Home Decor, Time to think Spring & Green!

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Now that were more than midway through February, it’s time to start thinking Spring & Green!       Time to polish up your shamrocks!         Shiny garland is wrapped around this one so it will show up against the gray front door       Paint some Lucky Gift Sacks and Pinch Me … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Deep Blue Sea

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  This is a whimsical painting I did for the boys room at the beach           They are all about fishing!         A little tongue in cheek with an image of our boat heading the opposite direction from the fish…         I often just squeeze … Continue reading

Creations, Crochet Cozy for Baby

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A “cozy” is what I call a smaller version of an afghan         I recently made one for myself with a combination of leftover yarn I had from various baby blankets       It’s perfect for covering your feet and legs, without the bulkiness of a full size afghan or throw … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Color Your World!

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The other day I woke up in time to see the sun rise       There is nothing prettier than the sight of the water reflecting the pink of the sky     Color can influence your mood, make you happy or sad     It is an energy source     Have you ever … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Mardi Gras Mask

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The Gulf Coast is gearing up for Mardi Gras       Last year I made a Mardi Gras Bucket     Time to change things up!     This year we have a Mardi Gras boat     and a Mardi Gras mask     I bought this assembled pallet piece at Walmart for … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Winter Basket and a Special Sale

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For years I volunteered at an organization that raised money for a local children’s museum and the main fund raiser was selling Valentine baskets Every year we put bought items in bulk for 5 different baskets, geared to children, teenagers, women, men, and deluxe baskets for anyone.  It took weeks to assemble these hundreds of baskets, … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Drippy Bouquet

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Let’s be fearless today and play with watercolor       Lots of fun things  happen when you let the paint drip, run, and splatter…             step 1: light wash for each flower   step 2: add stems   step 3: a red rose swoosh   step 4: an orange swoosh and some dots … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Simply Citrus

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I’ve been focusing on citrus this month and even though we painted citrus tags last week, I was itching to paint some citrus with watercolor     Just simple shapes and colors     I painted the whole fruits with the wet into wet technique, painting the shape and then dropping in deeper colors with … Continue reading

Holidays, Valentine Love, crafts, sweets, tables, decor

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We celebrate all the holidays in a big way, especially Valentine’s Day XO rectangular pillow here         Not only is it a romantic day for us, it is HHjr’s birthday Valentine Birthday Dinner       My youngest son’s birthday fell on Thanksgiving sometimes, A Valentine baby and a Thanksgiving baby! White … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Geraniums

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Brighten your day with some summer geraniums! This is an acrylic painting on 16″ x 16″  2″ wide wrapped canvas, which was painted first with black gesso     The main shapes were laid in with a few quick strokes to establish the composition and placement     Adding color to pots and foreground   … Continue reading

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