I am a wife, a mother, an auntie and a friend. I love thrifting, garage sales, re-purposing, creating, painting, anything that makes our little rental home more welcoming, comfortable and cozy. I have discovered the "art" of amateur photography & I love the idea of capturing the beauty in the ordinary everyday things that surround us. Blogging is a wonderful way to make new friends and share with people who have the same interests. My personal taste in decorating leans towards "casual cottage/coastal decor". I now have a small shop on etsy, called "SandySeashore" where you'll find some of my vintage finds, my photography and some handmade things. I hope you take the time to check it out! Thanks for droppin' in!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Painting...my work in progress.

Okay, so I don't "hate" it so much anymore!....I solved the problem I was having with the ugly wall (that I painted to cover the window that looked so wrong), by covering the wall with a white curtain, blowing in the ocean breeze. This is starting to be more relaxing and fun now. What's the big deal anyway? Right?! It's just a painting. Step by step, I am learning. Trial and error. I took a painting class years ago, (20+) and don't remember a thing I learned! Oh, well. Whatever!
 That's a little better...

My peony looks more like a rose...
 ...a little more like a peony. I've never painted one before. I had originally planned on a white peony, but I thought it needed more color.

 Hm. What should I work on next?
 I think maybe it's time to leave it alone for a while.
I'm just happy that I've found something I can do with my hands that doesn't involve power tools.
 Although, I do miss them. :)


  1. Love it!! One of these days i'll get around to trying my hand at simple painting:)

  2. Lovely painting! and I really love your blog header!!

    thank you for your sweet comments, I am following you back.


  3. First of all... BRAVO! The painting is wonderful, I did not know about this place or that you were an artist, lovely :)
    I'm following here and did you know I have an art blog too? It's Pink Corner Studio. I would love for you to visit me there. You can find it on my main blog under, open the others doors, on my side bar.