So much has happened since my last blog post. I started my Creative Connection on Facebook. This is a closed paid membership where we share, teach and chat about all things paint related. Then, I went to DIY Boot camp for six days and taught my first paint workshop x five! This was so much fun but I haven't worked that hard in a long time. I came home exhausted but energized, at the same time. Next, Jennifer Allwood interviewed me live on her business Facebook page! Let me add that she has 291k followers and get this...I wasn't too nervous...just a little, but not too much. On top of that, I accepted an invitation to display my art in an exhibit here in Oklahoma City. I still have two weeks to build up my nerve for this. Last but not least, I sold out of my first local paint workshop that takes place October 5th.
I also painted these three pieces of furniture and created tutorials and sold those and painted a lot of new art and made a ton of new online friends and did I mention I'm a mom?
It's been so much fun!
Check out these makeovers.
What have you all been up to? Have you painted lately?
I finally put together a staging step by step tutorial. You can purchase this 14 minute video HERE for only $11. In the video, I stage one dresser three different ways and explain how and why I select certain pieces.
I hit Lowe's the day they offered all plants at 50% off.
The paint colors are Cowboy Coral, Bohemian Blue and Queen Bee, all from DIY Paint. I used one of my favorite gift wrap prints from Spoonflower. The Mexican otomi print comes in multiple color variations and I love each and every one.
Also, new to my shop, is my Walking With Iris art series.
This is my newest art collection and a tribute to my grandmother, Iris. This grouping will still be happy and full of color but will represent simplicity. My grandmother, Iris, was radiant in her own simple ways, yet, full of love, smiles and always had fried chicken hot and ready. She was a gift to all that knew her. The Iris flower, like it's name, carries itself with pride, making a simple statement of class, heritage and traditions. It, like my grandmother, always greeted us with open out-stretched arms. • Walking With Iris • is the first original painting in this series and is now available.www.theturquoiseiris.com