Friday, March 16, 2018

A drive to the country.

What a gorgeous spring day today, cool, crisp and not a cloud in the sky. Mid day I decided to visit my sister out in the country. It's a beautiful drive that I so enjoy. The farmers had all the fields tilled and ready. The soil here is red and vibrant, so pretty. 
She gave me some fresh organic eggs to bring home. She had just gathered them, and they were a bit dirty.  It still catches me by surprise because I think they would be clean and shinny like from the super market.  No problem, took them home cleaned them up and they're beautiful.  This will never get old for this city girl. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Laundry room reveal.

I was going for a bohemian farmhouse, lol.  Not really, I had no idea how it would turn out, but I knew I wanted lots of my favorite color, blue. The inspiration piece is the little camper from HL. I just used what I had around the house. 
I love the look of the painted vintage pine wood panels.  Now there's a smile on my face every time I walk in my bright and happy laundry room.   

Friday, March 9, 2018

Oh it was bad.

 I love the character and charm this old house has. It's a beauty and warmth that is hard to describe, but can definitely be “felt” when you're inside an older home.  Maybe it's the simple basic trim, wood molding or the old squeaky wood floors. But we're trying our best to preserve the past and respecting the character of this older home.
This is the back mud room, I wanted to define and enclose the laundry area. This is what we came up with, it works and I love it. I'll have more pictures, soon with the full reveal. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

I've set up my little mail station and I'm loving it.

I really enjoy gathering and collecting mail ephemera, stickers, washy tape or anything I can get my hands on. I final carved a little corner for it. I now get to display the little station and it looks so pretty plus I can see it and use it.  Mission organization still in full force.   

Friday, February 23, 2018

My new temporary art studio.

Ok I so needed to bring out my pretties and that's why I took over the quest room. I know I'm adding extra work for myself being that I'll have to move it all again once my much awaited art studio space is completed. 
This little metal shelve is so cute that I can't part with it. I hope I can find a place for it in the new space.  

I had to give away most of my swan collection but I couldn't  part with this little guy, he's so beautiful.

    This little glass heart my hubby gave to me a long time ago and I treasure it.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

ATC storage and canvases I can't part with

Been organizing and arranging my temporary art space. One of my all time favorite art things to do is collecting ATCs (artist trading cards), they are so much fun to create and receive. Like tiny little art treasures from artists from just about all over the world. I miss trading them, but maybe once things settle down for us I can start up again.

These are some of my little canvases that I just need to hang on to. I've sold most of them and gave some away but there're others that just makes me happy to look at and these are it. There is another little one about a vintage fairy that looks just like my sister Mayra, lol. I love the yellow tones on that one but I haven't found it yet. These are all keepers and can't wait to create some more.

 The ballerina is a napkin transfer technique that I just love doing. Being that I can't draw, it's perfect for someone like me. 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

I'm in shiplap heaven.

I always wanted an old house and we found the one for us. Discovering all this shiplap has been so much fun. Do we add a color or do we leave it white. The great thing about paint is that you can always change your mind. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Still working on my temporary art studio.

I'm like 95% unpacked already, I don't want to see another box as long as I live. So I decided to take a brake and unpack the fun boxes, my art supplies and scrap-booking goodies. It's like Christmas all over again. 
I prayed so much that God would show us the home he wanted for us, we just had to wait a little for it. After all God's timing is always perfect, sometimes is so hard to wait. This home came with my dream art studio space. Well the potential for it, so in the mean time I've set up shop in the spare bedroom. For me that's a blessing too, being that I use to scrapbook out of half a closet. 

So far I've set up my pretties and little stations here and there. I'm enjoying again all the little pieces of art that my friends have sent me from just about all over the world.