The 25-Hour Day

Those who know me personally, know that I am one of those ‘odd lots’ that doesn’t mind the time change that we have here in North America. Every year, that mid-autumn Sunday is one of my favorite days. To me, it is better than Christmas. I finally get my “25-hour day”. Not being one who…

Just Add Water

I have been decorative painting since the early ’90’s. My first ‘official’ decorative painting book was by Marlene Stevens and it included some adorable kitties. I still have all of Marlene’s books today, as well as hundreds of other books, patterns, etc. Once I began to paint this way (which is commonly referred to as…

Still Trying . . .

Habits are so hard to understand sometimes. Sometimes it is easy to fall into habits, whether they are good or bad.  Other times it is difficult to break habits. I often wonder why sometimes things ‘stick’ with us while other times, no matter how hard we try, we just can’t seem to get ourselves into…

“Count Theo”

There is one thing we need to accept about technology: it will always be changing. Sometimes it seems that just when we get a handle on how something works, be it a social media site, device, or program, it gets ‘upgraded’ and things change and are in a different place. It can become somewhat frustrating,…

“Sweet Treats” Painting Club

Many of you who know me know how much I love to work with other designers to create fun and interesting projects. I truly feel that one of the best things about “art” is that there are so many different ways to express ourselves. I find that people enjoy many different types of designs –…

More New Designs

As I awoke this morning, it was the first time this year that I really felt that ‘crispness’ that comes with autumn. As I write this post, I am sitting here with a light blanket wrapped around me, sipping my second cup of coffee, with the window open and the sun streaming in. I can’t…

Practice Makes “Better”

I have been doing some type of creating for as long as I can remember. Whether it be sewing, drawing, painting, needlework, or a thousand other types of materials, I have always (ALWAYS!) been involved in “making stuff.” I remember taking my first sewing lesson at the Gage Park field house when I lived on…

Some New Projects

It has been a while since I regularly posted to my blog here. Probably about a year and a half. While I have made attempts to ‘get back at it’ in the past, for one reason or another, it hasn’t really worked out for me. I have always wanted my blog posts to be a…

Be Fearless

The summer is usually a quieter time for us. Typically, for our business, it is a slower time as well. With all the options of outdoor activities and additional chores available, it seems to me that free time is spent doing things that we aren’t able to do over the winter. I believe that is…

A Kid in a Candy Store

The title of this post just about explains the way I feel about my creative life these days. I have so many exciting avenues to explore artistically, I sometimes get stifled because I don’t know which path to take first. It is easy for me to get overwhelmed by things if I am not careful….