Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
These windows always makes me want to move to New York to work on windows- BUT you'll have to check out Treasures of the Heart Windows 2009- always exciting and this year we've got some awesome ideas to bring to life- Can't Wait!
Must mention something is in the works for something quite extraordinary and exciting for Christmas- well actually 2 things way outside of my normal schedule of decor. Will keep you posted.
Look for Christmas (labeled: Christmas decor, Oct 2008, Treasures of the Heart) "and other displays from Treasures in future posts.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Southwest of Eugene, on a old country road to Lorane. Dec. 16, 2008
This old country road was not the road less traveled by.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I will be giving tutorials in the future about decorating
your Christmas tree since people always ask for tips when I'm working in stores and homes.
I plan to cover lighting, using fabric, maybe doing a piece on
fabulous toppers. This one has an ornate shelf inverted for a crown-ing touch. Regal and humble Christmas...says it all.
Seriously, it's all stuff in the house. Granted I'm a designer and I have some great stuff
but I've used crazy things on the tree before with fabulous results. I will also be posting
some photos from a few clients' homes (anonymously for their protection of course)
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
The bronze giraffes are stunning, don't you think? That floor lamp needs editing. . . :) not just from the room but from the picture. that's funny huh.
Above and below: Addressed Mantle decor differing perspective shots.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
There are so many great things about this home for Christmas Decor. When I'm able I'll post closeup and wonderful aspects to this home and their decor. The couple that live here have incredible taste and I love the look!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Blogspot had worked for me well enough early on with another blog so I decided to put here the ideas that had been gestating for some time. The process of posting and backblogging Cathedral of Dreams began sometime around Oct/Nov. 2008. Keeping fingers crossed but I'm pretty on track- Full publishing Feb. 2009-
Cathedral of Dreams (c) concept was born in 2007. (nts check dates)
Saturday, November 15, 2008
This Eiffel Tower was featured in Romantic Homes as things "We Love" (!) This project comes from my book and one design from things from my manufacturing company called Off the Streets. This company (OTS) was created circa 2001 to provide help for my disabled sister who was facing homelessness. She is doing well and has become a volunteer herself. Sometimes things can go wrong in a hurry and all you need is someone.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
A beautiful box came my way. I'm doing the dishes and look outside my window and there's this little box ". . . hum, what could that be? Could it be a birthday present? Nahhhh, that's not it..humm. Well, I brought it in immediately seeing it was from my kind and sweet & oh so talented Tonia. How cool is that, I mean seriously. My heart began to beat a just a little faster. Out slid the little folded paper with the sweetest little love note.
And then. I opened the box.
And then there was another- but this one was a purple stunner. ..hum???
Have you ever gotten goosebumps when opening a box? It's a most pleasant sensation and highly recommended.
". . . why, this is peculiar." I had just been thinking about Paris and then, all of a sudden I'm reading something from Paris with instructions on how to consume the lovely treats - from - get this- Paris!
"....hummmm that's funny?"
but "consume"? Never.
Well, ok, maybe just one. I swoon but wait- there's more. I could cry, the beauty of the timing and everything else.
Sweet Love & Paris. What a fit.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
A version of this projects' instructions can also be found on the Krylon website -but please know that it does not include the melted wax techniques. http://www.krylon.com/projects/outdoor/of-gardens-past-pails/index.jsp
And in Create & Decorate Vol. 31 No. 5
Top picture: Mary Waechter workin it!
AND left to right: Kathey Richardson, Marolyn McCoullough, Carolyn Ireland and Mary Waechter- ladies from the most recent bucket class held at Treasures of the Heart. This class is offered frequently since it's requested often. Everyone made such beautiful buckets. We had fun, it's great creating with friends.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Fresh Ideas in Decoupage- North Light/ F+W Pub. Colette George
Cutting Edge Decoupage
Bernie Berlin Artist Trading Card Workshop
Red Lips for Courage/ Eileen Paulin/ Rebecca
Spray Paint Paper Crafts
Kit: Exquisite Decoupage
Sterling Innovations Designer Compilation. Fall 2009 release/ B & N
Somerset Studios Melange
Romantic Homes, "Favorite things"
Create & Decorate
Create & Decorate Christmas
Crafts 'n Things
Country Sampler Decorating Ideas
Today's Creative Home Arts
finish list and include online links to projects, articles:
for bucket, canvas and bowl place Colette George in Krylon search bar.
Krylon hammered bowl: or direct to bowl:
Michaels "Great Decor in a Flash"
Create & Decorate "Starry Nights" http://www.createanddecorate.com/ChristmasOrnaments/onlineproject/index.shtml
My Craftivity "S'mores Toolbox"
Between the Vines
CHA FID North Light Book signing; other venues
CHA Booth design/Krylon:
Hollywood Glamour (Front & Forward)
Chocolate Culinary Conversation Pit (Front & Forward)
*(Props/Portfolio show in "projects" label shots?)
Backblog in appropriate categories:
OTS/ Pour Toi Designs & Trunk Shows Or., Ca.
Krylon CHA demo show photos
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I guess I foght for so long I kindof figured out that what I was fighting was no longer there. . . and perhaps, perhaps ?, they were only shadows to begin with. Life is continually evolving and sweeter goals come into view.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I've kindof become a dork for religious kitch and iconongraphy. Time spent in Mt. Angel and it's neighboring St. Benedict, a little monastery town on a nearby hilltop, is probably mostly responsible for this.
I came across this little dispenser in a cute little shop in San Luis Obispo, Ca. a couple of summers ago. I think I love all that it implies and how it reminds me to always aim for my best- even when doing the dishes.
Sometimes I feel more relative to those not professing a faith than I do with those that do. After years of spiritual abuse (none intentional I'm sure) I just couldn't see how I could ever "go there" again. Traditional church
. . .well, that simply was just not going to work. Still something inside of me longed for a return. But. . . what return could I make? "
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Love it, Derek Martin from Eugene did a great job!
You may have noticed the label on this post is "Don't DIY and here are all the reasons why." You can be sure this category will be filled to the brim. Though I love home decor and generally everything involved in it I wish I could say the same thing for my husband. Poor guy. Stay tuned. We like to say Ted can build a deck in a decade as opposed to dad- who could build a deck in a day (and I'm sure he did at some point.) If I get the courage I may post the washer incident. (Can someone say backwoods, redneck hillbilly laundry?... and then there's the sofa, and the water filtration system, oh yeah and the water heater, and the flooring (which time?) You may be getting the picture. . .) Did I tell you he's a great golfer? An athlete par excellance and, he does look pretty snappy in a pair of shorts- so there's that.