Fearless Friday, Watercolor sketch

  A couple of weeks ago we talked about the Importance of Drawing, and how drawing regularly helps improve all creative activities.  Drawing for fun not purpose, just for the enjoyment…         I think it’s important to do the same with paint, have fun and experiment with your medium without pressure of … Continue reading

Tablescapes, “MacCarrot”

  Today’s table is sort of an Ode to MacKenzie-Childs         MacKenzie-Childs has always appealed to me because of the creative ways their wonderful things are designed and painted         Their signature black & white check literally goes with anything, even bunnies and Easter eggs!         … Continue reading

Creations, Spring “MacCarrot” Swag

  I have been having a lot of crafty fun lately, inspired by my long time favorite MacKenzie-Childs Last week I shared a tutorial for bunnies and eggs       When a new MacKenzie-Childs catalog arrives, I pour over every page, so many whimsical wonderful things! This 24 Carat Swag caught my eye   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Black & White Checked Bunnies & Eggs

  Today we are going to paint bunnies   Florabunny     But not on paper   Rosie the Rabbit     Actual bunnies!         How sweet are these??         Inspired by Etsy and MacKenzie Childs       I started with a trip to Hobby Lobby and found … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, The Importance of Drawing

I recently read an article on Artists Network about how drawing regularly can enhance your painting, photography, just about anything you do creatively Even if you are an accomplished artist, the act of drawing regularly will increase your skills to be able to see things differently…see new colors, tones and values…discover even more about light … Continue reading

Holidays, Bring on the Bunnies!

  Now that Spring has arrived I will be hopping back a forth a bit between the “city” and the coast I have holiday decor for both houses It’s time to bring out the bunnies!         I did a little decorating in the city A frolicking Spring vignette in the hall   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Casual Bouquet

  After taking an art workshop recently, I couldn’t wait to get back to my own easel, and my own painting style!         During the workshop I experimented with painting on a new surface, Ampersand gessoboard This is really becoming popular with professional artists because of it’s durability and it’s much easier … Continue reading

Holidays, St. Patrick’s Day and Spring Chick Baskets

  Happy St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️         Today is CC’s 6th birthday!       We celebrated yesterday with a birthday party at a dance studio, she had so much fun and even the boys joined in Sequined baseball caps and jazz glasses         I also have 3 really … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Trees Workshop

  Last weekend I took a 2 day acrylic painting workshop, The instructor was local artist, Melanie Morris       She has an impressionist painting style and is a master at mixing colors         Taking an art class is such a great way to recharge your batteries, learn, practice, or just … Continue reading

Tablescapes, “Prickled Pink!”

Welcome to the annual Celebrate & Decorate Springtime Tablescape Blog Hop!         I am “Prickled Pink” today to be joining the fun! Be sure to visit everyone, at the links below, throughout the week for inspiration and incredible Spring eye candy!         I am head over heels about cactus … Continue reading

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