Upstyling Your Home With Matthew Mead – And Me!

Surprise! Coming soon to your favorite newsstand is Matthew Mead's newest brilliant endeavor, Upstyled Home Magazine. I just received my copy, and couldn't wait to sit down with Lacey Jane kitty and a cup of Joe to savor every lovely, super-styled photo, idea, and word. 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 Emme...

Painting Grandkitty Chuck Norris Using Wood Icing® Glazes And Stencil!

Lately, I have been enjoying getting out of my comfort zone creatively. Though I studied painting in college, back then we learned to paint with oils. I hated using oils then, and still do. After graduation, as an illustrator, I graduated to acrylics. But I was scared to death of watercolors and ignored them, and the possibilities, until a few weeks ago. I began painting simple little kitty and doggie caricatures. What a fun, simple pleasure. For...

Going Back To My Days As An Illustrator: Calico Kitty Art

Recently I took a day off to play. Something I haven't done in a year and a half, since I started My Patch Of Blue Sky. I've been itching to go back to my roots. My creative roots, that is. My career as an artist has morphed dramatically over the years, so much so that I have almost forgotten that after I earned my degree in Fine Art, my very first grown-up job was as an illustrator for an education company. During that time I also did a few book co...

Paint A Copper Metallic Star Lamp + A $150 Fusion Products Giveaway!

This is the story of a cool painted star lamp, using the Fusion Copper Tinting Kit, AND a $150 Fusion Products Giveaway! Visit all 13 of the Blog Hop bloggers listed below, get inspired by their cool Fusion Mineral Paint projects, and enter to win along the way! Here's my quick and easy painted, upcycled star lamp project. I began working at home about a year and a half ago when I created my DIY consulting business and blog, My Patch Of Blue ...