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...

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...

It’s Time To Order Your Holiday Pet Portraits!

On of my favorite artsy endeavors is to draw 8" by 10" ink and watercolor furbaby portraits for holiday gift-giving! For yourself or a loved one, this is a heart-felt gift that I find often turns out to be a remembrance of a love now in heaven. All you need is a good quality closeup color photo! Get all of the details in my Etsy shop, MyPatchOfBlueSky. Order now to assure delivery in time for gift-giving! I will ship to you, or gift-wrap at no ex...