Friday, July 17, 2015

Maybe I Can .....

Do you ever dream of being multi-talented?  I know I do!  Once I get on Pinterest my mind runs wildly through all the wonderful decorating and craft ideas.  I pin this and that knowing full well that I don't have time or the talent to make everything I would love to try.  Then, yesterday I came across Marian's post on her blog Sweetopia and thought for one moment, maybe I could.  Maybe I could make these beautiful cookies shaped like a paint palette.  Wouldn't that be perfect since I so adore painting!  Maybe I could do these gluten-free since I don't eat wheat based products.  I may give it a try at some point, but for now I'll just share the visual beauty of these little cookie palettes.  Stop in and check out Sweetopia's wonderful cookie creations by the oh, so talented Marian.  

She has so many beautifully decorated cookie ideas on her blog that you will be totally captivated, especially if you are like me and think "just maybe I could do that."  She has the tutorial and recipe so you can give it a try.  

I can paint desserts, but can I actually decorate real cookies that look like art?

Stop in and tell Marian I sent you. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Dreaming of Cooler Weather

 I'm thinking of painting a nice cold winter scene to help with the oppressive heat this week similar to the bottom image, but of course, change it up.

First I have to get outside and trim my lilac bush that has taken over my sidewalk area, cut back my iris, and weed.  Before this week we had experienced several flash floods and rain every day.  This made it impossible to get outside and do any long overdue yard work.  My yard went from looking waterlogged to dry and dusty in a matter of a couple days.
As I've probably mentioned before, my favorite seasons to paint are autumn and winter.  Christmas scenes though are my all time favorite

What are you doing to keep cool or dry?  

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Folk Art Bookmark For You

My blog has address has changed to:

So, if you have been using the old blogspot address you may have noticed that you are being redirected to my new address.  As a gentle reminder I'm giving my blog readers a free bookmark with my new address on it.  Enjoy!

Oh, and yes it's raining again today!  My husband and I sat through the rain at the Royals game last night, but it was worth it.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A Love For Color

As one can tell from the title of my at home business, "Pigment of Your Imagination", I have a love for color.  Whether it is painting or my new love, quilting, color plays a big part in the design.  Neutral or white backgrounds with pops of color make my heart sing.  The only color I'm not in love with is that pink countertop beneath all that wonderful color in the image below.  You can read about those countertops at my blog post "Living With Pink Kitchen Countertops".

In that post I was amazed at the people who loved my pink countertops as you can see from the comments.    I've learned to deal  love them and simply tie them in with other colors.  One thing I've learned over the years is don't be afraid of color.  Color is generally easy to fix and inexpensive to change (except when it comes to countertops with a built-in hutch sitting on top of them).

These pinwheels are so fun and easy to make using precut charm packs.  Simply sew a solid color and a printed five inch square with right sides together around all four sides.  Then using a rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat, cut them on the diagonal both ways (like a big "X"). Press the seams to the dark side.  Arrange the four sections into a pinwheel and sew together.  I plan to sew all these pinwheels into another lap quilt and will share as I go along.  

On another thought, we survived another horrible storm yesterday with tornado sirens blasting their warning.  I'm thinking fall looks pretty good right now.  I don't want to sound like a whiner so I will thank the good Lord for seeing us through this wild ride this summer.  What are you thankful for today?  Oh, and I'm also thankful for all this beautiful color in my life!