Different Strokes

One of the things that I love most about being an artist and designer is the great variety of supplies and techniques that are available to us for creating. With platforms such as YouTube and Facebook, we are living at a time when we have exposure to many different types of art materials like we…

Busy Beginnings to the Year

In keeping with my promise to myself (and you all as well) to regularly update you all as to what I am creating, I think it is time for another blog post. What happens is I get so busy and am heading in so many directions that if I don’t take the time to post, I…

Focus and Efficiency

Focus and Efficiency are going to be my ‘theme’ words for the new year. I am having a great and creative start to 2019 with this mindset!

New Year, New Creative Adventures

I really love the concept of the “New Year”. While to many, the new year is just another reason to have another holiday party, to me, it signifies a chance for a new beginning. Now I know that can seem somewhat of a cliche, and that flipping a page on a calendar really doesn’t change…

Christmas Time

I finished up a beautiful design for myself this week.

Curve Balls

Sometimes when life throws us ‘curve balls’, it is for a good reason.

Second Chances

Several weeks ago, I was given a beautiful hexagon-shaped box from my friend in the USA, Vera. I had seen this box several years ago at a decorative painting convention, as it was made for and being sold by the incomparable designer, Betty Caithness. I had purchased several patterns from Betty at the show, as…

Cute Little Gingers!

I always feel that I am very fortunate to be having the type of life that I have. While I have made mistakes along the way, I try to look at them all with the thought that if I didn’t do things the way I did, I may not be in the place that I…

Catching Up

Lots of fun new things happened in November!

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…