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We started a tradition on my team at work – every Thursday is Nail Polish Thursday, and the girls do their nails. One guy on my team, Scott, kindly allowed me to do whatever I wanted to his toenails! So, I painted them Google Chrome themed! I didn’t use any special brush or anything for […]

Back in January I did a custom painting for a charity auction at work. The winning bidder asked for a painting of a black and white puppy for his daughter’s room. He just sent me a picture of the painting up in the room – so exciting to see it in action! I think the […]

I got this idea in my head of a bunch of woodland creatures standing on top of each other in the forest. I came home from work, ate some dinner, and then started painting at 7pm. I painted non-stop until 12:30am and this is the result. Four woodland creature friends – a red fox, a […]

I finished baby Macy’s paintings today! I’m so excited because this means they’ll be over to my sister’s house on the other side of the continent in time for Macy’s grand entrance into the world :) By the way, it’s kind of hard to tell in the picture because the table is so dark, but […]

I learned a new tip from my Nana – a way to cross stitch faster! Usually, I cross stitch like this: Push needle through from front… Push needle through from back… Well, you can actually do it all in one step! Here’s the trick that Nana taught me: You never even have to mess with […]

My Nana has always been obsessed with cross stitching. She was always cross stitching every chance she got. She even taught me how to cross stitch. She hasn’t cross stitched in about a year now though – I guess she is finally done. I just came to my Nana’s to stay for a week for […]

I was so excited today to find out that one of my paintings, Three of a Kind, was featured in a treasury on Etsy! In case you don’t know what a treasury is, it’s a hand-picked list of items (16 items max) that all have something in common. The treasury that my painting was featured in […]

I’m leaving tomorrow to travel to my Nana’s (grandmother’s) house in Erie, PA for a week to celebrate my birthday! It’s always very relaxed there (we basically read, eat, watch tv, drink coffee, and just relax all day) so I’m planning on getting a lot of my current cross stitch – “Peace” by Birds of […]

I made this baby elephant painting / mixed media tonight! I love how the colors turned out. I was worried about the blue, that it wouldn’t go with the pink, but then I added a little yellow to it (to make it more of a turquoise than just blue) and I think it came out […]

I did some experimenting this weekend! I decided to try something different. I combined two things I love – painting and needlework. I painted the sky and main branch, and I hand-sewed the bird and leaves out of quilting fabric! I hand-sewed the other branches and leaves right onto the canvas with white thread.