Classic Amy Joanne

All Things Art & Home

As we head into the New Year…. and just like every other ‘new’ year ~ I feel the need to refresh, renew, and begin again (alongside of organizing, cleaning, and planning) and hoping this year I can say…. ‘I really got it right this time‘ The optimist in me, ‘the dreamer‘, says “Yes, this year …

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Most of my life it has been about the ‘presentation’ ~ whether it is presenting a gift, the view from the front door, to the food we serve, the home we keep and even the table setting on Christmas Day. Don’t get me wrong…..’the presentation’ is just giving my best ~ not to be perfect …

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The ‘everyday‘ in our home, are collections of things we love from ironstone bowls, to heirloom pieces, to iron candlestick holders, to Jerry’s guitar, to folded afgans…..at Christmas time, we simply tuck in a few little ‘holiday touches’ from vintage, to heirlooms, to hand-crafted. We’ve been sharing our ‘Holiday Touches‘ here on the Blog since …

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‘Heaven and Nature Ring’ ~ creating a wreath, a candle ring, a fun new pattern gift tag, introducing a new candle, and we’re even feeding the birds ~ let’s get busy! Nature has a beautiful way of creating all kinds of goodies for us to play with in the garden ~ as Creatives. Around our …

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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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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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