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COLOR ON TREND – DEEP MOSSY OLIVE GREEN

Perhaps it is because I have lived long enough…. …..enough to get the sense of what colors have not been around for a while and are due for a reappearance…But even BEFORE I saw that DARK MOSS  was all over the runway at the FALL 2016 Fashion Week…I predicted it would be making a comeback…or… Read More COLOR ON TREND – DEEP MOSSY OLIVE GREEN

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MONDAY MAKEOVER – 5 NEW ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

I live in a Rural town, just outside of a jewel of a small town just two hours from the Capital of the United States. If you have never driven through Virginia in the Spring…you should at least once. The greens are so blue-green lovely and they wrap themselves around you and make you feel… Read More MONDAY MAKEOVER – 5 NEW ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

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MONDAY MAKEOVER – HYGEE AND WEST DAYDREAM WALLPAPER

YESTERDAY, WE GOT A PEEK AT SPRING..BEAUTIFUL WARM CLEAR SKY SPRING AND IT MADE ME SO HAPPY!!!! I FIRST FELL IN LOVE WITH  HYGEE (HOO-GA means “cozy”) AND WEST WHEN WE GOT THE AMAZING KIDS CORAL SEAHORSE BATHROOM WALLPAPER -(by the way, this wallpaper is on sale and there are VERY limited quantities left! GO!!!… Read More MONDAY MAKEOVER – HYGEE AND WEST DAYDREAM WALLPAPER

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GOING GREEN – PART II – NEUTRAL GREENS

YESTERDAY WE EXPLORED THE “GREENY” GREENS… AND Now we will look at the more “Neutral Greens”….These greens serve as a backdrop to other colors and are more versatile….you will notice immediately that THESE greens BELOW run the gamut from faded olives to pale blue/greens to Dark Forest (which is rumored to be on the rise)… Read More GOING GREEN – PART II – NEUTRAL GREENS

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CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS – GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

  GOLDEN RETRIEVERS are the 3rd most popular family dogs in the USA… MY Father ABSOLUTELY LOVED GOLDEN RETRIEVERS…he had a number of them over the years and his last one was a SWEET BOY named NELSON…… ….I have lost count at how many  Custom Pet Portraits of GOLDEN RETRIEVERS  with their LOYAL lovable temperaments… Read More CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS – GOLDEN RETRIEVERS

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CUSTOM PAINTING – “BABY LEGS”

I am fortunate to have made some incredible friendships through my ART work…it is a connection like none other I have experienced…souls touching souls and I would not trade it for anything. I cherish those friendships. One such relationships a young couple A & C, whom I met when I did my very first show… Read More CUSTOM PAINTING – “BABY LEGS”

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CUSTOM PORTRAITS – FOUR DOGS AND A BRONCO

Between October and December 31 of last year…I painted over 65 paintings!!!…and over 50 of those were Custom Portraits!!!!! I painted Dogs, A few cats, goats, a little girl and even a Car!!! ************************************************************************* A WHILE BACK, MY FRIEND ERIN AT HOUSE OF TURQUOISE HOSTED  A CUSTOM PET PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY OF ONE OF MY PAINTINGS.… Read More CUSTOM PORTRAITS – FOUR DOGS AND A BRONCO

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PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL

Try as I might, I have not been able to do much blogging of late. I miss it. BOY do i MISS IT!!! But life has taken too many twists and turns of late and I am just treading water. I thought, given my inability to do much house stuff for the next week or… Read More PORTRAIT OF A LITTLE GIRL

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READERS TOP TEN FAVORITE POSTS OF 2013

HERE is what YOU LOVED reading the most in 2013. My favorite thing about this list is the staying power of a few of the posts, some of  which are a few years old…Seems that what works…WORKS…and you STILL love the simplest things best…which makes me so happy!!! 10. DIY THUNDER SHIRT 9. TUTORIAL TAB… Read More READERS TOP TEN FAVORITE POSTS OF 2013

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CHRISTMAS IN COLOR

    CHRISTMAS is so rich with COLOR…AND NOT JUST RED AND GREEN…BUT SO MANY COLORS AND COMBINATIONS ….       C-O-L-O-R!!! WHICH ARE YOUR FAVORITE COMBINATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS?   BENJMAIN MOORE…BASIL GREEN, BABY BOY BLUE, LILY LAVENDAR, DOGS EAR, POPPY, RAZZLE DAZZLE, YELLOW RAIN COAT, BLUE LAPS AND KELLY GREEN. Please follow and… Read More CHRISTMAS IN COLOR

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