Tablescapes, Checkmate!

I made this flower arrangement several months ago with these crazy black & white check flowers from MacKenzie-Childs I have been dying to share it with you, but I wanted to wait until the back ordered bee stems arrived         Well, buzz buzz, the bees finally flew in the other day, just … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fresh Vegetables

I am participating in the 31 day challenge for World Watercolor Month, sponsored by Doodlewash & the Dreaming Zebra Foundation This charity provides music and art supplies for underprivileged children and young adults all over the world, so they can learn to express themselves creatively. It is such a great cause, a month to inspire people … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sweet Potato Chip Nachos

    We’re nibbling on these Sweet Potato Chip Nachos this weekend so I decided do a quick watercolor sketch for the 31 day challenge during #WorldWaterColorMonth         I started by putting water on the paper and dropping watercolor into it, letting it run and puddle         Once that … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Melting

  Are you melting in the summer heat?         Maybe dripping a little…         Cool off with an icy treat!         After dropping color into water puddles and letting it dry, I outlined the popsicles with a .4 pen and deepened the color with colored pencil … Continue reading

Holidays, 4th Food, Tables & Crafts

  Let’s talk Pinterest for a minute I LOVE Pinterest, and yes it can be addicting and a time sucker, but it’s also full of ideas for just about anything you can think of, and my favorite thing about Pinterest is using it as a personal organizational tool Instead of trying to keep ideas floating … Continue reading

Creations, New Tabletop Products!!

I am so excited about 3 brand new tabletop products now available my Society 6 Shop   Coasters, Serving Trays, and Cutting Boards!   “Buzzzzzz” coasters “Firecracker” serving tray Garden Tomatoes cutting board     Take a peek!         “Breezy Palms” Serving or Decorative Tray             “Spice … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Sun Dappled Terrace

  Welcome to the “Sun Dappled Terrace,” where you can dine al fresco and enjoy a view of the sea       This was inspired by the painting below, that I saw on Pinterest,  but I wasn’t able to source the artist’s name         This was one of those things that … Continue reading

Creations, Red, White & Beach Tree

Do you celebrate Flag Day and the 4th of July? I decided it would be fun to have a red white and blue tree for the summer holidays and was doubly inspired by some of my favorite blogging friends who are having a Patriotic Friday with Tree Classics Blog Hop.  Be sure to see Jen … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Summer Buffet & Watermelon Cupcakes

One of my favorite things to do is arrange the large kitchen island seasonally, setting out plates and self serve pieces so everything is handy at meal time         Right now there is a summer vignette is set on the high top end, with beach chair and palm tree candles, an old … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Tomatoes

Before I made Summer Tomato Slab Pie I took a photo of the beautiful garden tomatoes so I could paint them         If you look closely you can see many different colors on what at first glance is a simple red tomato         So many different shades of red, … Continue reading

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