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, 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

Holidays, Happy Mother’s Day

  Happy Mother’s Day!   “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” Lisa Alther           I wish you a day filled with some of your favorite things!   ❤️   Psst…treat yourself to something from my Society 6 shop today, 25% off everything May 12-13  

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

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

Party Panache, Strawberries & Cream Bushwacker

  We enjoyed a taste of summer on the coast last weekend, Saturday was warm and sunny and was spent boating and swimming         HHjr was head chef all weekend, which gave me time to play with flowers and paint with CC       “Now that I’m 6 Gigi, I’m old … 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, 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

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