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Sometimes You Need a Little Spring

When I first met this bath, the walls were as white as the snow that drifted outside the window.
But painting the room soft green (BM Hollingworth - HC 141), made it feel cozier, somehow.
Despite the chilly temperature outside,
 it felt like a spring day inside!

Not wanting any drapery at the window, I was asked to paint a some vines and flowers
in the alcove surrounding the tub.

But here is the most beautiful thing about this bath ~

It was lovingly planned by a husband for his wife,
who, disabled by disease, cannot do these things.

Wanting to refresh her surroundings and uplift her spirits,
he chose new colors for their home.
The master bedroom and bath is washed in pale green and soft pastels.
Her favorites.
It's a very feminine room, certain to please a very special woman. 

On a cold winter day,
Love Blooms.


Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast;
 it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at…

A mouse in the house

I enjoy offering my clients a little something extra. It's just my way of letting them know that I value their business and appreciate the trust they show when they let me play with paint at their house!
Last week I showed you a painted stone wall,

But, what I didn't show you the surprise I gave the homeowner.
A Mouse. 

Well, actually two mice and a few dragonflies. These were painted on canvas. Once they have waxy-glue on their backs, they become repositionable decals. You can move them from place to place without any damage to the wall. The homeowner was tickled and immediately put the mouse on the baseboard at the end of the hallway. Would the children notice it? You bet-cha! But the kids thought they were painted directly on the wall. Imagine their surprise when then next day, the mouse had moved!  The kids soon caught on and now it's become a family game. Who can find the mice today?