Join Me At ArtFusion, Black Mountain, North Carolina!

Craving a jump-start to get your creative juices flowing? Want to meet dozens of super-talented artists and instructors? Check out the ArtFusionEvent, in Black Mountain, North Carolina (my home state)! Several classes are sold out, but there are still some spots left. Check it all out, and register today! Register for my last available spot. ...

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...

Shop For Jewelry Treasures, Link To DIY Painting Tutorials!

Sometimes a girl's just gotta have fun! Or even a girl's guy. Click on the image above to see new items in the FINISHING TOUCHES SHOP at My Patch Of Blue Sky. Discover weekly jewelry treasures from my world travel collections, in all budget ranges. AND, while shopping, click on the images to link to my DIY tutorials and learn how to create the project or finish featured in the background photo!...

So Excited To Be Teaching Again At ArtFusion In Colorado This Fall!

Do you attend the ArtFusion Event in Santa Fe last November? If you did, I can bet you are so ready to do it again, in an all-new event in Colorado this year. October 26 thru 29 will be magical days of creating, painting, learning, laughter, and spending quality time with folks like you. If you wanted to attend, but could not, here is your chance, not to be missed! I will be teaching 2 workshops again this year: Passionate Pattern & Patina...