Chihuahua Speed painting video

I love to watch how artists work, where the work, how they think.  I spend way too much time on YouTube! I like to try the things I see.  This weekend, I made a speed painting of a pet portrait.  This was a 27 minute session, recorded on my cell phone, edited with Microsoft MovieContinue reading “Chihuahua Speed painting video”


  I mentioned before that when I purchased my vintage fridge that in the same week I found the matching stove. It was a hunch on my part when I purchased it, so the minute that I could research it, I went straight to the computer and this little gem came up.  It is anContinue reading “Fridge-a-hator”

First place

My daughter turned 18 this year.  She was kind of born 18.  She came into the world trying to be the boss of everything and she is still that way. Lauren moved with us to the condo, but I could tell it was temporary.  She had started “nesting” at the old house, shopping and collecting things forContinue reading “First place”

Settling in.

Last Friday we finally closed on the condo.  Signing the papers and having the SOLD sign removed from the yard, the key lock box off the door.. it felt like home.! Every day, a little more settling in occurs. I got the slip covers washed and tucked just right on the sofa, hung the first picture!  ItContinue reading “Settling in.”

Kitchen dreams

One challenge in a small space.. the kitchen.  I don’t enjoy cooking to the point that I seek out recipes, dream up new ways of cooking a particular meal – cooking is a necessity.  In my one-butt kitchen I am seeking every possible way to be creative in my use of space.  Just because cookingContinue reading “Kitchen dreams”

Stuffing the stuff into other stuff?

Stuff. I googled it because it didn’t seem like it could be a real word.  Feel free to read up here.  It is a real word. To so many of us, it’s a powerful word.  I am getting regular inquiries from friends and family concerning my stuff as we move into our condo. Do youContinue reading “Stuffing the stuff into other stuff?”

So “2000 and late”..

My son communicates to me by singing song lyrics.  Last Friday, all through breakfast he kept telling me I was so “2000 and late”.. (I recognized the reference.. but if you need help) All I know is this photo was taken Halloween weekend, 2010 at Fall International Quilt Market with Jackie and Beverly promoting On TheContinue reading “So “2000 and late”..”

Taste of fall

 Orange snuck up on me this year.  Suddenly I love this color.  It might be a phase, a short fling, but it has also been appearing in my wardrobe.  Which means we are supposed to fall in love with it.  It’s out there in small doses, working it’s way into our hearts.  For me, itContinue reading “Taste of fall”