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Beatriz Monteavaro - detail of Untitled (Praying to the Aliens), 2003, mixed media on paper; photo by SIlvia Ros

Girls’ Club the Club everyone wants to Join

Girls’ Club the Club everyone wants to Join. There is a gem in Fort Lauderdale called Girls’ club. have you found it? How did I come across Girls' Club? I am not sure, I followed a random link on Facebook calling for volunteers. So I volunteered to see the Art scene from another angle besides sipping me wine at this and … Continue reading Girls’ Club the Club everyone wants to Join

Caribbean Style Decor

Ok, I was bad, yet again I forgot to take before pictures of the piece I was working on. My friend gave me this beautiful mirror, it started off life being white. In this case I didn’t rescue some ugly thing , the mirror was beautiful to begin with I just made it amazing. I knew I wanted to the mirror in a bright yellow and I came across the perfect color in the unwanted paint section at home Depot for $2, Behr’s Preium Plus Ultra in a

delicious yellow-orange. Home Depot makes great paint I have tried three different brands and they were all  Stellar. That’s why I drive  a mile out of my way to get my paint. A mile isn’t that far right? They also have $2 quarts and $.50 samples in the paint reject pile, the best deal in town.  I wrote a whole post about my favorite paints read…

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Caribbean Style Decor

This is my second mosaic, not bad huh?

This is The Other Table  that I nicknamed the Beauty ( making refrence to my other post THE

TABLE my first epic stenciled table). I saw this picture years ago (just look at the wrinkles in that picture) of a Koi fish mosaic by Audrey Di Angelo that I thought was amazing and magical. I wanted something like that and I knew I could make it. After all I am an Artist and I am obsessed by Koi and gold fish, having three beautiful Koi of my own.  I was also quite inspired by Susan Wechsler Mosaics check her out, her work is divine.

So years later I finally have the time and the opportunity  to make it. As usual I don’t know what I am doing and hit the internet for advise. First to find little tiles to make the detail that I want…

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Caribbean Style Decor

How do you dress up Unfinished Framed? Stencils of course!

So I came across these awesome picture frames in Michaels and I knew immediately I wanted to stencil them. I bought a big pile . I tore myself away from Stenciling my table I wanted a simple project.I figured I would do a few, NINE frames later (one was a mosaic). I guess I don’t know how to do a little of anything. I wanted to do several diffident colors and I was really excited to do the treatment of stenciling first and then

applying the stain over that. It creates a wonderful soft vintage feel. So I lined them up and painted. I love the Home DepotMartha Stewart and Glidden Duo. Then I stenciled, sorry I didn’t take picture of the stenciling I was too excited to get things done. I painted and painted and Stenciled and Stenciled. I guess this is more a before and…

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Caribbean Style Decor

After my epic first stencil project, The Table I was ready for a more manageable project. I was at the Thrift store and saw a table that was the perfect size $5.99.  It was made out of some mystery material but at $5.99 you can’t beat it. I bought it.

Now what to do with it? The Table was very familiar to me. It looked like one of those Ikea table they are always advertising for $9.99, and sure enough it was. I looked at it this way and that way what would I do with it ? Then I remembered an  an idea online to cover the top of an existing table with wood strips to create a new table top. perfect! That will completely change the personality of the piece.

 

Then I could do my stain over stencil technique. In my first table I had stenciled a rosette on the raw…

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Caribbean Style Decor

The Table The Table The Table.

Well it all started with a picture that I saw in Oprah magazine of an accent table,  it was

incredible beautiful. I thought I can do that.  So without knowing anything about it, typical for me,  I decided to give it a try.

I thought the piece was painted and I am a painter, I have been one all my life, well maybe since I was three. I tried my luck with a stool.  The result although pretty, wasn’t quite right. But everyone loved the little stool. My blog traffic shot up, I heard from people on facebook that I forgot were on my friends list. Hmmm I might be on to something here. I did some research, the furniture  looked stenciled. I can do that! I found this beautiful stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils by HGTV Designer Kim Myles perfect!

This particular table I got…

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Juergen Teller Photographic Awesomeness

So the Huffinton Post Art Blog that I enjoy announces something like Juergen Teller pictures of Celebrities. I roll my eyes but check it out as this image which I have featured looked amazing. Thankfully it was a bit of a bait and switch with pictures of the celebrities at a minimum. Definitely worth checking out. Check … Continue reading Juergen Teller Photographic Awesomeness