Bless Your Heart Holiday Giveaway!

  In the South, when someone says, “Bless your heart,” it can mean a variety of things… It can be used as a sincere expression of sympathy or genuine concern But it often is used as a substitute for what one’s really thinking… {That dress is so ugly it could turn milk sour} “Bless your … Continue reading

Home Decor, Fresh Vignettes

  Something unexpected happened a few days ago, so I will be taking some time off this week The Painted Apron launched in August 2012, so I would like to celebrate my “blogiversary”  by re-sharing some of my first posts this week…   Fresh vegetables make such great centerpieces and vignettes   My “city” kitchen … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Fanciful Hearts

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Pablo Picasso   Play     Experiment         Choose non traditional colors         Blend         Squiggle           Grow         Sprout         Fly … Continue reading

Creations, Let’s Talk Cake!

  Let’s talk cake… It’s fun to draw   Paint         And sew!           You can change a cake with a filter or an app like Waterlogue       Or get it on a pillow       You can take it with you     It’s … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Pam’s Hydrangeas

My painting inspiration today came from Pam at Everyday Living, a long time blogging friend and a fellow Alabamian     Pam and her “Renaissance Man” have the most incredible garden which she often posts about.  I am always drooling over her gorgeous blooms and I hope she doesn’t mind that I borrowed a photo … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt

Happy Fat Tuesday!!     Since we made a Cinnamon Roll King Cake  last week     Let’s celebrate today with a White Chocolate Raspberry Bundt cake!       Do you have a Nothing But Bundt cake store in your area?  One opened in Birmingham last fall, and I thought, well, anyone can make a … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Geraniums

Brighten your day with some summer geraniums! This is an acrylic painting on 16″ x 16″  2″ wide wrapped canvas, which was painted first with black gesso     The main shapes were laid in with a few quick strokes to establish the composition and placement     Adding color to pots and foreground   … Continue reading

Fearless Friday, Society 6

I am so excited to share this with you today!!!  This is me being fearless!! I uploaded some artwork to Society 6, AND now it’s for sale! Society 6 is an online shop where you can buy products from artists all over the world Currently I have 32 different designs,  21 different products! Tons of … Continue reading

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