Easy Spring Refresher with Art

Spring Decorating on a budget is fun with these black and white sketches.

For the month of April I will include a free matte with any original (unframed) sketch purchase. Buy them here.

Put a grouping of these in sleek frames and you have a sophisticated spruce-up that will feel abundant and look much pricier than you paid!

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Here are a few great examples of small art in a grouping that makes a large impact. Continue reading

Dragon appearance at Swankety Studio

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During his first painting lesson, I asked him to first think about what he would like to paint. Without hesitation, he said “my DnD character”. (who happens to be a half dragon sorcerer)

We looked at komodo dragons for reference first. There was lots of pencil drawing and erasing of shapes to get the proportions right, and then the painting began.  Good times! xxoo Yabette

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Sea Stars at home in the Hamptons

Today I am grateful for clients who send photos of their art arrangements with my work included! Here are the sea stars as part of the children’s bedroom at their Hamptons summer house.

They added just the right color, style, and ocean to their happy home by the sea.

"Sea Star Fire" 9x12" with art arrangement
“Sea Star Fire” 9×12″ with art arrangement
"Sea Star Water" 9x12" with art arrangement.
“Sea Star Water” 9×12″ with art arrangement.
Kids room art collage
Kids room art collage

If you are looking for a similar art piece, the last 2 sea stars are on sale in the shop for 20% off. Happy Weekend! xxoo Yabette

"Sea Star Earth" and "Sea Star Air" still available with "Angler Fish" and Conch Shell Dresser (sold) in the shop.
“Sea Star Earth” and “Sea Star Air” still available with “Angler Fish” and Conch Shell Dresser (sold) in the shop.

 

Satisfaction

Two Eleven Year Olds chose fabric, measured their phones, cut, pinned and then sewed velcro-closing cases that match.

girls phone case phone casesAnother sewing workshop completed. xxoo Yabette

 

Stitch and Burn: Bag Workshop

Guiding a 9 year old to sew is completely soul satisfying for me.7 sew smile

The happy accomplishment, with a practical product at the end is enchanting. This was a 4 hour workshop. The idea was to keep him engaged (fun), have a finished workable product, use our heads to engineer the idea, and never spend a second fussing about perfection. Continue reading