Visit My Updated Etsy Shop!

You may think I paint all of the time. Surprise! Sometimes I hammer, drill and slice after schlepping through tons of scrap metal at the junkyard! It's a dirty job. One that I love. I used to create copper art all the time, but one of my faux finishing clients bought every piece I had recently made for his man cave. Now, ages later, I'm rediscovering a passion, and, this is a great way to work out my new bionic shoulder and have a blast too. ...

Thank You Fusion Mineral Paint!

Many thanks to Jennylyn Pringle, the Fusion Mineral Paint family, and many merchants for a fun year in 2015. We accomplished a lot of learning in Orlando and Toronto, at the ArtFusion Event in Santa Fe, and at my studio in North Carolina, and much more! Find lots of project tutorials here on MyPatchOfBlueSky.com (click on the categories on the home page), and on the Fusion blog. Happy New Year, and I'm looking forward to continued painting adventures

Remembering 2015 Projects: Stencil And Paint Upholstery With Chalk Paint®

As you can see, Buggy Buggerson immediately claimed ownership of this little upholstery loveseat, which is right in the soft afternoon sun.  I wrote the blog project for Royal Design Studio's PaintAndPattern.com blog and it was a favorite by readers in 2015, and me, including folks at ApartmentTherapy.com! Get the tutorial on PaintAndPattern....

Remembering 2015 Projects: Rusty, Patinated Wall Art Using Modern Masters Metal Effects

Thank you Modern Masters for including me to spread the good word about your amazing products during 2015! It has been a fabulous, creative year for me, using Modern Masters Metal Effects to create projects for the blog, ModernMastersCafe.com, and in workshops across the country. Rust, crust, and patina, on letters, home accessories, artwork, focus walls and more! Here's a look back at a favorite art project that I did for our master bedroom, usi...