I am A LINKING PARTICIPANT!! #oneroomchallenge THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE was conceived and is coordinated by Linda at CALLING IT HOME blog and is a semi-annual event where 20 bloggers, made up of Professional Designers, Diy’ers, and Interior Design Bloggers, transform a room from start to finish. For the next six Wednesday’s, THEY will be giving you updates… Read More ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 2 – WHAT HAVE YOU ACCOMPLISHED?
…VERY VERY SOON – right in my own back yard…hidden by a giant Magnolia! JUST imagine my sheer delight when I very first rounded the corner and discovered THIS! Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my… Read More HAPPY EASTER – HAPPY SPRING
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
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 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
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
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.
Back when I was in college…never without fail…I would get sick every Christmas break…I would finish finals and BAM – SICK as a dog. So I finished my last painting this past Sunday and Guess what… I have the FLU!!!…THE ACTUAL FLU!!! How about that for WEIRD/BAD/NOT ENTIRELY SURPRISING timing!!! It has been quite a… Read More 12 PETS OF CHRISTMAS…