Home Decor, As Summer Fades into Fall

  Welcome to the Fall Home Tour Blog Hop, hosted by Andrea from Design Morsels Thank you Andrea! If you’re coming from Chas Crazy Creations, I know she had some wonderful ideas for you!   🎃🍁🌻   In the deep South, we won’t see signs of Fall until mid October I like to ease into … Continue reading

The Organized Life, Tiered Art Tray

. Lately I’ve been obsessed with all the fun themed tiered trays popping up all over Pinterest and blogs… . . I have a small galvanized 2 tier tray that I recently used for an indoor garden table centerpiece, but it is so small, you can only put a few things in it . . … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Garden Gate

  I have been painting watercolors daily for the past few months Watercolor went from being my least favorite medium, to my new favorite! But, I do enjoy acrylic, colored pencils, markers and pastels so for August I’m going to use a variety of tools and techniques         I got some new … Continue reading

Creations, Little Red Truck MacKenzie-Childs Makeover

  I have a passion for MacKenzie-Childs and all things black and white *Sigh* Last week they held their annual mid Summer Barn Sale, with tons of pretties deeply discounted~ This year I was actually able to go because it was online!         Even though I filled my cart several times, checking … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Hydrangea Garden

  It’s been so hot and stormy in the “city,”  I created a garden inside overflowing with all things pretty         It’s full of hydrangeas, a frog, and dragonflies… and inside I can count on always clear skies         Big fat blooms fill the centerpiece tray       … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Painting with Shapes

  I am always preaching to break down subjects into simple shapes when drawing   Seeing Double     The cocktail above and the flower below were first drawn by shape, then colored with marker   Dedicated Drawing     I decided to try the same drawing by shape technique with watercolor, not sketching first … Continue reading

Holidays, Christmas in July, A Few Favorite Things

  Is is hot 🔥 where you are? It’s pretty steamy in the South, let’s cool off with some Christmas in July!         I have rounded up some favorite ideas… By thinking ahead, starting projects, and collecting recipe ideas, We won’t be overwhelmed!         When the holidays are upon … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Table for One with handpainted fun

  I’m setting a table for one today         I have some new plates that wanted to come out and play         I recently caved during an MKC sale         Next thing I knew Taylor Kings Corners plates came in the mail         … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mailbox

  I painted this door with a mailbox for World Watercolor Month, for the daily prompt “texture”         This photo was my model With the stone, old wood, metal mailbox and climbing ivy, there was a lot of textures going on here         I sketched the location of the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Quiet Time”

  This painting was inspired by one of the daily prompts from World Watercolor Month “quiet time”         It is really fun to interpret the prompts and find a subject you want to paint Looking through photos on Pixabay this book stack topped with a bloom caught my eye… Reading is perfect … Continue reading

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