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Easy Popsicle Stick Art

Three things I love about Summer: Margaritas, caftans, and outdoor crafts. I'm proud to say this project involved all three! Did I mention this one involves food coloring? And you can assemble in under an hour. Get the complete directions over on I Love to Create! They made a handy little video for their Facebook page too. Not joking - I might need to remake … Read More.


The Flowers of Fathers

A number of folks have asked me why I paint so many flowers. And while there are a dozens of good reasons, frankly, it all comes down to this lithograph, "Lilacs" by Vincent Farrell. For many years now, it is the first thing I see each morning and the last thing I see at night. My parents bought it back in the 80s and it is one of the few items to survive from days gone by. … Read More.


Easy Father’s Day Cake Toppers

Here is a question for you; What about Father's Day? Seriously. What do you do for Father’s Day? Holidays like Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Mother's Day, and even National Root Beer Float Day (Aug 6th BTW)....they all have clear expectations and traditions. But what about Father's Day? How do you celebrate? The traditions are still in formation. And every dad is different. … Read More.

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Lolabelle: Adventure Cat

The life of a domestic cat in this house is rough. My cat, Lola, can attest to this! First there is eating, then there is napping, then there is whisker cleaning, … Read More.


Summer Entertaining Ideas

So here is something I thought I'd never say: I bought a barbecue. A real, full sized, tomato shaped Bee-bee-que. Not a grill, not a fire pit, a BBQ. What does that … Read More.

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Open for Business

Hello. It's me. I was wondering if after all these months you'd like to meet. In a place. Called Etsy... That's right folks. When I wasn't rewriting Adele … Read More.

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Flat Flowers Gone Wild

I went to a crafternoon with some friends this last weekend. There were flowers, and Tacky Glue, and Miss Patty's dinosaur cheese dip. Hurrah! Fun was … Read More.