My Living Room Update – A Teal Velvety Loveseat!

As a DIY paint brand tutorial blogger, my home changes often. Sometimes even daily. My hubby Steve can leave for work in the morning, and come home to an entirely new look designed for a photo shoot. Thank goodness he's a contractor and ongoing change is part of our life. My painted projects for several amazing brands (like Modern Masters, Royal Design Studio, Fusion Mineral Paint, Wood Icing, and more) all naturally become part of our home décor. Then...

Luscious Candy-Colored Show Cars At The Virginia Cruise-In!

Yes, I'm still talking about our Art Ladies trip to the mountains of Tazewell, Virginia a few weekends ago. Nancy, our hostess with the mostest always plans the most fun adventures. On Saturday evening we strolled down the hill into town for some excellent beach music and - the Cruise In. Dozens of bright, shiny perfect collectible cars proudly on display - all polished up and ready for ohhs and ahhs. The peach-orange color was a blast fr...

Inspiring Quilts of Tazewell, Virginia – the Patterns, the Colors, the Designs!

Recently, several of my Art Ladies friends journeyed north to Tazewell, Virginia, to spend a lovely, relaxing weekend with member and master glass artist Nancy Brooks of Sleepin' Dog. In my pre-trip post I mentioned our typical agenda, but we never really know what will be in store until our arrival. By coincidence, this year the town of Tazewell was hosting a summer festival - a day-long event chock-full of beach music, a car show, a flower show, b...

Art Ladies Road Trip To Sleepin’ Dog In Virginia!

Many years ago a small group of women artists and art lovers in Greensboro, North Carolina formed the Art Ladies. We were members of a local arts organization and just loved each others' company. So, over 15 years, through good times and sad times we have met as much as possible on a monthly basis. In restaurants, at gallery openings, in our homes, always over wine and a delicious dinner. And good conversation that always leads to art. Some of us ar...