The most wonderful time of the year (Pansy Season!)

I love pansies! What I love MOST about pansies, is that they are hearty in Zone 7,  which  — by no small coincidence — is exactly where my yard happens to be located. Yesterday I treated myself to an hour at our local greenhouse. It was worth the rushing around both before and after, just […]

I take NO credit for this. (Refrigerator art comes a long way)

I wish I COULD say I had something to do with this. Instead, this beautiful design on my refrigerator is the artistic handiwork of our 8-year-old son. I wish I were the kind of mom that said “Hey… let’s get out those new magnets and make something cool together.” I didn’t do or say anything […]

Turning 40 in Charleston!

We’re heading to Charleston on May 26th, 2011 to take part in the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibit. The show runs from May 27th — June 11th, so since I’ll be exhibiting my paintings for 16 days, I thought it might be a good idea to have some paintings of the city. I started a […]

Christmas Cards and Clementines

What have you done with all the cards you received over the Holidays? This year, we’re using ours as a reminder to pray for our family and friends throughout the year. I spelled out the word “pray” on our refrigerator using some cute letter magnets that my sister-in-law gave me one year, to remind me […]

sewing up a storm

By now you may be seeing a trend. I am in love with pillows. I spent an entire week this month doing some sewing. And I’m still not done! The new plan to feed my obsession for pillows, is make new COVERS for the pillows I already have. Covers that simply zip on and off […]

an early christmas gift

We just got back from meeting my mom and dad in Savannah, GA for a 4-day weekend to celebrate Christmas together. My parents gave us the beautiful silver bowl as a gift. I especially love what it says, knowing  that the saying is the reason my mom choose it for us. “Family is belonging to […]

a painting for myself (“winter berries” done!)

I’ve finished a Christmas present for me (from me.) It’s still on my easel drying, but hopefully it will be ready to hang over my fireplace by the weekend. You can watch the two-minute video below if you’d like to see it come to life — from start to finish. The song you’ll hear in the […]

“O Christmas Tree” (bid now for this painting!)

After we put our Christmas tree up last December, I decided that I needed a new painting to cheer up our home during the short days of winter. So I decided to paint myself a winter painting called “O Christmas Tree.” It hung over our fireplace, making me smile until the beginning of March… and […]

painting “winter berries” (part 1)

Last year I started a new tradition. At the beginning of each December, I’m painting myself a new “winter painting” to hang over my fireplace. The plan is to then auction off last year’s painting. We’ll see if I get that far this year. 🙂 I’m hoping to finish up my new painting called “winter […]