QUESTION – WHAT IS THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE? – ANSWER – The ONE ROOM CHALLENGE currently in its 11th season, is a bi-annual event, Started by the wonderful LINDA at CALLING IT HOME. 20 TOP Designers Take ONE ROOM and work their magic! . Close to 200 Guest Participants also play along and they ALL design, decorate,… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 6 – THE BIG REVEAL! BASEMENT FAMILY ROOM!
I am so excited to share this with you that I am doing this blog post LIVE from my iphone! I have loved watching Andy Cohen and his “WATCH WHAT HAPPEN’S LIVE” BRAVO show for years. I didn’t think I could love him any more and then he introduced us to his new Rescue dog –… Read More MAZEL OF MY DAY! ANDY COHEN AND THE WACHA PORTRAIT!
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
I AM SURE THERE IS PROBABLY A PSYCHOLOGY BEHIND WHY WE ARE DRAWN TO ONE COLOR OVER ANOTHER… …..I DON’T KNOW…BUT I HAVE FOREVER BEEN… DRAWN TO MINT AS FAR AS COLORS GO….MINT IS HAVING A VERY GOOD YEAR AND THIS TIME EACH YEAR I START TO GET THAT “ITCH FOR MORE MINT”..IN FACT… LAST… Read More MAD ABOUT MINT – CHAPTER 2
To put it quite simply, painting takes me to my “Happy-Place” …and painting animals…takes me to my “Happy Place with sugar on top”. It feeds my soul. A large part of my creative self is devoted to painting portraits of animals. It is not something I set out to do, but instead an avenue… Read More CUSTOM PET PORTRAITS – 6 OLD DOGS
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
I LOVE COLOR AND I LOVE….. ONE KINGS LANE! ONE KINGS LANE! VISIT ONE KINGS LANE ! YOU DESERVE IT…AND YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS GOING ON OVER THERE!
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”
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
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