you go ahead, i’ll take the long way around

exquisite humor canvas

  Always keep your beautiful imagination and exquisite humor. I think this quote is absolute perfection. And it looks great on this canvas...however. This project didn't quite go according to plan.   So I started with a canvas that Curt had painted on years ago. He said … [Read more...]

hand-drawn arrow art


  I've seen arrows popping up in design elements recently and I find myself thoroughly enjoying them. So I thought I'd give it a go.   This is a wooden box lid. As I've stated before, I have a bunch of lids that I don't use with the storage boxes so I use them in various … [Read more...]

paint pen ampersand

paint pen ampersand

  Ever since my ampersand marquee light I've been a little bit obsessed with ampersands. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I simply cannot get enough. And paint pens. I've decided I need to do more projects involving paint pens. They're just so stinkin' fun to use.   I … [Read more...]

’tis the season: santa art

metallic santa art

    Let's be honest. Some projects are more fun to do than others. And some projects are just so wonderfully enjoyable it's almost sad when they're finished. This was just such a project. *Gasp* ¬†I know, right!   A few years ago, Pottery Barn was selling this … [Read more...]

striped metallic centerpiece

striped metallic centerpiece

  How about an easy, last-minute Thanksgiving centerpiece?   Here's what you need.   I started by drawing an outline of the 1 x 6 onto a piece of fabric.   Then I marked out lines for the tape. I used a friction pen so once I had the tape on I did … [Read more...]