Late to the New Year Posting Party & Memory Box

Friday, January 27, 2017

...but here it is none-the-less, my friends! In my last post, Girl Blowing Bubbles Painting, I briefly mentioned how great it was to be home with my family for the Holidays and how hard it's been getting back to work now that we're back at our house. This weekend I dusted myself (and my project) off and got back to re-finishing our kitchen cabinets--they are looking fantastic by the way--so that's a great start. And now here I am getting my butt in gear to bring you this exciting New Year post... way later than I should be...

Art Series - Post #13 - Oil on Canvas "Girl Blowing Bubbles"

Friday, January 20, 2017


Well, it's been a while since I've posted -- this is my first post of the New Year! Whaaaaat?! I've had an awesome break for Christmas and New Year, spending time with my family and enjoying a nice relaxing break! The past couple of weeks I've begun planning projects and other things for the blog for this year, and have been thinking of goals for myself as well! One of those personal goals is to be selling some of my art as prints by the end of the year, so that means a lot more art creating--which always seems to be a goal for me every year--and, in return, having a lot more art to feature over here on the blog. So, to kick that off, I'd like to share this oil on canvas piece I did, which if you haven't seen the final piece already it just means you aren't following me over on Instagram or Facebook!

DIY Book Angel - Classic Christmas Decor || Under $5

Saturday, December 24, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!! I love Christmas so much--if you've been here on the blog past Christmases then you probably have hear me say this a few times--so I am so excited to bring you guys this very last minute Christmas Tutorial - DIY Book Angel! It's made from just an old book--I use old novels but you can use any old book--and something round for a head... and a bit of glue. Let's take a look at how it's done...

DIY Handmade Christmas Cards - Round 2

Monday, December 19, 2016

They're live, they're live! Finally, my DIY Christmas Cards tutorial for this year is ready and I hope you all like it! In this tutorial you'll find 3 different designs! 

Things have been so busy and all over the place for me with planning for the Holidays-- along with other things popping up--that these cards didn't make it up here until now; I had them scheduled to be up at the beginning of December. It seemed like there was always something unexpected launching at me, or something that V and I had to do. But here they finally are!

DIY Calligraphy Basics - The #1 Rule & Faux Calligraphy

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This is just a quick little intro to Modern Calligraphy to prepare for my next tutorial: my DIY Christmas Card Designs for this year!! YAY! In this post I'm teaching you some very basic terminology and the #1 rule when it comes to Calligraphy, plus how anyone can create fake calligraphy without having any special pens or tools! Let's take a look now...