DIY: From Ugly Joint Compound Texture To Lustrous Venetian Plaster – Part 1 Prep

This post is sponsored by Modern Masters who provided me with Venetian Plaster products and tools. The opinions I have shared about the products are my own​. Are you a faux finisher, reluctant to tackle old textured walls for a client? Or, an adventurous DIYer who would love to go from Old World décor to a more contemporary style, using Venetian Plaster? Perfect! This project is for you! Modern Masters Venetian Plaster Ultra Deep Tint Base and Ve

Modern Masters Masterminds Week Easter Projects!

Early in March I jetted back to Masterminds Week at the home office of Modern Masters in beautiful Valencia, California. I am always overjoyed and honored to join the superteam of experts there to group-think and produce exciting and new DIY projects using primarily Metallic Paint, Front Door Paint, and Metal Effects. Can you imagine have every one of Modern Masters products and colors right there in front of you, awaiting magic? Oh yeah. Nirvana. ...

Excited To Be An Instructor Again At ArtFusion Event 2017!

I was an instructor for the first two years at the ArtFusion Event, in Santa Fe and Estes Park, Colorado. Words can't express how founder and organizer extraordinaire Kathy Boyd knows how to get a crowd of the most talented faux finishers and decorative artists together to learn and share. Returning for the Black Mountain, North Carolina event this fall will be especially fun, as it is only two hours from home, in a gorgeous area I have only passed ...

Win Your Copy Of Where Women Create!

I have been a passionate reader of Where Women Create magazine since it was first launched. As a lifetime artist - illustrator first, then faux finisher and DIY project blogger - I have always had a studio. Some tiny, one even in an 1890s flannel mill. No matter where I created my own magic, I was curious about other women artists, their studios, and their personal stories about how they made art for a living like I do. I was so pleased to be fea...