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Hi there!  I’ve been playing with lots of media recently.  Namely: Glitter!  Pens!  Paint!  Well, okay, everything.ImageImageImageImageImage

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You have got to see the rest of this post from last Valentine’s Day at Grey Likes Weddings.  I’m going to need to go to the dentist from too much eye candy.  Er…

In case you’ve been to Some Bagels recently and wondered who painted the wall black and hung up artwork…..    It…was….ME!!  xox

Good morning!  I have been having fun perusing Becca Kallem’s artwork.  Those little birdie tags down below are a gift from her.  Artists do that, sometimes.  She gave me permission to share some images from her website with you.  You can check out her blog here and website here.  Enjoy!  I certainly have!

That sounds like a carnival sign but since Christmas is coming and since my 5×5’s have always been that price, I just thought you might like a friendly reminder.  You’re welcome!  In case you’re wondering how it works, you just attach me an image to  After I confirm that I can work with the photo, you just wait……….. and voila!  Heartfelt, homemade awesomeness. Hint: I like to work from photos taken in good outdoor light with stronger light on one side of the face than the other.  See how the blank paper shows through?  

So many talented people out there!  This beauty, Waiting for the Parade, is by Samantha Hahn.

Or, so as not to confuse the issue, oil painting of an orange.  From my thankful for oranges picture, here.

Loving this pillow!  I have a tab open on my computer and I just keep going to look at it.  It’s so vivid!  Oooh, and look at that little blue number.  Like a squeezable china plate.

From sukan’s Etsy shop.

A cute little laddie, deep in thought!  And I included a picture of my paint ‘test sheet.’

I’m headed to Becky’s Consignment in Uptown Richland.  Open  from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. Here are some other posts I’ve done about Becky’s

Dresser from Becky’s



Other Finds from Becky’s

Pillow from Becky’s

Lots and Lots of stuff From Becky’s

Here’s Becky.

Me at Becky’s.

Haha!  I like to amuse myself, when not with puns, with just cosmically nerdy phrases.  “Pigs in Spaaaaaace” from the Muppets works for me, too.  Anyway.  My point.  See the similarities in color between the paintings and the mood board?  Proof that gathering inspiration works.  The ideas permeate my mind, remix and reemerge, all because of a silly moodboard.  My advice for anyone trying to come up with a cohesive vision for a project is make sure NOT to skip this step!

I am reminded of a quote I came across the other day:  “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character;  sow a character reap a destiny.”  -Stephen Covey.  That’s where the DESTINY part comes in.    I see this little corner of my life called ‘artwork’ and I notice how in the small and grand scale of life, the vision is just as important as the work that goes into making the vision a reality.

Also, if  ‘you make what you see’ is as true as ‘you are what you think,’ maybe I should lay off the J.Crew catalog, huh?



They’re coming along!  Now…streamers or no streamers?  Or some with streamers, and some without?  What do you think?  Below, I’m just working on some iridescent flowers.  Way down below, I’m working on cutesy-fying a play kitchen set.  Let’s see…is there one clean room in my house right now?

And with that…I bid you a happy weekend!  xoxox


  Should I add anything about people I don’t want to talk to while I’m at it?  🙂

Who said Victoria’s Secret has no redeeming value!  Although, I’m glad I didn’t ‘redeem’ this card because then I wouldn’t have it for a tracer!