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?
Committed to keeping my vow to never be as behind as I was this last Holiday Season I spent the week cranking out coasters to build up my in-stock inventory. They are everywhere! But I needed a little break yesterday and I wanted an activity that would help to re-energize my creative side. Happily I… Continue reading Experimenting with Martha Stewart Milk Glass Paint
I have to tell you the truth. I kind of live for comments on the blog. They really make my day and I love the community that we all have created. And while I read and appreciate every single comment, there are a few select ones that never fail to leave me somewhat perplexed. I'm… Continue reading From the Mailbag!
Hi! So….it’s been a while. Sorry for the pause. I just wanted to pop in (up?) and wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I hope you all have had a wonderful Holiday Season! I’ll be back with projects (and explanations) in 2018.
Well I thought the last week was going to be a week of EXCITING!!!! and NEW!!!! But the reality of deadlines, and my own endless desire to "fix" things made it a week of "REVISE! REJIGGER" and "FUTZ!!!!!" (coincidentally, Revise, Rejigger and Futz is also the name of the law firm I'm starting geared specifically… Continue reading A Week Spent “Fixing” Things
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
It has been a great couple of weeks for commerce - tons of Etsy orders, custom jobs and new stores carrying my work. I've been plugging away in factory-mode but a little bit short on the "new ideas!" side of things. Happily, The Muse (Geralyn) has her head in the game and came up with… Continue reading Library Card Book Ends