Large-Scale Custom Art on a Budget

One of my “problems” in home decor has been wall art. Sometimes size matters, and I think art is one of the places where it definitely does. Having  a couple tiny framed photos, or a small painting above a couch looks a bit silly. And while you can group a bunch of them into a


How to Make a Dog Bed – Step-by-Step With Photos

My sweet dog has been using the same dog bed since her birthday a year and a half ago. Needless to say, despite many washings and oxy-cleanings and such, it was gross-looking. Also, some holes had worn through the seams that attached the base to the “bumper.” Zora deserved a new bed, and so did


Throw Blankets from a Bedspread!

For the last month or so, my main priority for decorating the living room has been to find throw blankets and pillows that I like that will go with my new color scheme/look for the room. I haven’t had a lot of luck. I’ve found LOTS of pillows online that I love/want but they’re mostly


Contrast: His Job/My Job – Our Sketches

His job: My job:


Threefoot Arts Festival – Spring 2009

At the Threefoot Arts Festival in November 2008, I discovered some great artists, including  Charles Crossley, Robert Holleman, and Windham’s Woodworks who all returned for the Spring show this April. But this time there were a couple new artists worth mentioning! First of all… gorgeous day, good crowd, and lots of booths. There was a


Contrast: His Job / My Job

His job: Student naval aviator (advanced – tailhook), just finished a bunch of formation flights. The first plane in the movie is being flown by him. My job: Illustration and teaching kids. In one word? “Coloring” sums it up pretty well (of course I do other things too). This is what I did at work


Merry Meridian Market – Meridian, MS 2008

I’m not feeling very generous, so the subtitle of this post is “OR How to Freeze your Butt off at the Crappiest Show Ever.” I’m sorry, but… yeah. I was all excited even though I wasn’t feeling so hot, because this show was advertised much more than the other shows I’ve done here were… plus,


Craft Show tomorrow – Merry Meridian

I was going to write you a nice post about chocolate chip pancakes tonight, but I seem to have come down with a cold of some sort, so I’ll be going to bed soon. Unfortunately, tomorrow I can’t spend the day sipping soup and reading in bed… I have a craft show. Merry Meridian Market


How to make a Bunting – Holiday Decoration

I don’t think I new what a bunting was called until last year or so… I just thought “string of flags” or “pennants” or something. But a bunting it is, and it’s cute as anything. I made this bunting as a holiday decoration, and rather than sticking with red and green (not my fave, really),


Joyful Abode Open House

I’ve got to say… after a couple mostly disappointing craft shows, my open house was insanely refreshing! As much as I prepped and set up for this, it was much less stressful than a show… I didn’t have to pack my things into boxes and shove them in the car at 6 in the morning


Made in the South Christmas Bazaar – Meridian, MS 2008

My computer problem isn’t fixed, but we’ve figured out a temporary solution (I’m plugged into the modem… how sad for a laptop to be tied down like this!). So you get a real update now! This was my booth at the Made in the South Christmas Bazaar yesterday. Looks pretty good, right? I’m not going


No big post tonight, because I’m going to bed. Tomorrow? November 15, 2008 Event: A Southern Christmas Bazaar Features: Queen City Decorative Painters and Crafts (uh, and yours truly!) Location: Meridian Activity Center Address: 3300 – 32nd Ave Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Admission: Free to all I’ll post pictures when I get back!



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