How To Paint A Beginner Kitty Portrait With Fusion Mineral Paint

My Pinterest "likes" include dozens of painted animal portraits. How about you? I have been dying to try my hand too, and starting a new business last year kept me from feeling like I had time to make it happen. You see, I graduated many decades years ago with a degree in painting, believe it or not. Five long years of painting, drawing, sculpting on top of everything else like English and history. My first job after graduation was illustrator fo...

Saturday Morning With Coffee, Junk And A Kitty

The past year has been a blur of activity for me. My Patch of Blue Sky is my second business, and entrepreneurs know that carefree weekends rarely happen, even though weekends are spent doing what we love. I have been working like a crazy person for clients on locally owned store updates, social media, websites, creative blogging for DIY paint and products. Not to mention developing training materials and traveling. I love it all! But, I have had...

Announcing The Workshop Store, A DIY Painters Design Challenge & More for 2015!

Happy New Year! I can't believe My Patch Of Blue Sky is one year old. I am an entrepreneur at heart, and this is not my first business venture. I owned a faux finishing business for over 15 years, and I ran a small home décor shop called Feather Your Nest with three dear friends for a few years simultaneously. It has been a fun year for me, with the worst challenge being that I work at home. I have always loved to leave the house, dressed for the...

My Funky Holiday Mantel Decorating In Our Cozy Den

Our den is where we truly live in the evening. We are empty nesters, and admittedly, we eat dinner here, watch movies and sports here, and find ourselves quite entertained by our three calico kitties each night. The fact that red leather furniture and a crusty old red door make up the décor means decorating for Christmas is a snap. In fact, decorating the mantel with lots of natural holly and large branches in the fireplace that stay in place all year ...