Holidays, Spooky Visit

Aaaarrrrrggghhh…     Ahoy mateys!     I’m here to give you a spoooooky welcome!     I’ve been having some BOOS to celebrate your arrival       Come on in, we’re ready for spooky fall fun     A haunted house, a pumpkin pile, along with other fluff     Makes for a … Continue reading

Holidays, Set the Scene, it’s almost time for Halloween!

Set the scene, it’s almost time for Halloween! Bottoms Up! I know a lot of people aren’t fans of Halloween, and I personally do NOT like the creepy, gory side I Want My Mummy   I like the cute side and just had to revisit favorite Halloween crafts, vignettes and tables       Halloween … Continue reading

Home Decor, Hurricane Weary

Having a coastal home for 31 years means we’ve experienced a lot of hurricanes and storms     We’ve seen all kinds of crazy things, a couple of years ago we had an inch of hail in April!     Hurricanes are the definite downside of the life in paradise, we try to think of … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Leaves of Change

We don’t have the first autumn leaf on the Alabama Gulf Coast, our leaves are of the palm variety…     Why not paint some!     I started with painting an area with clear water and adding color, known as the wet into wet technique     This is the fun side of watercolor, … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Witches Wicked Candlelight Supper

  Welcome my pretties, come in, come in!     You are just in time for the wicked fun to begin!     There are plenty of seats     And wicked good treats     We’ll toast to all things spider     With a glass of poison cider!       No time … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Life’s Layers

  Back in the “city” recently, I worked in my studio on a commissioned abstract     The customer wanted something similar to the painting below     Mostly whites and grays with touches of blue and gold       The 2″ wrapped canvas is 40″ x 40″     I started with the … Continue reading

Home Decor, Finally Fall!

  I think we are all having fun welcoming fall this year, and even if cooler temps haven’t arrived where you are, pulling out pumpkins and all things autumn makes us at least pretend to feel cooler       Last week I was able to do a little fall-i-fying…     Come on in, … Continue reading

Home Decor, Sunny Sunflower Arrangement

Recently my husband retired and sold his dental practice and office to a really nice young dentist who continues to take care of our family     They treat me like royalty and won’t ever let me pay, so I brought them a little surprise     The staff all ooohhhed and aaahhhed and immediately … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Cotton Pickin’ Pumpkins

  When the cotton is high in the south, it’s time to pick some pumpkins!     I did my pumpkin pickin’ at Trader Joe’s       They are piled in a galvanized tub with magnolia and cotton white as snow       Pumpkins pumpkins everywhere       I love my new … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Playing with Pastels

Being Fearless in art is really about dabbling outside your comfort zone     I’ve been doing a lot of drawing and detailed work lately, so thankful we were spared by Harvey and then Irma…     It was time to let loose and try something different     I went through a phase when … Continue reading

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