Tablescapes, Porky Pig!

        I know a guy that loves to grill         The more grills he has going, the better he feels         The weekly favorite is some form of pork         Spare ribs, pork butt, bacon, so tender all you need is a fork … Continue reading

Holidays, Father’s Day Tree

  Honor Dad this Father’s Day with a tree decorated with his favorite things!       This silver pencil tree stays up year round at the beach house, decorated for special holidays, or seasons         Before I bring out the flags and fireworks for the 4th of July, I decided to … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Quiet Little Beach Town

  Summer weekends on the coast are wild and crazy       But Mondays are nice and quiet, and somewhat lazy         Things seem to settle down in my little beach town         After a house full of guests it’s nice to have no one around     … Continue reading

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

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          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

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