Classic Amy Joanne

All Things Art & Home

If you haven’t heard of ‘Jerry’s Snack Mix‘ you can read a little bit about it (here). At home we simply call it ‘Jerry Mix‘ ~ it is a combination of pretzels, crackers, snacks, sweet treats and such. Jerry (my hubby), after 30 years of taking baggies of pretzels to work for lunch….said ‘I’m bored …

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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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Other than the given, Being Thankful for Faith in God, Marriage, Family, Friends, Food and Shelter, I am thankful for the gift of Creativity. For Creativity has provided an outlet for good and sad times, has been a true ‘friend’ maker, has provided gifts for giving, something to teach and share, a reason to travel, …

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Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too. If you have been following along for a while, you may have noticed we love to ‘coordinate’ here at Classic Amy Joanne. We coordinate art with home, fabric and paint colors, creative surfaces, different seasons, recipes and table settings, and many gift ideas, even the …

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On any given day the space between my ears is a whirl-wind of creative ideas ~ not only in the designing of a painted piece, but also in the creating of a unique surface that holds a purpose and for gift giving as well~ whether to accompany a recipe or coordinate with a candle! Ideas, …

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Country Store Christmas ~ is created with Paint & Pencil ~ the deep rich color comes from a base layer of DecoArt Acrylic Paint and then adding layers upon layers of PrismaColor Premier Penciling to finish. Would you believe this all-comes-together on top of Watercolor Paper (found here)? Yes, watercolor paper, acrylic paint and colored …

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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.