Collaborations

As we come to the end of July and begin our journey into the month of August, it (once again) makes me realize just how quickly time can pass. I have always looked at the coming of August as a time to enjoy a few last weeks of summer and begin preparing for the autumn…

More New Projects and Patterns

As we continue to settle into our new home, I find that I am more inspired than ever and I have not only been working on some new patterns for the website (as is Keith!), but also doing lots of ‘home-dec’ projects for myself to make the house we live in feel more like a…

Some Major Changes

The month of May really threw us for a loop. Just as we were rolling right along and I was getting back into the swing of things after not feeling so well for nearly two months, life threw us another curve ball. We needed to find a new place to live, as the landlord that…

New Brush Review Video

Good day to you all! I hope you are having a nice May. We have had some sunny days here and lots of rain. It seems cooler than normal, but with my memory, I don’t know how accurate that assessment really is. Sometimes I forget . . . In following through with my self-imposed promise…

Getting Ahead

After nearly two months of not feeling my best, I am happy to say that I am getting back to my normal, creative self. It seemed like the months of March and April were pretty much a blur to me, as I was down with one thing after another. Even though I was given meds…

A Fun New Project

There are so many wonderful and positive things about being your own boss and having your own business. But I realize that it isn’t for everyone. First and foremost, you need a true passion for whatever you are doing. It needs to go beyond the simple fact that you have to make money at it….

“Hutan”

With designing and creating art projects as my profession, one would think that I get to sit in my studio most days and paint and draw to my heart’s content. I can’t think of many things that are further from reality. Many years ago, when I decided that I wanted ‘art and design’ to be…

The Process . . .

It is hard to believe we are heading into the third month of the year already. For many of you who don’t particularly like winter, these first two months probably feel as if they were crawling by.  While I do understand that winter months can be a hardship to many, for myself, they are filled…

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!