Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Special Drawing

I had the privilege to draw this sweet girl who recently passed away. I was commissioned by a member of her family, and while I didn't know her, my heart breaks for her parents and siblings.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Vertical Gallery Wall

OK....ignore the giant TV and just look at my new gallery wall arrangement. I used a mix of stuff I already owned, including the big red clock from Hobby Lobby, and my favorite picture of our kids.

I have a serious weakness for gallery walls.

Monday, August 10, 2015

First Day of School-2015

Here they are. The obligatory 1st day of school pictures. I've taken pics of my kids in front of our door since Joshua started kindergarten. One day I'll need to gather them all in one place to see how far they've come!
So anywho....... here they are:

Joshua is a Senior, which is just crazy.

Emily is a Sophomore.

Abby's an eighth grader.

 And Mackenzie is in 5th.
Love these cute kids.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

2015 Summer Art Camp

Summer is in full swing around here. It's been a blast so far, but I've been crazy busy. I'm teaching art classes all summer long, and it's keeping me running. I have two classes a week for younger kids, and one class for teens. I love seeing kids enjoy the process of creating art.

I have so many kids coming each week that I have to move my furniture out during the classes.

We've done 3 projects so far: colored pencil, watercolor, and acrylic. 5 more weeks of fun to go!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Front Room Update

So this is finally happening.
I'm having the ceilings in my front room retextured and repainted. I've put off doing this for so long and I'm beyond excited that today is the day!
Stay tuned for finished pictures!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Chippy Window

I've drooled over antique farmhouse windows for years, and last month, I finally got myself one. I'm loving the contrast between the old chipped paint and my modern high gloss entryway table.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Two Small Paintings

 I'm still trying to do more drawing and painting this year- even though the last couple of weeks have been so busy I haven't done much. I did however, finish these two small paintings a few weeks ago.
(Forgive my poor photography skills, they look much better in person.)


Monday, April 6, 2015

Mirror and Salvaged Wood

Sometimes I just need to change things up in my house. Previously on my stair wall I had a family photo gallery. I loved it, but I was ready for something new. I took down the assorted photos and frames and added them to another gallery wall I had upstairs. I replaced them with a simple mirror and a super cool piece of salvaged wood.
The stripes on this frame are what drew me to it. LOVE!

 The piece of salvaged wood is totally random, but works so well above the mirror.
It's a much cleaner look than before, which I completely dig.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Four Person Workstation

About a year and a half ago I bought a big desk for our laptops. It was kind of ugly, so I painted it, changed out the pulls, and even lined the drawers with cute paper. I really loved the desk. The problem? Only one person fit at it. So after school and on weekends when kids and the hubby were doing work, or playing games, we'd have one person at the desk, and three people on laptops at the kitchen table. I finally got tired of that arrangement, and so did Lee, so we ditched the cute desk, and chair, and headed to Ikea for a better solution.
We bought two of the white Micke desks, and four new chairs. It's a little more "Ikea" than I like, but it's so much more practical!

Four people can work at a time and I have my kitchen table back!



Do I think it's as pretty as the old set up? Nope. But sometimes function trumps form.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Keep Left

I bought an old "Keep Left" street sign from a vintage market a couple months ago. I love how it looks in my laundry room!
I'm acquiring a rather large collection of old metal signs. I may have a bit of an addiction to them.