She Who Dares...Wins, indeed. 2018 overall was a year of growth for me mostly due to Word Press. Of course, every year has its struggles, hardships, and losses, I had mine. I tried and was mostly successful to stay out of the darkness. I am fortunate for the friends I made and the creative outlets. … Continue reading She Who Dares
When Fashion and Nature Collide -Feline Good
Feline couture is feline good! Cats flourish at being the ruler of their domain. Who cannot relate to being King or Queen of their castle. The power of animal fashion is everywhere in pattern. It has purred its way into print and our hearts. Cats have been featured on runways for years as cat motifs … Continue reading When Fashion and Nature Collide -Feline Good
A T-Shirt Teaser – Fashioned By Nature
It is the ultimate of casual attire. They started out as undershirts for the boys in the military. In the 1950's after Marlon Brando wore one in A Streetcar Named Desire, the t-shirt finally achieved status as fashionable outerwear garment, and ever since, they have grown wild in popularity. Everyone has t-shirts worldwide. They are … Continue reading A T-Shirt Teaser – Fashioned By Nature
Explore. Slow down to appreciate what surrounds you. Enjoy the sound of the rain, look for the shimmer in the frost and snow, and the bursts of color nature provides. Keep a journal of ideas and scribble illustrations. Take pleasure in seasonal feasts and harvest. Tell stories. Mark your legacy. Cherish handmade. Try your hand … Continue reading Simple Pleasures
The Power of Mother Nature
We all aspire to have a better life. Live with little stress and enjoy the efforts of our hard work. We need to look after ourselves, make sure we take care of our body and that includes our mind. We need to be in our right element to root properly, take shape, and prune away … Continue reading The Power of Mother Nature
Fall Treasures and Halloween Art
October is just around the corner. Chilly air, colorful trees, sweater, boot, and scarves will be abundant. The harvest season is in full swing, mugs full of apple cider, orange and white pumpkins, cornstalks, farmers markets, and decorating. I am so inspired this time of year. The rich color palette are hues of the harvest. … Continue reading Fall Treasures and Halloween Art
When Fashion and Nature Collide – Every Dog has its Day!
Home is where my dog is. They are a member of our family. A happy face to greet us with delight when we get home. A devotion like no other. The love of a dog changes you. They make our lives whole. We certainly cannot forget about the art and fashion inspiration they provide. It … Continue reading When Fashion and Nature Collide – Every Dog has its Day!
Black Cat Graphic from 1876
Antique graphics are the perfect medium to create signs, cards, or use for decoration. I am always looking for antique ads to decorate with. I thought this one would be perfect for Halloween with the black cats, color scheme, and dark sky. The only repair made was the color, I decided to leave the torn … Continue reading Black Cat Graphic from 1876
September is a transition month here in Michigan. The air has a nip, the trees lush green begins to fade, turning into the spectacular display of fall colors that we all love. Just as a preview, a few of the soft woods like the birch and sugar maples begin to glow with a hint of … Continue reading Summer’s Finale
This Nerium Oleander is a shrub or small tree in the dogbane family. It is most commonly known as nerium or oleander, from its superficial resemblance to the unrelated olive Olea. This image was extracted from a vintage garden magazine. The image has been recolored and repaired. There is a few spots that I could … Continue reading Vintage Living