Holidays, Spooky Visit

Aaaarrrrrggghhh…     Ahoy mateys!     I’m here to give you a spoooooky welcome!     I’ve been having some BOOS to celebrate your arrival       Come on in, we’re ready for spooky fall fun     A haunted house, a pumpkin pile, along with other fluff     Makes for a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Alphabet Challenge

A lot of people are doing monthly challenges of one sort of the other, and there are lots of fun artsy challenges you can join or do, on instagram, on line, etc.     Since I’m usually 5 minutes late to everything, 😳  I didn’t start this on the first of the month as most … Continue reading

Holidays, Set the Scene, it’s almost time for Halloween!

Set the scene, it’s almost time for Halloween! Bottoms Up! I know a lot of people aren’t fans of Halloween, and I personally do NOT like the creepy, gory side I Want My Mummy   I like the cute side and just had to revisit favorite Halloween crafts, vignettes and tables       Halloween … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Leaves of Change

We don’t have the first autumn leaf on the Alabama Gulf Coast, our leaves are of the palm variety…     Why not paint some!     I started with painting an area with clear water and adding color, known as the wet into wet technique     This is the fun side of watercolor, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Life’s Layers

  Back in the “city” recently, I worked in my studio on a commissioned abstract     The customer wanted something similar to the painting below     Mostly whites and grays with touches of blue and gold       The 2″ wrapped canvas is 40″ x 40″     I started with the … Continue reading

Home Decor, Finally Fall!

  I think we are all having fun welcoming fall this year, and even if cooler temps haven’t arrived where you are, pulling out pumpkins and all things autumn makes us at least pretend to feel cooler       Last week I was able to do a little fall-i-fying…     Come on in, … Continue reading

Home Decor, Sunny Sunflower Arrangement

Recently my husband retired and sold his dental practice and office to a really nice young dentist who continues to take care of our family     They treat me like royalty and won’t ever let me pay, so I brought them a little surprise     The staff all ooohhhed and aaahhhed and immediately … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pour Technique

Happy Fearless Friday! Have you heard of the pour technique?     This is a fun technique that anyone can do, the paint does all the work!   Mix fluid paint with pouring medium, which will thicken it enough to pour without being too runny, and stay in place when surface is flat   I … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Playing with Pastels

Being Fearless in art is really about dabbling outside your comfort zone     I’ve been doing a lot of drawing and detailed work lately, so thankful we were spared by Harvey and then Irma…     It was time to let loose and try something different     I went through a phase when … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Pink-tober

I’ve been having trouble getting much done these past 2 weeks, so much hurricane stress~ One minute we’re packing up to head north, and then decided to stay on the coast because Irma is going to impact much of north Alabama as well as now edging over to our coast… Our Orange Beach Publix is … Continue reading

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