Sunday, July 12, 2015

Messy life

My life is not a carefully curated photo series. It's nails are chewed to stubs, my feet are very dirty and unkept, my hair is a mess, my face bears blemishes that I choose to not cover with makeup. I dress solely for comfort and personal joy and know nothing of what is currently the thing to wear. My kitchen is a disaster full of dishes on the counter both dirty and clean, a big ole bucket of scraps that should have been brought to the compost pile 2 days ago and the counters are cluttered with gadgets we use daily. There are toys, and shoes, and art supplies everywhere and if you venture upstairs there will be clothes on the floor of most of the rooms. 
See I'm too busy loving my life to care. Playing in the garden, relaxing in my hammock, creating works of art (or creative messes more often than not),walking our also messy puppy,wading in the kiddie pool, enjoying the sound of water falling in the pond, cooking kick ass meals, and weeding weeding weeding.  
So if you seek perfection I'm definitely not your girl. But if you think the idea of perfection is silly come on over let's be friends....especially if you like to do dishes. ��

Monday, April 13, 2015


Oh there is nothing like a little paint to get the ol noggin going crazy! I've been chosen as a Decoart helping artist and I can't wait to show you the wonders you can create with this very affordable quality craft paint. I couldn't wait for my order to arrive so I got some of the chalk finish paint from the craft store and I love it! It's thick and creamy and covers beautifully without having to sand and favorite quality being an impatient painter. You can visit Decoart here... and look at their extensive line of paints! You can also get it at most craft stores and even some local hardware stores! I'll be posting some of my projects very very soon! to the studio! 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stitch and metal

I'm super craft ADD. Everyday is kind of a surprise! Since I have a completely awesome collection of all the art and craft supplies I can just play and make new things up whenever I want to. It's so good. 

Today I came across some little canvas tags. I painted one yellow and just started stitching it. I backed the tag by cutting an aluminum tray just a tad bigger than the canvas tag. Added some accent beads and put it on a braided ball chain necklace. I like how it turned out. 

Maybe I will make more but knowing all those supplies await me who knows what tomorrow will bring?

If interested in this piece email me at

Have a super day! Make it beautiful. 

Xoxo Kim 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dollar Store Fun!

I saw these little Easter erasers at the Dollar Store yesterday and my mind instantly saw them as stamps. I buy erasers there regularly to use as a base to carve my own designs but these shapes reminded me of the layered screen look I love so much from the 1970's. When I got home I realized my stamp pad selection was pretty weak but I resisted the urge to head out to the craft store and looked in my stash for the juiciest markers I could find. These markers were perfect and bonus they have that nostalgic smell! I just marked the erasers up and stamped them on card stock. 

Since I am a slight pen fanatic and go through sharpies like crazy I thought I'd try out the pens from the dollar store too. There were 3 in a pack. They are great for crafty stuff but no good for art. I used the black felt tip to accent the stamps and give it the retro vibe I was hoping for. What a perfect project for the kiddies for Easter cards! 

Give it a only have to spend a buck or two! 

If you do use this idea share a link in the comments! I'd love to see your projects too! 

Xoxo Kim