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All Things Art & Home

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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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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We’ve been having sooooo much fun creating the ‘Creative Christmas Keepsake Journal‘ ~ so why not create even more fun with a ‘Creative Halloween Keepsake Journal‘ ! So what’s this is all about? ~ Peeks your interest? Click (here) to learn more ~ this information is always available to you thru the ‘Keepsake Journal Tab‘ …

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Countless times over the last 35 years, I have been reminded of how awesome this creative journey is with the friendships made along the way. And countless times, looking back, I see how God’s Plan is perfectly laid out ~ all-while holding a paint brush in my hand. ~*~ A few years ago when asked …

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What makes you Happier than a Bird with a French Fry? Could it be creating Art together? If you haven’t heard, we have a fun-thing-going-on thru the Artfully Connected FaceBook Group called ‘Watch-Learn-Create‘ (click here)! It is a gathering of Artists by Cindy Harrison of Artful Webinars (click here) whom share free demos and lessons …

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I felt like a winner this past Sunday night….mid-night to be exact. One of my favorite Bloggers, Liz Marie of Liz Marie Blog (here), launched a decor line thru QVC and it was going live at mid-night. During one of Liz’s stories on Instagram, ‘eye-spied’ this ever so fun rabbit in foe-brass, part of the …

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As an Artist it is a scary thing to put your Art ‘out there‘. All the ‘what ifs’ start to filter into your mind….it might be the same for a Chef with a new dish, a Baker with a wedding cake or even a Plumber with a new valve, lol….Our Art is so personal and …

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