Waiting is hard. Learning patience and a little early Springtime DIY of paper tassels is what I needed this week. I know it is too early for real spring and the groundhog saw his shadow, Well, one of them did anyway. I tend to seek out the other groundhog, Staten Island Chuck, he didn’t see… Read More Learning Patience and a Springtime DIY
My number one rule for success is pretty simple. Just go forward. That’s right. No great words of wisdom. Just plow ahead. … Read More My Number 1 Rule for Success, and A Free Download!
Winter I just realized that we are still in January! The winter blues have set in. It snowed last night and we have snow in the forecast 3 of the next 7 days!! Its no surprise that I need some help dealing with the cold, short days and sadly I don’t have time to… Read More Get Cozy, Feel Pretty, Fake Travel and a Free Download Treat!
I have a great life. It literally includes home, garden and happiness, oh, and being an artist! Seriously, I get to live the life of an artist, everyday. When someone asks what I do, I almost feel guilty saying, I paint, illustrate, you know, design things, make stuff. However, that is my truth. I create… Read More Home, Garden and Happiness; Living the Artist Life
I have the best day job ever! What is this best day job you ask? I paint, and draw and illustrate, and I am lucky enough to be involved with amazing people on amazing projects like this one: The DIY Home Planner written by the fabulous Karianne Wood, author of the Thistlewood Farms Blog. When I was… Read More The DIY Home Planner: Best Day Job Ever!
Happy New Year! A New Year DIY: Embossed Card This new year I’m trying some new things; branching out with new ideas, new techniques and new adventures! My first New Year idea is an embossed card. I know I’m probably the last person to get on the embossing kick but I love how this looks… Read More New Year DIY: Embossed Card
A personal story about giving and receiving from one of my Christmases way back in 1974. The other day I was in Anthropologie with my daughter and she held up a pair of jeans, exclaiming, “look how cute these are!” I glanced over to see a worn out pair of jeans with fringe with a… Read More A Lesson in Giving and Receiving
Christmas, wrapping it all up, is one of my favorite parts of the holiday. Not sure if you like wrapping presents as much as me, honestly, I really get into it. This season at my shop I ordered metallic gold polka dot tissue paper and we are selling hand marbled paper in red and… Read More Christmas Wrapped Up: Free Download Tags
Christmas kept simple? The thought never entered my mind. For years, I was one of those moms. You know who I mean. One of those over achievers who decorated four trees, (even one outside for the birds and squirrels, really?) I painstakingly hand strung cranberries and popcorn garlands, dried apple slices and made peanut butter… Read More Christmas Kept Simple: Easy Holiday Decor
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I can feel all the eye rolling going on after that last sentence but I have had a different experience than most when it comes to this holiday. So, I have included a free download link here for some Thanksgiving decorations. You can cut them out while you… Read More Thanksgiving Decorations & Free Art Download