Art goes Big….and Vintage

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 Classic Chalk Art goes Big…and Vintage….on the mantel at the Mogish’s

Our home is very Cottage~ Blue Jean Cottage as I like to call it ~ and yes, I do collect a lot of Vintage… when I say Vintage ~ I imagine folks thinking it’s this old musty place with a lot of knick-knack clutter…long drapes….and dark paneled walls.…. Heavens no. 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