My Patch Of Blue Sky Is ALL NEW For 2018!

Happy New Year! I am so excited to announce that MyPatchOfBlueSky.com is completely new for 2018! I have compiled over 100 of my diy painting projects, all at your fingertips for easy inspiration and access. You may know that I often design, photograph, and write tutorials for several of our favorite paint and related product brands, like Artisan Enhancements, Fusion Mineral Paint, Modern Masters, Royal Design Studio, Wood Icing, and more. On ...

How To Make A New Door Look 100 Years Old With Wagner Tools!

November 1, 2, and 3 were once-in-a-lifetime experience days for me and several other blogger/influencers who converged in Minneapolis, Minnesota for the first-ever Wagner Painting InSPRAYtional event, hosted by Wagner staff and style guru Matthew Mead, who many know through Wagner's FINISH magazine. Many thanks to Danielle at FindingSilverPennies.com for shooting my photo. Mid-day on Day 1 we were all whisked to various, secret locations around the...

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 ...

ArtFusion In Beautiful Estes Park, Colorado Is Next Week!

I am so thrilled to be an instructor for 2 workshops next week at ArtFusion! My all-day class on Thursday features Modern Masters Metal Effects and Metallic Paints, plus Royal Design Studio modello. The Saturday half-day is chock-full of tips for layering finishes, using Wood Icing®, Chalk Paint® and wax, and Fusion Mineral Paint and products. Not to mention Royal Design Studio stencils. The annual multi-day event/convention for the profession