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…

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…

“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…

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!

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!

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…