Autumn Blog Hop, Fall Must Haves

Welcome to the 2nd week of the Autumn Blog Hop hosted by Rachelle of My Hubbard Home This week we are focusing on shopping {Yay!} and Fall must haves I know you were wowed if you’re coming from Calypso in the Country I just love Shelley’s style! My number 1 Fall must have is pumpkins! … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fall Round-up

I’m not feeling very fearless today, my energy has been drained from constant worry about the Gulf Coast and Hurricane Sally… So today I’ve rounded up some fall artwork in a variety of mediums to feature and hopefully inspire you Click on the titles below to revisit the tutorials Sunflower Scarecrow colored pencil Scarecrow wine … Continue reading

Creations, Fall Floral Candlesticks

I wrote this post on Tuesday while I was trying not to worry about Hurricane Sally The first photos of our damage are the end of the post if you want a peek Prayers to everyone battling this storm 🌻 Now let’s have some decorating fun! These candlesticks were inspired by this Fall Fest Candle … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Perfume”

Glass has always fascinated me, I have collected unusual pieces, I had a painted glassware business for 15 years, and now I am determined to learn to capture the magic of glass with watercolor Let’s paint this pretty perfume bottle today The reference photo is from Unsplash, a free photo reference library I started with … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus Friends

I have a serious thing for cactus I love it’s funky shapes and unexpected surprises! Painted Cactus Pot I love all the crazy colorful blooms! Watermelon Cactus I have painted cactus glasses too… Cactus Glasses tutorial here We painted the top part of a cactus last year for Fearless Friday Desert Flower Cactus We also … Continue reading

Creations, Early Fall Centerpiece

Happy September! I am slowly transitioning my home decor to fall The boys brought home these beautiful Summer Roses several weeks ago and I enjoyed them so much When they started to look tired I couldn’t bear to throw them away… So I hung them upside down to dry I love these faded colors for … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Close-up

This is a fun technique to try, framing a part of your subject, sort of like a map inset, and using color only on the framed area and leaving the rest in black and white It will work for any medium you want to use, watercolor, colored pencils, marker, acrylic, oils This was the photo … Continue reading

Creations, Painted Pumpkin Crate

Heartfelt prayers go out to all those in harm’s way from Hurricane Laura… 🙏 Welcome to the Creative Craft Blog Hop! hosted by Celebrate & Decorate and Design Morsels Are you ready for some great crafting inspirations? Be sure to visit all the blogs listed at the end of this post to kick start your … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, White Flowers

. After living at the beach for 4 1/2 months, I was excited to return to the “city” and my studio space for the month of August . . I did fall in love with watercolor during the past few months and wondered if I would feel rusty painting on larger surfaces with acrylic… . … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, A Trip to France

  Since most of us are traveling virtually these days I’ve been collecting photos of interesting cafes and cityscapes         I have developed a passion for Urban Sketching, drawing loosely with ink and watercolor         Capturing part of a scene or street         For today’s painting, … Continue reading