So you want free Christmas ornaments

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Gold and Silver Acorn

Growing up in a large family, it was easy to feel invisible, especially for me.  I was a shy, quiet little girl for many reasons.  But my grandmother Agnes Deslattes Schexnayder made me feel special.  When she was alive and she died when I was in 9th grade, she was my idol.  I even took… Continue reading So you want free Christmas ornaments

How to make a free(almost) advent wreath

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One of the pitfalls and blessings of being an artist is zero to little money coming in.  I am very blessed.  My husband is employed and despite having an art degree and several years experience of graphic design, I haven’t been continually employed over the last 5 years.  So celebrations are usually limited to food… Continue reading How to make a free(almost) advent wreath

How to build a DIY desk for your studio

My daughter Rebecca is a costume designer and seamstress.  She is also an art teacher and does a lot of her lesson plans in her home before she takes them into the classroom.  Being a recent college graduate and having little or no money. She, her Daddy & I put our heads together to build… Continue reading How to build a DIY desk for your studio

How to make a DIY headboard for almost free

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I needed a DIY headboard for a queen bed.  Now don’t get me wrong, I did buy two beds a few years ago but my daughter moved out and took the guest bedroom suite with her.  And the one thing I hate more than anything is a bed without a head board.  So I decided… Continue reading How to make a DIY headboard for almost free

Playing with the children’s portraits

Lately I am focusing on portraits, mainly children’s portraits.  I love being around children for many reasons.  I always seemed to end up the babysitter or the one that the children feel most comfortable.  I use watercolors for my children’s portraits because of the softness from watercolors.  The innocence of children seems to come through… Continue reading Playing with the children’s portraits

Rose Festival Paint Out

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Just spent a wonderful weekend at the Thomasville, Ga Rose Festival painting in a Plein Air Paint Out.  The Wiregrass Gallery in Thomasville, GA and The Accidental Gallery in Boston, GA sponsored a three day, four site plein air competition with 20 artists.  I participated in it mostly for the night painting session and this… Continue reading Rose Festival Paint Out

The computer will be moving

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Well Rebecca has been moved and she has begun her new job.  I am very proud of her.  The only problem is now the computer, her computer, will be moving too.  I will hopefully be able to get a new one soon.  I am trying to get my career really moving and now there is… Continue reading The computer will be moving