New Old Fashioned Way

A big thanks to Knoxville News Sentinel and reporter Ed Marcum for such a lovely article on our home and my art. It's weird to actually see my face in the media as I'm used to my art doing the talking for me. Jon got some great press for his acting as well. So much fun. Well, got to get back to work on my art and my home. See you at the tour!


Victorian Holiday Home Tour

Ok, here's an official invite to view our home and many others in this years 19th Annual Historic Old North Knoxville Victorian Holiday Home Hour. The tour will take place this weekend on Saturday December 1 and Sunday December 2.

Saturday, December 1, is the Candlelight Tour and houses will be open from 4:00 to 9:00 pm. On Sunday, December 2, tour time is in the afternoon from 12:30 to 5:00 pm. If you are planning on hosting please arrive at least 15 min. before tour time (food and breaks will be provided for all who help). If you would like to view a bit of background information on our home you may do so here.

Advance tickets are on sale at all Kroger's (go to the customer service desk) for $9. Or you can purchase them on the day of the tour for $12 at St. Mary's Woodland Avenue parking lot. From there you can park and ride the trolley to the homes.

Hope to see all of my Knoxville friends come. It should be a great way to ring in the season!


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Here are few pics of what our Christmas decor is looking like so far. Our good friends Tony and Melissa Marinello came for the Thanksgiving holiday and we worked on creating Sculpey figurines and Christmas ornaments. The head above is from the Sugar Plum Fairy I am working on. Thanks for all your help Tony! Oh and Tony and Melissa also got us the glitter reindeer that I was drooling over. Thanks for such a wonderful gift and such a great time!


Christmas Villages

OK, stop the presses. I just found my absolute dream Christmas Villages (Yes, I want both!) from Room Service Home. Absolutely lovely. (OK, I'll have to work up to it). I also love their Glitter Reindeer. I bet I could make these from plastic reindeer toys and just coat them in glitter, hmm...

I do have a few decorations going on of my own amidst the painting, crown molding installation and other various home projects scattered about in hopes that St. Nicolas and his festive Knoxville home tour goers will soon appear. When I find my digital camera battery charger I'll be sure to share.



I really want a roulette for my backyard someday. It would be the perfect gypsy hide-a-way where I could read, paint or be even more indulgent and nap. I love how in France you can rent these and have a little camping trip out in the country.


gypsy and twink

love these birdies from gypsy and twink. so want them for my bird themed kitchen/Christmas decor.

words continued...

More fabulous artwork using words and numbers.


Ida Pearle

I was so happy to see that Ida Pearle is doing well with her paper cut illustrations. I have loved her music and her artwork for sometime now and was delighted to see prints being sold at baby boutiques online, etc. Way to go Ida.



Love these looks by KOVA & T.


Cool Etsy gift wrap

that will go well with my Christmas theme.