Refinished Mirror

This mirror was hanging in the bathroom of my second home when I moved in. It was solid and weighed a ton but it really was NOT my style. I held onto it anyway. For about 5 years, this mirror went from one garage to another, into a closet, rested behind the couch in the […]

Gallery Wall

Several years ago, after purchasing my first home, I was looking through the Pottery Barn catalogue and dreaming about decorating. Unfortunately, my budget dictated that I’d have to get creative. Unless you are rich and famous, I’m sure you can relate. My gallery wall inspiration came from an unlikely place. I had purchased a calendar […]

Gift Wrapping Like a Pro

I love wrapping gifts. I love the colorful paper, the bows, the ribbons, the tags. My mother’s wrapping is always exquisitely executed and I’ve had fun learning from her. One of my favorite things, in fact, is wrapping piles of boxes with her around the holidays. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial to gift wrap like a […]

Pineapple Watercolor

Recently, I created this Pineapple Watercolor “painting” using watercolor pencils. Painting (a picture) has never been my forte. But at least, according to my students, I can draw! Watercolor pencils are my ticket to being able to create my own artwork with the lovely look of watercolor paint. Here’s how:   The first thing I […]

Creative Corner

All creative minds should have a little corner all their own to be crafty and artistic.  Depending on where you live and the available storage you have to devote to this area, you may have to get creative (pun intended). I have had everything from a craft closet to a room dedicated to crafts. The […]