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A Gouache here a little Gouache there + Golden Fluids color chart

Jul 5, 2014 |
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Gouache Technique and Golden Fluids Color Chart Although, admittedly, I’m an impulse opportunity shopper I don’t like to buy duplicates of supplies I have at home. Soooooo, after an inspiring Tuesday of Zen Doodling at Random Arts (where most of my Golden fluids shopping happens) I created an inventory color chart in excel of Golden Fluid…

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2014 Christmas Card – Panel Book based on Hedi Kyle design

Jun 30, 2014 |
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I’ve been doodling some, making books and buying duplicate of art supplies that I can’t get to in “lock up”.  Luckily Random Arts is having their Artist’s yard sale in October and I can sell some of the duplicates there (my studio should be finished by then). While lost in Pinterest (this should be a…

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Bookmark Shader

Shading and Blending Pencil lines with a Clay Shaper

Jun 17, 2014 |
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Shading and Blending Pencil lines with a Clay Shaper I watched a YouTube video on working with colored pencils last week.  The artist (sorry I didn’t make note of the artist) used a Clay Shaper to shade her graphite pencil lines.  It’s been on my mind and I needed to give this technique a try…

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Now I’m THAT house.

Jun 13, 2014 |
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Now I’m THAT house. I know you’re probably thinking “boy am I glad I don’t live close to her”.  That’s OK.  I remember the many trips I used to take to visit Impressive Ideas in Roswell, GA.   A short-cut would take me through a neighborhood and I would pass a house that decorated for…

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Vintage Maytag Ad

May 12, 2014 |
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Vintage Maytag Ad I LOVE library book sales.   I find the most interesting books that would have never come my way had I not gone to the book sale. At a recent library book sale I purchased the book Wuthering Heights, printed in 1943 (stunningly illustrated with wood engravings by Fritz Eichenberg).  Folded up…

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Tool Storage

Apr 16, 2014 |
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Tool Storage This a quick post… This is an ice tray used for making ice that fits in small mouth water bottles.  I’ve gotten three of them so far at thrift stores for $1 – $2 each.  New, they sell for about $4 at hiking and athletic stores. 10 1/4″ w x 3 3/4″ d…

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Gouache Resist – Oh Please!!!

Mar 27, 2014 |
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Gouache Resist – Oh Please!!! I am such a two year old!  Enough said… There is a long blank wall in my dining room.  The art from our Atlanta house is out of place here.  In moving “things” around, in and out of boxes, I came across two brand new 12″ x 36″ Showbox Gallery…

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I’m more than Excited!! Random Arts in Saluda, NC

Mar 19, 2014 |
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Random Arts in Saluda, NC My art supplies are still in storage ;( However, I’ve been able to take a couple of workshops close to home that didn’t require all my supplies and have found an awesome network of artists and crafters. **I discovered just how close Random Arts, Saluda, NC http://www.randomartsnow.com is to me –…

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Unfinished Wood Boxes repurposed

Mar 18, 2014 |
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Unfinished Wood Boxes repurposed The second installment of repurposed bedroom furniture… Supplies: Two wood storage boxes purch online at Joann.com – $30 ea with coupon TTL w/shipping $60 http://www.joann.com/large-wood-storage-bin-with-lid/11873684.html Four glass blocks used for bases (2 per base) – purchased at Lowes – $5 ea Total for both night stands:  $80 Finished Product: I couldn’t find…

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Privacy Screen repurposed into a Headboard $0

Mar 17, 2014 |
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Privacy Screen repurposed into a Headboard $0 First things first – two finished products (headboard and night stand)…. I just finished making the side table from an unfinished wood box – that’s the next post. I absolutely adore the color we painted our bedroom – Palladian Blue (look the color up on Houzz.com – they…

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