It has taken a turn for the cold and rainy here in warm and sunny Los Angeles. When it's nice (which is pretty much all the time) you feel like you shouldn't waste "a beautiful sunny day" But when it’s rainy and cold your thoughts can turn, guilt-free to napping with the dog staying inside… Continue reading Artist Dates and Not Getting Organized
Last weekend’s Patchwork Festival in Santa Ana went really well! Beautiful weather, great crowds, good sales and I may possibly have figured out a good, final, booth set up….more on that in another post. This Sunday is Patchwork Long Beach! I have no idea why I thought “cool! Two shows almost back to back” sounded… Continue reading Photo Display Board Tutorial
I have a lot of stuff. Scrap wood (tons!), bits and pieces from Great Ideas! that never quite came to fruition. Bits and pieces from Great Ideas! that did come to fruition but, perhaps, shouldn't have.... You get the picture. And now I have a lot of stuff and I have a goal. The Blair… Continue reading What To Do With All That Scrap Wood?
The good folks at Plaid sent me some more paint: Folk Art Coastal The paints are super-thick and you can use them to create a textured, weathered effect. I was eager to try them out. I just needed a project and that's when things got....complicated. So I ask you to bear with me as this… Continue reading Rustic, Distressed Paint Finish with the Folk Art Coastal Paints
My sister Sally is visiting me this week. My oldest sister and I have a lot in common and once she stopped using the phrase "unnecessary addition" and "ruined everything" to describe my birth we've gotten along great!* (*I'm joking of course, everyone always has been and always will be overjoyed to have me around. … Continue reading Sally’s Visit and Paper Jewelry
I always hope to have a relaxing, hot-chocolate sipping, carol singing sort of Christmas season. I would have you guys over. We'd snack on desserts and chat. I would be mellow yet festive, the perfect, relaxed host. And then then we'd go ice-skating in hell while a flock of pigs flew overhead because only when those… Continue reading Holiday Centerpiece Idea
Happy Father's Day to everyone!!! The other day I posted my Father's Day idea for Mod Podge Rocks. It was a fun, insanely easy and I know my dad would dig it but it's not what he's getting because A) I'm not going to try to figure out how ship a 3 foot long sign, and B)… Continue reading Father’s Day Photo Frame