Creations, November Mailbox Swag & Turkey Wreath

  Oh dear calendar, I wish you would slow down!! Here it is almost mid November and I’m still having fun making fall crafts           Poor Thanksgiving, it barely has a chance squeezed in between popular Halloween and Christmas         I have enjoyed dressing up my mailbox this … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Watercolor Leaf Tags

  Today let’s make watercolor leaf tags This method has infinite possibilities, you can adapt it for any season or occasion, Just in time for special fall gatherings and Thanksgiving         And these tags can be tied on just about anything! You can see the complete tablescape where I used these tags … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Inktober Round-up

  I participated in the Inktober monthly challenge, doing 1 drawing a day with ink, choosing a subject from the daily prompt list         I must admit, sometimes I was lax about doing the drawings every day and had to play catch up a few times, drawing several on the same day … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Wild Flower Field

  Last week we talked about the similarities between cooking and painting I shared my Recipe for a Painting and the preparations I do to get started         Today, let’s paint!         I started with the sky, using a light application of white letting the red come through producing … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Halloween Birthday Basket

  We were supposed to be on the coast this weekend celebrating DD’s birthday         We started seeing rain in the forecast on Tuesday All of a sudden, by Wednesday morning there was a tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico We reluctantly called off the weekend…       And by … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Season of the Witch

  Welcome to the Celebrate & Decorate annual Halloween Tablescape Hop!       Prepare to have some frights and delights!       Let’s celebrate the “Season of the Witch” today         Lot’s of witchy things have come out to play           The pumpkin witch is the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, A Walk Through the Woods

  Let’s talk a walk in the woods today         This photograph by Andrew Neel on Unsplash was my inspiration           I started with a light blue wash for the sky         Next came the path         I used a fan brush … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Inktober

  Happy October!       I am joining the Inktober art challenge this month       Inktober is an annual October international art challenge Artists create a daily drawing or painting using only ink       Jake Parker created this challenge 10 years ago The purpose is to inspire artists to draw … Continue reading

Holidays, Cute or Creepy?

  Now, if you’re one who doesn’t like Halloween, I get it… I am not a fan of the gory and terrifying stuff, Just bring on the cute and the fun!   Burlap Bottle Ghosts     My ghosts won’t scare you   Ghost Ship     or double dare you   Ghosts on the … Continue reading

Home Decor, Pumpkin Flower Tower

  Inspired by this fall arrangement from Southern Living, I couldn’t wait to try making my own         I love the colors they used, and the eucalyptus and berries, but I wanted to use what I had on hand, 2 orange flatish orange pumpkins and a large vase of mixed mums   … Continue reading

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