My Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

Here we are again. Tax season. Eek! It’s usually the most anxious time of year, isn’t it? Especially for us procrastinators. Truth be told, my husband usually handles our taxes but this year, I really…

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DIY Crystal Appliqué Beanie

I’m super excited about this week’s DIY because let’s face it, this cold snap has been going on long enough that we can use all the cozy winter accessories we can get . . . or in this case, embellish! I recently learned of Swarovski‘s newest innovation: Synthetic Coldfix, and friends, it’s mind blowing. What in the world is “Coldfix“, you ask?

DIY Tassel Wall Hanging

Yes, another wall hanging. I hope you don’t mind. I couldn’t help myself! But honestly, this piece has to be one of my all time favorites. The idea came about while searching for ways to use up the rest of my massive spool of cotton string from the macrame feather project. I stumbled upon this gorgeous wall hanging on Etsy and just fell in love with the fullness and richness of it, I had to re-create it – but with a Sheila Hicks twist.

Camilla Perkins

I only recently discovered the work of UK based artist Camilla Perkins...

DIY Crystal Appliqué Beanie

I’m super excited about this week’s DIY because let’s face it, this cold snap has been going on long enough that we can use all the cozy winter accessories we can get . . . or…

Ellipsee

Inspired by her love of Post Impressionist and Cubist artists like Pablo...

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How To Find The Perfect Color Palette

Some of the most frequently asked questions I get are on the topic of color palettes. These inquiries usually surround the specifics of colors I’ve chosen to create a wall hanging, curate gallery art, or DIY an accessory. So I thought I’d give you some tips on how to find your own inspiration when it comes to colors and color combinations. Ideas, in general, don’t just fall in my lap – I’m constantly and actively searching for them, whether it be in books, in art, or even on Pinterest.

Ana Leovy

Mexico City based artist Ana Leovy is disrupting beauty stereotypes with her portrayal of strong, confident women in her paintings. Empowerment by way of imperfections is exactly why I’m currently crushing on Ana’s art. I…

Treat, Love, Color

,I’m rough on my hands. Between crafting, gardening and just everyday housework, my hands take quite a beating – especially during winter months when I feel like I’m constantly battling dryness. And this doesn’t exclude…

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John Derian’s East Village Nest

John Derian has been immortalizing beautiful 18th and 19th century paper matter into glass plates, trays, bowls, and other decorative home items since 1989. Since then, the American decoupage artist has expanded his brand into all…

Chufy

It was only a matter of time before seasoned world traveler, art...

Kanghee Kim

Artist KangHee Kim’s series Street Errands, where layers of her own digital photographs are manipulated and overlapped, is deeply personal. At the age of 14, KangHee moved to the United States from Seoul, South Korea,…

Silk Scarves in Winter

I have a drawer full of silk scarves that hibernate during the cold weather months, along with the rest of my “fun” summer flair. Why is it that we accessorize less in the winter? Less…