Monday, March 31, 2014


While I continue to recoup from my show, I thought I'd give my readers another chance to win a FREE 12 month online "FARRAGOZ, The Art of Patina" painting course.

As most of you know, last year, I was asked by the good people of Farragoz to review the course. I also became an affiliate.  If you haven't read about the course, you can do so by clicking on the Farragoz banner on my right sidebar.

Although I have been experimenting with paint for decades, I have found the Farragoz recipes,and techniques, to be a fabulous addition to my arsenal.

The easy to follow instructions, and video tutorials will have you mixing your own paint, and creating beautiful pieces like this clock,


and, trumeau.

Don't worry, a FARRAGOZ instructor will guide you every step of the way, and you can move at your own pace.  Tania, and Johan are great to work with.

Because I'm moving into my busiest time of year, I've slowed down with the course, due to time restraints, and upcoming events.  However, I can truly say that I've thoroughly enjoyed the course thus far. The clock face was probably my favorite project.

I gave the design my own spin, multiple times.

I've also enjoyed creating my own designs, using the paint recipes from the course.

So, if you would like a chance to win a 12 month online Farragoz course, just follow the instructions below.  



This is not a paid post.  FARRAGOZ has enrolled me in their course to give an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  My decision to become a FARRAGOZ affiliate, and sponsor this giveaway, was based on my impression of the course.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I'm Toast

Thanks for all the prayers, and, well wishes regarding my vehicle issues.  The second (and last) day of my show is over, and, I'm toast.

Although my van was down, a very good friend transported me, and, my merchandise to the market.  We shared a large space.

Thank God for friends.  Rhonda, you're the best.

I'm sorry, I did not take a bunch of pics.  I was INCREDIBLY busy the first day.  I mean, we were MOBBED.  A LOT disappeared within the first half hour of opening.

I was sooooo happy to meet quite a few of my readers.  Thanks to all of you who came out.  I'm very grateful for my old, and, new customers.

The second day was a success as well.  I'm going to try to get some serious rest this weekend.

See ya soon.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Just A Few Pics

I snapped a few shots while I worked in my studio.

I have so much going on right now.  Good, and, bad.  My van is down, and, I'm doing a show next week.  Really bad timing.

So, I have to get back to work, and, deal with my vehicle issues.

Say a prayer for me.

See ya soon.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Various Projects

As I mentioned, I have an upcoming show at the end of this month.  I'm also trying to keep things listed in my Zibbet shop.  So, I've been all over the place with my creations.

I'm painting frames, and, making magnetic boards.

I'm creating tags.

I gave my chippy pink frame I shared HERE,  a chalkboard/magnetic board.

I'm painting silhouettes.

The frame in the next photo is made of clay.  The box is paper mache,  painted, and decoupaged.

I'll share more later.  Gotta get back to work.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Quite Busy

I'm going in a hundred directions right now.

I have an upcoming show, upcoming workshops, custom requests, blah, blah, blah.

I'm busy painting, redesigning, planning, etc.

Just thought I'd share a few photos.

Now, back to work.

Friday, March 7, 2014

More Chipping

I LUV how this planter turned out.

I was able to get the, weathered finish I wanted.  I wanted it to look like it had been left out in the yard.

The underside is what it looked like before.

After lots of layering, and, a bit of experimenting with mediums, this is what I got.

I've mentioned that I will be very busy this year.  Conducting a series of workshops will be one of my endeavors.  Participants will be taught multiple ways to achieve weathered, aged, rusty, and, chippy finishes. Tips, tricks, and some of my unorthodox techniques will be a part of the experience. There will be lots of Q and A.

More info to come.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Perfect Hook

While digging through my stash of vintage hooks, I found the perfect one for the wood heart I painted.

Do you know why it's the perfect hook?  Take a closer look.

That's right, there's a little heart in the center.

Honestly, I didn't notice it, until I starting attaching it.

In case you didn't notice, I gave the heart a little more aging, and cracking.  This is how it looked the last time I shared it with you.

Now, I'm done.

I have an identical heart I'm about to give a hook.  I wish I had another "perfect hook".

See ya soon.

Monday, March 3, 2014

In The Pink

Oh, how I wish I'd taken a before of this frame.  I have so much going on right now, I just wanted to get it done.

I added about five layers of paint, distressing, and chipping along the way.

This particular shade of pink is my own custom mix.

You can see the gold, and, shades of grey underneath.

I finished it with wax.