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Boy's & their Toys

Moms often tell me that when it comes to painting and decorating their little boys' rooms they feel left out.  Oh, there are lots of pink, frilly items out there, but the pickin's are slim if you're shopping for blue.  That's where I can help.  By working together, Moms and I find a way to create a room that is special for their little ones. Here's a nursery that was painted while a young couple awaited their first child's arrival.  Dad proudly serves his community as a fireman  and asked for a fire truck motif.

With the upper walls painted chambray blue and the lower half painted chocolate brown it was time to the fun to begin. The first step was in the studio.   After pouring over snapshots of fire trucks and finding one that could be adapted for this room, I enlarged my drawing onto craft paper. 
A pounce drawing is a way of transferring a design onto a wall.  Tiny pin holes are punched into the paper along each line, then powdered charcoal is dabbed,
or pounced, …

Put it in Writing

This season I am seeing monograms used everywhere, from clothing and handbags, to table linens and pillows.  A monogram adds an elegant, classic touch to any room. 
But lettering and monograms aren't limited only to fabric.  We can personalize our walls, too.   It's a great way to put a unique stamp on our homes.
The walls of this dining room were painted first with a faded map of the Mediterranean, including places sentimental to the client.  Then, I lettered the names of their favorite Italian cities.  The walls are a perfect backdrop for the owner's European-inspired decor,  and a reminder of the places they've visited.  Plus, the walls get conversation started when friends come for dinner.

Words can also inspire.   I often use them to decorate the narrow space above kitchen cabinets. 
Embellished with hand-painted vines and fruit, is a familiar verse, Galatians 5:22.  "The Fruit of the Spirit is Love, Joy, Peace,  Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentlenes…