Etsy Floral Finds for Art

An inspiring journey into the world of Art on Etsy where I have found art that bursts forth from the spring of Mother Nature and a few diamonds I would certainly like to hang my walls! Click here for more....   ...more


  I always have a hard time with this description and am not crazy about blatant self promotion.I am a painter and have been one all my life which is to say from the positive point of view that I never had to run around looking for what it all means...on the other hand being completely creative has enormous drawbacks.  I am very content to paint.  Not a social person at all. The job market is such that basic  business knowledge is essencial and some of life's basics are missing from my profile....more

Nature as art

It was 100 degrees in Houston today.  Did you hear me?  ONE HUNNID DEGREES.  And it's just JUNE.  It's been like this for the past week or so, and there seems to be no end in sight -- just sunshine and heat for days on end.  I shudder to think what July and August are going to be like around here. As a result, everything is starting to turn a dismaying shade of brown.  Personal lawns are still somewhat green (as we rack up our water bills), but the wild woods and other green spots are beginning to struggle.  People are staying indoors in the airconditioned coolness.  It's hard to enjoy nature when it's baking outside -- we Houstonians will wait until late September when it starts to cool down again, thank you very much. Luckily for us, I've noticed a trend in art lately:  incorporating imagery and lines borrowed from nature in prints and other beautiful decorative arts.   These beautiful pieces might be just the things to surround yourself when you can't bear to get outside in harsh or inclement weather. ...more

Shiny Happy Pumpkins

After a day like today, I could use some "shiny! shiny!", how about you? I'm not sure how my the fabulous Deb Roby knew I'd be needing some shiny pumpkins but she did and she sent me that cool link. We've got a pumpkin sitting on the counter just begging me to turn it shiny like this one. Unfortunately, the local craft store does not deliver so no shiny pumpkin decorating will be happening any time soon. ...more