And yes, how cool is it that Matthew has included several of my favorite blog projects and home vignettes in his magazine. Along with one of my design idols and authors, Mary Emmerling, and new-found designers that I am now loving too.
Sometimes a girl’s just gotta have fun! Or even a girl’s guy.
Click on the image above to see new items in the FINISHING TOUCHES SHOP at My Patch Of Blue Sky. Discover weekly jewelry treasures from my world travel collections, in all budget ranges.
AND, while shopping, click on the images to link to my DIY tutorials and learn how to create the project or finish featured in the background photo!
Do you attend the ArtFusion Event in Santa Fe last November? If you did, I can bet you are so ready to do it again, in an all-new event in Colorado this year. October 26 thru 29 will be magical days of creating, painting, learning, laughter, and spending quality time with folks like you.
If you wanted to attend, but could not, here is your chance, not to be missed!
I will be teaching 2 workshops again this year:
Go to the instructors page to view the amazing lineup of teachers and workshops, and REGISTER SOON! Classes fill up really quickly.
More photos and details to come…
So excited to be new on YouTube! Find my channel at MyPatchOfBlueSky with Debbie Dion Hayes!
Here is part 1 of 2, where you can learn how to use Artisan Enhancements products to get several different looks! Part 2 is coming soon.
Many of my friends and clients are retailers of DIY paint and decorating products. On their behalf, I am excited to see this magazine, Paint & Decorating Retailer, targeted to their business, online and in print. It is packed with need-to-read content regarding color, social media, trends, and so much more, for the do it yourself and professional markets.
One of my dear friends, and social media guru and marketing consultant, Regina Garay of Sociacomm.com also comments on metallics, finishes, and their currents trends.
Find all of the tutorials on these projects here:
COVER IMAGE, rust and metallic stencil on a wooden screen on ModernMastersCafe.com
TOP RIGHT, “Ice Palace” wall finish on WoodIcing.Blogspot.com
BOTTOM, rust and patina cabinet doors with a stencil, on Royal Design Studio’s PaintAndPattern.com
Many thanks to Melanie Royals and the team at Royal Design Studio, who publishes the online design magazine PaintAndPattern.com, for including my tutorials for a second year in 2015! Clearly, I am nuts about stenciling and all sorts of patterns, from contemporary, to Moroccan, and everything in between.
Thanks as well for sending so many stencils and modellos for me to use in my workshops at ArtFusion in Santa Fe. They are always a huge hit.
Yes, our home is very Boho, with lots of color and pattern in stenciled furniture, accessories, and artwork. Just when I think I can’t imagine one more stenciling project, I get inspired again, often by fellow P+P bloggers like Deb Trombley, of NomadicDecorator.com and so many more.
I’m looking forward to many new project adventures using Royal Design Studio stencils, modellos, Stencil Cremes and who knows what else in 2016. See you there!
As you can see, Buggy Buggerson immediately claimed ownership of this little upholstery loveseat, which is right in the soft afternoon sun. I wrote the blog project for Royal Design Studio‘s PaintAndPattern.com blog and it was a favorite by readers in 2015, and me, including folks at ApartmentTherapy.com!
You may think I have been pretty quiet lately. But not really. I’ve been prepping a zillion sample boards, gathering supplies, writing class materials, playing with new possibilities in paint and more!
I’m so excited to head off to New Mexico next week, as an instructor at the fabulous ArtFusion event in Santa Fe, and to teach at The New Leaf in Albuquerque, with owner Angie Graham. Three workshops in three days! (And I am going to attend one, too.)
All workshops are fully booked. Lots of awesome products are packed and heading to the venues right now.
Stay tuned next week, when we roll up our sleeves, pop cans of paint, and open up brand new stencils. I can’t wait to see the results!
Are you nuts about anything covered in rust and patina? Me too.There’s so much you can do with Modern Masters Metal Effects products, and more secret stuff I will reveal during this class.
This half-day morning workshop is on Thursday, November 5.
Check out all of the amazing workshops offered at the ArtFusion Event. And don’t put off registering. Several of the workshops are already filled. My Funky Chunky Finishes workshop is full, but you can get on the waitlist.
Hope to see you there. Let’s paint!