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.ย  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.ย  I snapped a photo … Continue reading

Party Panache, Cactus Cantina

    In keeping with my crazy for cactus phase it was great fun to entertain some friends with a casual patio party           The patio turned into a Cactus Cantina!         It featured a watermelon flowering cactus         Cactus tidbit plates were ready for … 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

Tablescapes, So Many Fish in the Sea!

  Welcome Summer! It’s time to get out all your summertime things and set a table for all the fun summer can bring!         Celebrate & Decorate’s Chloe has gathered some fantastic inspiration for you! Join the fun all week long as we “celebrate & decorate” tables for summer!       … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Flowers and Flamingos

  Flowers, Flamingoes and a lot of pink things         ย Memories of my Mom this shade of pink brings       And what Mom wouldn’t like a trip to the tropics         And a pretty place to dine and discuss many topics         A teacup … 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, 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

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

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