Fearless Friday, The magic of shading

  The current resident in my studio is not a canvas but a giant dollhouse     DD’s grandmother gave her this Southern mansion style dollhouse when she was a little girl She got it at an estate sale and lovingly fixed it up with curtains, dolls and furnishings, most of which are long gone, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Candyland

    Is there anything cuter than the sheer delight candy brings to a child’s face? The tricky part is keeping them from eating it!     TheĀ  gingerbread houses were ready for decorating with muffin tins full of goodies       And I was itching to do a little decorating myself…     … Continue reading

Holidays, Angel choir Vignette

  One of my favorite decorations for the holidays are these humble angels made with burlap, wine bottles, pipe cleaners and shiny decorative trimmings {tutorial here}     They moveĀ  around from year to year     Singing on the mantel       on a shelf     or a sofa table     … Continue reading

Holidays, Snowy Cookie Tree

  We got a surprise from Mother Nature on Friday     And we had a good old fashioned Snow Day     It was predicted and schools were closed and for once, many were home safe before the world turned white         The snowy trees were all the inspiration I needed … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Festival of Trees

How many ways can you draw a holiday tree?   hmmm….let’s see!     So many styles and possibilities!     Fun to color too!   I used watercolor pencils for the mod tree, coloring it in an ombre style from light to dark and then using a waterbrush to blend   The traditional tree … Continue reading

Holidays, Coastal Christmas

Welcome to day 4 of the Celebrate and Decorate Holiday Home Hop! It brings me great JOY to have you here!     We don’t spend much time at our coastal home during the holidays       But we love to decorate and enjoy the holiday decor over New Year’s and into January   … Continue reading

Holidays, Kick off the Holidays with easy recipes and crafts!

  Now that Thanksgiving is past, it’s officially time to get jolly!     This is a round up of easy and almost effortless recipes and ideas to make your holidays Merry Psst…Cyber Monday sale today through Tuesday at Society 6       Have you finished your shopping, or barely started?     You … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Holiday Doodle Printable

Happy Black Friday! If you celebrated Thanksgiving, I hope it was a wonderful one!   With the holidays, stress is always a factor, so today I thought we’d doodle our way to relaxation!   The definition of doodle, is to scribble absentmindedly   Just pick up a pen or pencil and see what happens   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Starting Over

Before we paint today, let’s talk about {forgive the pun} the Elephant in the room… I don’t want to talk about politics, but I do want to talk about the great state of Alabama where I am proud to live   One thing that Alabama is consistently good at, is looking bad in the news…yes, … Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas, DIYs and Giftaway Winner!

With Thanksgiving and the December holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking gifts! Some of the most treasured packages are things made from the heart, that extra meaningful gesture of giving something you have made Here are some suggestions for hostess gifts, friendship gifts, and something for someone who has everything   … Continue reading

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