Saturday, January 31, 2015

using Pinterest

I'm tweaking my living room...just a bit.

This is an old photo.  I have already painted all the woodwork white
and the floor is now hardwood.

I love the wall color, a soft aqua, but I think the room needs more of an update.

This is where I use my Pinterest boards.
I have 37 boards (just love Pinterest!) and two of them I use to collect 
ideas, products and fabrics for specific rooms.

The picture above is from my "Living Room" board.
I found a photo with a similar sofa and chair and immediately saw that I should 
use bigger pillows for more design impact.  I then searched for pillow fabric that I liked.
I had many more fabric pins then I do now because I could eliminate some once
I saw them grouped together.  I also deleted some after the samples came and saw they wouldn't work.  I've learned the hard way in the past to order samples BEFORE I order yardage.  
The Eaton Dark Teal and the Duralee Pavo Peacock are samples that
already came and are perfect.  I just love that peacock sunburst design!

The other samples are on their way and then I'll eliminate the ones that don't work.
The drapes are purchased and hung.  It's just so easy seeing the choices on the 
design board and easy to make, too.

The other design board is here.
I redid my son's room, several years after he moved to his own condo.
I got rid of an old clunky sofa bed that we put in at first and went with a day bed.
Again, I was able to narrow down fabric choices for pillows and paint colors for the walls.

I'll share photos of the living room when I'm done.  Meanwhile, check out my Pinterest & have fun!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

progress on the African violets

Progress on my painting. 
 The light green leaves are just blocked in.  More work on those tomorrow.
I also need to lift the green from the lowest leaf.
(Sorry for all the watermarks, but lesson learned)

Cloudy here today.  We have snow in the forecast.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

a new work in progress

African violets on  blue and white transferware

 Started a new watercolor.
The lighting is bad.  This is on a white background.

I really enjoy painting blue and white dishes.
It's like working on a puzzle.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I recommend

Really enjoyed The Imitation Game

Saturday, January 10, 2015

my thoughts are of Paris

the news is so sad this week

Friday, January 2, 2015

new print

new print in the shop

Pictures always look darker on the blog for some reason.
Better one in the shop.