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layers and textures of life… exploring a new me!

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layers and textures of life… exploring a new me!

This is a small canvas that I painted yesterday. I want to paint it on the front of the dresser. And, I’m also afraid to. See, here’s what can happen. When you put your brush to a surface. Doubt creeps in, comparison creeps in, “what if nobody likes it” creeps in, “What if it’s not good enough” creeps in. We all struggle with those insecurities… especially, if you are a creative. I’m here to tell you, that what you do is beautiful, no matter the result. Each stroke, each brush mark, each bit of paint, is the step toward learning...

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Fun with Toolboxes

Fun with Toolboxes

I've collected tool boxes for a loooonggg time. And I've been know to paint them and add a little something to them. I love the utilitarian function, the sturdiness and the fact that they can be used for SO many things!
Lately, I've been into decorating them with IOD transfer pieces and Fusion Mineral Paint. 

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The Wallflower Transfer and Why We Love it!

The Wallflower Transfer and Why We Love it!

When the IOD Sisters created the Wallflower transfer, there was no doubt it would become one of my favorites...the captured the layered printed ink technique that you see in vintage wallpapers. It immediately became one of our very favorite transfers!

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What to do about winter doldrums

What to do about winter doldrums

I'm going to be very honest with you. Every January, I can get in a slump. For those of us in the northeast, Winter has set in, we're past the holidays, and we have a WHOLE lot of Winter ahead of us. So I have to work very hard to put my mind in a positive place. A creative space. To be willing to do something new and different, even though I just want to be on my sofa every night watching the same old same old. Can you relate?Personally, I have embarked on a second online watercolor class this...

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My Favorite Project at the Cottage

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My Favorite Project at the Cottage

I have been having such fun creating with all of our different products...doing this awesome mixed media gallery wall, which, by the way, I actually have displayed in our cottage!  Not  much of what I create makes it to my home, so you know this has to be special for me to want to live with it every day!

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