Painting roses… a progression in photos

I’ve been on a painting kick lately.  I thought it would be fun to show the progression of a painting.  I’m not a trained artist.  I have not taken art classes since high school (in retrospect, I sure wish my major in college had been art and not the extremely useful [sarcasm] Political Science.  But […]

French Inspired Paintings

I’ve always loved the beautiful floral plaster reliefs you find on French things… furniture, baskets, even buildings, are un-apologetically adorned with these romantic reliefs!  I’ve had in my mind for a while that I wanted to translate that to canvas and do some paintings that mimic that style. So today, I managed to steal away […]

A collector of Shells

“It is, perhaps, a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells, than to be born a millionaire” Robert Louis Stevenson This is one of my favorite quotes.  It really speaks to the kind of overly sentimental point of view I usually have.  The treasures in my little house are my kiddos, the […]

potting table to sofa table

Last year, my house was photographed by some very talented photographers and appeared in the 2012 Spring issue of Romantic Country Magazine.  It was a crazy and fun time!  Click on the link for the whole crazy story of how they found me, and how they were willing to drive all the way to central […]

I’m a Sucker for Leggy French Girls.

You know what I want?  I REALLY want Rachel Ashwell or Annie Brahler (or both) to be browsing around the internet and stumble across me and think “This girl seems cool.  I think I’ll ask her if she needs any help in decorating her bedroom.  Then maybe I’ll decorate it for her and put it […]

what I want vs. what I can have

Oh you guys, I know this has been a slow start, but there is a lot going on behind the scenes over here!  I have about a dozen artists working on guest blog posts, some you’ve heard of, others maybe not.  They’re all different, but I ask them all the same questions in our “miniviews” […]