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I'm so glad you dropped in for a visit, and hope you find something of interest on my blog. If so, I hope you will hit the FOLLOW button, and carry on this journey with me. It's always great to make new friends, and share our ideas and thoughts with each other. There is no telling what I will be getting myself into...just a fair I enjoy so many things! To name a few: I like drawing, painting, sketching, painting, wood burning, candle making, crocheting, canning, cooking, gardening, natural health, sharing thoughts and ideas, prepping for rainy days, and more. WHEW! I hope you enjoy it! And, I welcome any suggestions from you, as well.
I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a designer (for DecoArt), and a artist (published a few times in magazines). I also have a bachelor's degree in Natural Health Science's. I have so many hobbies and things I dabble in, that I hope you find something of interest!


Monday, April 13, 2015

Cheerful Terra Cotta Pot - Bright Pink Polka Dot Grunge

 So...its a far cry from the normal polka-dotted pattern, but I love it!  I left the space in the middle just in case I wanted to add a rectangle box on the front and paint with the chalkboard paint.  That way I could put the name of the plant on the front, or a sentiment, such as

SO, here is how I did this!

(Project is completed using Deco Art's Patio Paints.  They are fantastic on these terra cotta pots!)

 1.  Wipe down the entire terra cotta pot, cleaning up any dust or dirt that might be on the surface.  If you have to actually wash the pot first, make sure it is completely dry before continuing on with this project.  (Otherwise, your paint will bubble up and peel off!)

2.  With a 1" brush (or similar) paint the entire surface with Azalea.  I like to paint the inner lip of the pot, and down just enough so that it will look completely painted once a plant is inserted.  You don't have to paint it all the way down, though.  I typically also leave the bottom of the pot unpainted, as well.  If you have the saucer for the bottom of the planter, match it up with the same paint, as well.  Doesn't it just look so pretty?!

 3.  Next, I used a "dauber" from Deco Art, the larger size.  Dip it into Cloud White then dab off on your paper, to avoid an excess, and make your dots randomly all over the surface of the pot.  Repeat on the saucer, as well.

4.  Using a script brush, pull long thin lines from the tip of the strokes to the bottom of the pot, making random curved lines like reed, using Burgundy Rose.  You can thin the paint down with a small amount of water, to ink consistency.  This will help it flow better.  Allow to dry.

5.  Using Wrought Iron Black and a scrap of material or old sponge, randomly sponge randomly to add that "grunge look".  Once you have it the way you want it, pull more lines just like you did with the Burgundy Rose, this time using the Black.  Continue until you have it the way you like it!
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I hope you enjoyed this project as much as I did!  If you do make it, I'd love to see your pictures too!

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to ask : )



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Looking for Artist's and Crafter's to Feature!

I'd love to help bring recognition to some of you out there who enjoy crafting and the fine arts.  I will be choosing select artisan's to feature right here on my blog.  

If you'd like to share your story and a few pictures of your work, please subscribe and send me information on your particular art/craft.  I'd love to help spread the word about you, I will share up to 5 pictures of you and your work.  

It's such fun and relaxing to do what we do!  Let's share it with the world out there!

Questions, contact me! : )

Saturday, April 11, 2015

New Projects Ongoing!

I've got so much going on right now, I thought I'd try to put a little on here and update each of you!  I've been getting the greenhouse back in swing for the summer, and decided to replant many of my houseplants at the same time.  Well...replanting them means a facelift for their containers, right?
I just started, but got this one finished:
Love the colors!  What's your opinion?

Also, I want some bright and cheerful ones out there too, so am thinking:
Maybe with White polka dots too?  I dunno...I'll keep you posted! : )