Fearless Friday, “Stand Alone”

  Today’s painting was inspired by this single ranunculus bloom that I placed in a juice glass on a side table next to my favorite chair.  As I glanced at it often while I was working, I became fascinated by the complexity of the composition of shapes and colors I saw.  I snapped a photo … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Cactus with Mixed Media

  A little fun with cactus today, with watercolor brush pens, ink, and colored pencil This was the photo I used as a model         Cacti are one of my new passions this Spring, I think they are fascinating and incredibly beautiful         I began with a simple line … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Ranunculus x 3

  I treated myself to a new set of watercolor pens for an early Mother’s Day gift and I have had much fun playing with them, look at these beautiful colors!       note: even if your pens or paints come with a printed color chart, always swatch your own colors for reference, and … Continue reading

Creations, Chef MacPig

  After discovering I have a sudden passion for pigs         I started a little collection         One pig, a chef, I’ve had for years         He has loyally staffed my kitchen and held anything I asked him too         I decided he … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pastel Pot of Posies

  A long time ago I was very interested in pastel painting and bought a large set of semi hard pastel sticks and a set of pastel pencils.  I dabbled and played and did several paintings but somewhere along the way I lost interest and shoved them aside         I am truly … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Cactus For Cinco de Mayo

  Next Sunday is May 5, Cinco de Mayo         Let’s celebrate with cactus and a Fry-Tot-To!         Come join me with a cactus themed table on the patio           I have a sudden thing for all things cactus         They’re fun … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, “Reflections”

  I have been crazy for tulips lately, and that includes drawing and painting them         I found a picture of vases of tulips on a window sill and couldn’t get to my studio fast enough         I was eager to try another painting with a red underpainting {the … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Easter Egg Fun!

  A little Easter fun today with doodles       I first drew some very wonky eggs, added Easter grass and patterns, colored everything and topped it all with a sprinkle of jelly beans       Very fun!         Next I played with watercolor, making colored washes for eggs   … Continue reading

Creations, Decoupage Bottle

  Do you ever get an overwhelming urge to do something crafty?         One of my favorite crafts is decoupage It’s easy, it’s fun, no special skills required         For this project I used a wine botte, floral and leopard print decoupage paper, Mod Podge and gloss acrylic paint … Continue reading

Home Decor, Blooming Master Makeover

  One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to redo the master bedroom         A few years ago I got tired of all the serene green and added some floral and polka dot pillows to liven things up         But I got tired of that too, all those perky … Continue reading

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